100 new medtech jobs for Carrick-on-Shannon

Founded in 1999 in Carrick-On-Shannon, VistaMed currently employs 525 people.

Irish-founded medtech contract manufacturer VistaMed has revealed plans to create 100 new jobs at its facility in Carrick-on-Shannon in Co. Leitrim.

VistaMed, a Freudenberg Medical company, employs 525 people between its R&D Innovation Centre at Carrick-on-Shannon and its manufacturing facilities in Roosky and Carrick-on-Shannon.

“VistaMed is a member of a strong medtech cluster of companies in the North West that benefit from the region’s highly skilled and talented workforce”

“This announcement from VistaMed is a welcome boost for Carrick-on-Shannon and the surrounding area,” said Minister for State at the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment Robert Troy, TD.

“The expansion will see the company providing an array of skilled employment opportunities to the people of Leitrim. VistaMed are industry leaders, and their decision to expand in Leitrim is a strong endorsement of the talent and resources in the region. I wish the company all the best in this exciting new chapter.”

Med in the North West

VistaMed’s clients include major blue-chip companies in the MedTech industry. Its products have evolved in terms of form and complexity since its foundation, to a high-value product solutions provider offering product design, development, component manufacturing including labelling, packaging and sterilisation support for customers.

The company produces a diverse range of catheter-based products used in diagnostic or therapeutic procedures such as cardiology, electrophysiology, peripheral stent delivery systems, urology, endoscopy, neurology and pain management.

“This latest jobs announcement is in direct response to the strong demand for development and manufacturing capabilities in VistaMed from existing and new customers,” said VistaMed’s managing director Patrick Mulholland.

“This is an exciting time in the continued development of our company, many of the devices we develop offer exceptional opportunities for engineers to gain experience working with the most innovative products to come on the market.

“As we continue to build on our engineering team, we are looking for talented individuals with the right motivation and skillsets to facilitate our continued growth in developing and manufacturing world class medical devices.

“For product builders there is the opportunity to progress one’s career with the many support mechanisms offered within VistaMed. With a growing company there are many opportunities for career progression together with the satisfaction of working on life changing medical devices,” Mulholland said.

New roles include positions in management, engineering, technicians, operators, automation, quality control & validation and administration. To learn more visit vistamed.net/en/company/careers/

“Today’s announcement by VistaMed – a significant employer in Co. Leitrim – and its strategy for its Irish operations is most welcome,” said IDA Ireland CEO Martin Shanahan.

“VistaMed is a member of a strong medtech cluster of companies in the North West that benefit from the region’s highly skilled and talented workforce. Winning jobs and investment for the regions is central to IDA Ireland’s strategy. I wish VistaMed every success with this expansion and assure them of IDA Ireland’s continued support.”

John Kennedy
Award-winning ThinkBusiness.ie editor John Kennedy is one of Ireland's most experienced business and technology journalists.