Abbott Laboratories - Barceloneta, PR

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Description Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people.
      Summary of the position:

      Responsible for managing a team of Engineers and Technicians supporting the manufacturing department in dealing with day to day issues including but not limited to: equipment down time, preventive maintenance actions, etc.

      This team ensure current processes and equipments are well maintained to support plant production goals. The team also monitors performance of equipment (downtime, uptime, etc.) machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that produce nonconforming products, low yields or product quality issues. The team may participate in different projects to integrate new products or processes into the existing manufacturing area.

      Responsible for the preventive maintenance programs of the AVPR Plant.

      Major responsibilities:

      Responsible to manage and provide direction to a group(s) of engineers and technical personnel ensuring manufacturing equipment are up and running supporting manufacturing production efforts. This also includes managing cost productivity improvement projects and cost reduction projects.

      Establishes departmental goals in conjunction with Engineering Manager, Manufacturing/Production Manager, and Division Manufacturing Engineering.
      Evaluates direct and indirect reports within his/her organization and establishes training and/or action plans to overcome reporting personnel needs and promote personal growth.

      Interfaces with other plant areas or divisional organizations in the implementation of cost reduction projects in relation to the plant processes.

      Audits and seeks for corrective actions for process equipment safety hazards.

      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.

      May be required to perform other duties as assigned.


      Bachelor's Degree in Engineering. Good communication skills verbal and written in English, Spanish and regulatory language. Good interpersonal skills. Computer literate.


      Eight (8) years of related work experience in manufacturing and engineering area.

      Mental and Physical Abiliies:

      Capability of handling multiple priorities. Ability to focus on specific problems on a multidisciplinary environment. Ability to concentrate, cope with stress. Use independent judgment to accomplish results, adapt to stay alert in business environment, ability to deal with people. Ability of carrying, walking, visual attention and sitting.

      Significant Work Activities and Conditions Continuous sitting for prolonged periods ( more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods ( more than 2 consecutive houres in an 8 hour day), Work in a clean room environment, Work in noisy environment
      Job Classification : Experienced
      Primary Location : USA-Puerto Rico-Barceloneta

      Organization : AVD-Vascular
      Schedule : Full-time
      Shift : Day
      Travel : Yes, 5 % of the Time

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