Sustaining Engineering Manager

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.


How? Become a Sustaining Engineering Manager at our Abbott Vascular site, located in Barceloneta, Puerto Rico.

As a Sustaining Engineering Manager you will leads technical groups within Abbott Vascular business unit to supporting operations. In this role the Manager will: ensure that processes and staffing are appropriately developed and implemented, set strategic vision/goals in alignment with organization, drive utilization of engineering tools including root cause analysis, design for manufacturability, LEAN to improve manufacturing processes, yields, and equipment during the manufacturing stages of the product, ensure executional compliance within organization to all applicable internal requirements and external regulations.

  • Recruits, coaches and develops organizational talent.
  • Provides direction and guidance to exempt specialists and if applicable non-exempt employees.
  • Coordinates across functional areas and or business units in order to achieve company and/or area goals.
  • Utilizes knowledge and skills to lead organization through resolution of technical challenges, process/equipment improvements, safety improvements.
  • Ensures organizational compliance with company policies/procedures and regulations.
  • Makes decisions regarding work processes or operational plans and schedules in order to achieve department objectives.
  • Develops, monitors and adjusts the annual budget for group/department.
  • Provides cross-functional communications regarding the status of department and manufacturing performance.
  • Analyzes data and makes decisions regarding manufacturing processes, product performance, and quality related events.
  • Interfaces with internal management to communicate status of organization, product performance, and escalation of issues.
  • Interfaces with external agencies during site/product audits.


To be successful in this role, you will require the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor in Engineering.
  • 9+ years of experience in business disciplines - such as quality, operations, engineering - with an organization engaged in the manufacture of FDA regulated products.
  • Must have management experience of technical resources and be proficient in the development of employees with diverse backgrounds and experience.
  • Must have strong analytical/technical knowledge and skills to lead organization through collation and analysis of manufacturing data and creation of strategic and tactical plans to achieve goals, drive continuous improvements, and address system, equipment, and process issues.
  • Must have strong organizational skills to lead team/department to achieve diverse set of goals and quality system output requirements in a timely manner.
  • Must possess effective communication skills and have experience influencing cross functional organizations such as R&D, Operations, Quality, and other disciplines to achieve project, business, and/or company goals.
  • Ability/experience to execute and mentor others on the utilization of technical tools such as root cause analysis, LEAN, and six sigma.