Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We’re empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott’s diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.
Our location in Alameda, CA currently has an opportunity for a Manager - Electrical Engineering. World Leader in Glucose Monitoring, Abbott Diabetes Care designs, develops and manufactures glucose monitoring systems for use in both home and hospital settings. We have a Centre of Excellence in Witney for the development and manufacture of electrodes and biosensors used by patients and healthcare professionals for the day-to-day management of diabetes. The site has been instrumental in the research, development and manufacture of the FreeStyle Libre Flash Glucose Monitoring System as well as exciting developments in the Libre family including FreeStyle Libre 2, FreeStyle Libre 3 and the Libre Sense system. We are passionate about doing work that improves the quality of people’s lives.
You will be responsible for functional management of one or more Engineering Group(s) Responsible for resolving difficult technical issues and for determining design direction in new technology areas. This will be accomplished through individual efforts and management of technical teams, as required. Responsible for overall system architecture of selected new product systems. Responsible for the identification of areas of technology for potential implementation into our products. Responsible for technical supervision and project management of the engineering activities Ultimately the goal of the efforts of the Engineering Group is the specification, design, testing, and transfer to manufacturing of medical monitoring devices. This activity will be carried out in accordance with applicable US and International medical industry regulations and standards.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Engineering functional manager responsible for staffing and maintaining the groups high level of technical competence.
Technical leader responsible for maintaining and enhancing the high level of technical competence of the Engineering Staff.
Responsible for the development of technical project plans and schedules covering all engineering activities (Meeting all Design control and product development SOP requirements).
Manage cross functional engineering teams developing new products.
Solid knowledge of Engineering principles.
As an individual contributor participate in the development of design specifications and verification protocols.
As an individual contributor participate in the creation of schedules.
Communicate effectively and participate on cross functional design teams.
Participate in technical design reviews for hardware, PCBs, Mechanical assemblies, Software, and requirements documents.
Write and submit Engineering Change Orders, as required.
Act as independent reviewer on programs in which their group is not directly involved.
Responsible for utilizing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
Deliver high quality engineering designs within budget and schedule.
Lead and coach the engineering team members to be proficient and disciplined in their functional engineering practice.
Key gatekeeper for the quality of the engineering designs of the products and enforce the quality standard to meet the expectation.
Delivery of product designs that meets project technical , cost and timeline requirements.
Required to follow approved design control procedures for product development in accordance with FDA guidelines.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING
12 years of experience in design engineering and at least 3 years of engineering management experience.
Strong technical experience in engineering with excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
Experience working in a development environment with a disciplined development process for very quality sensitive applications.
Experience in writing product requirements and design specifications.
Experience in working on a development team with an emphasis on minimizing time to market.
Experience in design for manufacture for high quality (preferably) medical products.
Experience in designing medical devices in an FDA regulated environment is desirable. Experience working in team environments is required.
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.