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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

Troon Opportunities

Internal Salesperson (Fermoy)

Timber Frame Production / Quality Supervisor

Production Supervisor

Graduate Process Engineer

Sales Operations Manager

Shift Maintenance Fitter – Fermoy

Apprentice Training Programme

 

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.         

 

 

Internal Salesperson (Fermoy)

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is one of the leading timber processors in Ireland and the UK, with plants in Longford, Fermoy, Troon, and Edinburgh. Glennon Brothers provides a one stop shop solution for sawn softwood across Ireland and the UK and predominantly sells into the builders merchant, pallet manufacturing, and fencing sectors. Due to ongoing expansion. a vacancy has arisen in the Fermoy sales department for an Internal Salesperson.

Responsibilities

  • Account Management/Repeat selling over the phone to an established customer base.

  • Working closely with the sales team to achieve agreed targets.

  • Knowledge of working with an ERP system for order processing would be an advantage but not essential..

  • Record all relevant market information into CRM.

  • Co-ordinate sales requirements with the production department.

  • Resolving customer queries and issues.

  • General day to day office administration.

 

Candidate Profile

This role is ideal for candidates who enjoy selling, are achievement orientated, and thrive on a challenge. A third level qualification and/or a minimum of 2 years sales experience, would be an advantage

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Enthusiasm, energy, a desire to sell, and a desire to develop their long-term career.

  • The ability to work under pressure in a very busy environment.

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.

  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

  • Excellent attention to detail.

  • The flexibility to travel to different plants as required.

 

This is a permanent, full time position

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV to:  

Paul Treacy, Glennon Brothers, Farran South, Fermoy, Co. Cork,

or

e mail paul.treacy@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Timber Frame Production / Quality Supervisor

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in the 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. Glennon Brothers provides a one stop shop solution for sawn softwood in the British Isles and predominantly sells into builder merchants, pallet manufacturing, and fencing sectors. We currently have an exciting opportunity at our Fermoy facility for a Production Supervisor.

The successful applicant will report to the Production Manager and have responsibility for the production operations and quality standards in the manufacturing of timber frame kits.

 

Key responsibilities, functions and tasks.

  • Timber Frame Production

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

  • Ensure quality control systems and checks are applied

  • Direct responsibility for people management of the team – recruitment, onboarding, training and performance management.

  • Drive a culture of continuous improvement amongst the team

  • Responsible for health, safety and wellbeing of personnel.

  • Ensure documentation relating to timber frame production and loading is accurate

  • Maintain overall cleanliness of the timber frame and storage areas

  • Manage overtime, timekeeping and attendance of the team

  • Liaise with maintenance to ensure tasks are completed

  • Ensure stock system and stock rotation is in order

  • Maximise throughput of all material in an efficient manner

  • Organise haulage / dispatch of loads

 

The Candidate

  • Experience of timber frame manufacturing

  •  Experience with automated machinery

  • 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 inwriting with Curriculum Vitae to:

Hugh O’Connor at Glennon Brothers, Dublin Road, Co. Longford

or

email: hugh.oconnor@dte.ie

Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 12th July 2021.

 

Production Supervisor

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in the 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. Glennon Brothers provides a one stop shop solution for sawn softwood in the British Isles and predominantly sells into builder merchants, pallet manufacturing, and fencing sectors. We currently have an exciting opportunity at our Fermoy facility for a Production Supervisor.

Role Purpose

The Production Supervisor will be required to manage and co-ordinate the activities of production personnel to achieve production metrics including throughput, changeover times, 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.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To ensure the plant meets its customer quality, service and safety goals through effective management of the secondary processing unit

  • To lead and manage assigned operations manufacturing and liaise with support functions namely scheduling, maintenance and sales

  • 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 production 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.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Saw milling or heavy manufacturing experience is an advantage.

  • 5 Years’ experience operating at a similar level within a production facility.

  • Strong team player and experience leader in a production environment.

  • Ability to engage and motivate production teams.

  • Ability to work under pressure in a changing environment to support our customer.

  • Ability to multi task.

  • Good Numeracy & Literacy Skills.

  • Customer Service Focused.

  • Passionate about meeting both Customer and Company expectations.

  • IT literate.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal.

 

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

tom.sheil@glennonbrothers.ie

 

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