Staff Manufacturing Engineer

Abbott Laboratories
Published
October 7, 2021
Location
Menlo Park, CA
Category
Job Type

Description

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals, and branded generic medicines. Our 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Staff Manufacturing Engineer – Menlo Park, CA

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of STRUCTURAL HEART disease.  We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.

WHAT YOU’LL DO 

We are recruiting for a Staff Manufacturing Engineer located in Menlo Park, CA.  In this role you will be responsible for designing and developing manufacturing processes, tooling, and fixtures to meet daily production schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluation of production equipment

  • Production support and process validation

  • Interface with vendors for incoming components

  • Troubleshoot manufacturing process and equipment

  • Utilize tools like Gage R&R, Cp, Cpk, and SPC to improve processes

  • Understand manufacturing concepts like Value Stream mapping, 5S and Visual Workplace to improve quality, labor efficiency, and throughput.

  • Protocol and report writing

  • Generate and modify manufacturing process documentation

  • Work with cross functional teams as required

  • Develop and implement process improvements

  • May provide input into departmental budgeting process

  • May supervise and provide work direction to other engineers and technicians

  • May lead cross-functional and PDP teams

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by 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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING 

Required 

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Engineering, science or a closely related discipline or equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • 6+ year of significant engineering and/or operational experience to develop the competence to meet the skills and responsibilities of the position.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills. Six Sigma certification preferred.

  • 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. Demonstrated leadership capability in team settings

  • Ability to travel approximately 10-15%, including internationally

WHAT WE OFFER  

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer: 

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled

  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance  

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives, and retirement plans  

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness, and occupational health programs 

  • Paid time off  

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match 

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities 

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:  www.abbottbenefits.com  

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. 

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal

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