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Abbott Project Engineer in Longford, Ireland

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 – Longford:

Abbott established a diagnostics manufacturing facility in Sligo in 1994 to manufacture blood-screening products and reagents.

In 2004, Abbott’s operations in Ireland expanded with the opening of a second facility in Longford. The plant was first occupied in December 2004, 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.

Abbott in Longford manufactures 18 diagnostic reagent products for thyroid function, fertility, and pregnancy, cardiology, renal and metabolic. Our products are manufactured to the highest standards of quality and are regulated by bodies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).


Primary Function

  • To provide a Facilities and Manufacturing engineering service to AIDD Longford by maximizing the availability of Plant and Manufacturing equipment.


  • 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 at the Abbott Global and Technical standards.

  • Monitor and control plant construction activities and provide necessary support.

  • Qualification of new and upgraded facilities, utilities and equipment (FUE).

  • Prepare and execute relevant protocols for qualification, working with quality and area owners to approve and complete.

  • Work with Preventative Maintenance System to ensure compliance to Plant Quality System

  • Maintenance of facility, interior and exterior, utility services and process plant including product and non-product water systems, Clean in Place, Clean out Place integrated systems and automatic fill delivery systems.

  • Work for successful External, Division and Corporate audits.

  • Preparation of capital expenditure requests for the plant.

  • Communicate effectively with plant management, corporate and division engineering.

  • Work in site team to design and implement plant improvement projects.

  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analyzing and planning work flow, space requirements, and equipment layout.

  • Keep equipment operational by coordinating maintenance and repair services.

  • Develop project plans with senior engineers for changes to facility, utilities or equipment.

  • Maintains project schedule by monitoring project progress; coordinating activities; resolving problems, and maintaining project costs.

  • Prepares Equipment and process status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.

  • Individual Contributor or Works independently.


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

  • Third level qualification in Engineering or related discipline is required to understand the nature of the business


  • Experience in an engineering environment in a related industry is desirable but not essential.


  • Responsible for operating all engineering functions in line with the plant quality policy with minimum supervision.

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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