Abbott Quality Engineer in Clonmel, Ireland

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 69,000 people.

Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,000 people across 11 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 and support operations in Dublin and shared services in Dublin and Westport. 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 QA Engineer to join Abbott Vascular in Clonmel.

Primary function:

Provide Process/Quality Engineering support to manufacturing, helping to ensure delivery of highest quality product to the customer. Provide Process/Quality Engineering support to product development teams, helping to ensure development of highest quality new products.

Key duties:

Identifies manufacturing process defects (scrap, nonconforming material, customer complaints) by dispositioning non-conforming material, assisting in identification of primary root causes and understanding corrective and preventative actions. May be responsible for working with process owner to bound product stops and document release criteria. Gains understanding of product quality plans, documents and systems by reviewing product specifications, quality specifications, and working with quality systems. May be responsible for learning risk analyses and failure mode effect analysis. Learns process monitoring systems by becoming familiar with systems applications and critical process steps and through familiarisation with methods used to reduce process variation. Becomes familiar with product/process improvement efforts by understanding current quality metric data and learning the various analysis methods used to enhance sustaining product design and new product development. Learns quality tools and training materials by gaining knowledge of prevalent tools used and by reviewing and utilising available training materials. Participates in validation activity. Role may vary between providing input to owning activities such as protocol/report writing and managing execution of validation activities. Participates in corrective and preventive action activity. Participates in field discrepancy notification investigations.

Education/ Skills required:

(Experience/Education) National Framework of Qualifications level 7 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)) Basic technical knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures. Limited understanding of business unit/group function. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations. (Cognitive Skills) Learns to use professional concepts and company policies and procedures to solve routine problems. Works on problems of limited scope. Minimal independent decision making. (Influence/Leadership) Begins developing a network of internal resources to facilitate completion of tasks. Individual influence is typically exerted at the peer level. (Planning/Organisation) Completes daily work to meet established schedule with guidance from supervisor on prioritisation of tasks. (Decision Making/Impact) May exercise authority within pre-established limits and approval. Failure to achieve results can normally be overcome without serious effect on schedules and programs. (Supervision Received) Work is closely supervised. Follows specific, detailed instructions.

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