Engineer, Research and Development

Abbott Laboratories (Tipperary, Ireland) 4 days ago

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of healthcare products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritionals products. In Ireland, Abbott employs over 4,000 people across nine sites. We have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Abbott Ireland Vascular Division Clonmel

Abbott Vascular is one of the world's leading vascular care businesses. Abbott Vascular is uniquely focused on advancing the treatment of vascular disease and improving patient care by combining the latest medical device innovations with world-class pharmaceuticals, investing in research and development and advancing medicine through training and education.

Our broad line of vascular devices–which includes vessel closure, endovascular and coronary technologies–are used to treat vessel diseases of the heart, carotid arteries and peripheral blood vessels. These vessel diseases can lead to heart attack, stroke, critical limb ischemia and other serious vascular conditions.


  • 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 processes and corrects problems that produce non-conforming products, low yields, process interruptions or product quality issues. Interfaces with quality and research and development organisations to integrate new products or processes into the existing manufacturing area.


  • Initiaties and completes technical activities leading to new or improved products or process, for current programmes, next generation programmes and to meet startegic goals and objectives of the company. Prepares, reports, publishes and makes 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 techniqus. Develops knowledge in the field to become a recognised leader or authority in an area of specialisation and applies this knowledge in leadership roles in the company.
  • Incorporate business policies and procedures into task completion. Understands the business needs of the company, and has knowledge of the customer neeeds 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 consultant for engineering or scientific interpreations and advice on significant matters. Acts as a spokesperson to customers on business unit current and future capabilites.
  • Participates in validation activity. Role may vary between providing input to owning activities such as protocol/report writing and managing execution of validation activities.


  • (Experience/Education) National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline and 4+ years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Wide application of technical principles, practices, and procedures. Strong understanding of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/relationships. Will perform the job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
  • Cognitive Skills) Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgement within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Has a sound knowledge of various technical alternatives and their impact.
  •  (Influence/Leadership) Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilaite completion of assignments. Participates in the development of less eperienced staff by setting an example, providing guidance and work direction and offering counsel. May lead a project team. Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects. Influences middle management on technical business solutions. May internact with vendors.
  • (Planning/Organisation) Plans and organises non-routine tasks. Initiates or maintains work schedule. Establishes priorities of work assignments.
  • (Decision Making/Impact) Exercises judgement in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious programme delays and considerable expenditiure of resources.
  • (Supervision Received) Works under only general supervision. Independently determines and develops an approach to solutions. Work is reviewed for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • (Supervision Provided) May provide work direction and guidance to experienced exempt and/or skilled nonexempt levels of employees; evaluates performance of and assists in career development planning for subordinates.
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