Packing Shift Manager
Cootehill, Ireland
10d ago

JOB DESCRIPTION : Abbott in Ireland

Abbott in Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs more than 3,200 people across 11 sites. Abbott has six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third party manufacturing management operation in Sligo.

It has commercial operations in Dublin and shared services in Dublin and Westport. Abbott serves the Irish market with a diverse range of health care products including diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals.

Abbott has been operating in Ireland since 1946.

Abbott Ireland Nutrition Division Cootehill

Abbott Nutrition in Cootehill manufactures infant nutritional products for the export markets. The facility is dedicated to providing products of the highest quality standard to its customers.

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, pasteurised, 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.

We currently have a temporary vacancy for a General Manufacturing Operator(s) and this position will include the following :

Primary Function

Follow all Health and Safety Rules and Regulations in the plant.

Maintain plant safety at the highest level with a zero accident target and with immediate response and thorough investigation and corrective action for all hazardous occurrences and accidents and follow-up.

Constantly work to improve the compliance culture with respect to quality, housekeeping, cGMP and food safety requirements.

Minimize environmental risks to ensure no adverse environmental impact, with immediate and appropriate response and thorough investigation for all environmental incidents.

Provide leadership, direction and co-ordination to the Packing Shift.

Monitor cGMP, hygiene and safety practices within the Packing area through focus on walkdowns.

Ensure all packing equipment is checked regularly to ensure no non-conformances exist and to ensure they are operating in a safe and efficient manner.

Monitor performance versus Plan and Update. Take corrective action as necessary in order to meet targets for output, payroll and operating expenses.

Assist Manufacturing Manager and Planners in preparation of production schedules.

Maintain the highest standard of safety, quality, customer service and environmental control ensuring compliance with Abbott policies and procedures, meeting all local, statutory requirements and meeting the regulatory requirements of countries to which are products are shipped.

Maintain awareness for the need for ongoing change and continuous improvement. Implement strategies and programs to meet current Packing objectives and to meet future growth requirements with full focus on business excellence strategy.

Take responsibility for training and development of employees on his / her shift. Ensure all employees achieve their full potential and develop their skills to meet the current and future needs of the Manufacturing Department.

Ensure all new recruits or internal moves get full induction and on the job training.

Maintain a positive employee relations atmosphere. Ensure that there is good communication and co-operation by encouraging knowledge sharing and open exchange of ideas within the Plant.

Maintain good communication lines with other departments e.g. Engineering, Q.A., Materials, Human Resources and Finance.

Monitor all Packing staff time cards and records of absenteeism, overtime, etc. and take corrective action as appropriate.

Ensure the ongoing operations are effectively managed and ensure KPIs are achieved and maintained.

Attend department meetings as scheduled; ensure adequate preparation and contribution to these meetings.

Ensure effective implementation also out of actions of the plant CAPA system.

Ensure the Packing Operations are in compliance with Abbott policies and procedures.

Ensure continued implementation of the Performance Excellence initiative completing all goals, performance reviews and growth plans accordingly.

Manage packing team effectively through coaching and counselling where appropriate leading by example at all times.

Undertake any special arrangements as directed by the Manufacturing Manager

This Job function may change where changes to cGMP, EHS, Technical / New Equipment, Quality Procedures & SOPs are made.

Major Responsibilities

Ensure compliance across the shift at all times.

Meet on a continuous and reliable basis the requirements to produce the highest quality infant, formula in the most efficient, safe and hygienic manner, in compliance with all company policies and procedures.

Provide the necessary support to Packing to achieve organizational plant goals.

Provide overall leadership, direction and co-ordination to the Packing Shift.

Monitor performance versus Plan and Update.

Maintain a high standard of safety, quality and adherence to cGMP in the plant.

Work Shift :

This is a weekend shift position but the successful candidate will need to be in a position to work all shift patterns as required, dependent on the needs of the business.

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