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Engineering Associate

Date: Oct 22, 2021

Location: IE

Company: Glanbia

Engineering Associate (2022 Start)

Pure Ambition Graduate Programme


Are you looking for a graduate programme to match your ambition?

At Glanbia we are dedicated to delivering better nutrition for every step of life’s journey. We differentiate ourselves by doing not only what is right for our business, but also what is good for our people and the communities in which we live and work. So if you’re looking to develop your career, stretch your ambitions and work for a company that has the ability to succeed on the world stage, ours is a journey you’ll want to share.


Being selected for our Pure Ambition Graduate Programme is a significant first step in an exciting and invigorating career.  At Glanbia, we nurture your talent and individuality.  We support you in fulfilling your potential and help who you are today become who you want to be tomorrow.  We want to grow and we want you to grow with us.  In recognition of our world-class learning and development environment and excellent career opportunities, we were incredibly proud to win the award for Best Graduate Training & Development at the Gradireland Awards in 2021!


What you will be doing

Through the Pure Ambition Graduate Programme, you’ll have the opportunity to make a big impact every day. We offer an engaging and immersive experience-driven development journey where you’ll learn and develop not just the skills required for today, but the skills required for tomorrow.


Working in Glanbia Ireland, a fast-paced, innovative environment where the focus is on continuous improvement and the challenge to make it better, you’ll get experience of the following areas:

  • Safety is our no.1 priority. You’ll learn to put safety first. You’ll gain experience in best practice application of safe systems in a busy production environment.
  • Problem solving and continuous improvement: Work as part of a broader production/process team and utilising team based problem solving employing lean / 6 sigma techniques through the Glanbia Performance System (GPS), our platform for enterprise excellence. The tools, techniques, culture and ‘can do’ approach will be a defining feature of your programme. 
  • Data analysis: Trending and analysis of plant performance data to evaluate the effectiveness of maintenance and calibration systems allowing for continuous improvement on key metrics
  • Shift management: Learning the production processes. Working with a team of experienced operators to produce product to the right first time quality, scheduling plant activities to maximise throughput to meet customer requirements.
  • Maintenance: Working closely with mechanical and electrical crafts, applying sound technical solutions to resolve problems relating to plant efficiencies and to drive continuous improvement; supporting and maintaining preventive maintenance, and predictive maintenance programmes; and delivering planned maintenance schedules in line with production related requirements.
  • Quality: Working in conjunction with the quality department to produce product in full compliance with our HACCP program. Ensuring that all the plant procedures, documentation and cleanliness are audit ready 365 days per year.
  • Capital expenditure projects: Working with engineering, leadership and other key stakeholders to input into project scoping, design, installation through to commissioning.
  • Utilities: Depending on your specific placement you may get to spend some time working with our utility plants, water treatment, boilers, effluent, refrigeration, compressed air and site service functions including the co-ordination of utility plant requirements with maintenance and engineering.
  • Process engineering and projects engineering: Project management, design, proposal and implementation with responsibility for individual engineering related projects, working with colleagues internally and externally contracted


Who we’re looking for

We know it’s our people and their passion for delivering superior quality and value to our customers that sets us apart. We’re looking for graduates with the following qualifications and attributes: 

  • High academic record to date in the following fields of study: Engineering (Mechanical, Automation, Process, Chemical, Electrical, Environmental) or related discipline; and expected minimum of a 2.1 honours primary degree
  • Ambition to progress successfully in a career in engineering in an exciting, ever-changing and challenging environment
  • Thinks commercially and delivers customer centric solutions
  • Drives collaboration and builds partnerships to meet shared objectives
  • Communicates clearly and can influence at all levels
  • Demonstrates a thirst for knowledge with a desire to continually learn and grow
  • Analytically minded with the ability to develop creative insights and execute change


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, protected veteran status, or disability status.


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