Abbott Maintenance Technician in Clonmel, Ireland

Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,000 people across 10 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, support operations and shared services in Dublin. 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 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.

We are looking for an Maintenance Technician to join the Vascular Division located in Clonmel and this role will involve the following:

Primary function

Provides technical support relating to equipment utilized in the manufacturing areas by repairing, maintaining, or modifying production equipment utilizing technical expertise, technical manuals, schematic drawings, precision tools, and test equipment.

Main responsibilities

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable corporate and divisional policies and procedures. Responds to assembly line equipment repair calls, by diagnosing equipment problems, and performing the necessary repair.

  • Documents equipment qualifications and upgrades made to existing machines, including preventative maintenance performed and parts used, to ensure appropriate documentation of repair history in Asset Management Integrating Global Operations (AMIGO).

  • Maintains back-up equipment and ensures spare parts are maintained at the required levels to meet manufacturing equipment needs.

  • Assists industrial, manufacturing, and quality engineers in the operation of equipment.

  • Provides equipment development engineers with feedback on equipment issues and offers suggestions for improving equipment uptime.

  • Assist in the construction of worktables, providing necessary utilities, and setting up of equipment on manufacturing assembly lines.

  • Modifies existing assembly lines or workstations as required to accommodate manufacturing demands

Education & Job Skills

  • (Education/ Experience) National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) level 6 qualification in a relevant discipline. Relevant work experience advantageous but not essential or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Applies limited knowledge of basic technical concepts and practices and a basic understanding of product or systems fundamentals. Utilises basic knowledge of numerical and/or statistical data and computer software programs to resolve routine problems. Will perform this job in a quality system environment.

  • (Cognitive Skills) Performs routine technical tasks working from detailed written or verbal instructions. Performs routine set-up, testing, repair, inspection, and/or maintenance of certain area-specific equipment, materials, systems, and/or product. Assignments require limited judgment in troubleshooting proven processes.

  • (Planning/Organisation) Completes daily work to meet established schedule with guidance from supervisor on prioritisation of tasks. May perform an AMIGO planning role to plan activities for other technicians in the department.

  • (Decision Making/Impact) Solves problems of limited scope and complexity requiring basic interpretation of well-defined procedures and practices. Maintains confidentiality in handling sensitive information or documents.

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