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About our Brighter Futures Programme

Experience is the best teacher, which is why at Dawn Meats we like to give you real responsibility from the start. Combined with formal training you will work with passionate, talented people who will provide invaluable training on the job plus:

  • Dedicated mentors;
  • First class coaching;
  • Direct access to senior leaders;
  • Opportunities to undertake assignments, secondments and innovative project work across the business;
  • Investment in blue chip residential offsite training.

With no pre-conceived ideas and no limit on your career path, your skills and experiences can be uniquely tailored to the multitude of career opportunities within Dawn Meats. We recognise the importance of continuous development and work closely with recognised Management Development Institutes in Ireland and the UK to develop our Graduates as managers of the future.

Role Summary

The successful applicant will be employed in one of our production facilities, operating as an Environmental Graduate. This will involve the day to day management of all environmental related activities along with a series of environmental and sustainability based projects.

The successful candidate will be based in one of our primary production plants and will be responsible for:

  • Capturing all relevant data relating to effluent, energy, water, waste and sustainability measure;
  • Formatting and analysing all the relevant data and developing KPI's for internal and external reporting;
  • Understanding/operating and advising on effluent treatment processes;
  • Performing laboratory analysis of effluent to demonstrate healthy performance across all areas of treatment;
  • Liaise with external bodies on regulatory matters i.e. EPA/Co. Co. etc.;
  • Maintain and improve ISO50001 Energy management system on site;
  • Maintain and improve ISO140001 Environmental management system on site.

Your role will see you tackle a wide range of business challenges in a busy environment.

The ideal Candidate will have or demonstrate:

  • A relevant 3rd level Environmental qualification (preferably B.Sc.\B.E. degree in engineering) or similar;
  • A good knowledge of environmental scientific techniques, managing large amounts of data, report writing;
  • Excellent communication skills with fluent English;
  • The ability to work as both part of a team and independently is essential.

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Paid Holidays (Starting at 21 days + Bank Holidays)
  • Pension Scheme with Employer contribution
  • Company phone & laptop
  • Training & Development on the Graduate Development Programme
  • Mentoring support & Performance Management
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free Parking

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Ballyhaunis Co. Mayo | Grannagh co. Waterford | Charleville, Co. Cork | Rathdowney Co. Laois.

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