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Staff Continuous Improvement Engineer

Abbott Laboratories
Saint Paul, MN
Closing date
May 16, 2024

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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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Staff Continuous Improvement Engineer

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'll also have access to:
  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of.
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor's degree.
  • 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 diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our St Paul, MN location in the Structural Heart medical device division. Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.

This position will design, develop, standardize and implement Operational Excellence and Lean methods intended to continuously improve manufacturing system performance. This individual is an influencer and facilitator, with a track record of managing change. This individual is a systems thinker who solves problems by building relationships and collaborating.

What You'll Work On
• Design, communicate, and implement an operational plan for completing a project; monitor progress and performance against the project plan; resolve operational problems, minimize delays.
• Identify, develop, and gather necessary resources to complete the project.
• Prepare designs and work specifications; develop schedules, budgets and forecasts; select materials, equipment, project staff, and contractors.
• Estimate costs, resources, and time required to complete.
• Monitor activities, allocate resources, and assign tasks to ensure targets are met.
• Liaise with other areas in the organization to secure specialized resources and contributions for the project.
• Conduct project meetings and prepare reports to communicate the status of the project within and beyond the project team.
• Coach and mentor project staff and assist them to solve problems.

Required Qualifications

  • BS in Industrial Engineering or related field or equivalent experience.
  • 8+ years manufacturing engineering experience.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and project management skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership capability in team settings.
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.
  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.
  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.
  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.
  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.
  • Ability to travel approximately 10-15%.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Medical device experience preferred.
  • Six Sigma or Lean Certification preferred.

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $95,000.00 - $190,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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