Manufacturing Engineer II



Alajuela Province, Costa Rica
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

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 will have access to:

Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.

Private medical insurance, cafeteria subsidy, stock program, and employee association, among others

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 diverse, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Alajuela, Coyol location in the Vascular division that provides innovative, minimally invasive, and cost-effective products for the treatment of vascular disease.

What You’ll Do

  • Interfaces with Quality and Research and Development organizations to integrate new products or processes into the existing manufacturing area.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Understands engineering principles theories, concepts, practices and techniques. Develops knowledge in a field to become a recognized leader or authority in an area of technical specialization and applies this knowledge in leadership roles in the company.
  • 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.
  • Cultivates internal and external network of resources to complete tasks. Serves as 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.
  • 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.
  • Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate completion of assignments.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution (DMAIC, A3´s).
  • Participate or lead Investigations, CAPA/Divisional CAPA and problem solving.
  • May lead a Green Belt and/or Black Belt Projects for CIP, Yield, MUV improvement.
  • Create, measure, challenge and Improve Product and Process documentation according Quality Management System.
  • Active contribution to understand, connect and improve key process indicators (Yield, MUV, MSP, MPSP, PFM, CIP, etc).
  • Develop technical process knowledge in all parts of the product manufacturing cycle, for example: In Catheters in Extrusion, Subassemblies and Main Assembly; In PressureWire in raw material, subassemblies, and finished good.
  • Know, understand and analyze data from JMP, INFINITY to propose process improvements.
  • Provides training and tutoring for G8, G12 & G14. (Provides guidance to less experienced staff. Acts as a mentor to lower level individual contributors. Influence exerted at peer level and occasionally at first levels of management.)
  • Prepares product and process reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends.
  • Keeps equipment operational by coordinating calibration, maintenance and repair services; following manufacturer's instructions and established procedures; requesting special service when needed.
  • Has knowledge and expertise on product requirements and specifications. Understands potential risks related to product malfunctions.
  • Assures that production lines output meet the specifications of the product. Has clear criteria of conforming/non conforming product and the test methods used for verifying conformance.
  • Maintains manufacturing systems such as SAP routers and BOM's current.
  • Maintains procedures current and compliant to regulations. Ensures practices at the manufacturing floor adhere to them.

Shift B (Monday - Friday from 3:00 - 10:00 pm and Saturdays from 7:00 am to 2:30 pm)

On-Site position

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related STEM field
  • 2 - 3 years of related experience
  • Statistical techniques knowledge (DOE, SPC) is required.
  • Advanced level of English
  • Computer software knowledge (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point).

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