Collins McNicholas

Role Responsibilities:

  • Lead the promotion of safety within all areas including the ongoing identification and resolution of safety issues
  • Provide leadership and motivation for the personnel in the area
  • Participate in the overall management of the business
  • Manage quality, hygiene and cleanliness standards throughout the areas.
  • Daily scheduling of production volumes in various areas
  • Plan manning levels to cover production plan, holidays and other leave
  • Plan downtime, maintenance and scheduled testing
  • Initiate and support lean/continuous improvement / cost reduction activities.


Role Requirements:

  • Strong awareness of GMP and Health, Hygiene & Safety requirements
  • Honours degree in Food Science or related discipline
  • Excellent communication and team management skills required.
  • Familiar with the Ingredients processes – Whey processing to Whey protein Concentrates


Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Unit processes – Membranes concentration, Fat separation, Pasteurisation, PHE Chilling, Evaporation, Spray drying, Packing
  • Knowledge of Services – Steam, Chilled Water, Potable water, river water, compressed air and electricity and Heat & energy recovery and regenerations.
  • SCADA automation control,
  • Ability to spec out process plant and equipment including Block Flow Diagrams and P&ID
  • Auto Cad experience
  • P&ID generation and understanding
  • Quality Risk assessments, validation and change controls
  • Coordination of different vendors and managing people


For a confidential discussion and more information on the role, please contact Emer O’ Callaghan on 021 4911061 or email

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