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Process Equipment Engineer



Other Engineering
Sligo, Ireland
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas – immunology, oncology, neuroscience, and eye care – and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on X, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Process Equipment Engineer to join our team in Sligo. This is a 12 month fixed term contract. You will need to have strong communication skills, excellent technical skills, troubleshooting and the ability to make decisions under pressure.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide Engineering services to the plant, to maximise the availability of Manufacturing, Utilities and Facilities Equipment.
  • Support the engineering team in controlling uptime of equipment and optimizing efficiencies both in equipment and process performance.
  • Provide engineering support and technical trouble shooting to all site operations and reliability of equipment and processes.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Manage the execution of projects within the engineering group including specific Process Safety Projects.
  • Manage engineering projects when and where required.
  • Ensure continual compliance with the policies relating to Personnel, Quality, Engineering, Safety and Finance.
  • Support the provision of process safety initiatives to the site.
  • Liaise with Production to ensure equipment performance is maximized.
  • Liaise with Internal/External Engineering Personnel and contract maintenance providers in maintaining troubleshooting and installing/commissioning equipment.
  • Lead commissioning activities.
  • Preparation of feasibility studies and budget management for all assigned projects.
  • Assess EHS impacts of new processes and products at the facility with a particular focus on process safety.
  • Support the preparation and implementation of the sites Industrial Hygiene Programme (Containment verification).
  • Management of external contracts and contractors.
  • Ensure safety standards are met and safe working practices adhered to.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant engineering or technical discipline or a trade qualification with commensurate experience in a similar role
  • 5+ years experience in process engineering, with relevant experience of batch processing, automation, project management, commissioning and validation, equipment reliability and continuous improvement.
  • Knowledge of cGMP and regulatory requirements relating to the Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Proven project management skills, including the ability to deliver projects on schedule, within budget, and meeting defined quality requirements.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written are essential.
  • Demonstrate a Right First-Time ethos.

Additional Information

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.