Abbott Quality Engineer (Analytical) in Donegal Town, Ireland

Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150+ countries and employs approximately 97,000 people.

In Ireland, Abbott has five business units, represented across eight manufacturing sites. The Abbott Diabetes Care division based in Donegal Town manufactures FreeStyle blood glucose test strips for use in diabetes management. Among Abbott Diabetes Care leading brands are the FreeStyle Precision, FreeStyle Lite and FreeStyle Libre system.

The Quality Engineer (Analytical) is responsible for performing and maintaining the effectiveness of the site Analytical testing systems, ensuring the site delivers safe and effective products that meet customer needs whilst maintaining compliance.

Main Responsibilities of Quality Engineer (Analytical)

  • Follow all Environmental, Health and Safety Rules and Regulations at the site.

  • Responsible for incoming testing of chemical raw materials and liaising with vendors on quality issues/performance.

  • Raw materials testing and analysis techniques include;

  • HPLC

  • FTIR

  • UV-Vis

  • Viscometry

  • Moisture Analysis

  • Carry out test method validation and training when required.

  • Initiating Exception Reports for discrepancies observed during inspection / testing & review activities.

  • Participate in plant projects as requested

  • Supporting management in ensuring that the Quality Management System is fully implemented and effective.

Key Skills

  • Strong understanding of compliance and quality standards.

  • Very good understanding of the analytical techniques & methods.

  • Very good interpersonal skills

Education and Background:

  • Third level science / engineering or Manufacturing qualification

  • Two years in a Manufacturing / Science or Engineering environment.


Reports to the Quality Manager/Quality Lead

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