Manager, Manufacturing Engineering

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.
Manages the planning and completion of product engineering projects, including the design and development of manufacturing equipment and documentation to enhance productionâ s productivity and product quality.
Impact this role will have on Abbott:
+ Manages product engineering staff regarding project prioritization, process validations, and continuous improvements
+ Implement and manage resource planning and project management tools
+ Support equipment enhancements/changes and ensures successful transition to manufacturing
+ Monitor and evaluate project and department progress and results
+ Participate in cross-functional teams
+ Review and approve protocol and written reports
+ Drive continuous improvement of mechanical engineering technical capabilities
+ Prepare technical reports, analysis, recommendations and presentations reflecting the status and results of projects in progress on a regular basis
+ Coach, manage and develop technical staff
+ Develop, implement, train and monitor effectiveness of engineering systems and procedures to ensure compliance to FDA, GMP and all other applicable agency regulations
+ Ensure a safe work environment consistent with OSHA requirements and St. Jude Medical Policies
+ Prepare departmental budgets and control expenditures to stay within spending limits
+ Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback. Sets goals which align to department plans and manages the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring. Maintains a safe and professional work environment.
+ 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.
Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbottâ s marketplace success:
+ BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent technical field; advanced degree preferred
+ 7+ years manufacturing experience, with 3 years of people management experience
+ Experience with statistical techniques (e.g., DOE, SPC)
+ Solid people management and communication skills
+ Solid knowledge of GMP, ISO regulations.
+ Prior experience in medical device manufacturing preferred
+ Demonstrated ability to hire, develop, and retain highly competent employees
+ Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred.
+ Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
+ Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results.
+ Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment.
+ Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
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

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