Abbott Component Engineer in Clonmel, Ireland

Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,000 people across 10 sites. Abbott has six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. It has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin. Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of health care products including diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals. Abbott has been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Abbott Ireland Vascular Division – Clonmel

Abbott Vascular is one of the world's leading vascular care businesses. Abbott Vascular is uniquely focused on advancing the treatment of vascular disease and improving patient care by combining the latest medical device innovations with world-class pharmaceuticals, investing in research and development and advancing medicine through training and education.

Our broad line of vascular devices–which includes vessel closure, endovascular and coronary technologies–are used to treat vessel diseases of the heart, carotid arteries and peripheral blood vessels. These vessel diseases can lead to heart attack, stroke, critical limb ischemia and other serious vascular conditions.

We currently have a vacancy for a Project Engineer- Component and this position will involve the following:


  • Establishes incoming inspection and test procedures and provides technical support to manufacturing to resolve material or supplier related issues.

  • Develops new supply sources with purchasing team and qualifies components to specified parameters.

  • Assess potential new suppliers for technical and manufacturing capabilities. Provides technical support for the introduction of components from a new supplier.

  • Manages projects to reduce material costs or reduce material supply risks.

  • Works with Receiving Inspection group to improve inspection processes where applicable.

  • Leads on Process Improvement teams relating to component usage or design.

  • Reviews material specification releases and revisions as required. Investigates field failures related to supplier materials. Develops corrective action plan where necessary.

  • Will manage/participate in teams to conduct business risk assessments and develop action plans to reduce or eliminate risks.

Education and Job Skills


National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline and 2+ years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)

Working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures. General understanding of business unit/group function. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in non-compliance with governmental regulations.

(Cognitive Skills)

Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Has a broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment.


Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an extensive external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks. May lead a project team of moderate scope. Provides guidance to less experienced staff. Acts as a mentor to lower level individual contributors. Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.


Plans, organises, and prioritises own daily work routine to meet established schedule.

(Decision Making/lmpact)

Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action. Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.

(Supervision Received)

Works under general supervision. Follows established procedures.

Abbott Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer

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