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UHT Process Engineer

Date: Jul 25, 2019

Location: Monaghan, MN, IE

Company: Glanbia


Process Engineer (UHT)


Glanbia Ireland is a world class, ambitious, integrated agri-food and nutrition business, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands with the proven talent to succeed in the global market.


Glanbia Ireland owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. It processes a 2.6 billion litre milk pool from 21 counties and exports high quality dairy and agri ingredients as well as branded products to over 60 countries.


With annual revenue of €1.8 billion, Glanbia Ireland has 11 processing plants, 53 agri branches and over 1,800 employees. 


Located at our UHT processing facility in Lough Egish, Co Monaghan, this role will report to the Site Manager and will require a deep understanding of the technologies, product characteristics and manufacturing processes involved in the production of UHT dairy products so that process optimisation, new product introductions and product extensions can be completed effectively. They will manage process change & process improvement at site level.


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership in optimisation of production processes and equipment on an on-going basis
  • Proactively contribute to on-going efforts to improve plant efficiencies and reduce process variation.
  • Support the business in producing quality product first time through clear definition of customer needs
  • Support all Plant Personnel in implementation of improvement projects, facilitating and monitoring improvement initiatives through the use of GPS tools and techniques
  • Provide technical support to operations in relation to equipment configurations and process parameters
  • Provide manufacturing information by analysing production performance data and providing insight into performance issues and opportunities. 
  • Assess issues that arise during normal operations and, in collaboration with the operations team, to identify improvement opportunities and the root cause of process problems.
  • Strive to reduce costs and improve efficiencies through a detailed knowledge of the process and a continuous goal of eliminating waste.
  • Contribute to the development of site culture and act as role model for Plant values and behaviours. 
  • Support implementation of site cleanliness and hygiene standards.
  • Engage with the existing Technology Platforms within GI to share learning and process


Key Requirements:

  • Third level qualification or significant relevant experience Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, Process Improvement or product development, project management
  • Manufacturing, preferably in a range of processes and equipment within the dairy ingredients industry
  • Experience in UHT processing of milk and milk products.
  • Operating within, and delivering on, the highest quality standards in the dairy manufacturing sector
  • Results driven, customer focused with high performance capability in a fast moving challenging business environment
  • Leadership and communication skills, ability to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders



Glanbia Ireland is a joint venture 60% owned by Glanbia Co-op and 40% owned by Glanbia plc. Established in July 2017, it combines Glanbia Ingredients Ireland, Glanbia Consumer Products and Glanbia Agribusiness.


If you are interested in this position, please apply through the My Career portal on the Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.

Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation -