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Eu Polymer Engineer

Abbott Ireland

  • Mainland Europe
  • Not disclosed
  • Permanent full-time
  • Updated 16/08/2012
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Eu Polymer Engineer


Abbott Diagnostics is a global leader of in vitro diagnostics with approximately 70,000 institutional customers in more than 100 countries. Our diagnostic products offer a broad range of innovative instrument systems and tests for hospitals, reference labs, blood banks, physician offices and clinics.

Abbott’s diagnostic products offer customers automation, convenience, cost effectiveness and flexibility. Abbott has helped transform the practice of medical diagnosis from an art to a science, helping to create the modern diagnostics industry through the company’s commitment to improving patient care and lowering overall costs.

The history of Abbott Diagnostics is filled with examples of first-of-a-kind products and significant technological advancements.

Abbott Diagnostics Division currently have a vacancy for a EU Polymer Engineer and this role will involve the following:

Primary Objectives:
Manages and coordinates the activities of multi-disciplined project(s) and/or technical team(s) from concept design to production of medical devices involving external and internal customers. Includes all aspects of development such as product specification, design, testing, documentation, validation, pilot manufacturing, and sustaining engineering.

Primary duties include managing the engineering aspects of new precision injection molding projects including being the technical interface with the customer. Engineering aspects include process design and development; tooling design concepts and procurement; automation concept and procurement; qualification of mold tools; development of control plans; molding trials; coordination of metrology requirements; product submission to the customer and assisting with transition into manufacturing.

Key Responsibilities:
Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system
- Process design and development, tooling/automation design, procurement and qualification
- Concurrent management of multiple projects required
- Support development of mold capacity and budget plans for expense and capital spending
- Create and maintain project schedules, overseeing cross-functional team activities to achieve program objectives
- Transfer of moulds from one supplier to another for strategic reasons.
- Interacting with molding suppliers to meet quality and cost objectives
- Participate in cross-functional teams to investigate and resolve molding issues.
- Build, test and evaluate prototypes
- Evaluate and implement automation solutions where appropriate.
- Identify and evaluate potential cost improvement projects through automation or resin changes.
- Write draft design verification/validation protocols
- Write draft design verification/validation reports
- Seek the appropriate incremental approvals in a cross-functional team environment

A minimum of 6 years experience in a regulated industry, (medical device experience is preferred) with emphasis on management of engineering or molding projects.

A minimum of 5 years experience in managing the engineering aspects of precision, high-cavitation injection and blow molding projects with knowledge of injection molding equipment.

Key Skills

- General knowledge of plastics processes, resins, tooling, FDA QSR's and ISO requirements.
- Moulding and tooling process troubleshooting
- Competent skills in equipment and mold qualification
- Excellent communications skills with all layers of management

Accountability / Scope:

- Responsible for the reliable supply of molded components to the sites
- To ensure that all molds are run in compliance with all standards and procedures

If interested, please apply online at

Ref: 115358BR
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