Abbott Senior Engineer, Manufacturing Engineering in Plano, 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.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Manufacturing Engineer. This position will design and develop manufacturing processes, tooling, and fixtures in order to meet daily production schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Manage projects which include new production equipment, process improvements and cost reductions while supporting new product introductions. Provide guidance to other engineers and technicians.

  • Manage and perform projects which include new production equipment installation and qualification, process improvements, yield improvements, and cost reductions while supporting daily production activities.

  • Collect and analyze in process data to evaluate capability and determine areas for process improvement.

  • Drive process improvements and validations through manufacturing implementation and update pFMEAs and master validation plan as required.

  • Provide direct technical support on production issues (e.g. part & assembled product quality dispositions, interim containment actions, root cause analysis, resolution planning, validation, & implementation) under NCMR or CAPA. Provide guidance to other engineers and technicians.

  • Coordinate the design, procurement, build and debug of tooling, machinery and test equipment

  • Improve product quality, labor efficiency, and throughput through the use of Lean manufacturing concepts like Value Stream mapping, 5S and Visual Workplace.

  • Work with cross-functional teams to transfer new products efficiently and effectively into manufacturing.

  • Work with various internal and external organizations to optimize manufacturing processes or resolving technical issues w/ on-going products or new products.

  • Provide technical support to manufacturing and QA to improve productivity and reduce costs.

  • Participate as a manufacturing lead and/or support a lead on cross-functional core teams.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

  • Individual should:

  • Be innovative, resourceful, and work with minimal direction

  • Have excellent organization, problem solving, communication, and team leadership skills

  • Work effectively with cross-functional teams

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

  • Bachelor's Degree + 5 years of Engineering or Operations experience OR a Master's Degree + 3 years of Engineering or Operations experience

  • BS or MS in Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or Science preferred

  • 6+ years of experience with 2 + years’ experience in project management including the ability to manage multiple projects, strategically prioritize activities and leading cross functional teams within Operations/Manufacturing

  • Excellent organizational, leadership, teamwork, written and verbal communication skills together with demonstrated ability to work in a highly matrix team environment with enthusiasm and a proactive positive attitude

  • Proven track record of successful collaboration and leadership to cross-functional teams to advance complex projects to completion

  • Strong knowledge of Quality systems, product manufacturing and validation

  • Experience with Six Sigma, risk analysis methodologies, process characterization, process validation and process monitoring, scale-up, and/or technology transfer experience, PFMECA, DFMECA

  • Six Sigma certification preferred

  • Medical device experience strongly preferred, International manufacturing experience preferred

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