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AbbVie *AbbVie Manufacturing Engineer / Technical Writer in Cork, Ireland

About AbbVie

AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines 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, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter at , Facebook at , Instagram , YouTube at and LinkedIn at .

Want to join an award-winning team?

Ready to drive innovation with and award-winning team?

Choose AbbVie Cork!

At AbbVie, we offer you the resources and a global reach to empower your innovative mindset. We know it takes teamwork and collaboration to develop the scientific breakthroughs, innovative pipelines, and therapies that change millions of patients’ lives around the world. When you have patients depending on your solutions, you look for the best people to be part of the team.

We currently have an opportunity for a Manufacturing Engineer/Technical Writer to join our manufacturing and operations team at our Carrigtwohil site in Cork.

Supporting our operations leadership team, in your new role you will assist with stabilization and process improvement activities to ensure that all documents are technically accurate, consistent with internal / external guidelines, and consistent on clarity, flow, organization, completeness, accuracy, and readability.

Are you ready to join a team that makes a difference every day? Then read on….

In your new role you will:

  • Write and revises-controlled documentation (e.g. procedures, work instructions, forms,) in line with the current templates and in line with applicable style guides.

  • Communicate with relevant departments to ensure changes are well documented and easily understood.

  • Manage manufacturing products system changes including generation and update of SOPs, batch record updates and product changes under change plan where necessary.

  • Improve compliance of the manufacturing area in conjunction with other departmental representatives. Use issues as identified as part of the quality management system such as PNCRs/NCR, Quarterly Quality Mgt Reviews, Virtus, Compliance Walkdowns to target improvement areas.

  • Collaborate with the Production Manager/Supervisor monitor to identify and implement projects to improve production process efficiencies including projects to increase yield, reduce throughput times, improve process flows, reduce costs, and eliminate waste or distressed inventory.

  • Support projects to target areas of downtime through the reliability forum and implement plans and measures to avoid recurring downtime.

  • Review production deviations and analyze deviation trends and implement corrective/preventative actions.

  • Partner with key internal stakeholders on planning and supporting the manufacturing production schedule to include managing relationships with quality, supply chain, engineering, site technology and finance as required in order to deliver business results.

  • Improve safety of the manufacturing area in conjunction with other departmental representatives. Use trends identified as part of the Green Button safety management system to target improvement areas.

  • Build Quality into all aspects of work by maintaining compliance to all quality requirements such as maintaining personnel training compliance.

  • Support implementation of Lean initiatives in manufacturing and performs other related duties and assignments as required.



  • 3rd Level Degree in Science, Engineering, or other relevant discipline

Job/Technical Skills

  • Min 2 years’ experience working within a production manufacturing environment (Oral Solid Dosage) is preferred

  • Technical writing experience in the biotech or pharmaceutical industry

  • Experience with Electronic Document Management Systems or other GXP applications is beneficial

  • Ability to perform detail-oriented work with a high degree of accuracy essential

  • Experience working in cross functional and projects teams

  • MS Word, MS Excel, Mail, Strong Technical Writing ability

So, does this all sound like the right role for you? Then apply today!

AbbVie is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer; we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop innovative solutions for patients and being part of an inclusive work environment.



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Equal Employment Opportunity

At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis 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, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.