What does it take to sell, design, manufacture, assemble and fit a Prodieco built blister format tool? Pride, dedication and an unswerving commitment to perfection.
When you join us at our home in Cookstown, you are joining some of the most talented craftspeople and engineers in the world. We are looking for people who will help shape the next chapter of the Prodieco story.
From the engineering design office to the workshop floor, we are a close team united by one desire: working to make high performing tools. We live by the words of Robin Rennicks: “Commit yourself to continuous and never-ending improvement”. To help you achieve your best, we provide many ways to develop and grow your potential through education, training, travel opportunities and a benefits package. That’s what inspires people to join, and makes them want to stay.
We offer a wide range of careers at Prodieco, including engineers, CNC machinists, specialist tool makers, international sales & customer service people. We look for hard-working team players who are responsible, honest and able to be creative when faced with challenge. Crafting our world renowned tooling requires flawless attention to detail, which should follow through in everything that you do. Read the people stories below to learn more about Life at Prodieco.
Life at Prodieco
Gustavo Cainelli – Manufacturing Trainer
I joined Prodieco in 2015 as a CNC machine operator.
I was quite inexperienced but very eager to learn and progress.
Prodieco recognised my hard work and invested in my training and development.
I was given the opportunity to work as Field Applications Engineer, travelling internationally visiting our customers’ production lines and now I am developing and leading a manufacturing training programme to develop the CNC machinists of the future.
David Flanagan – Director
I started working in Prodieco in 1999, assembling tools. Soon after I became a CNC machinist, followed by managing production, doing sales, managing sales areas and today I am one of the Directors of Prodieco. Quite the evolution!
As one of the Sales Directors, I supervise day-today sales results, sales activity and customer visits. I also manage some global accounts of big pharmaceutical companies and a number of direct markets such as Malta, Israel and Indonesia. Alongside all this, I continuously look into new products, potential customers and the growth strategy for the future of the company.
Blister tooling was a small part of Prodieco’s trade at the beginning but thanks to our employees’ “cando” attitude, precision engineering and hard work, we are now one of the global leaders in blister tooling for the pharmaceutical industry. We are proud of our teams’ passion and dedication and we strive to make sure we offer opportunities of growth for all staff members.
When I’m not working on growing our business, I enjoy gardening, spending time with my family, fitness, and believe it or not: travelling; despite being often on the road to meet customers.
Kevin Beattie – Senior CNC Machinist
I started in Prodieco 7 years ago and I’m a Senior CNC machinist. I’m a trained tool maker and winner of an all-Ireland Milling Competition a few years ago.
My day-to-day job consists of operating different CNC machines, training newcomers on the operation of various machines and monitoring different projects.
Prodieco is a busy company with a good work rhythm, and I enjoy working in an interesting sector like pharmaceutical engineering. There’s a great team atmosphere here and we have a good balance of work and banter among colleagues.
Outside of work, my passion is sports and I enjoy watching, playing and discussing all types of sports, with a preference for football.
Neil Bailey – Senior Design Engineer
I’ve been working in Prodieco for 24 years and I’m now a senior design engineer. I design change parts and have worked on most of the machine types over the years. I also interact with other designers and other departments within the company on all aspects of design, and with our customers, to fully achieve their tooling needs.
My engineering teacher in secondary school had previously worked as a tool maker in Prodieco and suggested I inquire about doing an apprenticeship in Prodieco. While I started as a toolmaker, I then moved into design, so I guess I should thank my teacher, Mr Nugent, for steering me on the right path!
I enjoy the work and also like the challenge but I would have to say that most of all, it’s the people make me stay. Prodieco has excellent people within it, who have become great friends. They’re incredibly skilled engineers that you can learn a lot from, so I always keep an open mind, as we are all learning every day. Respect your colleagues and they will respect you and never be afraid to ask for advice or help, as in my experience, Prodieco employees are always happy to help.
It’s fantastic that we have dedicated HR department that looks after the well-being of the workforce which is very important. Happy staff will give you great work in a great environment.
Outside of work my interests would mainly be sports and the arts. I’m a massive sports fan in general but mainly GAA. I adore music: listening, playing, going to concerts whatever it is, if it involves music I’m there.