Abbott Team Leader Manufacturing - Weekend Shift 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 Manufacturing Team Leader

and this role will involve the following:

Primary Function

  • To directly supervise the workforce in Fill, Label and Kitpack areas to ensure production targets in terms of quality, quantity, safety, wastage and mix are attained.

Major Responsibilities

  • Optimise the use of human resources by encouraging an atmosphere of involvement, open communications and effective teamwork.

  • Motivate employees and build teams to support the plant's policy of continuous improvement towards the concept of zero defects.

  • Ensure safety standards are met and safe-working practices are adhered to including waste management.

  • Ensure that any events that have the potential to cause environmental loss or damage are reported immediately.

  • Participate in all EHS awareness activities.

  • Ensure the area is operating to standards set by Manager.

  • Ensure all employees are performing effectively and efficiently.

  • Ensure area is operating to the required quality levels.

  • Ensure all documents are adhered to and ensure GMP requirements are maintained.

  • Ensure area is working within budgeted cost constraints.

  • Liaise directly with all service departments in an effective manner to ensure support services are fully utilised.

  • Ensure production schedules are met.

  • Ensure regular appraisals are carried out and training needs identified, training plans agreed and completed.

  • Maintain a positive attendance management procedure.

  • Ensure all direct reports are fully trained with regard to safety, method and efficiency and maintain all relevant training records up to date.

  • Maintain ETMS To Do List.

  • 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


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

  • A relevant third level qualification combined with background and experience (described below) as this provides a strong foundation for this job function.

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

  • Some supervisory experience in a regulated manufacturing environment (as strong people management skills are required) is preferable.

  • Knowledge of GMP requirements in a healthcare or pharmaceutical facility (as this will provide an understanding of the quality requirements for this role).

  • Experience of manufacturing is essential to understand the day-to-day work practices.


  • The Manufacturing Team Leader will lead and motivate the Manufacturing team reporting to the Site Project Manager. He/she is responsible for the day-to-day running of Fill, Label and Kitpack areas. He/she will be responsible for quality, efficiency, wastage, mix and safety within the area. He/she will ensure that formal goals are reviewed on a regular basis and that formal performance reviews are carried out (at a minimum) once per year.

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