1+ months

Process Engineer III

Alameda, 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.

Summary: This individual will be responsible for the design, development and characterization of new adhesives, materials and processes to support the continued improvement and development of company objectives.  They should be able to work independently in identifying and understanding new materials and processes for potential implementation into new process / product development.


  • Contribute to resolving significant technical issues and the development of company objectives.
  • Works independently (or in a lead role) on the design and development of significant products / processes.
  • Works independently in identifying and developing new technologies and materials for implementation into new product and process development.
  • Exercises independent judgement in identifying, recommending and implementing significant and / or complex new materials and process improvements to meet new product / process development and regulatory requirements.
  • May lead technical teams in the accomplishment of process and materials engineering activities.
  • Develops networks involving cross functional / cross departmental groups as well as communication to Sr. Management.
  • Participate in technical design reviews for new processes and materials, as well as develop product / material design requirements documents.
  • Responsible for writing and submitting Engineering Change Orders as required.
  • Responsible for utilizing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Ensures that all process and materials meet all applicable standards.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • PhD in Chemistry (Polymer Chemistry), Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or Physics preferred, or BSc. or MSc. candidates with equivalent technical and relevant experience.
    • Good knowledge of chemistry, physics, adhesives and materials science desired.
    • Solid knowledge of design controls and designing /developing medical devices in a regulated environment preferred.
    • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

      Minimum Education:

      BS in an Engineering/Technical Discipline (Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical or Physics preferred), or equivalent technical or relevant experience.  MS degree ideal.  

      Minimum Training & Experience:

      4 yrs relevant experience. Solid knowledge of general Engineering principals. Good knowledge of design controls and regulations for medical device development, (ISO134851, ISO13485, FDA). Strong technical experience in mechanical or chemical (preferred) engineering with excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential. Strong understanding of processes and materials used in the development and manufacturing of medical devices, particularly diabetes strips.  

      Experience in all of the following:

      • performing complex engineering calculations and relating results to controlled tests, including statistical analysis, tolerance analysis.
      • working in a development environment with a disciplined process/product development process.
      • writing process/product requirements and design specifications.
      • working on a development team with an emphasis on minimizing time to market.
      • design for manufacture of low cost, high volume electronic products. development of processes in an FDA regulated environment with full understanding of GxP, ISO and medical device regulations.
      • cross functional team environments is required.
        Job Family: Engineering
        Division: ADC Diabetes Care
        Travel: Not specified
        Medical Surveillance: Yes
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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