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Abbott Senior Molding Engineer 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.

A Senior Molding Engineer role is currently available with Abbott Vascular in Clonmel, County Tipperary.

The ideal candidate will have 5 years+ molding engineer experience, be self motivated and want to drive their own work and projects.

The candidate will need a strong knowledge of injection molding processes and validation qualification experience.

Abbott Vascular is currently investing in automation and working with our vendors to implement cutting edge technology and automation cells.

This role will offer the opportunity to join a growing team and be a key player in the compliant completion of complex component delivery to create life saving medical devices for the global market. You will work with a range of different vendors spanning a range of capabilities in many different vendor product areas.

Purpose statement:

Plays a leading role in the area of Abbott Vascular (AV) injection molding related activities, including new tool qualifications and resolution of supply and quality issues encountered during day-to-day running of the business.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for design, development, implementation and ongoing support of polymer-based injection molded components used in the manufacture of AV's products offerings.

  • Serve as both technical expert in the field of injection molding as well as a project manager for molding related projects, working regularly with Research and Development (R&D), Operations, Supply Chain, Quality and suppliers.

  • Manage molded commodities over life cycle including tactical and strategic activities to support ongoing business such as product, process, quality and cost improvement initiatives, supplier and resin changes, material obsolescence.

  • Troubleshoot molding issues in conjunction with supplier and lead/support internal investigations as required.

  • Work closely with molding suppliers to ensure reliable supply of parts.

  • Responsible for ensuring adherence to quality system through creation and update of specifications, metrology, setup, design control and qualification and Failure Models and Effects Analysis (FMEA)

  • Identify critical dimensions and work with suppliers to ensure proper process controls are in-place.

  • Must have proven ability to participate in team atmosphere, exhibit and create a sense of urgency and maintain effective working relationships with peers, customers and suppliers.

  • Concurrent management/support of multiple projects.

  • Create and maintain project schedules, lead and participate in cross-functional team activities to achieve program objectives.'

  • Transfer of molds to new suppliers, start-up of new suppliers.

  • Participate in cross-functional teams to investigate and resolve molding issues.

  • Perform capacity analysis for molds, presses and assembly automation and make recommendations for future investment.

Education & Job Skills:

  • National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) Level 7 qualification in a relevant discipline. 4+ years of relevant work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Wide application of technical principles, practices and procedures within the field of polymer component manufacture, in particular within the field of injection molding. Strong understanding of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/relationships. Will perform role within quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

  • Works on problems of diversive scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment 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.

  • Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate completion of assignments. Participates in the development of less experienced 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 or business solutions. Interacts frequently with suppliers.

  • Plans and organizes non-routine tasks. Initiates or maintains work schedule. Establishes priorities of work assignments.

  • Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure or resources.

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