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Process Engineer Ballitore

Date: Mar 18, 2019

Location: Killdare, IE

Company: Glanbia


Process Engineer (Liquid Milk)


Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It processes a 2.6 billion litre milk pool from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as branded products to over 60 countries.


With annual revenue of €1.8 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 53 agri branches and over 1,800 employees. 


Located in our processing facility in Ballytore, Co Kildare this role will report to the plant manager and will be responsible for optimising manufacturing processes, including support of design, development and implementation of production processes within the parameters of GPS framework, co-ordinate with the central Engineering function, role manages process change & process improvement at site level.



Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in optimisation of production processes and equipment on an on-going basis
  • Proactively contribute to on-going efforts to improve plant efficiencies and reduce process variation.
  • Support the business in producing quality product first time through clear definition of customer needs
  • Develop mechanisation solutions for material and product handling
  • Systematically review each processing plant / milk routing performance to identify improvement opportunities 
  • Support all Plant Personnel in implementation of improvement projects, facilitating and monitoring improvement initiatives through the use of GPS tools and techniques
  • Provide technical support to operations in relation to equipment configurations and process parameters
  • Provide manufacturing information by analysing production performance data and providing insight into performance issues and opportunities. 
  • Assess issues that arise during normal operations and, in collaborates with the operations team, to identify improvement opportunities and the root cause of process problems.
  • Strive to reduce costs and improve efficiencies through a detailed knowledge of the process and a continuous goal of eliminating waste.
  • Contribute to the development of site culture and act as role model for Plant values and behaviours. 
  • Support implementation of site cleanliness and hygiene standards.


Key Requirements:

  • Third level qualification or significant relevant experience Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Process Improvement or product development, project management
  • Manufacturing, preferably in a range of processes and equipment within the dairy ingredients industry
  • Operating within, and delivering on, the highest quality standards in the dairy manufacturing sector
  • Results driven, customer focused with high performance capability in a fast moving challenging business environment
  • Leadership and communication skills, ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders



Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness.


If you are interested in this position, please apply through the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.

Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation -