Abbott Equipment Maintenance Technician in Clonmel, Ireland

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.

Key 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 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 operations of equipment.

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

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

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

Education and Job Skills

  • National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) level 6 qualification in a relevant discipline and 2+ years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Applies broad knowledge of general technical concepts and practices and a general understanding of product or systems fundamentals. Utilizes increased knowledge of numeral and statistical data and computer software programs to resolve non-routine/moderately complex problems. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

  • Performs non-routine to moderately complex technical assignments using standard methods and sequences. Performs set-up, testing, repair, inspection, and/or maintenance of all area-specific equipment, materials, systems, and/or product. Makes adjustments, modifications, and replacements as directed. Assignments require broad judgement in troubleshooting proven accesses as well as the ability to suggest alternatives.

  • Plans, organizes and priorities own daily work routine to meet established schedule. May perform an AMIGO planning role to plan activities for other technicians in the department.

  • Solves a variety of problems of limited to moderate scope and complexity requiring basic interpretation of defined procedures and practices. Maintains confidentiality in handling sensitive information or documents.

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