Abbott Analytical Laboratory Technician in Cootehill, Ireland

About Abbott

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs more than 3,200 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 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 Nutrition Division – Cootehill

Abbott Nutrition in Cootehill manufactures infant nutritional products for the export markets. The facility is dedicated to providing products of the highest quality standard to its customers.

Abbott Nutrition produces a range of infant formulae in all pack sizes under the brand name “Similac”. To complement the range of “Similac” infant formulae, the facility also manufactures a range of follow on formulae under the brand name of “Gain”. The essential ingredient is liquid skim milk and this is combined with carbohydrate, vegetable oils, vitamins and minerals. The product is blended, pasteurised, dried and packaged at the site and once packaged, is distributed to Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Canada.

Established in 1975, Abbott Nutrition in Ireland is the largest powder manufacturing facility for the production of infant formulae within the Abbott Corporation worldwide.

Approximately 1,000 dairy farms in Ireland and Northern Ireland supply quality milk to the Cootehill facility which processes 500,000 litres per day. This secure supply together with Ireland’s reputation as a green, clean environment is of significant strategic importance to Abbott Nutrition.

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Major Responsibilities

The technician will carry out the testing associated with the batch release of product including raw material analysis, in process testing and finish product testing.

This job function has the responsibility for reviewing and ensuring compliance to test methods and procedures for any task the technician may carry out and ensure he/she fully understands and adheres to the method or procedure. This function will be responsible for accurate recording of test results and the use of the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS).

This job function has the responsibility for the sending out of samples and preparing documentation for Third Party Laboratory Testing.

This job function has the responsibility to participate in laboratory projects such as the validation of new equipment, the qualification of new test methods and laboratory compliance improvement projects.

Education Required

• Degree/Diploma or Cert in Food Science or equivalent scientific discipline.


• Strong understanding of compliance and quality standards.

• Very good understanding of the analytical techniques & methods used.

• Very good computer skills

• Very good interpersonal skills

Accountability / Scope

• Batch testing using validated equipment is critical to overall quality of the product. Incorrect results could potentially lead to a rejected batch or distressed inventory.

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