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Principal Automation amp Manufacturing Engineer

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Lake Forest, IL, United States

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Engineering, Manufacturing

Posted on
Mar 30, 2020

Valid Through
Jul 13, 2020

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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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.Leads the engineering assessment; design and development, start up, validation, and implementation of automation equipment for high volume production applications.Primary Job Function:-Translates requirements into new solutions. Responsible for identifying, developing, and communicating product, process, and equipment requirements to equipment suppliers. Identifies process and equipment solutions to drive equipment performance including, increased up-time, faster equipment speeds, lower process scrap, and overall higher process through-put.-Drives Process Improvement efforts. Identifies opportunities to improve process capability and process robustness. Detects and isolates sources of variation and performs root cause analysis on automated processes. Proposes and implements process and automation improvements to drive consistency in process, eliminate scrap, reduce re-work, increase equipment uptime, and improve overall process performance.  Utilizes traditional Root Cause Analysis, Lean manufacturing, and Six Sigma tools.- Orchestrates validation activities. Works with cross functional teams to validate automated processes. Completes risk analysis (through FMEA and other risk analysis tools) to identify process and equipment risk areas. Develops protocols for testing equipment. Executes test plans, and documents results in validation reports. Develops statistically sound sampling plans, and incorporates statistical analysis on results to confidently reach data driven conclusions.-Software debug and development. Helps troubleshoot problems with equipment programming (PLC and HMI programming), specifically using Allen Bradley programming software and working with software technicians on debugging equipment. Drives implementation and troubleshooting of SQL database systems for real time process data collection.- Vision system debug and development. Helps troubleshoot problems with on-line vision inspection systems utilizing Cognex InSight software and other vision software tools. Confirms vision job are designed for robust part analysis and confirms performance through rigorous testing during validation activities.- Leads and Mentors - Trains and mentors engineers in engineering advances; tools and processes. Leads cross functional teams when necessary to achieve successful outcomes across multiple disciplines. Demonstrates sound project management, communicates effectively (within team and to management), and drives team members to achieve results aligned with the overall project goal. Able to influence without authority when necessary to achieve required project outcomes.Accountability/Scope:Receives general direction for engineering activities. Plans; leads and implements complex; engineering assignments for multiple projects.Ensures project risks are addressed and appropriate technical skills are assigned.Receives limited direction. Completes complex assignments and provides work directions.Minimum EducationBachelor’s Degree in Engineering or technical discipline, advanced degree desired, plus demonstrated competence  Minimum ExperienceApplies engineering technical knowledge for multiple engineering disciplines for subsystem or system development.In depth knowledge and understanding of multiple products or disciplines.7+ or more years progressive work experience with degree or sufficient transferable experience to demonstrate functional equivalence to a degree.Desired ExperienceExpertise in the validation of automated processes for medical devicesSix Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt Preferred.Experience with PLC programming & troubleshooting – familiarity with Allen Bradly & Siemens preferred.Expertise in the development of assembly automation solutions, robotics, and complex machine controls preferred.Expertise in the design, build and integration of vision inspection systems for components, assemblies and labels. ,datePosted:2020-03-31T00:00:00.000Z,title:Principal Automation & Manufacturing Engineer,occupationalCategory:Operations,@context:} Principal Automation & Manufacturing Engineer job | Abbott Laboratories United States job in United States - Illinois - Lake Forest

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