Instrument Operations Engineer

at Abbott in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

The Opportunity

This position will design and develop manufacturing processes, tooling, and fixtures in order to meet daily production schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality.

What You’ll Do

+ 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 through the use of Lean manufacturing concepts

+ Coordinate the design, procurement, build and debug of tooling, machinery and test equipment

+ 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.

Required Qualifications

+ Bachelors Degree (± 16 years)

+ Mechanical, Chemical or any engineering or technical degree

+ an equivalent combination of education and work experience

+ Minimum 5 years experience

+ 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.

+ Manufacturing engineering experience, medical device experience required, international manufacturing experience preferred

+ Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner. Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

+ Ability to travel approximately 25%, including internationally.

Preferred Qualifications

+ Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills. Six Sigma certification preferred

+ Manufacturing engineering experience, medical device experience required, international manufacturing experience preferred

+ Manufacturing engineering experience, medical device experience required, international manufacturing experience preferred

+ Demonstrated leadership capability in team settings. Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

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’ll also have access to:

+ Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

+ Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

+ An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

+ Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save ( student debt program and FreeU ( education benefit – an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

+ 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 base pay for this position is $72,700.00 – $145,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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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Job Posting: JC260810290

Posted On: Jun 05, 2024

Updated On: Jun 27, 2024

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