Manufacturing Process Engineer III

Dublin, California
Jun 09, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie’s mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people’s lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women’s health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

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Manufacturing Process Engineer III, Dublin, CA



YOU WILL:   be responsible for supporting the manufacturing production line and optimizing manufacturing processes, from engineering change control through the production and shipment of product.  This includes review of BOM’s and accurate translation into SAP.


Be a trusted and expert manufacturing partner with experience and passion for the following:     

  • Review ECO’s to ensure correctness of the BOM’s and transfer the information from Arena (our document control system) into SAP.
  • Check, validate, and enter the Item Master to ensure correctness.
  • Work with Production and Materials groups to address BOM issues, in order to facilitate accurate and efficient backflushing and inventory management.
  • Help to manage ECO implementations into the production environment.
  • Set up necessary carts and bins to facilitate proper materials management on the production floor.
  • Perform time studies, when needed, to assess line capacity and to identify areas to improve.
  • Create and maintain a model of the production line to determine capacity and proactively initiate purchase requests for additional equipment, furniture, tooling, and fixtures that will be needed for volume increases.
  • Create layouts and execute plans to expand the production line, and to add new products in a manner that optimizes floor space.
  • Improve production line efficiency, flexibility, and work environment to improve yield, capacity, and product quality.
  • Lead projects to introduce new products to the production line and to improve existing tooling, fixtures, and procedures.
  • Document and update work instructions, as needed to maintain and improve the production line.
  • Track and report production yields, improving them to meet goals.
  • Perform investigations into line failures, NCMRs, and line issues, and document findings accordingly.
  • Assist in the processing of NCMRs, when needed.
  • Perform engineering work typically including one or more of the following:
  • Process/product improvements
  • Process development including IQ/OQ/PQ
  • Process improvements including Validation & Verification
  • Product design for manufacturability, testability and serviceability
  • Production line layout & facility requirements
  • Report preparation
  • Provide training for line personnel, particularly on new processes and process improvements.
  • Lead and/or participate on project teams to design, develop, and continuously improve product, equipment, fixtures, and/or processes.
  • Perform failure analysis on failed units from field returns.
  • Work with Quality to resolve part quality issues from supplier/vendors.
  • Reduce costs through manufacturing process improvement or component costs.



  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical, or industrial engineering, or equivalent technical degree, plus 6 years of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Experience using SAP or other enterprise system to set up BOM’s and parts management in support of a manufacturing line is preferred.
  • Arena (or equivalent change management system) experience is preferred.
  • Experience in an FDA regulated manufacturing environment and proficiency with medical device development life cycles is preferred.
  • Ability to focus on and achieve scheduled milestones, including contingency planning is required.
  • Knowledge and understanding of FDA regulations (21CFR 820), ISO13485, and ISO standards related to medical device manufacturing is preferred.
  • Strong team-working and communication skills.  A drive to get the job done in the face of obstacles and time constraints, and a willingness to jump in wherever needed.
  • Ability to use MS Excel to perform calculations, charting, and interpret results/data.
  • Competent using office software including MS Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint, and Outlook.  Pro-E competency is desirable.



  • Excellence Focused

  • Open and Authentic

  • Ownership Thinker

  • PDN2

    Significant Work Activities
    Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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    Equal Employment Opportunity
    At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.