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Principal Molding Engineer

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries About Abbott Diagnostics 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 Lake Forest, IL, currently has an opportunity for a Principal Molding Engineer. This team member will be responsible for the molding activities to attain strategic engineering objectives for the Abbott Diagnostics Division along with ensuring compliance with safety regulations, policies and procedures. The Principal Molding Engineer is responsible for the design, development, implementation and ongoing support of molded plastic parts and will serve as a subject matter expert in the field of mold design and process within the regional engineering team. This engineer will work regularly with operations, supply chain, quality and various suppliers and perform capacity analysis for molds, injection molding machines and makes recommendations for future investment. We are looking for someone to manage measurement system analysis, design control and execution of equipment selection, process development, validation, FMEA and Design of Experiments (DOEs). WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Lead the mold design, FAT and validation of molding manufacturing cells in accordance with division engineering best practices and procedures
  • Drive Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA) for assigned projects
  • Act as the subject matter expert for injection mold design reviews and development of an entire molding manufacturing cell with low and high cavitation molds
  • Specify all molding cell equipment from mold, molding machines, EoAT, machine side automation, etc.
  • Apply Scientific/Decoupled Molding methodologies and design of experiment (DOE) tools and software to maximize process window
  • Full understanding and development of the relationship between molding key process input variables (KPIVs) and key process output variables (KPOVs) for plastic components throughout the value stream
  • Drive Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at equipment manufacturers per ADD equipment URS and mold build standards
  • Provides technical process support to other engineers within the group and mentor and develop junior associates
  • Read, challenge, develop and maintain a working knowledge of Quality Procedures and Work Instructions
  • Lead new mold testing and sampling, DOEs, material sampling, engineering changes, etc. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING Required
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering in a technical discipline such as Plastics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, industrial Engineering, etc.
    • Knowledge of mold making and design fundamentals, molding process development, plastic resin behavior and required tooling/equipment.
    • 5+ years technical work experience with 3+ years of plastic injection and/or blow molding design and process support experience
    • Knowledge of plastics processes, resins, tooling required. Preferred
      • 8+ years of experience in a molding engineering position preferably in the diagnostics or medical device industry.
      • Knowledge of FDA QSR's and ISO requirements WHAT WE OFFER At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
        • 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 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. Get tailored job recommendations based on your interests. The Principal Molding Process Technology Engineer is responsible for design, development, implementation and ongoing support of plastic molded components and assemblies that support Abbott's diagnostic... The Molding Engineer is responsible for design, development, implementation and ongoing support of plastic molded plastic part for Abbott Molecular Division. Act as the project engineer for injection mold... 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... 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... Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day) Our business encompasses many different functions and capabilities, which allows you to explore careers in various fields.-- GROWTH PLANNING Growth Planning and Performance Excellence is an annual process through which you'll be able to have open career discussions with your manager to help you determine your own career path and future. TRAINING & NETWORKS We provide a wide range of classroom and e-learning courses to help you develop new skills and enhance your career.-- WE'RE RECOGNIZED AROUND THE WORLD DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDEX BEST CORPORATE CITIZENS FORTUNE CHANGE ---------------------THE WORLD FORTUNE'S MOST ADMIRED COMPANIES JOIN OUR TALENT COMMUNITY We will notify you about relevant positions, and keep you in mind whenever we have interesting opportunities.-- Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce including Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Protected Veterans. We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Unless otherwise specified, all product and service names appearing in this Internet site are trademarks owned by or licensed to Abbott, its subsidiaries or affiliates. No use of any Abbott trademark, trade name, or trade dress in this site may be made without the prior written authorization of Abbott, except to identify the product or services of the company.

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