Abbott Polymer Scientist/Materials Engineer, Technical Support in Abbott Park, Illinois
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This position can be filled as a Sr. Scientist or a Scientist depending on the level of experience.
Independently manage complex, long-duration projects, product improvements and investigations. Proactively identify opportunities for significant operational, process, or product improvements.
Project Management - Independently design, manage, and conduct complex long duration projects, product improvements, and investigations (or supports Third Party Manufacturer projects).
Product and Process Improvement - Independently manage complex long duration projects, product improvements, and investigations.
Recognizes opportunities and proposes novel ideas for significant operational, process or product improvements.
Proactively identify opportunities for significant operational, process or product improvements.
Perform or support test and process method modifications, considering CQAs, critical process parameters and analytical performance characteristics.
Identify technical alternatives and make risk-based decisions within the area.
Use technical data that interacts with multiple areas and processes.
Provides diverse, independent technical data and insight to support risk management evaluation and assessment.
Design Control & Risk Management - Effectively balances compliance risk and business risk to create and review risk management files.
Complaint and Internal Investigations - Independently manages complex investigations to resolution.
Demonstrates advanced statistical techniques, MAIC and or project management tools.
Provides audit inputs and support as required.
Technical Support - Assist in resolution of multiple complex technical and quality issues across ADD Sites, TPMs and or functions (instrument, reagents, software and commodities). Anticipate, recognize and resolve technical issues.
Sharing Knowledge - Presents complex technical information to internal and external groups.
Shares scientific information and expertise with customers and regulatory agencies.
Experience mentoring and teaching others to facilitate timely resolution of product and process technical issues.
Strategic and Results Orientation - Demonstrates fiscal responsibility through actionable recommendations and accomplishments.
Translates top-level goals to specific goals and aligns activities with respective strategic business priorities.
Receives infrequent direction, and provides work directions for other technical personnel.
Identifies, understands and resolves technical problems and operational issues.
Anticipates and avoids recurrences.
Utilizes appropriate experimental, statistical and project management tools.
Applies specialized knowledge of product or process design, standardization, performance anchors and modes of control to create and review risk management files.
Maintains detailed knowledge and understanding of product or process design.
Higher Certificate, Ordinary or Honors Bachelor’s degree in scientific and technical field is desired or relevant combination of education and experience. 4 years’ related work experience.
Advanced degree preferred. (Advanced degree(s) may offset required years of experience).
B.S or M.S. in Materials Science, Chemistry or Engineering
• 5+ years of industrial experience in technical support and characterization of material and molded parts.
• Experience using most of the following instruments XRF, XPS, SEM, EDS, FTIR and microscopy
• Demonstrated experience working independently to investigate material surface properties and composition
• Work well in a team environment
• Great understanding of technical and scientific principles governing material characterization methods
• Must be able to design experiments and perform statistical analysis
• Ability to be flexible and work on changing priorities.
United States > Abbott Park : AP01 Floor-LL
SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:
Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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