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Abbott Process Engineer in Liberty, South Carolina

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.

Abbott Cardiac Rhythm Management provides innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeat. Our cardiac rhythm management devices keep the heart beating at a healthy pace with pacemakers, implantable cardiac defibrillators and implantable cardiac monitors, all designed to get people's hearts working better sooner. Our location in Liberty, South Carolina , currently has an opportunity for a Process Engineer .

The Process Engineer provides support to the manufacturing organization by developing new processes and optimizing existing processes. Utilizes six sigma, lean, design control, and validation principles to create robust processes. This role requires completion of steps from process conception, design, validation, and implementation to manufacturing. Interfaces with Manufacturing, Quality and Research and Development organizations to integrate new processes into the existing manufacturing areas.


Provides support to the Manufacturing organization to facilitate efficient operations within the production area, to optimize existing processes, and to ensure that production goals are met. Monitors performance of manufacturing lines, equipment, machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that produce non-conforming products, low yields or product quality issues. Interfaces with Quality and other organizational functions to integrate new products or processes into the existing manufacturing area.

Core Job Responsibilities

Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  1. Initiates and completes technical activities leading to new or improved products or process, for current programs, next generation programs and to meet strategic goals and objectives of the company. Prepares reports, publishes, and makes presentations to communicate findings.

  2. Analyzes and solves problems from basic engineering principles, theories and concepts through to a wide range of complex and advanced problems which require novel and new innovative approaches or a major breakthrough in technology.

  3. Understands engineering principles theories, concepts, practices and techniques. Develops knowledge in a field to become a recognized leader or authority in an area of specialization and applies this knowledge in leadership roles in the company.

  4. 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.

  5. Cultivates internal and external network of resources to complete tasks. Serves has 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.

  6. Interacts cross functionally and with internal and external customers. Serves as a consultant for engineering or manufacturing interpretations and advice on significant matters. Acts as a spokesperson to customers on business unit current and future capabilities.

  7. Applies manufacturing concepts like LEAN manufacturing, push versus pull, 5S, SMED, Poke-Yoke, etc.

  8. Interacts with vendors to purchase components and test new controls.

(Supervision Received) Work is monitored with autonomy. Follows specific, detailed instructions

Position Accountability / Scope

(Influence/Leadership) Begins developing a network of internal resources to facilitate completion of tasks. Individual influence is typically exerted at the peer level.

(Planning/Organization) Completes daily work to meet established schedule with guidance from supervisor on prioritization of tasks.

(Decision Making/Impact) May exercise authority within pre-established limits and approval. Failure to achieve results can normally be overcome without serious effect on schedules and programs.


Minimum Education:

Bachelor's degree (Engineering) plus 0-2+ years of related work experience with a basic understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.


  • Design of Experiment (DOE) experience preferred.

  • Medical Devices experience highly preferred.

  • QMS experience.

  • Equipment maintenance experience preferred

  • Process validation experience preferred.

  • PC and PLC working knowledge and programming skills

  • Lab View programming skills

  • Familiar with inorganic chemistry and willingness to work with chemicals

  • Ability to do small plumbing tasks and understand pump operation and repair

  • Can troubleshoot electrical and pneumatic controls

  • Knowledge of AC and DC electronics and electrical systems

  • Lock out tag out and arc flash understanding

  • General mechanical skills to fabricate items as needed

  • Can operate various corporate software systems to complete required data entry or tasks

  • Can read schematics and wire systems

  • Can read component drawings and specification sheets

(Technical/Business Knowledge (Job Skills)) Basic technical knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures. Limited understanding of business unit/group function. Will perform this job in a quality system environment adhering to medical device standards. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

(Cognitive Skills) Learns to use professional concepts and company policies and procedures to solve routine problems. Works on problems of various degrees scope/ complexity. Minimal independent decision making.


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

  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority

  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled

  • 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.

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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