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Manufacturing Engineer I

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted September 16, 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.

A healthy heart is essential to good health. That’s why we’re committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical technologies help restore people’s health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats. 

This position will be located in our Sylmar, CA office.

SUMMARY OF THE ROLE

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 

  • Design and develop manufacturing processes, tooling, and fixtures in order to meet daily production schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality

  • Working knowledge of 21 CFR part 4 regulation
  • Evaluation of production equipment

  • Production support and process validation

  • Interface with vendors for incoming components

  • Troubleshoot manufacturing process and equipment

  • Utilize tools like Gage R&R, Cp, Cpk, and SPC to improve processes

  • Understand manufacturing concepts like Value Stream mapping, 5S and Visual Workplace to improve quality, labor efficiency, and throughput.

  • Protocol and report writing

  • Generate and modify manufacturing process documentation

  • Work with cross functional teams as required

  • Develop and implement process improvements

  • Resolves and/or facilitates resolution of problems including identifying causes to prevent re-occurrence

  • 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.

 EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING 

  • Bachelors Degree (± 16 years)    

  • Mechanical engineering or a related field    OR     an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • 0-3 years relevant engineering experience

  • Demonstrated experience with CAD systems. Basic understanding of mechanical reasoning, physics, electronics, metal working and plastics.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

  • 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.

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

  • Ability to travel approximately 5%, 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 (Include for Manufacturing roles only) 

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled (Include for Manufacturing roles only) 

  • 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: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

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. 

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.