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Abbott Sr. Component Engineer in Scottsdale, Arizona

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

A healthy heart is essential to good health. That's why we're committed to advancing treatments for people with cardiovascular disease. As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, our breakthrough medical technologies help restore people's health so they can get back to living their best lives, faster. We focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Our location in Scottsdale, AZ currently has an opportunity for a Sr. Component Engineer.

Sr. Component Engineer drives improvement and corrective action in the procurement. Provides technical support in the selection of suppliers, acceptance criteria for materials and component qualification at the supplier. Provides technical support to drive supplier corrective action, manufacturing yield issues and field failures. Project focused, specifically on cost and risk reductions. Component Engineer role is integral to new supplier/component development.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • In support of division efforts, work with design engineers and suppliers to optimize design drawings and supplier manufacturing processes so that high quality parts are consistently delivered.

  • Provide engineering oversight, support and consultancy to suppliers on process validations, design for manufacture (DFM), material selection, and process development.

  • Identify and prioritize parts (components and assemblies) requiring supplier development activities. Review, understand and incorporate technical design risk assessments into the part evaluation process.

  • Lead the technical aspects of Problem Solving, Failure Analysis, and Corrective and Preventative Actions with suppliers. Promote a culture of structured problem solving with suppliers.

  • Monitor and control the progress of supplier engineering projects to ensure sound application of engineering principles are used and design intent is being followed.

  • Assist suppliers in developing final test requirements to ensure products meet specifications.

  • As needed, work with the Incoming Quality Control department to evaluate parts and resolve issues.

  • Provide technical support to product cost reduction and continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Escalate potential supplier manufacturing and compliance issues.

  • Provide technical support in failure analysis, re-design and drawing updates for discrepant production components, assemblies and field returns.

  • Travel to supplier sites as necessary.

  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action. Has a broad knowledge of technical alternatives and an understanding of their impact on the systems environment.

  • 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 project team. Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects. Influences middle management on technical or business solutions.

  • Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution.

  • Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.

  • Independently determines and develops approach to solutions.

  • Wide application of technical principles, practices, and procedures.

  • Strong understanding of business unit function and cross group dependencies/relationships.

  • Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING

Required

  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering or related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • Minimum 6 years of related work experience with a strong understanding of the specified functional area.

  • Experience with manufacturing processes, including machining, extrusion, molding, welding.

Preferred

  • Masters Degree in Engineering or related field.

  • Experience with process validation, 6-sigma root cause analysis, and statistical software such as Minitab or JMP preferred.

WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com

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