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Abbott Manufacturing Engineer - Microelectronics in Scottsdale, Arizona

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a high caliber, motivated, self-driven leader to join our microelectronics manufacturing engineering team. Individual in this role will support the operations team as a front-line engineer working with assemblers and troubleshooting equipment and process issues on out surface mount assembly and test operations. Additionally, this position will manage projects aimed towards designing and developing automation in our manufacturing processes, tooling, and fixtures to meet daily production schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality. This individual will have a unique opportunity to make a mark on the organization as a leader, while working on state-of-the-art product. This individual will be able to make a significant P&L impact in the organization.

Job Duties:

  • Front line engineer supporting operations team

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

  • Provide technical mentorship to engineers and technicians

  • Conduct Process FMEAs and Process Validations

  • Improve product quality, labor efficiency, and throughput using Lean manufacturing concepts

  • Coordinate the design, procurement, build and debug of tooling, machinery test equipment and further automation of our assembly line.

  • Work with Product Development to ensure Design for Manufacturability

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

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

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

General Qualifications

  • Mechanical, Chemical, Biomedical or any engineering or technical degree or equivalent experience required

  • 3+ years manufacturing engineering experience with an emphasis on automated assembly

  • Mechanical design with 3D modeling software such as Solidworks, or CREO

  • Microelectronics surface mount assembly experience a plus

  • Medical device experience preferred, but not required

  • Experience with SPC, DOE, Six Sigma training, and use of analytical tools such as JMP, or Minitab

  • Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills

  • Demonstrated leadership capability in team settings

  • Ability to lead and motivate peers, drive change and problem solve with creativity

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Results oriented, Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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