Abbott Manufacturing Process 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, nutritional 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 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.

In the Donegal we are currently going through a significant expansion as we introduce new technology and machinery to manufacture the Libre Freestyle Sensor which is revolutionary in the care and management of Diabetes. As part of that expansion we have a requirement for a high calibrate Process Engineer who will act as the subject matter expert for the process engineering team to troubleshoot and support highly automated manufacturing equipment thorough validation by working closely with technical and quality teams.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Coordinate and implement process and equipment projects.

  • Troubleshoot and support manufacturing equipment.

  • Establish processes based on product specifications

  • Maintain knowledge of new developments in manufacturing and design technologies

  • Complies with medical device regulatory regulations, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments

  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors

  • Participate in developing an implementation plan, conducting risk assessments, and developing contingency plans to accommodate unforeseen events.

  • Develop and support process control systems to enable continual drive for process and product quality improvements in Manufacturing.

  • Create, coordinate, and execute validation activities for installing new equipment or making process changes (IQ/OQ/PQ).

  • Manage Product transfer, so as to ensure smooth handover through working in partnership with the technical functions at other Abbott Diabetes Care sites in the US and UK (Alameda & Witney) including operational involvement and support through validation and rollout.

  • Excellent communication / interpersonal skills.

  • Enthusiastic and energetic with the ability to integrate quickly into a team environment.

  • Demonstrated flexible and innovative approach to work


  • A third level qualification in Engineering / Manufacturing / Science or trade certificate in an Engineering discipline with 3+ years relevant experience

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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