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Disposables Industrialization Engineer

Employer
AbbVie
Location
Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Feb 5, 2024

Job Details

As a Disposables Medical Device manufacturing and operations Engineer, the candidate will lead support the industrialization of the disposables sub-systems of infusion systems combination products through contract manufacturing organizations and internal plants. The candidate will investigate, identify, develop, and optimize new methods and techniques to generate reliable and reproducible data in a timely manner. The candidate will read and adapt scientific/technical literature to accomplish assignments and demonstrate broad and versatile technical expertise within discipline.            

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Develops and achieves strategy for technical interactions with contract and internal manufacturing organizations.  Owns the internal knowledge of the manufacturing methods used in the production of the disposables devices and primary containers.
  • Collaborates with experts within function to integrate engineering objectives into activities associated with development of new/improved products or technology.
  • Advances disposables (flexible container, extruded tubing, injection molded components, machined parts, and their assembly) manufacturing expertise within function. Proactively advises and shares knowledge and expert opinions with subordinates, peers, and senior management. Mentors and trains functional colleagues and assess current and emerging business challenges enabling functional goal achievement. Assesses impacts of engineering changes to disposables, coordinates/ manages implementation of engineering changes with contract and internal manufacturing.
  • Experienced developing and supporting medical devices or combination products under design control (21CFR 820), ISO13485 and ISO14971 requirements.
  • Support manufacturing in troubleshooting and root cause investigations for new and existing systems.
  • Independently design and conduct critical experiments that further project goals. Implement and may innovate new experimental protocols/techniques. Understand the goal and maintain a high proficiency in his/her projects as well as the overall program.
  • Interprets results and draw conclusions from own multistage experiments, note significant deviations, then suggest, design, and pursue relevant experiments. Understand relevant scientific literature and apply theoretical framework to solving problems within scientific discipline in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for compliance with all applicable Corporate and Divisional policies and procedures.
  • Understand and adhere to corporate standards regarding code of conduct, safety, appropriate handling of materials, controlled drug and radioactive compounds, GxP compliance, and animal care where applicable.
  • Ensures quality and effectiveness of key results of projects within function through sound process design and improvement, early risk assessments, frequent testing supplemented with engineering analysis and implementation of fallback strategies.
  • Sources and identifies emerging disposables manufacturing trends from multiple internal and external sources and assess relevance. Integrates trends into functional short-term objectives.
  • Applies imagination and innovation by creating, inventing, and implementing new or better approaches, processes, risk assessment and mitigation efforts, alternatives and breakthrough ideas that are valued by customers within the function.
  • Presents manufacturing technology and engineering concepts and results for functional scientific and non-scientific leaders as well as potential and existing partners.
  • Maximizes impact and value of expertise.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Polymer Science/Engineering or Materials Science or equivalent education with 5 years of experience or Master’s Degree or equivalent education with typically two years of experience. 
  • Candidates who had at least two-years exposure to disposables/primary container medical device final assembly plants and participated in/supervised/improved manufacturing operations within those plants are preferred.
  • Interacts well with diverse groups within function and maintains strong working relationships with internal and external collaborators.
    Theoretical and practical knowledge to carry out the job functions.

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community, and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


Company

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 www.abbvie.com. Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

Company info
Website
Phone
1-800-255-5162
Location
1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago
Illinois
60064
US

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