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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Burlington, MA posted October 12, 2021.

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.

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve.

In Abbott’s Heart Failure division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in electrophysiology and heart failure (EPHF), allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

For years, Abbott’s MEDICAL DEVICES businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive.

Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier.

Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine finger sticks.

We are seeking a high caliber Manufacturing Engineering Manager who will manage the planning and completion of manufacturing/production engineering projects.

This will include the design and development of manufacturing processes, tooling & fixture design and process development products in order to meet daily production and new product development schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality.

Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company.

We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive.

We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on Abbott: Provide leadership to engineering staff regarding project prioritization, process validations, and continuous improvement activities.

Implement and manage resource planning and project management tools.

Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering Department managers in selecting and scheduling project engineers for Operations projects.

Support continuing production, process development and new product introductions 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 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 Abbott Policies.

Prepare departmental budgets and control expenditures to stay within spending limits.

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

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success: BS in Engineering; advanced degree preferred.

10 years manufacturing/process development experience, with minimum 5 years of technical staff management experience and 3 years of project management experience involving coordination of cross-functional teams.

5 years prior experience in medical device manufacturing preferred.

Experience with statistical techniques (e.g., DOE, SPC).

Experience with Lean manufacturing techniques, value stream mapping, and continuous improvement methodologies.

Solid people management and communication skills.

Solid knowledge of GMP, ISO regulations.

Demonstrated success in leading mfg technology transfer project to global operations.

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.

Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.

Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

WHAT WE OFFER 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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