Sr. Engineering Manager
Abbott Alajuela, Alajuela 20101 Add to Favorites Share Job Apply Now
MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE
Provide technical leadership, mentoring and guidance in the daily management of technology, operational systems and processes, and human capital allocation to support the execution of manufacturing engineering and operations plans in the AVCR site.
Â The role is also responsible for the stewardship of local engineering career tracks and development opportunities, including the identification and sponsoring of DMAIC and A3 thinking projects such as continuous improvement to serve business needs.
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Â Reinforce 1 : 1 meetings to foster a culture of ongoing talent management and personal accountability.
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Facilitate the implementation of critical to quality (CTQ) attributes in engineering drawings cascading to design FMEAs, process FMEAs, control plans, inspection plans and manufacturing process instructions (MPIs) to drive variability reduction and optimal product performance through zero-defects and process monitoring.
Monitor, review and approve the quality and effectiveness of new product introduction activities, manufacturing readiness, validations or confirmation runs, and short- and long-term objectives within the constraints of scope, time and cost.
Lead, review and approve capital requests and financial analyses based on established tools and techniques (discounted cash flow, return on investment, payback period) to stay within approved budget and achieve manufacturing engineering department objectives.
Coordinate the relevant elements of project management that apply to a manufacturing engineering project, including the required procurement of tools or instructions, and support projects with individual contributors who add value to the project plan.
Â Budget and hire external talent as needed.
Communicate topics effectively through formal and informal presentations and reports, skillfully adapting style and content tailored to various audiences (not all technical), providing updates on department deliverables, risks and costs to senior management and other organizations outside AVCR.
Collaborate with other functional managers, directors and divisional experts to achieve site milestones, and / or to establish learning gigs that provide development opportunities for others.
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Bachelorâs degree in engineering, traditional sciences, or closely related technical field 10+ years of demonstrated competence in engineering.
80% conversational ability including presentation skills using MS PowerPoint or similar multimedia.
Experience / Background
Â Proven track record in engineering management supported by tangible results and consistent achievement of critical milestones
History of working independently, balancing both strategic and tactical priorities for the business, while creating a vision of excellence for a technical department specifically
Ample knowledge of financial planning, both capital and discretionary expense, budgeting and execution while monitoring a project performance and adjusting constraints to meet project goals
Able to lead and collaborate with cross-site, cross-functional teams across different areas to manage outcomes of a technically complex function in a high production volume environment
Excellent written, oral and multimedia communication skills to ensure personnel and senior management engagement and to influence decision making
A technical background in health care, nutritional products, laboratory diagnostics, medical devices, pharmaceutical, or similar industries (preferred)
Understanding of broader business and economic trends in the healthcare industry to properly reinforce a culture of compliance
Expert knowledge of Lean Six Sigma tools and their implementation to achieve significant cost savings measures Â
title" : "Sr. Engineering ManagerDivision : AVD Vascular
Travel : Yes, 15 % of the Time
Medical Surveillance : Yes
Significant Work Activities : Not Applicable