Abbott Sr Manufacturing Engineer in Menlo Park, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Primary Job Function:

Provides support to the Manufacturing organization to facilitate efficient operations within the production area,

to optimize existing processes, and to ensure that production goals are met. Monitors performance of

equipment, machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that produce nonconforming products, low yields or product quality issues. Interfaces with Quality and Research and

Development organizations to integrate new products or processes into the existing manufacturing area.

Core Job Responsibilities:

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  1. Initiates and completes technical activities leading to new or improved products or process, for current

programs, next generation programs and to meet strategic goals and objectives of the company. Prepares

reports, publishes, and makes presentations to communicate findings. 2. Analyzes and solves problems from

basic engineering principles, theories and concepts through to a wide range of complex and advanced

problems which require novel and new innovative approaches or a major breakthrough in technology. 3.

Understands engineering principles theories, concepts, practices and techniques. Develops knowledge in a

field to become a recognized leader or authority in an area of specialization and applies this knowledge in

leadership roles in the company. 4. Incorporates business policies and procedures into task completion.

Understands the business needs of the company, and has knowledge of the customer needs of our business.

Understands the business cycle and foresight of emerging technologies trends. 5. Cultivates internal and

external network of resources to complete tasks. Serves has a resource in the selection orientation and

training of new engineers and employees. May lead a project team, determining goals and objectives for the

projects. Mentors employees by sharing technical expertise and providing feedback and guidance. 6. Interacts

cross functionally and with internal and external customers. Serves as a consultant for engineering or

scientific interpretations and advice on significant matters. Acts as a spokesperson to customers on business

unit current and future capabilities.

Position Accountability / Scope:

(Influence/Leadership) Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate completion of

assignments. Participates in the development of less experienced staff by setting an example, providing

guidance and work direction, and offering counsel. May lead a project team. Participates in determining goals

and objectives for projects. Influences middle management on technical or business solutions. May interact

with vendors. (Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes non-routine tasks w/approval. Initiates or

maintains work schedule. Establishes priorities of work assignments. (Decision Making/Impact) Exercises

judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution. Failure to obtain results or

erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable

expenditure of resources.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree plus 6+ years of related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional

area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum Experience / Training Required:

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Wide application of technical principles, practices, and

procedures. Strong understanding of business unit function and cross group dependencies/relationships. Will

perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in

noncompliance with governmental regulations. (Cognitive Skills) Works on problems of diverse scope where

analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined

practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Has a sound knowledge of

various technical alternatives and their impact.

JOB FAMILY:

Engineering

DIVISION:

AVD Vascular

LOCATION:

United States > Menlo Park : 3885 Bohannon Drive

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 5 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

Yes

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

EEO is the Law link - English: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_English.pdf

EEO is the Law link - Espanol: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_Spanish.pdf

Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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