Abbott Senior Engineer, Technical Product Development in Santa Clara, California

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.

Position Summary:

  • Specialist professional individual contributor with comprehensive knowledge in the area of Manufacturing Process Development.

  • Ability to execute highly complex or specialized projects.

  • Adapts precedent and may make significant departures from traditional approaches to develop solutions.

Main Responsibilities:

  • As the Specialist in the Manufacturing Process Development Sub-Function, considered as highly experienced and knowledgeable resource within the organization in designing and developing manufacturing processes for life sciences products, taking into consideration problems inherent in the transfer of technology from research to manufacturing.

  • Such design and development may include new or revised processes.

  • Develops procedures for the economical mass production in cooperation with pilot-plant and production departments.

  • Conducts tests and measurements throughout stages of production to determine control over applicable variables.

  • Services, troubleshoots and solves production process problems with processes or equipment already in operation.

  • Requires understanding of compliance, pharmaceutical, pharmacological, biological, biochemical, medical, patent and commercial factors.

  • May make recommendations concerning acquisition and use of new technological equipment and materials.

  • Completes change documentation to include technical rationale and formal verification test results.

  • Advances Engineering Expertise - Maintains current technical skills and functional area expertise.

  • Recommends improvements to Engineering policies and procedures.

  • Collaborates across functional areas - Interprets, presents, and delivers information with product team members, scientists, engineers, and other systems development personnel across sites.

  • Ensures quality through design Techniques and Design Alternatives - Leads and participates in Engineering Design Reviews utilizing Engineering Procedures and Engineering Tools, makes recommendations and identifies design alternatives.

  • Consolidates results of separate design elements for design reviews.

  • Performs Investigations - Leads investigations to determine root cause for complex issues.

  • Arrives at timely conclusions.

  • Maintains adherence to the Quality System - Implements and maintains the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • Follows functional area policies and procedures.

  • Recommends improvements to policies and procedures.

  • Utilizes appropriate experimental, statistical and engineering tools.

  • Obtains Customer Feedback for new and/or Improve Products - Obtains and provides inputs from internal sources and other internal or external customers and integrates inputs into product to achieve engineering goals.

  • Selects, builds and maintain Third Party Manufacturer (TPM) product and partner relationship - For Third Party Manufacturer products, leads the assessment of the proposed design and verification of subsystem or system to meet corresponding requirements.

  • Strategic Orientation - Ensures plans are focused on site and division priorities.

  • Works with cross functional team in collaborative environment.

  • Leads and Mentors - Trains and mentors associate engineers and engineers in design tools and processes.


  • Receives general direction for engineering activities.

  • Plans, leads and implements complex engineering assignments.

  • Receives infrequent direction.

  • Completes complex assignments and provides work directions.

  • Provides input on project activities.

  • Plans, organizes, executes and reviews engineering activities.

  • Creates detailed plans for other engineers, reviews project activities and evaluates results.

  • Demonstrated ability of engineering development with a history of successful new or improved product releases.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

  • Minimum of 7 years of engineering experience.

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