Careers

Do you want to be part of an exciting global business with over 61 years of history behind it?

Why not join our team!

Silver Hill Duck is a fast paced and dynamic workplace where we offer a progressive and supportive working environment, along with regular opportunities to progress your career within the company.

Silver Hill Duck recognises that the training and development of our employees is vital to the continued development and success of our business.

See below for current vacancies

Job Title: IT Support Technician

Reporting to: ICT Manager

Contract Type: Full-time / Permanent

Location: Emyvale, Co. Monaghan

The IT Support Technician will provide technical assistance and support to end-users within Silver Hill Duck. This role involves resolving hardware and software issues, troubleshooting network problems, and maintaining our IT infrastructure. The ideal candidate will have a passion for technology, excellent problem-solving skills, and the ability to communicate effectively with users at all levels of technical proficiency.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Provide first-level technical support to end-users via phone, email, and in-person.
  • Diagnose and resolve hardware, software, and network issues in a timely and efficient manner throughout the company.
  • Assist in the setup, configuration, and maintenance of computer systems, printers, and other hardware.
  • Install and update software applications and operating systems.
  • Perform routine maintenance and updates on IT equipment, servers and systems.
  • Maintain accurate records of support requests, solutions, and hardware/software inventory.
  • Assist in user account management, including password resets and permissions changes.
  • Collaborate with other IT team members on larger projects and initiatives.
  • Provide training and guidance to end-users on software and hardware usage.
  • Stay current with emerging technologies and industry best practices.

Requirements:

  • A degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field; or equivalent work experience.
  • Basic understanding of computer hardware, software, and networking concepts.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Windows and Office Suite.
  • Familiarity with common troubleshooting techniques and tools.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies.

Closing date is 19th of July 2024.

    Job Title: Process 1 Supervisor

    Reporting to: Production Manager

    Contract Type: Full-time / Permanent

    Location: Emyvale, Co. Monaghan

    Key Accountabilities:

    • To ensure all personnel are wearing the correct PPE in the area.
    • Ongoing checks on product quality during production, completion of all quality documentation as required.
    • Ensure operators are following all hygiene rules and guidelines.
    • Ensure all machine guards are in correct working order and in place on relevant machines, reporting of any defects to the maintenance team.
    • Daily pre-check of the production line and Anglia Auto Flow. Setting the line speed as per the weekly kill sheet.
    • Ongoing monitoring of the duck’s post plucking and making any necessary changes to improve the pluck.
    • Removal of all condemned product from the area on a regular basis, gross clean of the area at break times.
    • Liaise with the Quality Manager regarding the quality of the finished pluck.
    • Ensuring any required maintenance is planned and completed.
    • Reporting of non-conformances or safety concerns to the relevant personnel.
    • Work on our quality, maintenance, training, and health & safety systems to ensure timely close outs of issues.

    Requirements:

    • Experience working in similar production role desirable.
    • Computer skills.
    • Experience managing people essential.
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
    • Ability to work on own initiative.
    • Ability to prioritise and work at pace to complete tasks effectively.

    Closing date for application is Friday 12th of July 2024.

      Job Title: Hatchery Manager

      Reporting to: Farm Technical Manager

      Contract Type: Full-time / Permanent

      Location: Silver Hill Hatcheries, Co. Monaghan

      Key Accountabilities:

      • Organising daily work schedules and managing a team.
      • Manage daily deliveries, egg inventory, incubation, transfer and equipment.
      • Manage department budgets.
      • Manage and drive performance to achieve high-quality day-old ducklings.
      • Manage daily production data and report at the production meetings.
      • Manage maintenance issues and preventative maintenance with the maintenance team as required.
      • Enforce Silver Hill Hatchery code of practice.
      • Performance management throughout the process from egg receiving to dispatch of day olds to our growing farms.
      • Liaise with the supply farms and growing managers on egg and day-old quality.
      • Ensure all bio security measures are always adhered to.
      • Performance of other related duties as assigned.

      Requirements:

      • Previous hatchery experience desirable.
      • Ideally a degree in poultry, animal science or another related field.
      • Previous management experience.
      • Ability to be flexible and respond to a changing environment.
      • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
      • Ability to work on own initiative.
      • Ability to prioritise and work at pace to complete tasks effectively.

      Closing date for application is Friday 5th of June 2024.

        Contract Type: Full-time / Permanent

        Reporting to: Engineering Manager

        Location: Emyvale, Co. Monaghan

        Key Accountabilities:

        • Installing, maintaining and repairing electrical control, wiring and lighting systems.
        • Reading technical diagrams and drawings.
        • Performing general electrical maintenance.
        • Inspecting transformers, circuit breakers and other electrical components.
        • Troubleshooting electrical issues using appropriate testing devices.
        • Repairing and replacing equipment, electrical wiring and fixtures.
        • Following National Electrical Code state and local building regulations.
        • Performing circuit breaker corrective maintenance.
        • Maintaining good knowledge of heating and air conditioning systems as well as various testing equipment.
        • General repair work to process machinery.
        • Routine preventative maintenance.
        • Completion of relevant paperwork.
        • Performance of other related duties as assigned.

        Requirements:

        • Previous electrical experience and qualifications is required.
        • Good manual dexterity is essential.
        • Ability to work to a flexible schedule to accommodate and prioritise the needs of the business.
        • Excellent time management and an ability to work independently.
        • Work well with other functions developing positive relationships to ensure the delivery of results.

        Applications for this post be made to HR@Silverhillduck.com by the 12th July 2024.