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Senior Industrial Engineer



Full Time

On Site


Liberty, South Carolina, United States

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Liberty, SC location in the Cardiac Rhythm Management division.

As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, we focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Senior Industrial Engineer is responsible for analyzing, designing, and implementing manufacturing and business process improvements that increase capacity, reduce lead-time, reduce the work-in-process, and improve process flow and efficiency. These actions will occur across multiple facets of organization including: manufacturing, design, supplier development, documentation, and Abbott suppliers. Projects will incorporate lean manufacturing, theory of constraints, quick response manufacturing, Just-In-Time, Methods- Time Measurement, or a variety of other systems improvement philosophies. The employee will be required to create strong relationships with team members internal and external to Abbott to ensure project success.

What You’ll Work On

  • Analyzes, creates and implements manufacturing and/or business process improvements that increase capacity, reduce lead-time, reduce work in process and improve the quality, cost and delivery performance of Abbott.

  • Completes capacity analyzes internally and/or at suppliers for headcount, equipment and space requirements using simulation software or other effective tools.

  • Identifies opportunities and drives incorporation of appropriate Lean tool usage such as 5S, time study, line balancing, standard work, material flow and value stream mapping, process mapping and Kaizen event into the daily functions of continuous improvement.

  • Implements and maintains effective metrics with internal customers.

  • Participates as a core member in cross-functional teams to quickly troubleshoot and eliminate product supply issues internally or at suppliers.

  • Makes recommendations to teams, which drive higher yielding, lower cost, more manufacturable products. May use financial analyses tool and recommend alternative courses of action.

  • Convinces internal customer to make fundamental changes to their manufacturing and/or business processes.



  • Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering (Preferred) or related engineering field.

  • Masters Degree Preferred

  • OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Minimum 6 years -Related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional area

  • Technical/Business Knowledge-Wide application of technical principles, practices, and procedures.

  • Strong understanding of business unit function and cross group dependencies/relationships.

  • Cognitive Skills- Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.

  • Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

  • Has a sound knowledge of various technical alternatives and their impact.

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