Abbott Continuous Improvement Engineer, Staff in Pleasanton, 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.

We are seeking a high caliber Continuous Improvement Engineer to work closely with the cross functional Value Stream teams. This position will design, develop, standardize and implement Operational Excellence methods intended to continuously improve manufacturing system performance. This individual is an influencer and facilitator, with a track record of managing change.

Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on Abbott: ·

  • Participates in identification and planning of department goals and budget, development, standardization and implementation of initiatives intended to improve the quality, cost and delivery performance of Abbott.

  • In conjunction with the Value Stream teams, supports productivity, quality, process efficiency, space utilization, standardization and lead time improvement efforts.

  • In collaboration with the Continuous Improvement Department, supports Lean, Six Sigma and DMAIC problem solving initiatives.

  • Identifies opportunities and drives incorporation of appropriate Lean tool usage such as 5S, time study, line balancing, standard work, material flow and value stream mapping into the daily functions of the Value Stream teams

  • Collaborates with cross functional teams as required.

  • Provides input into departmental budgeting processes as required.

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

  • Understands work environment issues (i.e. OSHA regulations, etc.).

  • 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.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Experience (s), education and knowledge:

  • BS in Industrial Engineering or related field or equivalent experience; advanced degree preferred.

  • 10+ years manufacturing engineering experience.

  • Medical device experience preferred.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills.

  • Demonstrated leadership capability in team settings.

  • Six Sigma or Lean 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.

  • Ability to travel approximately 10-20%, including internationally.

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 corpjat@abbott.com