Job Description

  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Cork
  • Date Posted: Posted 2 weeks ago
  • Salary:Competitive
  • Date ClosesCloses 04/07/2022


ABEC has been a leading supplier to the biopharmaceutical manufacturing industry for over 45 years. ABEC’s unique value is based on combining long experience with the ability to engineer, design, manufacture, commission, qualify, and service the entire bioprocess to reduce overall cost, shorten time to market, and maximise productivity. ABEC’s products include process and equipment engineering/consulting services, comprehensive site services, bioreactors and fermenters, filtration and chromatography systems, prep and hold systems, and cleaning/sterilisation systems.



The Service Engineer is a hybrid-role, technical expert on ABEC products and maintains/fosters strong knowledge of the biopharmaceutical clinical and commercial manufacturing industry. This position combines aspects of Applications, Project Engineering, and Project Management, focusing these roles into daily activities and responsibilities that develop solutions to support clients throughout the life cycle of ABEC’s product offerings.


In the Applications role, the Service Engineer acts as the primary interface between the ABEC Global Sales Organisation and ABEC’s Service, Engineering, Design, Automation, Product Development and Operations Organisations for ABEC Service Products.


In the Project Engineer/Project Manager role, the Service Engineer applies their technical expertise to develop, design, specify, oversee, test, and report on project-based inspections of, and/or modifications to, biopharmaceutical process and process support equipment to successfully achieve project safety, budget and schedule goals.


Ø  Converse with Customers (internal and external to ABEC) to establish project requirements and define potential solutions.

Ø  Provide subject matter expert support to Regional Sales Managers and assist with the development of product strategies for identified opportunities.

Ø  Work internally and externally with vendors to develop scope documentation as well as cost and lead time estimates for project proposals.

Ø  Develop and execute laboratory/field tests as well as equipment/vessel inspections to measure and report on equipment condition and process performance.

Ø  Provide internal and external user training to support new product launch initiatives as well as existing product usage/maintenance.

Ø  Communicate with vendors and perform form/fit/function analysis to resolve critical component obsolescence.

Ø  Lead and coordinate multi-location, cross-functional teams throughout the entire project lifecycle, including through the resolution of any post-installation/testing issues discovered.

Ø  Closely monitor and maintain project schedule and costs, executing plan-do-check-act to correct any encountered deviations.

Ø  Support company designers on engineering-related deliverables while meeting customer expectations for equipment requirements related to form/fit/function.

Ø  Support the creation and approval of key Engineering and Design documentation (i.e. piping/instrument drawings, assembly drawings, detailed design drawings, bills of material, etc.).

Ø  Perform calculations required for equipment verification and component/system sizing.

Ø  Prepare detailed specifications and equipment data sheets.

Ø  Support design verification activities and participate in Design-driven Model reviews.

Ø  Review and Approve related Engineering Change Notices (ECN’s) and ensure their accuracy and completeness prior to their publication and release throughout the organization (i.e. purchasing, quality, manufacturing, etc.)

Ø  Support Manufacturing and Quality based resources in their work to fabricate, assemble and qualify engineering/design deliverables in support of customer driven requirements.

Ø  Function as company contact on technical items related to assigned projects under fabrication and quality verification.

Ø  Supervision and/or conduct FAT and/or SAT activities both domestically and internationally.

Ø  Generate required test plans and work with customers to seek approval in advance of execution.

Ø  Support the development of engineering standards, procedures & procedures for review by departmental management.

Ø  Lead, participate, and educate others regarding Continuous Improvement and Lessons Learned activities.


Ø  BS in a relevant Engineering Discipline (Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical, or hybrid sub-discipline) or related technical discipline.

Ø  2-5 years of post-graduate engineering, technical and/or project management experience in related industry (process or manufacturing) preferred.

Ø  Ability to travel upwards of 20% per year (domestic and international).

Ø  A successful candidate will be able to:

o    manage time effectively in a dynamic office/manufacturing setting.

o    cooperate and work effectively in a team-based environment.

o    clearly communicate information and ideas to technical and non-technical personnel in both oral and written forms.

o    demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

o    self-start, navigate pre-defined process guidelines, and adapt when presented with challenges or deviations to process.

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