Sr Manufacturing Engineer
Alajuela, Costa Rica
hace 2 días


Provides support to the Manufacturing organization to facilitate efficient operations within the production area, to optimize cost-effective existing manufacturing processes and methods to ensure that production goals are met, in accordance with product specifications and quality standards.

  • Monitors performance of equipment, recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods and machines, design tools, and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that could have in resultant non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues;
  • is also responsible for the activities related to installation and validation of production lines as well as the lifecycle management of equipment.


  • 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 technology trends.

  • Cultivates internal and external networks 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 the 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 team focused on Yield, MUV, CIP projects of Improvement.
  • Participates in determining goals and objectives for engineering responsibilities, projects and direct reports.
  • Influences middle management and another functional area on technical or business solutions.
  • May interact with vendors and other Abbott Sites.
  • Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution (DMAIC, A3 s).
  • Participate or lead Investigations, CAPA / Divisional CAPA and problem-solving.
  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial,Mechanical, Electrical, Science Engineer or related careers.
  • Experience / Background

  • 5-7 years or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Wide application of technical principles, practices, and procedures.
  • Strong understanding of business unit functions and cross-group dependencies / relationships.
  • Will perform this job in a quality system environment.
  • Experience leading a team toward departmental goals; Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost.
  • Demonstrated understanding of how division and site strategy and objectives connect to day to day activity.
  • Computer software knowledge (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Knowledge of Statistical techniques (DOE, SPC) is required.
  • Advanced commands of English
  • Preferred Qualifications & Education

  • Desired experience in validation plans for medical industry products and processes and root cause problem solving methodologies.
  • Knowledge of FDA, GMP and ISO guidelines.
  • Works under minimal supervision. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
  • Working knowledge of applicable regulations : Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
  • Experience in deploying risk reduction strategies, such as zero defects, to improve product quality.

  • Operations experience desirable. Detailed understanding of all operational metrics, such as : Units per hour (UPH), units per person per hour (UPPH), PFM, on time in full (OTIF), master production schedule performance (MPSP), manufacturing schedule performance (MSP), and cycle time required.
  • Particularly how you can influence these metrics in the engineering group lead role.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and / or identify new work processes and improvements, such as continuous improvement projects, standard work projects, etc.
  • Detailed understanding of material usage variance (MUV) management required and demonstration of material cost reduction strategies deployed in previous roles.

    Understanding of product unit cost essential and how this role can impact each element

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