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Senior Engineer – Continuous Improvement (12 month contact) Job at Abbott Laboratories in Cavan

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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 Nutrition Division Cootehill Cavan

Abbott Nutrition produces a range of infant formulae in all pack sizes under the brand name “Similac”. To complement the range of “Similac” infant formulae, the facility also manufactures a range of follow on formulae under the brand name of “Gain”. The essential ingredient is liquid skim milk and this is combined with carbohydrate, vegetable oils, vitamins and minerals. The product is blended, pasteurized, dried and packaged at the site and once packaged, is distributed to Europe, South East Asia, the Middle East, Latin America and Canada.

Established in 1975, Abbott Nutrition in Ireland is the largest powder manufacturing facility for the production of infant formulae within the Abbott Corporation worldwide. Approximately 1,000 dairy farms in Ireland and Northern Ireland supply quality milk to the Cootehill facility which processes 500,000 litres per day. This secure supply together with Ireland’s reputation as a green, clean environment is of significant strategic importance to Abbott Nutrition.

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated and ambitious Project Engineer to further develop their career by joining a Global Leader in the Nutritional Manufacturing industry.

The Project Engineer – Continuous Improvement (CI) will lead Operational Excellence CI initiatives throughout the Abbott Cootehill site along with identifying and leading best practice projects/programs in conjunction with the Abbott Nutrition 14 worldwide sites.

You will ideally have +5 years of relevant experience in an Engineering /CI role and have demonstrated ability to lead and influence best in class projects and/or programs.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Experience in problem solving and process improvement methodologies, ideally with structured analytical & problem-solving skills.

Use lean Six Sigma, change management tools and methodologies to ensure project success, for example: Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, DMAIC etc.

Accountable for identifying opportunities to optimize processes and ways of working, in order to improve efficiency and reduce cost.

Responsible for the development and execution of lean processes to drive department-wide efficiency and productivity, e.g. through automation and process improvement.

Provide leadership in process improvements across all departments, by collaborating with others; articulating ideas and viewpoints to senior management, peers and others; identifying and initiating change and improvements to the ways working within the customer function

In all optimization efforts seeks to make lean transactional improvements; helping improve department KPIs.

Provides process improvement support in cross-functional project teams.

Other ad hoc OPEX & EHS department or site duties and projects as required.

EDUCATION & COMPETENCIES:
A Bachelor of Science/Engineering/Quality qualification.

+5 years’ experience in a high volume and dynamic production environment.

Accredited in Lean Six Sigma and Continuous Improvement methodologies (Green/Black Belt) is preferable.

Demonstrated ability to identify improvement opportunities and ability to lead CI projects with a can-do proactiveness.

Proven Project / Program Management experience, with technical capability to develop aspects of assigned projects on time and within budget.

Ability to build on the site Behavioral Based Continuous Improvement culture through engagement, data analysis, best practice identification and implementation.

Ability to effectively interact, influence and communicate across all levels.

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Company: Abbott Laboratories

Company Location:  Cavan

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