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Sr. Manufacturing Process Engineer

Location: Des Plaines, IL
Company: Abbott
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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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
As a leader in molecular diagnostics, Abbott is committed to providing solution-oriented offerings. Building on a proven track record of service to the worldwide community of researchers and clinicians, Abbott Molecular continues to deliver patented Vysis FISH technology and RealTime PCR assays that enable your laboratory to partner with healthcare providers. The Abbott Des Plaines, IL location develops and manufactures assays for the detection of infectious diseases.
Our location in Des Plaines, IL , currently has an opportunity for a S* *r. Manufacturing Process Engineer.
As a member of the Engineering Department, the Sr. Manufacturing Process Engineer will provide engineering support for new and existing equipment and processes used in Abbott Molecular' s manufacturing operations.
If hired in this role, you will be responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system. You will also be responsible for managing capital projects to select, design, procure, install and qualify new manufacturing equipment. In addition, you will assist with developing Capital Long Range Planning for site and authoring request for capital expenditure.
More areas of focus if hired in this role are below:
- Work with equipment suppliers to establish project requirements, deliverable, and budgets and implement according to agreed timelines. Coordinate the creation and execution of qualification and validation protocols to verify equipment capabilities.
- Develop and implement equipment upgrades and modifications to reduce product costs and improve product quality.
- Participate in and lead project teams requiring engineered solutions for new equipment, products, or processes.
- Implement, document, and maintain controlled, repeatable production processes.
- Investigate and resolve existing equipment operating, reliability, and yield issues and implement corrections or modifications to ensure systems operate within qualified parameters.
- Create and execute Quality System records to ensure equipment performance history is properly documented.
- Maintain relationships with contractors and equipment suppliers and service staffs. Direct the activities of these third-party resources to ensure equipment operates as intended. Routinely has direct contact with outside consultants, technical staff from key suppliers and engineering staff in other divisions.
- Create or modify documentation requiring engineering technical knowledge. Includes operating procedures to be used by manufacturing personnel, qualification and validation protocols and executions, equipment preventive maintenance procedures, and material specifications. May perform other duties as assigned.
- B.S. in any Engineering discipline or equivalent experience.
- 5+ years experience in similar role
- 10% Travel required for equipment acceptance, Field Acceptance Testing (FAT), etc.
- Strong technical knowledge
- Ability or aptitude to work on problems that are complex in scope.
- Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills.
- Ability or aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software.
- Experience in a mid-volume manufacturing environment, to include some or all of the following:
- Medical device manufacturing
- Progressive experience with equipment specification and procurement with emphasis on process and packaging manufacturing solutions, small volume liquid filling, capping, torqueing, label printing, application and inspection systems.
- Familiarity with qualification and regulatory requirements in the medical device industry, including Design Review, User Requirement Specifications (URS), FAT, SAT, IQ/OQ/PQ, ISO 8, etc.
- Hands on working knowledge of automation control software and PLC programming and troubleshooting. Preferably Allen-Bradley and Siemens (nice to have)
- Experience using a computerized maintenance management systems (CMMS) such as Maximo.
- Experience with CAD programs such as AutoCAD, SolidWorks, etc.
- Experience with MS Project and SAP. PMP certification beneficial.
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
- A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
- Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
- Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
- Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
- Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
- Paid time off
- 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
- The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:
Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.
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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
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