Abbott Senior Manufacturing Process Engineer 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 an experienced, high caliber Senior Process Engineer. This position will design and develop manufacturing processes, tooling, and fixtures in order to meet daily production schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality.Acts as the subject matter expert for the process engineering team and sees products transition from development into full production. 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:

  • Establish processes based on product specifications

  • Evaluate process and design alternatives based on “Design for Manufacturability” principles

  • Understand principles of “Cost of Goods Sold”

  • Manage program compliance with Quality Control requirements (i.e. Design Control, Process validation etc.)

  • Maintain knowledge of new developments in manufacturing and design technologies

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

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

  • May lead or serve as member on cross-functional project 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

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

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

  • BS degree in Engineering or Technical Field required or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years engineering experience required

  • Previous project management and people management experience required

  • 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 up to 10%, including possibly internationally

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

Your preferred qualifications and education:

  • Advanced degree preferred

  • Experience designing and testing medical devices preferred

  • Experience developing manufacturing processes and technologies and designing for manufacturability preferred

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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