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Pharma giant creating 45 jobs with new Blanchardstown hub

15 May 2017

A new engineering centre in Blanchardstown will see up to 45 new hires at Mallinckrodt.

Pharma company Mallinckrodt is on the hunt for 45 “highly skilled” staff to fill its new global medical device engineering centre at the company’s Blanchardstown base.

Jobs in a range of disciplines – including product design, core electronics, electromechanical engineering and software development – have been created at the new centre.

The pharma giant has been heavily investing in its Irish operation, with its total spend in the country now approaching €100m.

Mallinckrodt already employs around 75 people in Ireland, with the new roles complementing such areas as manufacturing, supply chain management and other support functions.

The company’s new location on the Cruiserath Road in Blanchardstown also houses its Irish corporate offices and a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which is currently undergoing commissioning and validation.

With a presence in Ireland for almost 25 years, Mark Trudeau, president and CEO of Mallinckrodt, said that its employees here are a “tremendous asset” to the company’s global operations.

“This new global device engineering facility allows us to centralise our device R&D skills and expertise in developing the next generation of products for a number of important and rare conditions, to make a significant difference to the lives of patients,” said Trudeau.

Dr David Keenan, VP of global external supply and MD of Mallinckrodt in Ireland, said the latest investment took less than two years to execute, with the construction of the corporate offices, manufacturing facility and the new centre completed together at College Business and Technology Park, Blanchardstown.

“This has been an exceptional achievement by our internal project teams and contractors, with the support of the IDA and Fingal County Council,” Keenan said.

Along with the new centre, Mallinckrodt today (15 May) revealed a new partnership with Coolmine Therapeutic Community, putting €15,000 into the organisation.

Elsewhere in the capital, it was revealed today that JPMorgan Chase is officially opening its post-Brexit office in Dublin at the new Capital Dock building.

Located on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay in Dublin’s docklands, Capital Dock is one of the largest single-phase, ground-up developments to be delivered in the city, with more than 660,000 sq ft of new, mixed-use space.

Speaking with the Financial Times over the weekend, the firm’s head of investor services, James Kenny, said it will hire a “significant” number of people in Dublin and that some of these jobs could be “filled by people moving from other countries”.

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