Abbott Graduate Engineer in Donegal Town, 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 97,000 people.
In Ireland, Abbott has five business units, represented across eight manufacturing sites. The Abbott Diabetes Care division based in Donegal Town manufactures FreeStyle blood glucose test strips for use in diabetes management. Among Abbott Diabetes Care leading brands are the FreeStyle Precision, FreeStyle Lite and FreeStyle Libre system.
We are looking for a Graduate Engineer to join the Diabetes Division located in Donegal and this role will involve the following:
Provides support to the manufacturing organisation to facilitate efficient operations within the production area, to optimise existing processes, and to ensure that production goals are met. Monitors performance of equipment, machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that produce non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues. Interfaces with quality and research and development organisations to integrate new products or processes into the existing manufacturing area.
Initiates and completes technical activities leading to new or improved products or process, for current programs, next generation programs and to meet strategic goals and objectives of the company. Prepares reports, publishes, and makes presentations to communicate findings.
Analyses and solves problems from basic engineering principles, theories and concepts through to a wide range of complex and advanced problems which require novel and new innovative approaches or a major breakthrough in technology.
Understands engineering principles theories, concepts, practices and techniques. Develops knowledge in a field to become a recognised leader or authority in an area of specialisation and applies this knowledge in leadership roles in the company.
Incorporates business policies and procedures into task completion. Understands the business needs of the company, and has knowledge of the customer needs of our business. Understands the business cycle and foresight of emerging technologies trends.
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. Serves as a consultant for engineering or scientific interpretations and advice on significant matters. Acts as a spokesperson to customers on business unit current and future capabilities.
Participates in validation activity. Role may vary between providing input to owning activities such as protocol/report writing and managing execution of validation activities.
Education & Job Skills
(Experience/Education) National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) 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. (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.
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