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Abbott Test Engineering Manager in Pleasanton, California

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Heart Failure division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in electrophysiology and heart failure (EPHF), allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

For years, Abbott’s MEDICAL DEVICES businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine finger sticks.

Job Summary:

Manages the planning and completion of manufacturing/production engineering projects, including the design and development of hardware and software to test products in order to meet daily production and new product development schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality.


  • Provide leadership to engineering staff regarding project prioritization, process validations, and continuous improvement activities.

  • Implement and manage resource planning and project management tools.

  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering Department managers in selecting and scheduling project engineers for Operations projects.

  • Support continuing production, process development and new product introductions..

  • Monitor and evaluate project and department progress and results.

  • Participate in cross-functional teams.

  • Review and approve protocol and written reports.

  • Drive continuous improvement of engineering technical capabilities.

  • Prepare technical reports, analysis, recommendations and presentations reflecting the status and results of projects in progress on a regular basis.

  • Coach, manage and develop technical staff.


  • BS in Engineering; advanced degree preferred.

  • 10 years manufacturing/process development experience, with minimum 5 years of technical staff management experience and 3 years of project management experience involving coordination of cross-functional teams.

  • 5 years prior experience in medical device manufacturing preferred.

  • Experience with statistical techniques (e.g., DOE, SPC).

  • Experience with Lean manufacturing techniques, value stream mapping, and continuous improvement methodologies.

  • Solid people management and communication skills.

  • Solid knowledge of GMP, ISO regulations.


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

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