Abbott Staff Manufacturing Engineer (Extrusion) in Minneapolis, Minnesota

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:

Provides support to the Extrusion 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 non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues. Interfaces with Research and Development organizations to integrate new extrusion products or processes into the existing manufacturing area.

Main Responsibilities

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Incorporates business policies and procedures into task completion.

  • Understands the business needs of the company, and has a thorough knowledge of the customer and clinical needs of our business.

  • Understands the business cycle and foresight of emerging technologies trends.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Accountability

  • Understands business environment and relates extensive knowledge of internal and external technological activities to trends.

  • Interfaces with senior management on significant matters, often requiring the coordination of activity across organizational units.

  • Participates in the development of other technical contributors by facilitating training and providing feedback and guidance.

  • May lead a project team.

  • Provides technical leadership to business units.

  • Acts as a mentor to less-experienced staff and may provide work direction or supervise other technical employees.

  • Exercises judgment independently.

  • Plans and organizes project assignments of substantial variety and complexity.

  • Initiates or maintains schedule for projects and project milestones.

  • Establishes priorities of individual or project assignments.

  • Selects methods and techniques to lead a project to completion.

  • Erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in failure to achieve major organizational objectives.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree plus 9+ years of related work experience with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of a particular technological field. Uses in-depth knowledge of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/ relationships. Is recognized as an expert in work group and across functions. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

  • Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within broadly defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Has broad knowledge of various technical alternatives and their potential impact on the business.

JOB FAMILY:

Manufacturing

DIVISION:

ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical

LOCATION:

United States > Minnesota : 5050 Nathan Lane N.

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 5 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

No

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

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

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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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