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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

Area Sales Manager – North England & Midlands

Head of IT

Head of Maintenance Management

Maintenance Scheduler

Training Specialist

Shift Maintenance Fitter – Fermoy

Apprentice Training Programme

 

Area Sales Manager – North England & Midlands

Glennon Brothers (www.glennonbrothers.ie) is a leading timber processor in the UK and Ireland 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, a Ruban d’Honneur in the European Business Award in 2013 and the TTJ Softwood Trader of the Year 2019, 2020, & 2021. Glennon Brothers supplies both the UK and Irish 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. Glennon Brothers has operations in Troon and Edinburgh in the UK, and Longford, Fermoy and Arklow in Ireland. Following the acquisition of Balcas Timber and Balcas Energy in November 2021 with facilities in Enniskillen in Northern Ireland and Invergordon in Scotland, the groups turnover has doubled, and headcount increased to over 900 employees. Its people, a commitment to service, and ongoing investment in new technology are core to the business. Glennon Brothers is now expanding its sales team to appoint an Area Sales Manager for North England and Midlands.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Group Sales, this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join a dynamic sales team. This is a field sales role, covering North England and Midland. The key responsibilities include:

  • Repeat selling to an established customer base as well as generating new business.

  • Responsible for proactively managing their accounts,

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

  • Own, hit or exceed annual sales targets and key milestones from a personal and company perspective from achieving sales targets, to maintaining a high level of customer service.

  • Demonstrate a strong willingness to grow, lead and manage the sales territory.

  • Ensure that the sales process and CRM are maintained from a key account and customer service perspective.

  • Strong journey planning and account management experience.

 

The Candidate

This position would suit an ambitious, enthusiastic, self-motivated individual, with a proven ability in selling timber or building products. Experience of selling timber products into the builders’ merchant sector would be an advantage. Good communication skills are essential as well as the ability to deal with people at all levels of the organization up to Director level.

An attractive package is available for the right candidate.

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV to asmgb@glennonbrothers.com using reference code GBASM.

 

Head of IT

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 Group 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 900 employees with plants in Troon, Invergordon and Edinburgh in the UK, and Longford, Fermoy, Arklow and Enniskillen 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 group prepares for continued growth and investment in the UK and Ireland, Glennon Brothers is now expanding its management team to appoint a Head of IS.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Head of Finance,  this is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to lead the IT function and execution of the IS / IT strategy to grow the business. This person will be responsible for devising the group’s IS / IT strategy and ensure that all infrastructure and systems necessary to support its operations as well as manage the IT teams across Ireland and the UK. The successful candidate must have a successful track record in leading IT teams and ensuring the delivery of best-in-class IS / IT services.  There is a requirement to frequently travel in Ireland and the UK as part of this role.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Set objectives and strategies for the IS/IT department.

  • Select and implement suitable technologies to improve business operations using public cloud, private cloud or on premise solutions as appropriate

  • Ensure the security of the entire information stack including hosting, network, servers and storage, backup, end user devices and applications

  • Select and manage appropriate IT suppliers and partners

  • Responsible for the development, review, and certification of all back-up and disaster recovery procedures and plans.

  • Oversee the IT technological infrastructure in the organisation and ensure optimal performance

  • Plan the implementation of new solutions and provide guidance to the IT team and managed service partners and other staff within the organisation

  • Prepare annual budget for the IT department including budgeting purchases of IT equipment and software

  • Monitor changes or advancements in technology to discover ways the company can gain competitive advantage

  • Analyze the costs, value and risks of information technology to advise the board on suggested actions

 

Candidate Profile

  • Proven experience as a Head of IS or similar managerial role

  • Excellent knowledge of IS / IT systems and infrastructure

  • Experience in strategic planning and execution.

  • Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.

  • Knowledge of IT hardware and software and cloud solutions and the ability to manage the entire spectrum of information technology operations.

  • Experience with implementation of information technology integrations in a large division/company.

  • Background in designing/developing IT systems and planning IT implementation

  • Solid understanding of data analysis, budgeting and business operations

  • Superior analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • A strong strategic and business mindset

  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills

  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities

  • BSc/BA in information technology, computer science, engineering or relevant field; MSc/MA will be preferred

 

Applications with an accompanying CV should be sent to: ITcareers@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Head of Maintenance Management

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 900 employees with plants in Troon and Edinburgh in Scotland, Enniskillen in Northern Ireland 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 four 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, Glennon Brothers is now seeking to appoint a Head of Maintenance Management for the Fermoy sawmilling business which is the largest sawmill in the country employing 120 people

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Site Manager, the ideal candidate will have an in-depth knowledge and experience in heavy industry with a proven track record in good manufacturing practice and lean principles. They will be responsible for all maintenance mechanical and electrical work, automation, site projects and maintenance systems on the Fermoy sawmill site.  They will work closely with operations to manage the Fermoy sawmill production capacity to deliver on the Group’s strategic objectives

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Maintenance management team as well as a team of fitters and electricians to deliver high performance process efficiency in a modern well-invested facility.

  • Demonstrate strong leadership and team management skills to ensure performance of people and equipment is optimised.

  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience of asset Management, reliability, maintenance strategy, organisation and systems including planning, CMMS, preventive and condition-based maintenance.

  • Ensure the Maintenance function operates to the site required Health, Safety and Environmental standards.

  • Planning and developing PEMAC / CMMS systems to deliver maximum line/process efficiency including energy, plant services and utilities.

  • Delivery of KPIs: downtime, uptime, PM schedules and workflow.

  • PEMAC / CMMS utilisation from a scheduling, stores and purchasing perspective.

  • Implement best plant practices in process engineering & maintenance systems involving new technology and design standards.

  • Development of the Maintenance Team's capability and skills, leading performance review, training and individual on the job coaching/mentoring and support to best industry standards.

  • Responsible for cost management in the maintenance and engineering functions, delivering costs to weekly KPI budgets including energy and projects.

  • Developing Maintenance Lean Systems using tools and techniques to meet continuous improvement targets that are critical to the success and delivery of a high-performance plant.

  • Working with external Contractors and installations companies to complete in-house maintenance and project work to the required standards.

  • Act as a key member of the Site Management Team involved in the strategic and day to day responsibilities of a modern high-performance facility.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Qualification in Engineering – mechanical & electrical background, or related field or equivalent knowledge and experience.

  • Minimum 10 years’ maintenance/engineering management experience is essential; sawmilling or heavy industry experience is an advantage.

  • Knowledge of maintenance strategies e.g. RCM, TPM, Asset Management desirable.

  • Knowledge and experience to promote a safe working environment and ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory standards.

  • Reduces complexity and increases efficiency in processes to maximise outcome/return.

  • Leads by example, with a "can do" approach, passion, energy and a strong work ethic.

  • Strong leadership and people management skill.

  • Very strong organisation skills and attention to detail.

  • Drive to exceed goals and push self and others towards high levels of performance.

  • Makes good decisions and delegates responsibility and accountability to the appropriate level.

  • Understands the importance of managing and developing people.

  • Creates a climate in which people can do their best.

  • Open to change with a capacity to deal comfortably with risk and uncertainty.

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build trusted relationships.

 

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV by email to Tom Sheil at: PMFermoy@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Maintenance Scheduler

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Head of Maintenance Management, the Maintenance Scheduler will have in-depth knowledge, experience and understanding of Maintenance and CMMS. This individual should have a proven track record in good manufacturing practices, regulatory compliance and lean principles. They will be responsible for ensuring all equipment is maintained through an effective preventative maintenance system. They will also be responsible for scheduling and optimizing resources in order to reduce downtime and deliver Site KPI’s.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Prepare preventative maintenance plans and schedules that are in sync with the organization’s maintenance goals and the Site KPI’s.

  • Constantly adjust schedules to account for unexpected emergency works.

  • Act as the primary liaison person between maintenance and operations. 

  • Lead communication between maintenance and other internal beneficiaries of maintenance work to ensure that everyone receives timely, efficient, and quality service.

  • Understand jobs well enough to describe what needs to be accomplished, estimate labour hours, tools, and resources needed to complete different work orders.

  • Coordinate planned downtimes to reduce mean time between equipment failures 

    • PM Schedule

    • Shutdown Plans 

  • Minimize the number of interruptions once work begins.

  • Establish job goals for the maintenance workforces.

  • Maintain the CMMS System by continually creating and updating Routines, Schedules and associated SOP’s

  • Be the On-Site expert for CMMS and provide training to all employees that utilize the system

  • Provide immediate insights into potential labour shortages (or excesses).

  • Help with keeping an optimal stock of spare parts and materials.

  • Maintain preventive maintenance checklists and other standardized procedures to ensure there is an audit trail for compliance audits etc.

  • Facilitate appropriate scheduling meetings between Maintenance and Operations

  • Provide trending detail and analysis of equipment performance

  • Deliver and Track Department KPIs

    • Job Plan Accuracy

    • Resource Utilization

    • PM Compliance

    • Schedule Adherence

  • Develop Lean Systems using tools and techniques to meet continuous improvement targets that are critical to the success and delivery of a high-performance plant

  • Work with external and internal Contractors and Installation companies to complete in-house maintenance and project work to the required standards

 

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Qualification in Engineering/Related Field or equivalent knowledge and experience.

  • Knowledge and experience to promote a safe working environment and ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory standards

  • Reduces complexity and increases efficiency in processes to maximise outcome/return

  • Leads by example, with a "can do" approach, passion, energy and a strong work ethic

  • Strong leadership and influence skill

  • Very strong organisation skills and attention to detail

  • Drive to exceed goals and push self and others towards high levels of performance

  • Makes good decisions and delegates responsibility and accountability to the appropriate level

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build trusted relationships and influence others

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure and under your own initiative

  • Problem solving skills, analytical skills and the ability to make decisions quickly

  • Organisational and team leader skills

  • Knowledge of process improvement and validation

  • Knowledge of regulatory standards relevant to the industry

  • The ability to investigate and identify trends

 

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV by email to: tom.sheil@glennonbrothers.ie

 

Training Specialist

Role Purpose

Reporting to the Site Manager, the Training Specialist will have in-depth knowledge, experience and understanding of training principles and methodologies. This individual should have a proven track record in good manufacturing practices, technical writing and lean principles. They will be responsible for ensuring all employees are trained in adherence to governing procedures and that they are competency assessed prior to certification.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide direction and support and be the point of contact for all new employees/contractors from the beginning of their employment.

  • Coordinate and managing the onboarding of all new employees from a training perspective.

  • Responsible for the training/upskilling of current members of staff to meet versatility targets

  • Implement robust systems and processes that ensure all employees/contractors are trained in adherence to site procedures.

  • Working with site management team on developing SOPs for all tasks across by site by department.

  • Liaise with HR on the implementation of training standard.

  • Perform and document competency-based assessments on employees/contractors prior to certification/sign off.

  • Coordinate induction and onboarding schedules for new employees.

  • Responsible for the development, documentation and filing of training records for all employees/contractors.

  • Provide direction and be responsible for ensuring employees/contractors are operating in accordance with site procedures from a quality audit perspective

  • Provide trending detail and analysis of site versatility and training performance

  • Coordinate and perform regular testing of employees/contractors to ensure all are competent to perform their assigned tasks

  • Develop Lean Systems using tools and techniques to meet continuous improvement targets that are critical to the success and delivery of a high-performance plant

 

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Qualification in Business/Science/Engineering or equivalent knowledge and experience.

  • Knowledge and experience to promote a safe working environment and ensure compliance with governing procedures

  • Reduces complexity and increases efficiency in processes to maximise outcome/return

  • Leads by example, with a "can do" approach, passion, energy and a strong work ethic

  • Very strong organisation skills and attention to detail

  • Drive to exceed goals and push self and others towards high levels of performance

  • Makes good decisions and delegates responsibility and accountability to the appropriate level

  • Strong communication skills with the ability to build trusted relationships and influence others

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal

  • Self-motivated with the ability to work under pressure and under your own initiative

  • Knowledge of regulatory standards relevant to the industry

 

Applications in the strictest confidence, with full CV by email to: tom.sheil@glennonbrothers.ie

 

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