Offers “Abbott”

Expires soon Abbott

Instrument / Service Engineer (Weekend day Shift)

  • Finisklin, IRELAND
  • Teaching

Job description

JOB DESCRIPTION:

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 Diagnostic Division Sligo

Abbott Diagnostic's is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics with approximately 70,000 institutional customers in more than 100 countries. Our diagnostic products offer a broad range of innovative instrument systems and tests for hospitals, reference labs, blood banks, physician offices and clinics.

Abbott’s diagnostic products offer customers automation, convenience, cost-effectiveness and flexibility. Abbott has helped transform the practice of medical diagnosis from an art to a science, helping to create the modern diagnostics industry through the company's commitment to improving patient care and lowering overall costs. The history of Abbott Diagnostics is filled with examples of first-of-a-kind products and significant technological advancements.

Role Description:
We are looking for a number of Instrument/ Service Engineers to provide a Facilities and Manufacturing Engineering service to the plant, in order to maximise the availability of Plant and Manufacturing Equipment.  To ensure continual compliance with the policies relating to Personnel, Quality, Engineering, Safety and Finance.  To control all relevant engineering budgets.  To develop the Engineering team with the emphasis on continual operational improvements and employee development.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

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The day-to-day demand and preventative maintenance and problem solving of test instruments and lab equipment.

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To develop and maintain a stock of spare parts for instruments.

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The completion and recording of functional and safety checks on test instruments and correction of any deviations from specification.

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Completion of installation and validation of new and upgraded test instruments.

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Ensure instrument manuals/ software are kept up to date.

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Preparation of engineering metrics as requested.

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Establish with Area Team Leader/ Manager the department goals.

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Ensure Safety Standards are met and safe working practices adhered to.  Foster and lead continuous improvement to the culture of safety. Recommend/implement improvements to safety standards.

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Ensure good laboratory practices are maintained.

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Preparation of Capital Expenditure Requests for test instruments and calibration equipment.

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Support the Engineering Team in ensuring that equipment is maintained to meet the required legal, divisional and corporate standards.

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Liaise with Division Engineering as required.

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Coordinate the calibration of equipment and ensure compliance with calibration requirements for both Plant and Manufacturing equipment.

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Ensure completion of appropriate in house calibration.

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Identify and implement CIP’s as appropriate.

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Ensure External contractors are managed and supervised.

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Ensure the effective management of appropriate internal and external plant projects.

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Completion of all required documentation associated with instruments/lab equipment/calibration in a timely fashion.

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Any other relevant duties as requested by the Area Team Leader/Coordinator/Manager.

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Bring to the attention of relevant management any risk in product/test operations, which may have adverse effects on product quality/safety.

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Training of instrument users in the application and troubleshooting of the various instruments and lab equipment.

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Liaise with outside technical instrument support as required.

Education and Experience Required:

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Third level qualification in engineering or related discipline to provide the foundation necessary for understanding engineering principles and develop on-going engineering skills.

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Minimum of two years of relevant experience in an engineering role, ideally some of which will be in instrument maintenance.

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Must be a self-starter with the ability to organise and work within a team.

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Must be willing to consider working either weekday night shift (Mon – Thurs) or Weekend day (Thurs – Sat).

Connect with us at  www.abbott.com or https://www.ie.abbott/ , on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/company/abbott-/ , on Facebook at  www.facebook.com/Abbott  and on Twitter @AbbottNews .

     

JOB FAMILY:

Engineering

     

DIVISION:

ADD Diagnostics

        

LOCATION:

Ireland > Finisklin : Finisklin Road

     

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

     

WORK SHIFT:

Ie - Shftpre1 (Ireland)

     

TRAVEL:

Yes, 5 % of the Time

     

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Not Applicable

     

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Not Applicable

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