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We always welcome hearing from people interested in a career in the timber processing sector. To enquire about current vacancies, email careers@glennonbrothers.ie

Since 1913, Glennon Brothers has been manufacturing high-quality timber products and is now the premier name in the Irish and UK timber processing industry. Through Glennon Brothers plants in Longford and Fermoy, and Windymains Timber and Adam Wilsons in Scotland, we supply both the Irish and UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. We also supply timber frame and engineered roof trusses through Dempsey Timber Engineering in Ireland and Alexanders Timber Design in Scotland.

Products include kiln dried graded carcassing, pallet and packing case material, CLS for the timber frame manufacturing industry and machined whitewood for the garden shed industry. In addition, we offer Glendeck timber decking and fencing for outdoor use.

Vacancies

Head of Group Sales

Production Manager – DTE Longford

Automation Engineer

Process Engineer

Longford Opportunities

Troon Opportunities

Graduate Process Engineer

Sales Operations Manager

Shift Maintenance Fitter – Fermoy

Apprentice Training Programme

 

Head of Group Sales

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in Ireland & UK with a strong growth story. As a leader in the Green Tech industry, Glennon Brothers is a growing, dynamic and innovative organisation with ambitious growth plans.   The company won the Ernst & Young Ireland Industry Entrepreneur award in 2010 and a Ruban d’Honneur in the European Business Award in 2013. Glennon Brothers supplies both the Irish and UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. It also manufactures timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses for the house building sector. It has over 560 employees with plants in Troon and Edinburgh in the UK, and Longford, Fermoy and Arklow in Ireland. The company has entered into an agreement with SHV Energy to purchase Balcas Timber and Balcas Energy in 2021 and will see its turnover double and headcount increase to 900.  Its people, a commitment to service, and ongoing investment in new technology are core to the business. Over the past five years it invested over €50 million across the Group including value added processing in Fermoy and a state-of-the-art combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Troon. As the company prepares for continued growth and investment in the UK and Ireland, Glennon Brothers is now expanding its senior leadership team to appoint a Head of Group Sales. 

Role

Reporting directly to the joint Managing Directors, this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join a newly formed dynamic leadership team in the development and execution of the strategy to grow the business. This person will be responsible for the key customer relationships across our business and the growth and development of a dynamic sales team. The successful candidate will be responsible for implementing the Glennon Brothers sales strategy and sales plans. They are responsible for hitting or exceeding agreed sales targets for the group. As a member of the Senior Leadership team, this person will play a pivotal role in realising the vision of the organisation and providing guidance and direction on how to achieve the goal and key milestones along the journey. There is a requirement to frequently travel in Ireland and the UK as part of this role.

Key responsibilities include:

o   As a critical member of the leadership team, develop and execute the strategic plan to grow the company’s sales.

o   Build and maintain strong, long-lasting customer relationships with key accounts and Buying Groups across the UK and Ireland.

o   Own, hit or exceed annual sales targets and key milestones from a personal and company perspective.

o   Work closely with key Production and Log Procurement teams to ensure production schedules maximise sales, yield and profits.

o   Report on overall sales performance and key sales metrics.

o   Contribute to the successful delivery of the Group’s strategy.

o   Travel extensively within Ireland and the UK to customers and sales teams.

o   Demonstrate a strong willingness to grow, lead and develop their team and themselves in realising the ambitions of the company.

o   Ensure that the sales process evolves to meet the needs of the business as it grows.

o   Develop the technology plans to enable the sales team deliver on the overall sales strategy.

Candidate Profile

The ideal candidate needs to be a resourceful, results-driven individual with a strong sense of urgency who can build trusted relationships and understands the importance of developing people. Business degree or relevant equivalent qualification is required, with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in leading external and internal sales team in a Senior Sales Leadership role, ideally in an internationally focused organisation. Must demonstrate a proven track record in exceeding sales targets and a brand ambassador. Experience of sales in the B2B sector and in-depth knowledge and experience of ERP/CRM systems are essential.

 

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV by email to Mike Glennon at: mpdirector@glennonbrothers.com.

A detailed role profile will be provided to candidates during the recruitment process.

 

Production Manager – DTE Longford

DTE Manufacturing part of the Glennon Brothers Group  is a leading Timber frame manufacturer in Ireland based in Longford. As a leader in the Green Tech industry, DTE Manufacturing is a growing, dynamic and innovative business with ambitious growth plans. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Production Manager to join the Timber frame team.

Role Purpose 

The Production Manager will be required to manage and co-ordinate the activities of production personnel to achieve production output, minimising downtime and driving ongoing improvement, while optimizing the manufacturing process for increased productivity. Reporting to the Site Manager, this person will be required to ensure that production schedules are produced in a timely fashion and to ensure that all operational, administration, H & S and business controls are adhered to. The ideal candidates will have production management experience and have good manufacturing practice and lean principles. The role involves managing a production team on a rotating days and evenings shift over 5 working days.

Key Duties

To ensure the plant meets its customer quality, service and safety goals through effective management in the manufacturing of Timberframe homes and roof trusses.

  • Implement and manage the quality systems and standards on site.

  • Maintain a safe working environment, ensuring that all H & S requirements and procedures are adhered to, including the reporting and resolution of all incidents or accidents and the correct use of specified PPE;

  • Establish strong working relationships with all departments ensuring a cohesive approach to delivery of budgeted metrics and other key performance indicators;

  • Ensure that all procedures relating to any aspect of manufacturing are fully implemented and adhered to, in line with customer and regulatory expectations;

  • Ensure that there are adequate resources available for the shift based on the production schedule and that appropriate control is exercised on overtime spend and other production costs;

  • Ensure continual compliance with the policies relating to personnel, quality, engineering and safety;

  • Ensure that all shift personnel are appropriately trained to carry out their role in an optimal way;

  • Recommend / implement improvements to standards and foster a culture of continuous improvement in production and safety;

  • Ensure the site uptime is maximised through preventative maintenance programme.

The Candidate

  • Experience of timber frame manufacturing, carpentry or woodwork would be a distinct advantage.

  • Experience in manufacturing / modular building is an advantage

  • Experience with automated machinery

  • Strong ability to manage a team of people to achieve targets and deadlines.

  • Ability to read and understand architectural/engineering drawings.

  • Strong analytic/problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced work environment.

  • Dependable, flexible

  • Flexible approach to working.

  • Enthusiastic & self-motivated and ability to motivate the team.

  • Results driven whilst participating in a team environment.

  • Strong communication skills (oral and written).

  • Excellent attention to detail.

 This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate. All interested applicants should apply in writing with Curriculum Vitae to: Hugh O’Connor at Glennon Brothers, Dublin Road, Co. Longford or email: hugh.oconnor@dte.ie

Glennon Brothers Timber Ltd is an equal opportunities employer.

 

Automation Engineer

Purpose of job

Reporting to the site engineering manager the role of automation engineer is to provide electrical and automation maintenance support to ensuring that equipment asset performance is maximised. A high maintenance standard is a must as is adherence to safety and regulatory standards. Analyse downtime and implement cycle of continuous improvement to drive plant uptime by focusing on maintenance best practice.  Implement preventative maintenance routines from sawmilling equipment to sophisticated log and board scanners.  Provide technical leadership and ownership for site automation and control systems.

Reports to

Engineering Manager

Key tasks

Safety

·         Ensure compliance with external law, rules and regulations relevant to the plant and internal safety standards and procedures. 

·         Develop and implement new standards, work practices and procedures to improve safety standards

As a Maintenance / Automation Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Manage the software, electrical control hardware and technical documentation of all machines

  • Completing plant and equipment fault diagnosis, repair and maintenance to enable the plant to operate safely and efficiently

  • First response for all automation / electrical breakdowns on-site

  • Carry out detailed root cause analysis on breakdowns to implement corrective repairs

  • Be the driving force in implementing new technical solutions in order to improve machine capability according to the business needs and safety & health requirements.

  • Troubleshooting PLCs and Programming upgrade changes for machinery

  • Isolate problems and determine if problem is mechanical, electrical or from the computer system controlling the process.  

  • Electrical Reactive and Preventive Maintenance across the Site

  • Implement appropriate preventative maintenance activities to ensure efficient operations.

  • Ensuring equipment is well maintained to ensure maximum uptime by carrying out routine maintenance and inspections#

  • Mentor other team members on basic PLC  knowledge to become more proficient

  • Ensuring any spares used are documented so replacements can be sourced

  • Assisting maintenance team and contractors on site in routine overhauls, servicing, maintenance and breakdowns

  • Ensuring all equipment is safely isolated for colleagues to conduct cleaning, inspection etc.

  • Supporting a wide range of equipment including – PLC’S, Conveyors, ,packaging machines, safety circuits etc.

  • Supporting with plant upgrade and continuous improvement projects.

  • Keep current on new technology and upgrades to existing systems

  • Building Production reporting system through PLC data
     

Key Performance Indicators

  • Key performance indicators for this role will be agreed annually with the job holder and may consist of some or all of the following:

  • Uptime / downtime in all areas

  • Ratio of breakdown hours, preventative maintenance hours and process improvement hours

  • Continuous Improvement Ideas Implemented

  • Compliance with regulatory inspections

  • Capital Project  support

  • Maintenance KPIs

 

Education and Training

ESSENTIAL

·         Electrical Qualification with automation experience either 3rd level Qualification or time served

·         Strong electrical and electronic repair and diagnostic skills

·         Experience in PLC fault finding and repair

·         Experience with high volume industrial equipment

·         Experience with maintenance of PLC’s, Scada Systems, VSDS, Switchgear

·         Have programming knowledge for Logic Controllers, Drives, HMI

·         Demonstrate levels of theoretical knowledge with practical application.

·         Some Programming Experience

·         Good computer skills

DESIRABLE 

  • Previous experience working within a maintenance environment

  • Minimum 3-5 years experience in automation maintenance

  • Experience with LV switchgear and Motor power and control circuit

  • Have experience with  Siemens, Allen Bradley

  • A 3rd Level Qualification in automation systems or Mechtronics

 

Interested candidates should send their CV to: fermoycareers@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Process Engineer

Glennon Brothers is one of Ireland’s leading timber processors with plants in Fermoy, Longford & Arklow in Ireland and in Troon & Edinburgh in Scotland. In existence since 1913, the group currently employs approximately 550 people. The company operates a state-of-the-art timber processing facility at our plant in Fermoy, Co. Cork. Due to expansion, we are recruiting for a Process Engineer to join our site team, based in Fermoy, reporting to the Plant Manager.

Responsibilities

  • Participate as part of the site team to deliver world class performance on critical success indicators (Safety, Quality, Output and Equipment performance) in a highly automated timber processing facility.

  • Develop solutions to problems utilizing statistical knowledge and problem-solving tools as well as developing strategies to prevent the recurrence of the problem in future.

  • Use data extraction, datamining and analysis skills to identify trends/outliers to reduce process variation and drive corrective action plans.

  • Partner with our 24/7 technician team to troubleshoot equipment and process issues to facilitate sustaining operations.

  • Drive continuous improvement on process and equipment operational indicators to support our future customer demand.

  • Lead continuous improvement initiatives with your team/organization which will improve the operational performance of the area.

  • Identify innovative solutions to problems and influence required stakeholders to drive/implement change.

  • Work with site teams in implementing change across the site.

  • Work with Equipment suppliers to drive innovative changes to improve equipment reliability

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Level 8 Degree in a Science or Engineering discipline (Electronic Eng., Electrical Eng., Mechanical Eng., Manufacturing Eng., Production Eng.)

  • 3 years relevant work experience

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Teamworking skills

  • Planning and organization skills

  • Written and verbal communication skills

  • KPI focused

  • Leadership and influencing skills.

  • Self-motivation

 Key Performance Indicators

Key performance indicators for this role may consist of some or all of the following:

·         Tasks completed / not completed

·         Target efficiency checks completed per week

·         Calibration schedule updated and adhered to

·         Accurate reports delivered on time

 

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV by email to:

tom.sheil@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Longford Opportunities

Glennon Brothers is one of Ireland’s leading timber processors with a state-of-the-art timber frame processing facility at our plant in Longford.

 Glennon Brothers is now pleased to invite applications for the following positions in our Timberframe business:

  • Production Supervisors – shift work

  • Production Operators – shift work

  • Design Technician

  • Process Engineer

 Full training provided as well as competitive T&Cs.

All interested applicants should apply in writing with Curriculum Vitae to careers@glennonbrothers.ie

or by post to

Glennon Brothers Timber Ltd,

Saw Mill,

Dublin Road,

Longford.

 

Troon Opportunities

Glennon Brothers are a leading timber processor in the UK, manufacturing quality products for construction industry and Timberframe homes.

Due to expansion, they’re looking for

 

  • Maintenance Fitters and Operators
  • Design Technicians to join their innovative teams in their businesses in Troon.

 

Competitive terms and full training is provided. If you’d like to part of a growing, dynamic company, send your CV to careers@glennonbrothers.co.uk.         

 

Graduate Process Engineer

Purpose of Job

The purpose of this job is to support the production process by collecting and analysing data, troubleshooting production related issues. This role will support the successful completion of process improvement and capital development projects. The candidate will gain valuable insight into the full process flow of a commercial scale wood manufacturing company from the forest right through to the kiln drying, planing & grading process.

Reports to

Site Managrer

Experience

Honours degree course in a relevant science, manufacturing, production or engineering course. 

Will have demonstrated ability to work on own initiative and also be able to work as part of a team.

Competent in using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint beneficial.

 

Key tasks

Daily tasks

Daily tasks will be assigned to assist the candidate to become familiar with the Company’s operations and products produced.  Such activities may include:

  1. Measuring product dimensions to ensure that the saw line is producing products that adhere to the company’s quality policy, EU Standards and the customers’ requirements.

  2. Calculating efficiency of production batch runs.

  3. Measuring product properties after drying such as moisture content or case hardening to ensure that kilns are performing correctly. 

  4. Completing data gathering and analysis for daily and weekly reports on a number of topics.

  5. Analysing results from process improvement projects and advising project owners on further improvements.

                            

Manuals and training  

  1. Get operator manuals for assigned work areas into usable, company standard format.    

  2. Document procedures for operations which have no manuals into a usable, company standard format.                 

  3. Liaise with maintenance department to ensure preventative maintenance routines and operator manuals are complimentary and up to date. Also to continue on PEMAC detailing from the previous placement student.

  4. Work with mentor to develop training development program for current and perspective new employees.

 

Performance measurement                    

  1. Devise methods to monitor, measure and record process and sub-process performance.  Compare to target performance or manufacturer guarantees.

  2. Communicate deviations in performance to supervisors and engineers.

  3. Develop work methods and process improvements to achieve or better target performance.

  4. Review process calibration and verification checks to ensure performance measurement is accurate and repeatable.

  5. Look at current processes being used and identify any improvements in throughput or reduction in downtime.

 

Tooling

  1. Investigate tooling, materials, maintenance of tooling for optimum performance

  2. Ensure tooling changes are conducted as initially specified by manufacturer. Modify tooling, repair or change cycles based on practical experience to better suit production and/or to reduce downtime.

                  

Additional Tasks

Additional tasks will be assigned to the process technician from time to time as required by the company and to support development of the trainee process technician

 

Key Performance Indicators

Key performance indicators for this role may consist of some or all of the following:

  1. Tasks completed / not completed

  2. Target efficiency checks completed per week

  3. Calibration schedule updated and adhered to

  4. Accurate reports delivered on time

 

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV by email to:

tom.sheil@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Sales Operations Manager

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in Ireland & UK with a strong growth story. As a leader in the Green Tech industry, Glennon Brothers is a growing, dynamic and innovative organisation with ambitious growth plans. Turnover has more than doubled since 2009 and the company won the Ernst & Young Ireland Industry Entrepreneur award in 2010 and a Ruban d’Honneur in the European Business Award in 2013. Glennon Brothers supplies both the Irish and UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. It also manufactures timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses for the house building sector. It has over 500 employees with plants in Troon and Edinburgh in the UK, and Longford, Fermoy and Arklow in Ireland. Its people, a commitment to service, and ongoing investment in new technology are core to the business. Over the past five years it invested over €50 million across the Group including value added processing in Fermoy and a state-of-the-art combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Troon. As the company prepares for continued growth and investment in Ireland and the UK, Glennon Brothers is now expanding its management team to appoint a Sales Operations Manager.

Role

Reporting to the Head of Group Sales, this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join a dynamic sales team and have ownership of the operations of the sales process across Glennon Brothers in the delivery of the sales strategy. As a critical member of the sales management team, this person will act as a support role to the Head of Group Sales. The role is a critical point of contact between Sales and Operations ensuring plans are aligned to deliver high-quality customer service. The successful candidate will lead and own the centralised operation of our ERP system including maintaining group-wide pricing and CRM adoption across the entire sales team. They will be required to frequently travel in the UK and Ireland to support sales process implementation.

Key responsibilities include

  • Manage the interfaces between sales and operations across all sites to ensure that production and sales plans are aligned.

  • Produce and develop group weekly, monthly and quarterly sales performance reports.

  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills in the interpretation of sales process data.

  • Manage and optimise the group-wide sales process to enable data-driven performance. 

  • Focus on removing bottlenecks and driving automation and process improvements.

  • Create a sales operations plan aligning our services with the customer’s journey.

  • Ensure all invoicing, pricing, and customer terms are maintained and optimised.

  • Own the ERP/CRM sales administration and set up, ensure the sales team maintain customer data.

  • Consistently try to simplify workflows and communication via our ERP/CRM.

  • Develop the required sales technology stack that includes sales tools and workflows to enable the delivery of the Group sales strategy.

  • Ensure the sales process evolves to meet the needs of the business as it grows.

 

Candidate Profile

As a senior member of the sales team, this position would suit a strongly analytical individual with an ability to critically look at performance data and draw constructive conclusions about process improvements and efficiencies to improve the sales team performance. A business degree or relevant equivalent qualification is required, with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in business analytics or managing ERP/CRM systems. An in-depth knowledge and experience of ERP and/or CRM systems is essential and experience of sales in the B2B sector would be an advantage.

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV to by email to Dan Banks at:

salescareers@glennonbrothers.com

using reference code GBSOM.

A detailed role profile will be provided to candidates during the recruitment process.

 

Shift Maintenance Fitter – Fermoy

 Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in Ireland & UK with a strong growth story. As a leader in the Green Tech industry, Glennon Brothers is a growing, dynamic and innovative organisation with ambitious growth plans. Turnover has more than doubled since 2009 and the company won the Ernst & Young Ireland Industry Entrepreneur award in 2010 and a Ruban d’Honneur in the European Business Award in 2013. Glennon Brothers supplies both the Irish and UK markets with products for the construction, pallet wood and fencing industries. It also manufactures timber frame homes and engineered roof trusses for the house building sector. It has over 500 employees with plants in Troon and Edinburgh in the UK, and Longford, Fermoy and Arklow in Ireland. Its people, a commitment to service, and ongoing investment in new technology are core to the business. Over the past five years it invested over €50 million across the Group including value added processing in Fermoy and a state-of-the-art combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Troon. As the company prepares for continued growth and investment in Ireland and the UK, Glennon Brothers is now expanding its management team to appoint a Sales Operations Manager. 

 

Role

Reporting to the site maintenance manager the role of maintenance fitter is to provide mechanical support to ensuring that equipment asset performance is maximised. A high maintenance standard is a must as is adherence to safety and regulatory standards. Analyse downtime and implement cycle of continuous improvement to drive plant uptime by focusing on maintenance best practice.  Implement preventative maintenance routines from heavy log handling equipment to sophisticated log and board scanners.  Provide technical leadership and ownership for site mechanical systems.

Key tasks

  • Safety

  • Ensure compliance with external law, rules and regulations relevant to the plant and internal safety standards and procedures. 

  • Develop and implement new standards, work practices and procedures to improve safety standards

  • As a Maintenance Fitter you will be responsible for:

  • Completing plant and equipment fault diagnosis, repair and maintenance to enable the plant to operate safely and efficiently

  • First response for all mechanical breakdowns on-site

  • Complete process improvements, preventative maintenance and predictive maintenance

  • Maintenance must be carried out on:

  • Motors and gearboxes from fractional horsepower to up to 125kW.

  • Chain drives and chains transporting anything from a few boards to several tonnes of logs.

  • Hydraulic systems, including servo driven hydraulic systems

  • Pneumatic systems

  • Mobile plant including log handles and forktrucks

  • Boilers and drying kilns, including low pressure hot water systems

  • Manufacture or adapt spare parts to include Milling and turning Arc and TIG welding Cutting and burning 

  • Ensuring equipment is well maintained to ensure maximum uptime by carrying out routine maintenance and inspections..

  • Ensuring any spares used are documented so replacements can be sourced

  • Supporting a wide range of equipment including for a Sawmill process

  • Supporting with plant upgrade and continuous improvement projects.


Education and Training

Likely to be educated to be a time served mechanical fitter in the areas of Mechanical Automation and Maintenance, Manufacturing, Toolmaking or similar.  Consideration may be  given to persons with heavy construction plant and/or mining qualifications

Additional training in safety related areas such as Safe Pass, Mobile Elevated Work Platforms, etc.

5 years’ experience post qualification in a similar role, possibly as a maintenance fitter

Heavy industry experience and used to working indoors and outdoors year round

 

Please Send CVs to:

Glennon Bros Cork Ltd,

Farran South,

Fermoy,

Co. Cork,

 

Email: denis.healy@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Glennon Brothers is an equal opportunities employer

 

Apprentice Training Programme

We are currently recruiting for our Apprentice Training Programme

Apprenticeships offered in,

  • Mechanical Automation and Maintenance Fitting

  • Electrical

  • Saw Doctor

 

Get the experience, the skills and the world class qualifications you need to succeed

  • 4 year paid programme

  • Class room based learning combined with practical experience

  • Operate in a team environment

  • Combines college and on job training

  • Work indoors and outdoors

  • Internationally recognised qualification QQI advanced level 6 trade certificate

 

Candidates need to be 16 years of age on January 1st, 2021.

Please Send CVs to:

Glennon Bros Cork Ltd,

Farran South,

Fermoy,

Co. Cork,

 

Email: denis.healy@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Glennon Brothers is an equal opportunities employer