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Abbott Process Development Staff Engineer in Plymouth, Minnesota

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

We are seeking a high caliber Staff Process Engineer who will perform analyses to develop design specifications and performance requirements. Provides technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties and process (advantages/limitations) engineering planning. Selects techniques to solve problems and make sound design recommendations.

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.).

  • Understand IP issues relative to processes being developed.

  • 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.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Technical Field

  • 9+ years manufacturing engineering experience required

  • Experience designing and testing medical devices preferred

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

  • Previous project management and people management experience required

  • 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 15%, 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