1+ months
2018-03-152018-05-04

Sr. Process Engineer - Manufacturing Systems

Abbott
Temecula, 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.

Primary Job Function Provides support to the Manufacturing organization to facilitate efficient 

operations within the production area, to optimize existing processes, and 

to ensure that production goals are met. Monitors performance of equipment, machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process 

parameters that produce nonconforming products, low yields or product 

quality issues.  Interfaces with Quality and Research and Development 

organizations to integrate new products or processes into the existing

manufacturing area.  Facilitates use of manufacturing systems in production areas and leads effort to use/analyze manufacturing data to drive improvements in manufacturing areas (improve thruput and yields, reduce waste and scrap, Quality metrics).

Core Job Responsibilities Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

1. Initiates and completes technical activities leading to new or improved 

products or process, for current programs, next generation programs and to 

meet strategic goals and objectives of the company.  Prepares reports, publishes, and makes presentations to communicate findings.; 

2. Analyzes and solves problems from basic engineering principles, theories and 

concepts through to a wide range of complex and advanced problems which 

require novel and new innovative approaches or a major breakthrough in 

technology.; 

3. Understands engineering principles theories, concepts, practices and 

techniques.  Develops knowledge in a field to become a recognized leader 

or authority in an area of specialization and applies this knowledge in leadership roles in the company.; Understands data, data flow, and metrics

associated with manufacturing areas (thruput, scrap, yield, defect tracking) and is competent in analyzing it to identify issues and trends.  Is familiar/expert with MES, Statistical analysis, database, reporting software. Is proficient in using data analysis tools (reports, database queries, visualization tools). 

4. Incorporates business policies and procedures into task completion. Understands the business needs of the company, and has knowledge of the 

customer needs of our business. Understands the business cycle and foresight 

of emerging technologies trends.; 

5. Cultivates internal and external network of resources to complete tasks.  

Serves has a resource in the selection orientation and training of new engineers 

and employees.  May lead a project team, determining goals and objectives for 

the projects. Mentors employees by sharing technical expertise and providing 

feedback and guidance.; 

6. Interacts cross functionally and with internal and external customers.  Serves 

as a consultant for engineering or scientific interpretations and advice on 

significant matters.  Acts as a spokesperson to customers on business unit

current and future capabilities.

(Supervision Received) Works under only general direction. Independently 

determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon 

completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.;

(Supervision Provided) May provide work direction and guidance to exempt and/or skilled nonexempt 

levels of employees; may be asked to evaluate performance of and assist 

in career development planning for subordinates.

Position Accountability / Scope

(Influence/Leadership) Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of 

support to facilitate completion of assignments.  Participates in the 

development of less experienced staff by setting an example,  providing guidance and work direction, and offering counsel.  May lead a project team.  

Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects.  Influences middle 

management on technical or business solutions.  May interact with vendors.; 

(Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes non-routine tasks w/approval.  

Initiates or maintains work schedule. Establishes priorities of work assignments.;

(Decision Making/Impact) Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical 

methods to achieve problem resolution. Failure to obtain results or erroneous 

decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays 

and considerable expenditure of resources.

Minimum Education Bachelor's degree plus 6+ years of related work experience with a strong 

understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination 

of education and work experience. 

Minimum Experience / Training Required

** Six Sigma Green Belt a plus

** CQE Certification a plus

** Experience with SharePoint, Power BI, Cognos, Toad

 (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Wide application of technical 

principles, practices, and procedures. Strong understanding of business 

unit function and cross group dependencies/ relationships. Will perform this job in a quality system environment.  Failure to adequately perform tasks can 

result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.; 

(Cognitive Skills) Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data 

requires evaluation of identifiable factors.  Exercises judgment within generally 

defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for 

obtaining solutions. Has a sound knowledge of various technical alternatives 

and their impact.

OPEN TO CONSIDER CANDIDATES AT A LOWER LEVEL

NO RELOCATION ASSISTANCE IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS POSITION.
Job Family: Engineering
Division: AVD Vascular
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
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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