Sr Manufacturing Process Engineer

  • Alajuela
  • Abbott Laboratories

About Abbott Sr Manufacturing Process Engineer

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You will have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Alajuela location. As the Sr Manufacturing Process Engineer, you’ll develop and implement optimal, cost-effective manufacturing process and method improvement and changes in accordance with product specifications and quality standards. Perform analyses to develop design specifications and performance requirements. Provide technical information concerning manufacturing or processing techniques, materials, properties, and process (advantages/limitations) engineering planning. Selects techniques to solve problems and make sound design recommendations.

What You’ll Do

  • Based on key performance indicators data such as yield, nonconforming material or leadtime, may support activities focused on maintaining indicators under control.
  • Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Uses statistical techniques to facilitate decision making and to draw conclusions from available data.
  • Understands product cost components and its interactions, ie direct & indirect material costs, MUV, labor, overhead. Uses product cost knowledge to identify risks and opportunities.
  • Evaluate the design and execute the implementation of new processes following “Design for Manufacturability” principles and understanding work environment issues (i.e. OSHA regulations, etc.).
  • Performs installation/validation activities for new or existent production lines meeting regulatory requirements. That includes equipment, process, product and test method validations. Estimates validation activities cost and assures it is budgeted within financial cycle.
  • Identifies, selects, and purchases equipment/fixtures considering production requirements, mass production implications, redundancy or line capacity expansion. Has direct relation with vendors to define equipment suitability.
  • Has knowledge and expertise on product requirements and specifications. Understands potential risks related to product malfunctions. Evaluates the financial or process/product quality impact, derived from product & process changes. Uses statistical techniques to facilitate decision making and to draw conclusions from available data.
  • Assures that production lines output meets the specifications of the product. Has clear criteria of conforming/ non-conforming product and the test methods used for verifying conformance.
  • Able to navigate and execute activities on manufacturing systems for example, update routers, BOM's or to generate new part numbers and ZFINs. Coordinates the activities related to new ZFIN's implementation.
  • Maintains MP's current and compliant to regulations. Ensures practices at the manufacturing floor adhere to them. Supports DL's & IDL's training process.
  • May lead or serve as member on cross-functional project teams including local and global participants (i.e. RA, R&D, DQ, etc.). Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors. Responsible for researching new technology and suggesting new machines to the appropriate purchasing managers and decision-makers.
  • Participates in the identification and investigation of non-conforming products. Uses root cause problem solving techniques to identify and eliminate causes, implement controls and define corrections, corrective actions and preventive actions. Leads or supports CAPA investigation processes, or exception documents such as complaints investigations.
  • Identify and implement continuous improvement projects for any of the main key areas: safety, quality, production and cost, using the appropriate project management tools.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Technical Engineering fields such as: Electronic, Electrical, Mechatronics, Electromechanical, Chemical
  • 7+ years of manufacturing/process development experience.
  • Experience developing manufacturing processes and technologies and designing for manufacturability preferred.
  • Previous project management experience
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business