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Manufacturing Engineering Manager

Plymouth, MN 55447
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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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Manages the planning and completion of manufacturing/production engineering projects, including the design and development of manufacturing processes, tooling and fixtures and process development products in order to meet daily production and new product development schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality.

Impact 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

          Essential Qualifications:

          • 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.Division: EPHF Electrophysiology & Heart Failure
              Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
              Medical Surveillance: No
              Significant Work Activities: Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Posted: 2019-12-23 Expires: 2020-03-02

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