Abbott Reliability Engineer in United States

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JOB DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Reliability Engineer

This position is involved in the overall lifecycle of projects (designing, delivering, operating, maintaining) in the most productive and cost effective manner with the utmost emphasis on product quality. The role works closely with the new product development and R&D staff on design assurance activities and works closely with process and operations teams to ensure production readiness and manufacturing excellence of electrochemical components. Spearheads DFMECA and PFMECA activities.

Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system

  • Participate in establishing design requirements, ensuring they are complete, unambiguous and testable

  • Perform and manage design verification and validation activities (in house and with external partners)

  • Develop and execute test methods

  • Support the development and maintenance of the risk management file

  • Technical writing in support of design inputs, design outputs, qualification activities, regulatory requirements and related pursuits

  • Support and review the creation and maintenance of DHF’s, Technical Files and similar documents

  • Participate in assigned device development projects with primary influence on design assurance activities

  • Participate in device design reviews as participant and independent reviewer, as applicable

  • Provide manufacturing and production support, including process validations and similar activities

  • Prepares and communicates recommendations and respective action plans to drive cost containment and cost reduction efforts.

  • Anticipates future directions.

  • Grasps complexities and sees relationships among data, determines consequences and alternatives; makes recommendations, analyzes problems from multiple perspectives.

  • Follows through on goals, contributes willingly and incorporates the ideas of others, shares resources, knowledge, and accountability to benefit the objectives of the business.

  • Build relationships.

  • Initiates and cultivates open, honest relationships with colleagues, customers, contractors, and vendors by establishing rapport, developing an understanding of others’ needs, promoting common goals, and following through on commitments, e.g. offers assistance.

  • Interacts effectively with stakeholders at appropriate levels of the organization.

  • Compliance: · Complies with all regulations and standards for quality, Environmental, Health, Safety, and Energy (EHS&E) Global Policies, Abbott Engineering Standards, and other governance areas as applicable.

  • Ensures quality and effectiveness of assigned tasks.

  • Has awareness of the potential consequences of changes to established processes

  • Identifies areas of risk with respect to compliance.

  • Advise engineers on qualifying test fixtures

  • Advise engineers in developing validation plans, strategies, and reports

  • Advise in designing experiments, selecting sampling plans, and conducting statistical analyses, including hands on when necessary

  • Develops procedures and standards.

Your e experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, science or closely related discipline is desired, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence,

  • Desired 5+ years of significant engineering and/or operational experience.

  • Background with electrochemical devices a significant plus, such as capacitors or batteries, particularly for medical devices

  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards (FDA)

  • Additional post-graduate education may contribute towards the desired years of experience.

  • Experience preparing/completing validation protocols

  • Experience with risk management process

  • Experience with reviewing and maintaining design history files

  • Experience performing statistical analysis and SPCs

JOB FAMILY:

Engineering

DIVISION:

ASJM Abbott St. Jude Medical

LOCATION:

United States : 253 Financial Blvd

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

Yes, 10 % of the Time

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

No

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous sitting 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.

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