Sr. Manufacturing Engineer ;
Alajuela, Costa Rica
hace 1 día


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 instalation and validation of production lines as well as the lifecycle management of equipments.


  • 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 processes, 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.
  • 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.

  • Bachelor's degree in Industrial,Mechanical, Electrical, Science Engineer or related careers.
  • 5-7 years of work experience
  • 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
  • Desired experience in validation plans for medical industry products and processes and root cause problem-solving methodologies.
  • Knowledge of FDA, GMP and ISO guidelines.
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