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Abbott Diagnostic Technologist in Longford, Ireland

Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs almost 3,000 people across 11 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 and support operations in Dublin and shared services in Dublin and Westport. 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 Diagnostics Division – Longford (ADDLF)

Abbott established the first diagnostics manufacturing facility in Sligo in 1994 to manufacture blood-screening products and reagents. In 2004, Abbott Diagnostics operations in Ireland expanded with the opening of a second facility in Longford. The plant was first occupied in December 2004. Manufacturing commenced in March of the following year and the first product (Architect TSH) was launched in December of 2005.

The Longford facility plays a key role in helping Abbott to meet the increasing global demand for diagnostic testing in areas such as infectious disease, cancer, thyroid and cardiovascular diseases.

We currently have a number of positions as a Diagnostic Technologist (Science Graduates) to work in the Operations Department and this role will involve the following:

Primary Function

  • To ensure the plant meets its customer service, financial, inventory management, quality and safety goals through the timely execution of the Production Schedule.

  • To carry out all activities assigned to ensure that production targets in terms of quality, quantity, volume are attained.

Major Responsibilities

  • Perform all duties as assigned by Team Leader.

  • Carry out operations in the manufacturing area including:

  • Solution Formulation.

  • Microparticle Coating.

  • Conjugation of biological molecules.

  • Computer applications e.g. LDRS, DMS, LIMS, ETMS & ERP

  • Perform line clearances and line closeouts.

  • Perform In-Process Testing.

  • Carry out preventive maintenance on Abbott instruments.

  • Complete and comply with all relevant documentation.

  • Adhere to all GMP and GLP requirements.

  • Ensure safe work practices and behavior on the job at all times.

  • Ensure that activities are completed within budget e.g. wastelevels, per plan requirements.

  • Carry out training of new employees as appropriate.

  • Support continuous improvement by assisting in and become involved inCost-saving ideas & projects.

  • Assist in compiling information for annual budgets.

  • Maintain adequate stocks of operating supplies and consumables within the laboratory.

  • Revising Procedures and other documentation as appropriate.

  • Use of computer applications as appropriate.

  • Assist in executing validation protocols.

  • Maintain ETMS TO DO LIST.

  • Conduct business in a manner that will protect human health, safety and the environment by complying with all applicable EHS laws, as well as the Abbott Global & Technical Standards.

Supervisory / Management Responsibility

  • Works independently or Individual Contributor.


  • The following level of education provides a necessary foundation for this Job function:

  • Minimum Leaving Certificate or equivalent plus Certificate in a relevant discipline, as this foundation will provide a basic understanding of the scientific principles required to understand the manufacturing processes and the skills required to record and analyze scientific data.


· The following experience provides a necessary foundation for this Job function:

  • Previous experience in a scientific manufacturing environment is desirable but not essential. This experience would provide a foundation in the areas of Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) and Good Laboratory Practice (GLP).


  • The Diagnostic Technologist must be trained on the relevant procedures and processes before taking responsibility for a manufacturing task. Failure to follow the relevant procedures could result in manufacturing failures or customer complaints and product recalls with the associated financial losses.

  • A trained individual is given authority and responsibility to carry out duties without close supervision.

  • Formal goals are reviewed on a regular basis and formal performance reviews are carried out.

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