1+ months
2018-03-192018-05-18

Process Development Engineer

Abbott
Los Angeles, CA

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Abbott is seeking a high caliber engineer, team player and self-motivator to perform analyses to develop design specifications and performance requirements. Provides technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties and process (advantages/limitations) engineering planning. Selects techniques to solve problems and make sound design recommendations.

Job Duties:

  • Establishes processes based on product specifications.
  • Evaluates process and design alternatives based on “design for manufacturability” principles.
  • Understands principles of “Cost of Goods Sold”.
  • Manages program compliance with “Quality Control” requirements (i.e. Design Control, Process validation etc.).
  • Understands IP issues relative to processes being developed.
  • Maintains knowledge of new developments in manufacturing and design technologies.
  • Understand work environment issues (i.e. OSHA regulations, etc.).
  • Support all Divisional initiatives as identified by divisional management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.  Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

    General Qualification

    • BS degree in Engineering or Technical Field or equivalent experience; advanced degree preferred
    • 1 – 3 years manufacturing experience
    • Experience designing and testing medical devices required
    • Experience developing manufacturing processes and technologies and designing for manufacturability required
    • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
    • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
    • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
    • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
    • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
    • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
    • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
    • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.


      Job Family: Manufacturing
      Division: CAHF Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure
      Travel: No
      Medical Surveillance: Not Applicable
      Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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