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Abbott Sterilization 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 Sterilisation Engineer and this position will involve the following:

  • Purpose Statement Provides technical support specific to terminal sterilisation activities to facilitate efficient operations, to optimise existing processes, and to ensure that production, quality and regulatory compliance goals are met. Interfaces with research and development and/or new product development to integrate new products or processes into the existing sterilisation processes. Key Responsibilities

  • Initiates and completes technical activities leading to new or improved sterilisation processes to meet strategic goals and objectives of the company. Prepares reports and makes presentations to communicate findings.

  • Incorporates business policies and procedures into task completion. Understands the business needs of the company, and has a thorough knowledge of the customer and clinical needs of our business. Understands the business cycle and foresight of emerging technologies trends.

  • Understands the regulatory requirements pertaining to the job and ensures sterilisation processes meet them.

  • Cultivates internal and external network of resources to complete tasks. Serves as a resource in the selection orientation and training of new engineers and employees. May lead a project team, determining goals and objectives for the projects. Mentors employees by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance.

  • Interacts cross functionally and with internal and external customers in particular developing good relations with contract sterilisation facilities.

  • Ensure there is sufficient backup capacity in place for sterilisation processes. Education & Job Skills

  • (Experience/Education) 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) Wide application of technical principles, practices and procedures. Strong understanding of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/relationships. 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 diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgement within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Has a sound knowledge of various technical alternatives and their impact.

  • (Influence/Leadership) Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate completion of assignments. Participates in the development of less experienced staff by setting an example, providing guidance and work direction, and offering counsel. May lead a project team. Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects. Influences middle management on technical or business solutions. May interact with vendors.

  • (Planning/Organisation) Plans and organises non-routine tasks with approval. Initiates or maintains work schedule. Establishes priorities of work assignments.

  • (Decision Making/Impact) Exercises judgement in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.

  • (Supervision Received) Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.

(Supervision Provided) May provide work direction and guidance to exempt and/or skilled non-exempt levels of employees; may be asked to evaluate performance of and assist in career development planning for subordinates.

REFER TO THE SITE SAFETY STATEMENT (SHE038447) FOR YOUR SAFETY, HEALTH AND WELFARE AT WORK RESPONSIBILITIES

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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

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

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