Abbott Jobs

Mobile abbott Logo

Job Information

Abbott Lab 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 a Lab Technician to join the Vascular Division located in Clonmel and this role will involve the following:

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide routine laboratory tests in the metallurgical/mechanical, chemical, scanning electron microscopy, reliability engineering and microbiological areas, in accordance with established procedures and specifications.

  • Interprets test results and examines for unusual characteristics.

  • Troubleshoots procedures that may have been compromised, thus determining the potential cause of unexpected results of routine tests.

  • Communicates with customers and appropriate technical staff regarding testing schedule information, results, or unanticipated discoveries. Writes procedures, conducts validations, and writes technical reports.

  • Co-ordinates, schedules, and budgets for procurement of outside testing: environmental, and mechanical

  • Schedules purchase of laboratory supplies.

  • Analyses, reviews, and documents the status of laboratory records for archiving.

  • Administers the flow of test requests, from logging in through filing and archiving.


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 broad knowledge of general technical concepts and practices and a general understanding of product or systems fundamentals.

Utilises increased knowledge of numerical 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.

(Cognitive Skills) 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 judgment in troubleshooting proven processes as well as the ability to suggest alternatives. (Planning/Organisation) Plans, organises, and prioritises own daily work routine to meet established schedule. (Decision Making/lmpact) 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, (Supervision Received) General supervision. Receives general instruction on routine work and detailed instruction on new assignments.


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