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Production Specialist

Date: Jan 17, 2018

Location: Belview, WD, IE

Company: Glanbia

Role Summary

As a member of the Glanbia Ingredients Ireland Limited (GIIL ) Belview team, the Production Specialist will play a key role in delivering on all operational requirements relating to the manufacture of premium Dairy Ingredients powders in a high care, highly automated production environment. Working with their Team Leader and other team members, they will perform a range of duties across the powder production process including process management, implementation of quality standards and systems, measurement and reporting. This will be achieved within a flexible annualised hours work system.


Key Responsibilities

Manage own safety and  ensure  a safe work environment for colleagues
Ensure production requirements are met relating to timely delivery of raw materials for each stage in the production process and the packaging and dispatch of  finished goods
Review and deliver on daily production schedules, monitor  progress, troubleshoot and problem-solve in line with Plant Policies and Procedures
Follow Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), policies and procedures at all times
Take a pro-active role in identifying and implementing continuous improvements by identifying opportunities for improving performance, minimising risk (both personal and food related) and maximising quality standards
Ensure fully functional operation of equipment, escalating as necessary and  conduct first line maintenance
Complete verification process and documentation on finished product in line with customers’ specifications.
Provide manufacturing information by compiling, initiating, sorting, and analysing data
Recognise the importance of budget targets, constantly strive to reduce costs and improve efficiencies through a detailed knowledge of the process
Act as role model in the implementation of site safety, cleanliness and hygiene standards
Implement process quality sampling and in-process testing
Participate in up-skilling and cross-skilling on various stages in the Production process
As a competent member of the team train other team members on areas of competence


Graduate (diploma or degree) in an Engineering, Science or similar discipline with 6 months+ in a relevant environment or

Individual who has a minimum of two years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment (preferably food/drink) working to GMP standards in a highly automated environment or

Individual who is qualified in an industrial trade


Person Profile

  • Positive outlook - focus on outcomes and solutions
  • Teamwork - thrives in a team environment
  • Ability to problem solve and conduct root cause analysis
  • Interpersonal effectiveness
  • Can demonstrate high levels of proficiency  in the use of IT/automation tools and software
  • Multi-tasking and flexibility
  • Autonomy and decision making- ability to work on own and make decisions

Closing date: 29th December 2017