Lab Technician - 12 Month FTC

Date: 26 Mar 2024

Location: IE

Company: Glanbia

Laboratory Technician
Dungarvan, Co Waterford

12 Month FTC 

Tirlán, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.  Tirlán owns leading brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition.
A talented team across Ireland, the US, MEA and China, delivers annual revenues of over €3 billion. Our purpose is to nourish the world, while safeguarding our environment for future generations.

Role Profile
As a Lab technician, you will be working with a dedicated team of technicians, laboratory manager and team members to carry out a range of Chemistry and Microbiology analyses relevant to milk quality control and quality assurance.  

Our laboratory is fully accredited to CLAS.  We are committed to ensuring you are fully onboarded in our in-house training, the quality assurance system, accreditation process and internal audits.

Key Responsibilities 

•     Raw Milk analysis including a range of: 

•    Chemistry methods including FTIR, Gerber, Kjeldahl; LCMS/MS;
•    Antibiotic/ Inhibitor analysis;
•    Microbiological methods including Testing of private well water, SPC, culture methods;
•    Rapid Microbiology Tests: Bactoscan, Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assays (ELISA), PCR, 
•    Completion of all documentation and maintenance of records;
•    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.
Key Requirements
•    A qualification in Microbiology, Food Science, Chemistry or equivalent quality-related course;
•    Knowledge of and track record in the Agri/Dairy sector is preferable but not essential;
•    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;
•    Flexible and dynamic with good organisational ability;
•    Willingness to do further relevant training and improvement.

Must have transport / access to a car to get to and from work.

 We offer
•    Onsite parking;

•    Collaborative work culture;
•    Career progression opportunities.

About us 
Through our expertise in research and development, customer insights, food safety and state-of-the-art manufacturing we bring innovative food and nutrition solutions to a global market.  Our new and vibrant headquarters in Kilkenny City operates as a collaboration hub where multi-functional teams come together in a hybrid work environment.

Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
We believe in the value of difference. We know that different perspectives, life experience and backgrounds can drive innovation and deliver growth.  We welcome people from all walks of life without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

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