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Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Angola
Posted on: September 24, 2022

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.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.Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac , PediaSure , Pedialyte , Ensure , Glucerna and ZonePerfect - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.WHAT YOU'LL DOPrimary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:The Manufacturing Engineer implements and maintains plant equipment, systems and other fixed assets to a high standard of safety, quality and productivity at the lowest possible cost while maintaining compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. This role provides engineering support to the powder packaging operation of the plant. Major Responsibilities:

  • Applies working knowledge of engineering disciplines
  • Independently conceives and develops approaches to problem solving that requires advanced technical knowledge
  • Solves problems that have a variety of complex features, such as, conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements
  • Plans, schedules, conducts or coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope
  • Facilitates the definition of a project scope with clients
  • Plans and executes validation protocols for process change requests
  • Direct the efforts of others such as technicians and outside resources
  • Interface with project team members, department managers, designers, R&D, Corporate and Division Engineering
  • Perform tasks such as writing Requests for Capital Expenditure, Change Requests, Scope Documents, etc.
  • Manage capital projects
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.Operations Technical Support
    • Provides technical support to the Sturgis plant, division engineering, and Quality Assurance to support new product introductions, new process/equipment start-up, process optimizations, vendor qualifications, and process alternative evaluations
    • Implements new and/or current manufacturing methods into manufacturing. Monitors production to determine areas of improvement and react to unforeseen production/manufacturing issues
    • Provide technical training to plant personnel including engineering, equipment operators, electricians, instrument technicians, and maintenance
    • Create and execute validation activities according to plant/division policy.Project Management
      • Plans and conducts small to medium-sized projects
      • Responsibilities include detailed project planning/monitoring, project reviews, implementation, validation, and release to production. Design Engineering
        • Completes engineering activities incorporating best available technologies while adhering to Abbott policies, regulatory requirements, GMP standards, Abbott Engineering Standards and Environmental, Health / Safety regulations.
        • Creates equipment/process specifications, drawings, and software as required and ensure that existing documentation is accurate and appropriate.
        • Research, recommend, implement, and qualify replacement parts for discontinued/obsolete components, equipment, and software.Cost Reduction/Productivity Improvement
          • Identifies and implements cost reduction and productivity improvement projects within Abbott Nutrition.
          • Areas of focus include process improvements, new manufacturing processes, and new technologies.EHS
            • Demonstrates accountability and responsibility for Environmental Health and Safety performance and compliance through active participation and support of Abbott s EHS program.Other Duties
              • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System
              • Performs other work related duties as assigned.WHAT YOU'LL BRINGEducation:B.S. in Engineering with a preference for a Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering.Background:Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals preferred2+ years experience in engineering/project management or advanced education to achieve level of skill.Skills/Specialized Knowledge:
                • Project management experience desired.
                • Experience with PLCs and electrical troubleshooting
                • Work experience in the food / medical industry under FDA regulation preferred.
                • Good communication skills, both written and verbal required.
                • Possesses a working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices, and procedures. Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data involves a review of identifiable factors. Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
                • Strong leadership skills required. Interacts well with diverse groups within the operation and maintains strong working relationships with internal in a collaborative, fast-paced, goal-driven environment. Listens to and understands others points of view; possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences.Accountability / Scope/Budget:
                  • Interfaces with production team members, department managers, and Division Engineering / QA functions.
                  • May represent department/plant on projects or segments of projects.
                  • Receives general supervision and exercises some discretion as to work details. Reviews and approves related inputs such as drawings and specifications prepared by technical support personnel. May determine technical objectives of assignments; exercises latitude in approach to problem solving.
                  • Leads small project teams / supports larger programs to successful completion. Responsible for completing projects tasks within time and budget constraints. Prepares design specifications and recommendations for presentation and approval.
                  • Work is reviewed for overall accuracy, completeness, soundness of technical judgment.
                  • Identifies and quantifies technical risks and their consequences relative to the success of a project; recommends appropriate action, e.g. reports calculations and recommendations in terms concrete enough for management to make an informed decision.
                  • Coordinates efforts with technical and support staff.
                  • Guides the efforts of technicians and outside personnel.

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Fort Wayne , Senior Manufacturing Engineer, Engineering , Angola, Indiana

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