Lab Technician - Virginia FTC

Date: 6 Jul 2024

Location: Virginia Co Cavan, CN, IE, A82 CD63

Company: Glanbia



Laboratory Technician 
Virginia, Co. Cavan 
Fixed Term Contract (9 months)

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.


Role Profile
We have an exciting opportunity for a Laboratory Technician reporting to the Quality Control Manager and primarily based in the chemical and physical testing laboratory with cover for other laboratory activities on site.  

This role will involve testing at all stages of production – raw materials, in-process and finished goods. This position is part of the laboratory shift rota covering seven days per week.

•    Daily calibration check - Rosa Readers – Interim Duty; 

•    Management of Bay, Silo and Tanker CIP (interim duty);
•    Upkeep of the bay aseptic samplers and QC testing of aseptic samples (interim duty);
•    Sample and perform QC testing on whole milk & skim milk silos (interim duty);
•    Compliance to test methods, standards and sampling frequencies as defined by plant and laboratory procedures and laboratory accreditation status;
•    Sampling, receipt and logging of all sample types, in process and final product;
•    Successful implementation and participation in internal and external proficiency testing;
•    Equipment cleaning, maintenance and calibration;
•    Excellent completion of all documentation, paper and electronic;
•    Day to day maintenance of laboratory hygiene standards;
•    Timely escalation of non-conformances or potential non-conformances;
•    Participation in laboratory investigations;
•    Involvement in continuous improvement initiatives;
•    Sensory analysis of final product.


  • A third level qualification in Food Science, Microbiology, Chemistry or equivalent quality-related course. 
  • Strong communication with good interpersonal and team working skills;
  • Excellent IT proficiency and understanding;
  • Problem solving ability and data interpretation skills;
  • Flexible and dynamic with good organisational skills;
  • Demonstrated flexible attitude;
  • Understanding of or experience in sensory testing an advantage;
  • Understanding of Lean principles an advantage;

We offer
•    Free 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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