Engineering Technician, Manufacturing



Portland, OR, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

Participate as required within R&D on various engineering efforts for new product development. Responsible for performing various technical tasks on a variety of R&D projects as assigned by engineering. These tasks include, but are not limited to test method development and execution, fixture design and fabrication, equipment programming and qualification, prototyping, data collection and analysis.

• Perform experiments and tests on a variety of projects as assigned by engineering.
• Participate as required within R&D on various engineering efforts for new product development.
• Assist in the generation of documentation (i.e. drawings, specs, procedures, travelers, etc) required to support new
product development projects.
• Troubleshoot and suggest creative solutions to design and testing issues.
• Coordinate and execute building of prototypes/products per engineering design and instruction as required.
• Ability to handle and maneuver small components and parts.
• Work with engineering on build/test fixturing.
• Perform assembly and testing of small tubing components by adhesive bonding, or heat reflowing.
• Understanding of and ability to utilize electronic data collection systems and computer software packages and possibly
ability to analyze data using basic statistics.
• Ability to prioritize work by determining the sequencing and timing of different jobs based on precedence and importance.
• Follow safety guidelines and utilize appropriate safety devices when performing all tasks that require such precautions.
• Create and Maintain accurate records to recreate desired build processes and designs.
• Willingness for active participation, active listening, interpreting, cooperation and flexibility to allow for a successful selfmanaged team.
• Be able to clearly communicate ideas, problems and solutions to engineers.
• 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.
• Works with a variety of production equipment, small hand tools, test equipment, and precision measuring instruments. Also uses standard office equipment such as telephone, fax/copier, and a personal computer with standard office software.


Technical Diploma (± 12 years) or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

Experience Details:

  • 5-7 yrs experience with assembly or testing of parts.
  • Experience with a variety of manufacturing processes and lab equipment required.
  • Experience with laser cutting, electro polishing, coil winding and braiding preferred.
  • Requires solid computer skills using Microsoft Office, Proficient using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Experience using MasterCam CAM software would be preferred.
  • Nimble hands.
  • Knowledge of Solidworks, Minitab, Labview are pluses but not required.
  • 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 maintain regular and predictable attendance.
  • Occasional or Regularly scheduled overtime is a requirement of this position.

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· Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

The base pay for this position is $23.25 – $46.45 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.