Abbott Entry Technician Manufacturing 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 Manufacturing Technician, Entry a nd this position will involve the following:


Responsible for performing functions associated with all manufacturing operations, including supporting of manufacturing lines (equipment and personnel), root causing nonconforming product, and monitoring line performance relative to goals. Determines and may assist in developing methods and procedures to control or modify the manufacturing process. Works with engineers in conducting experiments

Key Responsibilities

  1. Observes and complies with all safety rules and regulations. This includes Quality Systems Registrars (QSR) and International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) Standards.

  2. Identifies and implements corrective actions for manufacturing related issues.

  3. Performs equipment setup and corrective, preventive and calibration maintenance as necessary.

  4. Installs and validates equipment and processes in the production area to improve yield and/or reduce cycle time following the established validation procedure.

  5. Evaluates operating data to conduct on-line adjustments to products, instruments, or equipment. May develop or revise documents and procedures.

  6. Certifies manufacturing associates in the production processes.

  7. Evaluates and orders necessary equipment, tools and fixtures.

Education & Job Skills


National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) level 6 qualification in a relevant discipline. Relevant work experience advantageous but not essential or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)

Applies limited knowledge of basic technical concepts and practices and a basic understanding of product or systems fundamentals. Utilises basic knowledge of numerical and/or statistical data and computer software programs to resolve routine problems. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

Cognitive Skills

Performs routine technical tasks working from detailed written or verbal instructions. Performs routine set-up, testing, repair, inspection, and/or maintenance of certain area-specific equipment, materials, systems, and/or product. Assignments require limited judgment in troubleshooting proven processes.


Completes daily work to meet established schedule with guidance from supervisor on prioritisation of tasks.

Decision Making/Impact

Solves problems of limited scope and complexity requiring basic interpretation of well-defined procedures and practices. Maintains confidentiality in handling sensitive information or documents.

Supervision Received

Close supervision. Receives detailed instruction on all assignments.

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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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