Abbott Group Lead, Manufacturing Process Engineering in Menlo Park, California

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Summary: This is an exciting opportunity to join Abbott's fast growing Structural Heart business unit in Menlo Park, home of the life-saving MitraClip medical device. The Group Lead, Manufacturing Process Engineering provides support to new product development programs by leading a group of engineers and technicians responsible for developing new processes as part of the overall product design effort. Supports the development of the plan and implementation of new processes as part of the introduction of new products. Provides technical leadership and supervision to engineers and technicians. Ensures that program objectives are determined and met, logistics are effectively coordinated and budgets are adhered to. Ensures executional compliance within organization to all applicable internal requirements and external regulations.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred. (Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills) Monitors progress of exempt individuals, teams, supervisors or nonexempt technical individuals toward departmental goals; monitors costs of projects and of human and material resources within a department or unit; monitors external environment in area of technical or professional responsibility. Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.; 3. (Cognitive Skills) Develops and/or identifies new work processes and the improved utilization of human and material resources within the assigned area or related departments; facilitates others involvement in the continuous improvement program; investigates and solves problems that impact work processes and personnel within the assigned unit.


  • Develops direct reports to address technical challenges, complete process/equipment development and utilize engineering tools including root cause analysis, design for manufacturability, LEAN, min/max process characterization to design manufacturing processes that meet commercial requirements (yields, productivity and safety).

  • Develops direct reports by securing appropriate training, assigning progressively challenging tasks, applying progressive disciplinary action as appropriate and conducting formal written and verbal performance reviews.

  • Implements a staffing plan by identifying resource requirements, writing justifications for additional personnel, obtaining approval for changes, and coordinating the selection process with Human Resources.

  • Monitors daily work operations and provides direction and guidance to lower-level supervisors, experienced exempt employees, or skilled nonexempt staff to achieve unit or project goals.

  • Interacts with internal and external customers, by meeting regularly, responding to requests and explaining procedures.

  • Interprets and executes policies that affect work processes and personnel within the assigned organizational unit.

  • Contributes to the development of operational policies and procedures that affect personnel within the assigned organizational unit.

  • Monitors compliance with company policies and procedures (e.g. compliance with FDA, BSI, EEO regulations etc).

  • Monitors internal and external indicators by reviewing reports and newsletters, reading organizational literature, meeting with peers and reading departmental reports.

  • Contributes to the development and monitoring of area budget through regular analysis of cost and spending.

(Influence/Leadership): Promotes the attainment of group goals by selecting, motivating, and training capable staff.

Provides leadership to assigned units by communicating and providing guidance towards achieving group objectives.; 5. (Planning/Organization) Schedules human and material resources within a group or section in conjunction with near-term plans to ensure their availability; carries out operations within an established budget.; 6. (Decision Making/Impact) Assignments are expressed in the form of tasks and objectives; generally makes day-to-day decisions within established guidelines regarding work processes or schedules in order to achieve the program objectives established by senior management; consequences of erroneous decisions would normally result in serious delays to assigned projects or operations with substantial expenditure of time, human resources, and funds, without jeopardizing future business activity.

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