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Job Description

The Senior Production Engineer will:

-Be responsible for ensuring production teams have the right technical resources, reliable equipment, most robust methods & support structure to enable production to safely manufacture the most cost-effective products at the highest yields in the most efficient manner.

-Be responsible for multiple projects associated with process development, improvement and/or optimization at a site that manufactures device components and/or products for cardiac implantable devices with strict Regulatory Compliance requirements.

– Be responsible for identifying and qualifying processes for product, process and/or equipment as well as troubleshooting issues, identifying causal components driving yield, productivity, cost effectiveness, throughput time etc., related to product, process and/or equipment.

-Work across the organization driving and collaborating with functions in Development, Operations, Quality, Facilities, etc. to ensure the successful execution of our business/site operations strategy and goals.


  • Identify and drive process improvement strategies and activities related to product flow, yield, productivity, product costs, simplification, etc., to achieve cost and quality targets and production schedules of the assigned production equipment and/or process(es), ensuring compliance of standards and regulations
  • Conceptualize complete solutions, using systems thinking to create and/or coordinate the solutions for novel or complex problems; exploring multiple alternatives and building business case(s) to drive business decisions.
  • Projects involve leading collaborating with cross-functional teams developing test plans, leading root cause analysis and participating in investigations. Also making presentations to internal/external customers, vendors, and senior management
  • Independently, or lead a project team to, identify, plan and conduct small, medium as well as large size projects that require custom, risk-managed execution plans, investigations and/or equipment; manage multiple, often concurrent, projects.
  • Support the set-up and optimization of machines/equipment/processes, supporting production and quality standards, monitoring production processes for deviations in attainment, and troubleshooting production problems.
  • Coaches and mentors less experienced engineers, technicians, operators, etc. to help them use, operate, maintain, troubleshoot and/or optimize production equipment and/or resolve problems.
  • Lead Root cause / Corrective actions for non-compliances, deviations of product(s) / process(es) as needed
  • Drive process optimization paving the way leveraging statistical process control (SPC) methods
  • Ownership of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) in responsible area(s)
  • Co-lead Maintenance & Operational Excellence initiatives is responsible areas(s)
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and performing other duties as assigned by management.
  • Strong interpersonal and presentation skills to all levels of the organization are required in leading cross-function team and communicating project status
  • Proven track record of successful collaboration and leadership to cross-functional teams to advance complex projects to completion.
  • Excellent organizational, leadership, teamwork, written and verbal communication skills together with demonstrated ability to work in a highly matrix team environment with enthusiasm and a proactive positive attitude.
  • Experience in project management including the ability to manage multiple projects, strategically prioritize activities and leading cross functional teams within Operations/Manufacturing/Engineering & Quality
  • Demonstrated experience in Process / Equipment optimization
  • Experience with Six Sigma methodologies, process capability, process validation and process monitoring, scale-up, and/or technology transfer experience, PFMEA
  • Demonstrated leadership skills – ability to influence outside of reporting structure
  • Strong experience and knowledge in quality systems requirements in process engineering and/or process manufacturing in a highly regulated environment is desirable.
  • This position requires the ability to collect information from multiple sources, sort through, integrate, and resolve often conflicting requirements, and drive an organization through the various issues to result in a successful process and/or production introduction and/or optimization.


  • Bachelors Degree (± 5-7 years) In technical ( STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) discipline or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

Bonus Points

  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • 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
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Job Summary

Liberty, SC Location
Full Time Job Type


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.
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Phone: (224) 667-6100

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