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Abbott Engineer, Manufacturing 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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Manufacturing Engineer

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

Our Plymouth location is seeking a high caliber, motivated, self-driven leader to join our manufacturing engineering team for ablation catheter manufacturing in Abbott’s Electrophysiology and Heart Failure business unit.

Individuals in this role will work on a new product launch supporting the operations team as a front-line engineer working with assemblers and troubleshooting equipment and process issues. Additionally, this position will manage projects aimed towards designing and developing manufacturing processes, tooling, and fixtures to meet daily production schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality. This individual will have a unique opportunity to make a mark on the organization as a leader, while working on state-of-the-art product. This individual will be able to make a significant P&L impact in the organization.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Front line engineer supporting operations team

  • Manage projects which include new production equipment, process improvements and cost reductions while supporting new product introductions. Provide guidance to other engineers and technicians. Additional responsibilities include:

  • Provide technical mentorship to engineers and technicians

  • Conduct Process FMEAs and Process Validations

  • Improve product quality, labor efficiency, and throughput through the use of Lean manufacturing concepts

  • Coordinate the design, procurement, build and debug of tooling, machinery and test equipment

  • Work with Product Development to ensure Design for Manufacturability

Individual should:

  • Be innovative, resourceful, and work with minimal direction

  • Have excellent organization, problem solving, communication, and team leadership skills

  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING

Required

  • Mechanical, Chemical, Biomedical or any engineering or technical degree or equivalent experience required

  • 0-3 years manufacturing engineering experience. Prior manufacturing engineering experience is preferred, but not required.

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills

  • Demonstrated leadership capability in team settings

  • Ability to lead and motivate peers, drive change and problem solve with creativity

  • 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.

  • Results oriented, 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%, including internationally.

Preferred

  • Medical device experience preferred, but not required

WHAT WE OFFER

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

*Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: * www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal

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

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