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Pilot Plant Operator

Date: Nov 18, 2022

Location: Kilkenny, IE

Company: Glanbia

Pilot Plant Operator


Job Summary 

Based in Kilkenny, Ireland and reporting to the R&D Applications Manager, The primary purpose of this position is to support the EU applications research efforts by maintaining all pilot plant and lab equipment, keeping the lab clean, organised, stocked, and supporting in-house customer trials in conjunction with scientists 


Essential Functions and Responsibilities (not restrictive) 

  • Maintenance of pilot plant and lab equipment 
  • Be familiar with processing equipment and following SOP’s 
  • Order and keep stock materials up-to-date 
  • Keep the lab organised and clean 
  • Be familiar with food safety/GMP lab protocols 
  • Be part of the Healthy&Safety team 
  • Self-motivated 
  • Ability to multi-task  


Additional Functions 

Any other key functions and will include any items not captured under essential functions  

  • Supervisory Responsibilities (If relevant) 
  • N/A 
  • Qualification & Experience Requirements 
  • Education, Training/ Experience Required: 
  • Relevant technical and/or operational experience in a value-add dairy or related high-end nutrition industry or Science based qualification (Food Science, Dairy Science or a related field) 


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities: 

  • Be familiar with basic computer skills and programs (word, excel, powerpoint) 
  • Must have demonstrably strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal), to include speaking clearly in positive or negative situations 
  • Ability to effectively interact with all levels of personnel with the utmost professionalism 
  • Works with supervision while remaining productive at all times 
  • Flexibility and ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment is a must 
  • Possesses a passion for learning new skills 


Language, Computer &   Numeracy: 

  • Fluent in written and spoken English required 
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills 
  • Excellent skills in Microsoft package 

Travel Requirements 

  • No travel required 




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.