Abbott Mechanical Design to Cost Engineer in Abbott Park, Illinois
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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
Main Purpose of Role: Mechanical Engineer that design, build, and test alternate solutions for Abbott Products. Must be able to understand intended functionality, propose multiple lower cost / high reliability solutions, and prove their technical feasibility. Upon confirmation by Engineering Design Owner, Engineer should be able to prototype, cost, and test the new solution while capturing data and results to input into design documentation.
Use CAD (i.e. Solidworks) tools to design components / subsystems
Rapid Prototype samples (Additive, Tabletop CNC, etc.)
Coordinates / Leads design of test fixtures
Analyzes, evaluates and plans methods of approach to, and organizes a means to achieve, the solution of complex technical problems.
Responsible for delivering working assemblies to the engineering teams that can be used in test verification and reliability testing activities.
Responsible the Cost Forensics Lab for permitting access to qualified users and ensuring cleanliness, availability and usability of lab and its tools to qualified users.
Leads or serves as principal technical resource for instrument development and product support projects.
Investigates and troubleshoots electro-mechanical components and assemblies to provide recommendations for corrections to technical management.
Provides advice/direction in primary areas of expertise.
Communicate and educate appropriate departments to provide appropriate supporting documentation for purchases.
Develop and leads agreed purchasing strategies for category
Seek, develop and establish business relationships with diverse suppliers
Meet regularly with divisional customers and lead functions to ensure superior customer satisfaction and continuous improvement for efficiencies.
Responsible for performance management of all supportive personnel (non-exempts)
Responsible for leading and mentoring Associate Specialist and Specialist procurement personnel. Provides guidance and training to Specialist.
Understand and apply cultural awareness with foreign business entities
Drive and grow strong effective business relationships with suppliers, clients and customers.
- Responsible to drive compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.
Executes against the goals set by the Category Leads /Managers/Directors
Drive innovative ways to maintain and improve procurement processes, cycle times, total acquisition costs, and customer service levels.
"Key Organizational Relationships”:
Category Lead, Manager, Senior Manager
Functional Heads ex:
head of IT
Meeting Event Planners
Division Purchasing leadership
Division and Corp requisitioners
Division Commercial and operations stakeholders
- May have supervisory responsibilities for non-exempts
Bachelor’s Degree: Engineering, Science, Business, or Financial Degrees.
CPM certification desired
Minimum Experience/Training Required:
4-6 years of Engineering and/or Procurement experience.
Project management skills.
Excellent people skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
Proficient in the use of spreadsheet programs
Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
Strong interdisciplinary, intercultural, influence, and networking skills
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.
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