Abbott Associate Manufacturing Engineer in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

This is a regular position for a second shift in our Barceloneta, Puerto Rico site.

Position Summary

  • The line support engineer will serve as primary engineering personnel supportthe day to day manufacturing operations inAVPR. The individual performing this role will have to create a strong teamwork with the line supervisor, investigator and ME service engineer to address all the opportunitiesfound in the assigned manufacturing line. He/She will be accountablefor yield and rework assessments and will serve as the engineering management representative in the manufacturing line, executing initiatives and working directly with the DL workforce.

Essential Function

  • The incumbent shall be fully dedicated to the assigned manufacturing line. He/She will start with the shift and finish work with the shift and coordinates breaks with the line.

  • Maintaining the line audit ready at all times through assurance of procedural readiness, housekeeping, material and product controls, mix up risks and through continuous evaluation (audit) of the product and process.

  • Makes changes as appropriate on the line to aid in compliance and productivity assurance. Supports the Supervisor and responds to technical issues on the line. Approval of work orders, equipment qualifications and line related COs, as needed.

  • Completes eLHR driven yield evaluations. Completes rework evaluations. Works to improve yield in line with site CIP targets.

  • Works towards preventing/eliminating NCMRs, yield issues and productivity barriers.

  • Works with line support team (QC supervisor, Mfg Supervisor, ME, Line Investigator) to perform on line issue triage to evaluate issues and determine if non-¬≠conformance is present, determine initial bracketing and containment, and generate ER if needed.

  • Supports line investigators with data gathering and analysis and evaluations as needed. Responsible for communication to Management and other stakeholders of new quality events.

  • Execution of human related exception subtasks Support AVPR projects, as needed. Ensures operator training is adequate to ensure proper execution of the manufacturing processes.

  • Identify, evaluate and implement Mfg/QA procedures to ensure the quality of products.

  • Create a culture of positive engagement on the line. Be a champion for continuous improvement.

  • Be prepared to escort and explain their manufacturing line during internal /external audits/tours.

  • Maintain the line consistent with PRIDE initiative.

Education Requirement

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering (preferred in Mechanical, Industrial and Electrical).

Experience Requirement

  • No experience required. Preferred of 1+ years of relevant experiences in line support for manufacturing process engineering. Preferred experiences in medical device industry.

  • Knowledge of applicable US & non¬≠ US applicable regulations.

  • Knowledge and proficiency in the application and principles of engineering.

  • Ability to effectively communicate cross ¬≠functionally to assist with resolving engineering issues.

  • Bilingual (English and Spanish). Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to evaluate complex processes.

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of employees.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email