Engineering Associates

Date: 16 Sep 2023

Location: IE

Company: Glanbia






Graduate Programme 2024 – Engineering Associates



About Us 
Tirlán is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands. 
The farmer-owned co-operative has a first-class track record of success in the global market. Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Tirlán has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality milk and grains to the international marketplace. 

Tirlán is offering a unique opportunity for graduates to join our Engineering teams as an Engineering Associate in one of our 11 high tech processing sites. This role will require rotations throughout the two year programme. 

•    Applying best practice 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. The tools, techniques, culture and ‘can do’ approach will be a defining feature of your programme. 
•    Utilities:  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.
•    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. 

•    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 2.2 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
•    Accessibility to move between production sites is a distinct advantage

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

More about us at Tirlán 
A talented team of over 2,100 people manage Tirlán’s network of 11 production facilities and 52 agri retail outlets serving its communities with annual revenues of over €3 billion in 2022. Tirlán’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Kilkenny city and innovation centre in Ballyragget promote innovation, creativity and collaboration. Tirlán is committed to sustainability throughout the organisation through its comprehensive Living Proof programme, and the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) contained within it. For more information visit

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Tirlán 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.
At Tirlán, 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, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

At Tirlán our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.
Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -