Production Operations Specialist

Date: 26 Mar 2024

Location: IE

Company: Glanbia



Production Operations Specialist
Wexford – 6 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.

We nurture a talented team across Ireland, the US, MEA and China, delivering annual revenues of over €3 billion, and over 2,300 people to manage our network of 11 processing plants and 52 agri branches. Our purpose is to nourish the world, while safeguarding our environment for future generations.

Tirlán is offering a unique opportunity for the right person to join our production team in Wexford. Reporting to the Production Manager, the successful candidate will be required to work on days, evening or night shift work depending on operational requirements. We are seeking applications from highly driven and self-motivated individuals who fulfil the following requirements:

•    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 our Performance System (GPS), our platform for enterprise excellence
•    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
•    Act as a key point of authority for all team members, and resolve any people related issues that may arise on your shift
•    Act as key decision maker in relation to production impacting decisions within a shift and escalate issues to appropriate support or management personnel where necessary
•    Lead the daily shift handover meeting, ensure meeting objectives are met and all participants are actively contributing.
•    Maximise team understanding in relation to performance against KPIs
•    Drive team performance through feedback, coaching, counselling and training team members and coordinating systems, policies, and procedures to optimise multi-skilling across the team.

•    High academic record to date in the following fields of study: Engineering, Food Science or related discipline; and expected minimum of a 2.2 honours primary degree 
•    Ambition to progress successfully in a career in operations and production 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


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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