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Manufacturing Engineer II, Extrusion - Plymouth, MN

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: April 11, 2021

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.EPHF Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott's Heart Failure division, we're advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in electrophysiology and heart failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives. We are seeking an experienced Manufacturing Engineer II, Extrusion to join our team. This position will support sustaining production and NPI activities to help grow the Acute product portfolio of the Heart Failure business. WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Supports continuing production and new product introductions involving the extrusion process
  • Develops and leads process validation activities.
  • Generates, justifies, and changes manufacturing documentation.
  • Leads justification and purchase of new capital equipment (extruders or other peripheral machinery) and/or upgrades of existing capital equipment. Perform or manage the installation, operational, or process qualifications.
  • Manages projects to design, build, and qualify new extruded products.
  • Provides direction and supervision to extrusion technician(s).
  • Participates in cross-functional teams comprised of representatives from R&D, Production, Regulatory Affairs, Quality and other departments.
  • Investigate & facilitate resolution of production & technical issues including root cause identification, corrective actions, and error proofing.
  • Utilize various tools (DMAIC, Gage R&R, Cp, Cpk, SPC, etc.) to analyze & improve processes, components, & products.
  • Comply with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments
  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities, as assigned Required Skills:
    • Bachelor of Science / Engineering degree.
    • Minimum of 2 years' experience in an extrusion manufacturing engineering environment.
    • Must have knowledge of single or twin-screw extrusion of thermoplastics and/or Teflon materials including die design, extrusion equipment, and extruded part design along with a sound knowledge of polymer principles.
    • Experience with statistical techniques (i.e. DOE, SPC).
    • Polished communicator- written documentation and oral presentations/ discussions/ meetings
    • Organized, on-time, and detailed project management skills. Preferred Skills:
      • Knowledge of ISO and/or FDA quality system regulations as it pertains to design transfer and process control.
      • Previous medical device experience
      • SAP, Windchill, and Solidworks CAD experience. 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 --- Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled --- 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: 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 , on Facebook at and on

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