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Process Engineer

Date: Jul 26, 2019

Location: Belview, WD, IE

Company: Glanbia


Process Engineer – Ingredients Operations, Belview


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. 


Reporting to the Process Manager in Glanbia Ireland’s dairy processing facility in Belview, Kilkenny, this role is responsible for the optimisation of plant performance. The successful candidate will be assigned ownership for a particular aspect of the Belview Manufacturing Process. Through ongoing development and improvements in plant process and automated systems the Engineer will support the Plant Operations teams in the delivery of Plant KPIs relating to throughput and quality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for end to end process and plant optimisation across production, filling and packing, utilities and milk intake
  • Act as Process SME and lead technical support for all production impacting issues
  • Establish performance standards and optimise performance across all processes in the plant
  • Working closely with Qualification Lead to qualify/re-qualify processes to the appropriate performance KPIs
  • Engage with stakeholders including Quality and Production teams in the prioritisation,  development, design and testing of new or enhanced processes
  • Utilising the relevant Change Control Systems, secure approval for implementing change
  • Work with Production team to plan and execute agreed changes
  • Monitor MES KPI data for individual processes including reporting and trending of data
  • Utilise data insights to recommend interventions to drive performance
  • Troubleshooting issues and identifying opportunities to enhance plant performance and drive KPI improvement
  • Ownership of process driven documentation including design, development and roll-out of Standard Operating Procedures, Process documentation (including log books) and training documentation
  • Completion of QSM documentation relating to Change Control, Event Reports, RCAs etc for specific processes
  • Take leadership role in Change Control for specific processes
  • As Subject Matter Expert for specific processes, work with training to design, plan and deliver training to new and existing employees and take a lead role in technical competence assessment of Trainees
  • Train new and existing employees on process management including associated automation systems and MES


    Key Requirements:

  • A third level qualification in Engineering, Food Science or equivalent required
  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in Food/Beverage or Pharmaceutical manufacturing sectors with particular experience in process/production management and use of automated systems
  • Demonstrate strong technical ability and attention to detail to do the job at a high level of accomplishment
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to bring people with them for the best outcomes
  • Dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
  • Ability to analyse data, recognise trends and recommend actions to drive continuous improvement


    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 Glanbia Homepage with an up to date resume.

Glanbia Ireland is a Values Based Organisation -

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