Abbott Engineer IV in Irving, Texas

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Position in the Reliability Group in New Product Development. Primary responsibility is instrument service, investigations, repair, part replacement, reporting and associated documentation for Alinity instruments. Participate in reliability data management and remediation, reconciliation activities to ensure accuracy and consistency, and elevate new and emerging reliability problems to the Design Team for permanent resolution. Responsibilities include identifying point of failure and service repair actions on reliability instruments. Manage service and expanded MAIC reliability investigations. Participate in design input on proposed solutions. Serve as a liaison for reliability engineering and support areas, suggest quality and process improvements, collaborate with engineers in a team environment to improve instrument reliability. Utilize analytical and engineering skills to identify and reduce/eliminate repeated system failures. Develop personal expertise in various maintenance/reliability functions and acts as subject matter expert as necessary. Needs to be a self-starter able to learn the system design, build strong relationships with design engineers, service professionals, system integration, and reliability testing personnel to ensure thorough and concise documentation of reliability problems and actions needed to resolve them. Clear verbal and writing communication skills via conference call, telephone, IM, email and reports. Able to work a flexible schedule including early morning, second shift and/or weekends. May perform daily maintenance, prepare samples and operate medical instrumentation when needed. Must have a Bachelor of Science or Engineer degree.

Additional Main Responsibilities

Quality: Demonstrate an understanding of the application of the Quality Policy through daily activities.

Maintain vigilance to ensure adherence to the Quality Policy and system procedures by promptly reporting noncompliance issues to management.

Safety: Work in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

Technical knowledge: Develop and apply engineering/ product/ process knowledge to the Alinity program. Uses sound judgment, appropriate scientific methods and thorough data analysis.

Accurately documents work.

Planning/Project Management: Conceive, plan, design, execute, and document projects/activities efficiently and in conformance with applicable Ops

Patient Focus: Anticipates ,identifies and resolves internal and external customer issues through understanding of processes, product performance and clinical utility.

Communication/Leadership: Demonstrates effective verbal and written communication skills within and outside immediate area. Shares and enhances own knowledge by mentoring and training others.

Business Focus/Alignment: Demonstrates fiscal responsibility through actionable recommendations and accomplishments such as maintaining product reliability and improvements in product sustainability. Aligns resources with strategic business priorities.

May perform other duties as assigned.

CORE ABBOTT COMPETENCIES

Core Competency: Anticipate

  • Takes initiative, makes decisions, and takes appropriate risks to accomplish team projects and goals.

  • Works independently, anticipating workflow while coordinating activities.

Core Competency: Build

  • Listens actively, fosters information exchange, provides scientific and operational information effectively, establishes networks, and presents/defends positions.

  • Makes sound technical and operational decisions.

  • Mentors others on their technical writing skills for data analysis, expanded investigation documents, design change documents and change control.

  • Utilizes experience to mentor team members and others.

Core Competency: Deliver Results

  • Confronts issues, motivates and influences others, negotiates and manages crisis to attain desired results.

Core Competency: Set Vision and Strategy

  • Cultivates relationships with internal and external customers.

  • Understands and identifies team contribution to long range plans.

  • Provides feedback to team members and identifies strengths and areas for improvement.

  • Influences development and achievement of team and project goals/timelines.

Core Competency: Innovation

  • Recognizes and promotes acceptance of changes in internal/external environment.

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor’s degree required in an engineering/ scientific / technical discipline plus 2 years experience in a related scientific / technical field OR 10 years of practical experience in a manufacturing, testing or technical roles to demonstrate functional equivalence. Advanced degree(s) may offset required years of experience.

Required: Minimum of 2 years experience in a related scientific / technical field. Advanced degree(s) may offset required years of experience.

Preferred: Experience with computer and data management. Experience working in project teams for basic projects or a single complex project. Experience with change control and/or investigation processes and/or laboratory skills. Experience with acquiring, analyzing and interpreting data. Understanding change control impact on design / validation of products and/or processes. Experience in operations (manufacturing/quality). Demonstrated ability to apply operations knowledge in timely resolution of product / process technical issues. Experience mentoring / teaching others to facilitate timely resolution of product / process technical issues. Previous experience with immunoassays, multiple technologies, multiple clinical utilities and Abbott systems. Experience interacting with customers to resolves issues. Knowledge of experimental design and statistical tools.

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 corpjat@abbott.com