Abbott EHS Manager in Longford, Ireland

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 Diagnostics Division (ADD) Longford

Abbott established the first diagnostics manufacturing facility in Sligo in 1994 to manufacture blood-screening products and reagents. In 2004, Abbott Diagnostics operations in Ireland expanded with the opening of a second facility in Longford. The plant was first occupied in December 2004. Manufacturing commenced in March of the following year and the first product (Architect TSH) was launched in December of 2005. The Longford facility plays a key role in helping Abbott to meet the increasing global demand for diagnostic testing in areas such as infectious disease, cancer, thyroid and cardiovascular diseases.

We currently have a vacancy for a EHS Manager and this role will involve the following:

Primary Function

  • To ensure compliance with all relevant EHS legislation and develop systems and procedures that optimises AIDD’s safety, health and environmental performance. Ensure environmental, health & safety (EHS) global management and technical standards are met and all EHS procedures are adhered to. Foster EHS awareness in the plant and promote a culture of continuous improvement.

Major Responsibilities

  • Conduct business in a manner that will protect human health, safety and the environment by complying with all applicable EHS laws, as well at the Abbott Global and Technical standards.

  • Develop and maintain an effective Environmental Health and Safety Management system.

  • Provide leadership to the EHS Specialist ensuring compliance to Performance Excellence model.

  • Ensure compliance with safety and environmental legislation, Abbott Division Procedures and Standards.

  • Educate and engage employees in efforts to optimise AIDD’s EHS performance.

  • Ensure EHS audits are conducted and all issues are effectively closed out.

  • Promote continuous improvement in all environmental and safety matters.

  • Ensure implementation of the waste management strategy, continually striving to reduce AIDD’s impact on the environment.

  • Report EHS metrics to management and Division at agreed intervals.

  • Ensure all EHS incidents are reported and where appropriate complete accident investigations to establish causation and resolution.

  • Lead the Ergonomics Workstation assessment programme.

  • Promote, implement and participate in safety committees.

  • Identify, co-ordinate and deliver appropriate EHS training.

  • Co-ordinate inspections by regulatory bodies.

  • Ensure accurate record keeping and permit completion in compliance with laws and regulations.

  • Manage and co-ordinate vendors and contractors where there is an EHS impact, and in accordance with local legislation.

  • Advise/guide environmental and customer enquiries, where appropriate, including the completion of customer questionnaires.

  • Assess and determine the introduction of new equipment, hazards, processes and chemicals.

  • Ensure compliance to ETMS Requirements.

  • Act as Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor (DGSA) for AIDD Longford and ensure compliance with global technical standard T3 Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Materials.

  • Conduct business in a manner that will protect human health, safety and the environment by complying with all applicable EHS laws, as well as the Abbott Global and Technical standards.

Supervisory / Management Responsibility

  • Supervisory/Management Responsibility.


  • Thefollowing level of education provides a necessary foundation for this Job function:

  • Third level qualification in an Environmental Science/ Occupational, safety and health or related discipline is a necessary requirement for this position, as ability to understand scientific process and implement EHS systems is a fundamental prerequisite in this role.


  • The following experience provides a necessary foundation for this Job function:.

  • At least 4 year’s EHS leadership experience. This will provide the foundation for the disciplines, techniques, trouble shooting skills and basic scientific knowledge

required for the position.

  • It is essential to have had exposure to EHS issues in a previous position

including DGSA training, and previous supervisory experience is desirable.


  • EHS Manager reports to the Engineering Manager.

  • EHS Manager is responsible for the day-to-day management of the EHS system as well as system improvements and development.

  • Ensuring EHS performance goals & reporting requirements are achieved.

  • Failure to effectively implement EHS systems requirements may result in injury/ illness, legal proceedings and negative publicity within the Division, Corporation and at national level.

  • Setting of EMS performance goals in consultation with management.

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