Abbott Engineering Standards and Safety Manager Job at Abbott Laboratories in Dublin

Job Description

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of healthcare products including diagnostics, medical devices and nutritionals products. In Ireland, Abbott employs over 4,000 people across nine sites. We have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Abbott Ireland Commercial Liffey Valley Dublin

Opened in 1946, this operation, based in Liffey Valley Dublin was the first Abbott business unit to be established in Ireland. This business is responsible for the sales, marketing and distribution of a wide range of diabetes, diagnostic, and nutritional products in Ireland.


AES & Safety Engineering Manager will be a key figure to ensure the effective asset risk control strategy and capital inputs across Established Pharmaceutical Operations (EPO) identifying the need for asset upgrades and exchange due to standards and Highly Protected status strategies. Also, will be the main interface with divisional quality and EHS functions in different continuous improvement workstreams with Engineering and maintenance local teams.

Primary Job Function:
Conduct Abbott Engineering Standards (AES), Safety Engineering assessments across EPO sites as well as building site roadmaps and ensure implementation.

Lead and support Engineering teams in sites to include actions & capital input in Site Master Plan as well as EPO long range planning to reduce Risk Index and versus Abbott standard new requirements.

Participate in the technical committees to design and review AES. Assess the impact in the EPO organization of those changes.

Support HPS-COMPETE roadmap from Engineering:
Industrial Hygiene, Containment strategies, Electrical & Warehouse safety

Co-lead with EHS standardization of LOTO across sites and help Maintenance/Engineering crew implementing the new software and integration of it with CMMS work orders process.

Develop/ensure that equipment safety maintenance procedure is standardized across sites and implement; such as in Fluid bed dryers or High Shear Mixers to prevent explosion and fire or on arc flash risk assessment.

Build and roll out Safety by Design program supporting User Requirement Specifications inputs

Core Job Responsibilities:
Lead thoroughly implementation of AES roadmaps

Lead with EHS and site Maintenance leader the implementation of best practices standards in maintenance procedure of equipment and LOTO

Develops Safety by design requirement to be included in user specification when procuring new equipment

Participate in front end planning reviews to ensure compliance with AES

Design and review AES and assess the impact in the EPO organization of those changes through participation into the Abbott technical committees

Position Accountability/Scope:
Divisional scope across regions and functions, main point of contact in AES and Safety Engineering standards

Site Maintenance teams and Asset Lifecycle management director to assess investments, procedures, asset condition assessments

Main point of contact for Corporate Global Engineering Services SMEs and AES committees to design, evaluate and review Abbott Engineering Standards

Minimum Education and Experience Required:
Master’s degree in engineering with additional studies/professional master’s in health and safety Engineering

At least 5 years of experience in similar position or green field/brown field pharmaceutical construction projects

Solid understanding of engineering standards and Safety & Maintenance procedures

Baseline understanding of related CMMS software.

Knowledge and experience in project management.

Languages: Fluent written and spoken English; Spanish and Russian are a large plus.

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About Company

Company: Abbott Laboratories

Company Location:  Dublin

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