1+ months

Manufacturing Engineer

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 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 non-conforming 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.

Main Responsibilities

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..
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..

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.

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.

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.

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.

Accountability / Scope / Budget

Influence/Leadership: Cultivates a wide range of internal networks and begins to develop an extensive external network of resources to facilitate completion of tasks.

May lead a project team of moderate scope.

Provides guidance to less experienced staff.

Acts as a mentor to lower level individual contributors.

Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.

Planning/Organization: Plans, organizes, and prioritizes own daily work routine to meet established schedule.

Decision Making/Impact: Exercises authority and judgment within defined limits to determine appropriate action.

Failure to achieve results or erroneous decisions or recommendations may cause delays in program schedules and may result in the allocation of additional resources.

Minimum Education & Experience

Bachelor's degree (Engineering Required - Industrial/Mechanical preferred) plus 2-5 years of related work experience with a good understanding of specified functional area, or Master's degree with 0-2 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

* Process engineering experience

* Labeling experience

* Experience working in a regulatory environment

* CAPA/Root Cause Investigations experience a plus

* Cost Improvement (CIP) experience

* Six Sigma/BEX a plus

* Project management skills/experience a plus

* PMP Certification a plus

Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills): Working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices and procedures. General understanding of business unit/group function. 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 moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Has a broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment.


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)


Posted: 2018-03-15 Expires: 2019-01-11

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