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Controls Engineer

AbbottDonegal Town

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of healthcare products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritionals products. In Ireland, Abbott employs over 4,000 people across nine sites. We have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Abbott Ireland Diabetes Care Division Donegal

The Abbott Diabetes Care division based in Donegal Town manufactures FreeStyle blood glucose test strips and FreeStyle Sensors for use in diabetes management. Among Abbott Diabetes Care leading brands are the FreeStyle Precision, FreeStyle Lite and FreeStyle Libre system.

Role Overview

The role of the Controls Engineer will be to support the Libre Expansion project. This will involve participating in the design, build and installation of new equipment and technologies to the manufacturing operation. The successful candidate will have experience in technical design, validation and manufacturing control systems.

Responsibilities Include

  • Create and lead PLC based projects

  • Provide PLC support to Production to achieve OEE targets

  • Generate, execute and support validation protocols, trials/ studies and create associated reports for equipment, test methods, processes and materials.

  • Identification of opportunities for new technology and driving continuous improvement.

  • Lead and contribute to process improvement projects.

  • Performing and analysing data, evaluating results, forming conclusions and contributing to design, process or document improvements.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Recognised Qualification in one or more of the followings areas: Electrical, Electronic, Controls, Automation or Vision.

  • Three years of relevant experience in working with controls and automated equipment

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