Abbott STAFF MANUFACTURING ENGINEER in Menlo Park, California

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 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.

Core Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

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.

Position Accountability / Scope:

(Influence/Leadership) Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and

external technological activities to trends. Interfaces with senior management on significant matters, often

requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units. Participates in the development of other

technical contributors by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance. May lead a project team.

Provides technical leadership to business units. Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff and may provide

work direction or supervise other technical employees. Exercises judgment independently.

(Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones. Establishes priorities of individual or project


(Decision Making/Impact) Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion.

Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational


Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree plus 9+ years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified

functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum Experience / Training Required:

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Comprehensive knowledge of a particular technological field.

Uses in-depth knowledge of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/ relationships. Is

recognized as an expert in work group and across functions. 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 complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth

evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting

methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Has broad knowledge of various technical

alternatives and their potential impact on the business.



An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email