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Abbott Manufacturing Process Engineer (Weekend Days) in Sligo, Ireland

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 Sligo

Abbott Diagnostic's is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics with approximately 70,000 institutional customers in more than 100 countries. Our diagnostic products offer a broad range of innovative instrument systems and tests for hospitals, reference labs, blood banks, physician offices and clinics.

Abbott’s diagnostic products offer customers automation, convenience, cost-effectiveness and flexibility. Abbott has helped transform the practice of medical diagnosis from an art to a science, helping to create the modern diagnostics industry through the company's commitment to improving patient care and lowering overall costs. The history of Abbott Diagnostics is filled with examples of first-of-a-kind products and significant technological advancements.


  • To perform the day to day preventative and demand maintenance activity to maintain manufacturing and plant equipment.

  • To maintain records and documentation on relevant Engineering Procedures, to perform equipment validation and preventative/ demand maintenance.

  • To liaise with Internal/External Engineering Personnel and contract maintenance providers in maintaining troubleshooting and installing/commissioning equipment.

  • To coordinate and implement equipment projects.


  • The day-to-day demand and preventative maintenance and problem-solving of plant and manufacturing equipment to achieve product quality and production schedule goals.

  • The completion and recording of functional and safety checks on plant and manufacturing equipment and correction of any deviations from specification, e.g. air handling balance, plant water quality control, etc.

  • Assistance in installation and validation of new and upgraded processes.

  • Assistance in implementation of equipment/process upgrade in an environment of continuous improvement.

  • Liaison with and assistance to contracted maintenance, e.g. service/ commissioning engineers, factory inspectors, building contracts, site maintenance, etc.

  • Establish with Area Team Leader/ Manager the department goals.

  • Ensure Safety Standards are met and safe working practices adhered to.

  • Foster and lead continuous improvement to the culture of safety.

  • Recommend/implement improvements to safety standards.

  • Liaise directly with other departments in accident/incident investigations and address any issues arising from these investigations.

  • Ensure Environmental procedures e.g. recycling, waste minimization is adhered to and improvements made where possible.

  • Assist in the preparation of Capital Expenditure Requests for Plant and manufacturing equipment.

  • Support the Engineering Team in ensuring that facilities, utilities and equipment are maintained to meet the required legal, divisional and corporate standards.

  • Liaise with Division Engineering as required.

  • In conjunction with the Quality calibration co-coordinator ensure compliance with calibration requirements for both Plant and Manufacturing.

  • Ensure the maintenance of the facility and manufacturing equipment.

  • Ensure the maintenance of utility services and manufacturing plant.

  • Ensure the maintenance of pest control, housekeeping and GMP.

  • Ensure PM system is implemented on facility and manufacturing equipment.

  • Identify and implement CIP’s.

  • Ensure External contractors are managed and supervised.

  • Ensure the effective management of appropriate internal and external plant projects.

  • Any other relevant duties as requested by the Area Team Leader/ Manager.


  • Ideally a minimum of two years relevant experience in a hands-on engineering role.

  • 2 years experience of the maintenance of utility and/or process equipment in the healthcare or food processing industry.

  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to organise and work within a team.

This experience is necessary to ensure the skills, management expertise and problem-solving techniques have been acquired.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com