Johnson & Johnson Careers

Apprentice Manufacturing Technician x 8

Limerick, Limerick

Job Description

Requisition ID: 1805656057W

Position Title: Apprentice Manufacturing Technician  

Department: Operations

Report to: Manufacturing Engineering Team Lead  

Location: Vision Care, Limerick  


Higher Certificate Engineering (Level 6) Manufacturing Engineering 


Company Introduction

Vision Care Ireland is located in Limerick and produces the Acuvue range of contact lenses: the world’s leading contact lens product.  Our Limerick site uses the industry’s most advanced technology and directly employs over 900 people.  We produce a diverse array of contact lenses using our highly automated production process.  Key to our success has been the combination of state-of-the-art material science with technologies such as precision injection moulding, robotics, vision systems and data analytics.


Vision Care Ireland was established in 1995 in the National Technology Park, close to the University of Limerick.  The facility opened with six production lines that manufactured one day disposable contact lens for the European and Japanese markets.  Since then we have been on a continuous expansion and improvement path and now have over 37 advanced production lines, manufacturing over 8 million contact lenses a day, which are shipped to customers worldwide.


This apprenticeship is a 2 year programme with 70% of the time spent on the job and the remaining 30% spent in an allocated Institute of Technology.


Job Profile

The Manufacturing Technician will be required to provide a technical support function for Manufacturing operations, including troubleshooting equipment and process issues, validation and qualification activities.


Main areas of responsibility:


·         Responsibility for fault finding, maintenance, and continuous improvements


·         Troubleshooting and solve technical problems.


·         Work on yield quality improvements


·         All employees are responsible for minimizing both the Environmental and Health & Safety effects of the work that they perform. 


·         Ensure no housekeeping issues on own line.


·         Maintain a Credo & Behavioral Standards based culture within the group


Educational Requirements:

For applicants less than 23 years old - Grade 06 at ordinary level in 5 leaving cert subjects, 2 of which must be maths and a language (English or Irish) with minimum of 250 CAO points.

Primary Location
Johnson & Johnson Vision Care (Ireland) Limited (8182)
Job Function
Requisition ID