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Senior CIP Manufacturing Engineer

Abbott Laboratories Westford, MA
  • Posted: 29 days ago
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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.

Primary Job Function

Provides support to the Manufacturing organization to facilitate efficient operations within the 

production area, to optimize existing processes, and to ensure that production goals are met. Monitors 

performance of equipment, machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process parameters 

that produce nonconforming Products, low yields or product quality issues.  Interfaces with Quality and 

Research and Development organizations to integrate new products or processes into the existing manufacturing area.

Core Job Responsibilities

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

1. Initiates and completes technical activities leading to new or improved products or process, for 

current programs, next generation programs and to meet strategic goals and objectives of the 

company.  Prepares reports, publishes, and makes presentations to communicate findings.; 

2. Analyzes and solves problems from basic engineering principles, theories and concepts through 

to a wide range of complex and advanced problems which require novel and new innovative 

approaches or a major breakthrough in technology.; 

3. Understands engineering principles theories, concepts, practices and techniques.  Develops 

knowledge in a field to become a recognized leader or authority in an area of specialization 

and applies this knowledge in leadership roles in the company.; 

4. Incorporates business policies and procedures into task completion. Understands the business needs 

of the company, and has knowledge of the customer needs of our business. Understands the business 

cycle and foresight of emerging technologies trends.; 

5. Cultivates internal and external network of resources to complete tasks.  Serves has a resource 

in the selection orientation and training of new engineers and employees.  May lead a project 

team, determining goals and objectives for the projects. Mentors employees by sharing technical 

expertise and providing feedback and guidance.; 

6. Interacts cross functionally and with internal and external customers.  Serves as a consultant for 

engineering or scientific interpretations and advice on significant matters.  Acts as a spokesperson 

to customers on business unit current and future capabilities.

(Supervision Received) Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops 

approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.;

(Supervision Provided) May provide work direction and guidance to exempt and/or skilled nonexempt 

levels of employees; may be asked to evaluate performance of and assist in career development planning 

for subordinates.

Position Accountability / Scope

(Influence/Leadership) Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate 

completion of assignments.  Participates in the development of less experienced staff by setting 

an example,  providing guidance and work direction, and offering counsel.  May lead a project team.  

Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects.  Influences middle management on 

technical or business solutions.  May interact with vendors.; 

(Planning/Organization) Plans and organizes non-routine tasks w/approval.  Initiates or maintains 

work schedule. Establishes priorities of work assignments.;

(Decision Making/Impact) Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve 

problem resolution. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would 

typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.

Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree (REQUIRED) (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering,

Plastics Engineering, Biomedical Engineering  will consider physics, Life Science grads as well) AND

6+ years of related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional area, or an 

equivalent combination of education and work experience. Advanced degree preferred.

Minimum Experience / Training Required

• Skilled in principals and application of Lean/Six Sigma
• Ability to generate ROI information and cost analysis
• Proven track record of large scale cost savings
• Medical Device or Pharma experience is REQUIRED.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Experience working with suppliers
• Strong negotiation skills
• Must be able to interact seamlessly with multiple internal and external teams
• Strong leadership skills

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Wide application of technical principles, practices, and

procedures. Strong understanding of business unit function and cross group dependencies/ relationships.

Will perform this job in a quality system environment.  Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in

noncompliance with governmental regulations.; 

(Cognitive Skills) 

Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.  

Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques 

for obtaining solutions. Has a sound knowledge of various technical alternatives and their impact


Abbott Laboratories


Westford, MA

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