Abbott Teamlead Engineering - Acute Products in Zurich, Switzerland

Thoratec Switzerland GmbH is an Affiliate of Abbott Medical and takes care of the development and manufacturing of o ur mechanical circulatory support devices, that are designed to support a broad range of advanced heart failure patients.

Due to growth of the Team we are looking for an Teamleader as

Manager Manufacturing Engineering (Acute Products)

to join the team in Zürich-Switzerland.

In this role, together with your team, you will contribute and manage the improvement of existing manufacturing processes, manufacturing tools and test equipment and the management, design, development and introduction of new manufacturing processes, manufacturing tools and test equipment from concept through transfer into production to improve performance and reliability.


  • Leadprojectteam for designing and improving moderately to highly complex tools/ fixtures required to assist inmanufacturing and testing.

  • Identify,evaluate,install and qualifymoderately to highly complex process and test equipment.

  • Developandvalidate test methods whichaddresstheneedsofmanufacturingwith input fromtheproductdevelopmentteamandmanufacturing team.

  • WritesProcedures,Protocol,andReports.

  • Apply engineeringprinciples,theories and concepts to the development of product manufacturing process improvements; this individual may be recognized as thetechnology expert on the team.

  • Lead and supportproductimprovementactivities in conformancewith Thoratec and regulatoryrequirements.

  • Plan projectschedules and implementcontrolofactivities according to schedule.

  • Establish effectivelinesofcommunicationandfeedbackwithManufacturingManagement,Quality Control, Manufacturing and R&D Engineers to ensure prompt attention and resolution ofconditionsthatadversely affect quality or reliability.

  • As the technicalexpert,analyze, identify causes andinitiatecorrective action regarding customer complaints,internal and field failures.

Qualifications/Technical Skills

  • MS or PhD in Engineering or equivalentknowledgeandbetechnically creative.

  • Experienceworkingfor a medical devicemanufacturer in a ISO / FDA / GMP regulated environment is a must have

  • Priorexperience in supervising technical supportstaff

  • Good project managementskills

  • Technically creative

  • Excellence written and oral communication skills (English and German) to communicatewithboth technicalandbusinessmanagement personnel.

  • Familiarity with and basic understanding of the regulatory and quality system requirements.

  • Proven ability to workindependently to researchandresolvetechnically issues

Do you like the sound of this job and think you’ve got what it takes? Then send us your CV today. We look forward to receiving your application.

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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