Lab technician



Kilkenny, Ireland
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

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At Abbott, you will play a crucial role to help people live more fully at all stages of their lives. Abbott is a global healthcare leader and our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional products and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues have a daily impact on the life of people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs over 5,000 people across nine sites. We currently have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott also has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have been making a difference in the lives of Irish people since 1946.

Diabetes Care Kilkenny

Our new manufacturing facility in Kilkenny, opening in 2024, reflects the growing demand for Abbott's global Diabetes Care products. The facility will be a centre for world-class engineering, quality, medical device manufacturing, and other science-based professionals to produce life-changing technologies that enable people with diabetes to live the best and fullest lives they can. At Abbott in Kilkenny, you can shape your career as you help shape the future of healthcare.

This is how you can make a difference at Abbott:

We currently have a requirement for a Laboratory Technician to join our New Abbott Diabetes Care Kilkenny site. The following is required for this role:

Responsible for maintaining the effectiveness of the site environmental monitoring program and product release testing in accordance with GLP, GMP and regulatory requirements. Ensure compliance to site and divisional policies and procedures. Support continuous improvement activities. Adhere to Health and Safety within the working environment, highlight opportunities for improvement to EHS performance.


  • Perform a variety of sampling activities to support product manufacture in a cGMP regulatory environment.

  • Perform environmental monitoring sampling including surface, viable and non-viable particulate air monitoring of controlled cleanroom areas in accordance with GLP,GMP and ISO14644 class 8 standards.

  • Co-ordinate samples for analysis and liaise with service providers and suppliers.

  • Ensure that all work carried out is in compliance with the required regulatory standards, conforms to company policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs).

  • Assist in the design and set-up of the site microbiology program.

  • Create and update documentation as needed.

  • Support the set up and maintenance of laboratory equipment and consumables.

  • Participate in validation activities as needed for cleanroom/ utilities qualification program.

  • Review and approval of laboratory test results.

  • Complete records on time and review data for accuracy and completeness.

  • Assist in the identification of root cause analysis and provide technical advice as needed.

  • Support unplanned events and raise out of specification results in a timely manner and inform the Supervisor immediately of any such events.

  • Initiate and complete CAPAs and change controls in accordance with site procedures.

  • Trend data for environmental and product monitoring. This also involves the generation and presentation of quarterly and annual reports

  • Maintain a “right first time” approach to quality records by ensuring accountability for functional responsibilities.


  • Third level Science / Manufacturing or equivalent qualification.

  • Preferred two years’ work experience in a Manufacturing / Science / Quality or equivalent environment.

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