Associate Manufacturing Engineer

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 an Associate Manufacturing Engineer at Abbott. This position is based in Arecibo, Puerto Rico supporting the Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices business.

As an Associate Manufacturing Engineer you will serve as primary support to the day to day manufacturing operations creating strong team work with the operations and quality teams, to address all the opportunities found in the assigned manufacturing line. The Associate Manufacturing Engineer will be accountable for the yield and rework assessment and will serve as the engineering management representative in the manufacturing line, executing initiatives and working directly with the DL workforce.

  • The incumbent shall be fully dedicated to the assigned manufacturing line. He/She will start with the shift and finish work with the shift and coordinates breaks with the line.
  • Maintaining the line audit ready at all times through assurance of procedural readiness, housekeeping, material and product controls, mix up risks and through continuous evaluation (audit) of the product and process.
  • Makes changes as appropriate on the line to aid in compliance and productivity assurance. Supports the Supervisor and responds to technical issues on the line. Approval of work orders, equipment qualifications and line related COs, as needed.
  • Completes eLHR driven yield evaluations. Completes rework evaluations. Works to improve yield in line with site CIP targets.
  • Works towards preventing/eliminating NCMRs, yield issues and productivity barriers.
  • Works with line support team (QC supervisor, Mfg Supervisor, ME, Line Investigator) to perform on line issue triage to evaluate issues and determine if non-conformance is present, determine initial bracketing and containment, and generate ER if needed.
  • Supports line investigators with data gathering and analysis and evaluations as needed. Responsible for communication to Management and other stakeholders of new quality events.
  • Execution of human related exception subtasks Support AVPR projects, as needed. Ensures operator training is adequate to ensure proper execution of the manufacturing processes.
  • Identify, evaluate and implement Mfg/QA procedures to ensure the quality of products.
  • Create a culture of positive engagement on the line. Be a champion for continuous improvement.
  • Be prepared to escort and explain their manufacturing line during internal /external audits/tours.
  • Maintain the line consistent with PRIDE initiative.


To be successful in this role, you will require the following qualifications:
  • Bachelor in Engineering discipline (Mechanical and Industrial Engineering preferred).
  • No experience required. Preferred of 1+ years of relevant experiences in line support for manufacturing process engineering. Preferred experiences in medical device industry.
  • Knowledge of FDA, GMP, and ISO guidelines is preferred.
  • Experience with statistical techniques (DOE, SPC) is preferred.
  • Proficient in computer software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Fully Bilingual (English and Spanish). Excellent communication / interpersonal skills.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the application and principles of engineering.
  • Ability to effectively communicate cross functionally to assist with resolving engineering issues.
  • Ability to evaluate complex processes.