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Manufacturing Engineering Technician



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 Diagnostic Division – Longford:
Abbott established a diagnostics manufacturing facility in Sligo in 1994 to manufacture blood-screening products and reagents.

In 2004, Abbott’s operations in Ireland expanded with the opening of a second facility in Longford. The plant was first occupied in December 2004, and the first product (Architect® TSH) was launched in December of 2005.

The Longford facility plays a key role in helping Abbott to meet the increasing global demand for diagnostic testing in areas such as infectious disease, cancer, thyroid and cardiovascular diseases.

Abbott in Longford manufactures 18 diagnostic reagent products for thyroid function, fertility, and pregnancy, cardiology, renal and metabolic. Our products are manufactured to the highest standards of quality and are regulated by bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Primary Function

  • Engineering technicians will be responsible for the hands on running and maintenance of plant, utilities and equipment.

  • They will be responsible for maximizing availability of FUE (Facilities, Utilities & equipment).

  • This group will have three distinct responsibilities namely manufacturing, facilities and electrical, however any technician may work in any area as required.

  • The technician may be responsible for the management of critical services on site and may be required to take initiative if escalations are required out of hours.

Major Responsibilities

  • Maintain ETMS TO DO LIST.

  • Conduct business in a manner that will protect human health, safety and the environment by complying with all applicable EHS laws, as well as the Abbott Global and Technical standards.

  • Perform day-to-day preventative and demand maintenance as required and execute using CBMS system. 

  • Liaison and coordination of external contractors to complete required maintenance or breakdown service.

  • Hands-on role at troubleshooting/faultfinding and maintaining equipment and plant-related items to ensure the proper operation and service of equipment and utilities to plant standards.

  • Develop a detailed understanding of all cleanroom HVAC, equipment, and utilities to troubleshoot and resolve problems.

  • Resolve technical issues in an effective & timely manner to support operations.

  • Ensuring equipment/systems meet the required legal, divisional and corporate standards.

  • Ensuring safety standards are met and safe working practices adhered to.

  • Communicate effectively with plant management, corporate and division engineering.

Education and Experience

  • A relevant third level qualification in Engineering and/or senior trades with relevant experience is required to understand the nature of the business.

  • Experience in an engineering environment in a related industry for at least five years will provide a good foundation for this job function.

  • Working knowledge and experience on PLC and QBMS systems

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