Surface Mount Technology Process Engineer Manager

Surface Mount Technology Process Engineer Manager

Abbott Laboratories | Washington, DC, 20319, US
Salary Range:$101,000 – $131,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 15 days ago

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At Abbott, you will play a crucial role to help people live more fully at all stages of their lives. Abbott is a global healthcare leader and our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritional products and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues have a daily impact on the life of people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott Ireland

In Ireland, Abbott employs over 5,000 people across nine sites. We currently have six manufacturing facilities located in Clonmel, Cootehill, Donegal, Longford and Sligo and a third-party manufacturing management operation in Sligo. Abbott also has commercial, support operations and shared services in Dublin and Galway. We have been making a difference in the lives of Irish people since 1946.

Diabetes Care Kilkenny

Our new manufacturing facility in Kilkenny, expected to open in 2024, reflects the growing demand for Abbott's global Diabetes Care products. The facility will be a centre for world-class engineering, quality, medical device manufacturing, and other science-based professionals to produce life-changing technologies, including the FreeStyle Libre 3, a system that automatically delivers real-time, up-to-the-minute glucose readings, with the smallest and thinnest wearable glucose sensor that provides unsurpassed 14-day accuracy and optional glucose alarms directly to smartphones. This enables people with diabetes to live the best and fullest lives they can.

At Abbott in Kilkenny, you can shape your career as you help shape the future of healthcare.

This is how you can make a difference at Abbott:

As the SMT Process Engineering Manager, you will be responsible to:

* Support the introduction and optimization of SMT manufacturing lines with functional testing in an Abbott facility.

* Drive activities at the equipment supplier(s) to ensure that production start-up, through scale up, to increased volumes are achieved per ADC requirements.

* Provides technical leadership, project management and mentoring to engineers and team members.

* Lead and participates in design, planning, introduction, and sustaining of PCBA manufacturing lines.

* Direct the work of technical, validation, and less experienced engineering staff.

* Interface with product team members, department managers, designers/equipment manufacturers, R&D, quality, and regulatory personnel.

* Represent department/division on projects.

* Show initiative in developing and promoting implementation of innovative ideas or potential solutions and champions change without prompting. Controls and implements any relevant engineering changes.

* Independently conceive and develop approaches to the solution of problems which require application of advanced technical knowledge - applies working knowledge of related disciplines.

* Independently plan and conduct assigned projects requiring conventional types of plans, investigations and/or equipment. Independently designs and leads complex engineering studies and experiments often with multiple variables. Analyses complex problems and identifies their impact using statistical analysis of measurement results. Sets complex design and process requirements.

* Comple documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with business standards.

* Lead and/or participates on cross-functional teams to support organizational goals.

* Participate in project related travel - approximately 20%, Europe (primarily) and United States.

You should also have the following Skills:

* Capability to lead cross functional teams to support large scale projects including the implementation of new processes and products into manufacturing sites.

* Prior experience and familiarity with a cGMP, FDA, and ISO regulated environment.

* Understanding & knowledge of PCBA manufacturing systems, measuring technology, equipment software, basic knowledge of the design of electronic circuits & GAMP guidelines.

* Knowledge and competence with SMT Technology, pick and place, equipment control systems and lasers.

* In addition to process knowledge, expertise in programming of SMT equipment and an ability to debug/test and review applications will be a distinct advantage.

* Knowledge and competence in development, validation, and launch of high-volume manufacturing lines for electronic devices in medical device environment.

* Capability of creating process documentation and operating instructions and documenting procedures associated with medical device processes & equipment.

* Capability of reviewing equipment design and conferring with scientific, engineering, and technical personnel to select suitable measurement methods and resolve hardware and software problems (such as product or system malfunctions, incomplete test data, data interpretation or coding issues).

* Knowledge and competence in testing and debugging hardware and software issues on high volume equipment and processes and automated test systems.

* Relevant test engineering experience an advantage.

* Experience in electronic engineering and/or in fabrication and design of testing and test control apparatus and equipment, or software and systems testing.

* Experience of design, commissioning, and validation lifecycles of complex automated equipment.

* Technical field support experience, being capable of training and instructing production personnel, test technicians and test operators on test hardware and/or software, as well as problem solving techniques.

* Analytical skills required to perform analysis of root causes, develop, and coordinate corrective action measures and monitoring improvements for issues affecting test yield and cycle time problems.

* Capable of analysing and interpreting process characterization data and prepares technical reports for use by engineering and management personnel.


* A relevant Level 8 Degree in Engineering/Manufacturing or equivalent with 5+ years progressive technical experience and demonstrated competence. Electrical / Electronics / Mechatronics degree preferred.

* 3 years previous experience in a Medical Device or Pharmaceutical environment required.

* Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience with PCBA manufacturing processes and programming (screen printing, pick and place, SPI/AOI, reflow) required.

* Proven record of accomplishment in applying continuous improvement projects.

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