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Lab Technician

Date: Jun 23, 2022

Location: Dungarvan, WD, IE

Company: Glanbia


Laboratory Technician

Central Laboratory, Dungarvan

2 x FTC opportunity (6month & 9month)


Rooted in our rich heritage of family farming and embedded in our communities, Glanbia Ireland has evolved to bring the passion of our farmers and their high-quality ingredients to the world. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to our milk pool of three billion litres and our outstanding grains portfolio, we export innovative products and tailored ingredient solutions to more than 100 countries. We nurture a talented team of over 2,000 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches, serving our communities and delivering annual revenues of around €2 billion.

Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford,,, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 


The primary functions of this role will be to:

A full time permanent vacancy has arisen for the position of a laboratory technician in the Glanbia Central Laboratory, situated at Dungarvan, Co. Waterford. It will involve working with a dedicated team of technicians, laboratory manager and related staff to carry out a range of Chemistry and Microbiology analyses relevant to milk quality control and quality assurance.


Key Responsibilities

Raw Milk analysis including a range of:

  • Microbiological methods including Testing of  private well water, SPC, culture methods;
  • Rapid Microbiology Tests: Bactoscan, Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISA), PCR, LCMS/MS;
  • Antibiotic/ Inhibitor analysis;
  • Chemistry methods including FTIR, Gerber, Kjeldahl;
  • Excellent completion of all documentation and maintenance of records;
  • Successful implementation and participation in internal and external proficiency tests;
  • Equipment cleaning, maintenance and calibration;
  • Day to day maintenance of laboratory hygiene standards;
  • Timely escalation of non-conformances or potential non-conformances including participation in laboratory investigations and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • The laboratory is fully accredited to CLAS.  The technician will be required to participate in in-house training, the quality assurance system, accreditation process and internal audits.


Key Requirements:

  • BSc Microbiology, Food Science, Chemistry or equivalent Quality related Science qualification;
  • Knowledge of and track record in the Agri/Dairy sector;
  • A good communicator and ability to work as part of a team;
  • Excellent IT skills;
  • An ability to interpret test data and Problem Solving skills;
  • Track record of Lean Manufacturing an advantage;
  • Flexible and dynamic with good organisational ability;
  • Willingness to do further relevant training and improvement.


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


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
Glanbia Ireland embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams where different perspectives drive innovation and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true self to work and achieve their full potential.

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Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation -

At Glanbia, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 


At Glanbia our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.