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Principal Engineer - Packaging Product Design & Development

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Lake Forest
Posted on: April 8, 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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.JOB DESCRIPTION: 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 Engineer - Packaging Product Design & Development. This team member will be responsible for product and packaging design and development within systems engineering to attain strategic Division Engineering initiatives for ADD Molding and Packaging Engineering. The role will be a 50/50 split between product design and packaging design. The Principal Product Design and Development Engineer is responsible for design, development, implementation, simulation and ongoing support of plastic molded engineering consumables as well as the secondary packaging of those plastic molded engineering consumables that support Abbott's diagnostic instruments. Serves as both a technical expert as well as a project manager working regularly with R&D, operations, quality and suppliers. WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Review product requirements and create new concepts for mechanical design of new products and packaging solutions.
  • Develop mechanical systems and packaging systems design to product specifications in compliance with company standards, procedures, specifications, and codes.
  • Design and develop tolerance stack analysis using 3D modeling and statistical tools
  • Lead design reviews for systems robustness and Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)
  • Prepares layout and detailed drawings including all required fits, dimensions, section views and parts lists/BOMs
  • Conduct platform product design assessment, evaluate alternate design solutions and generate comprehensive reports with bold and data driven conclusions
  • Read, challenge, develop and maintain a working knowledge of Quality Procedures and Work Instructions
  • Provides mechanical and industrial design engineering support to other engineers within the organization and mentor and develop junior associates
  • Determines packaging specifications according to the nature of the product, cost limitations, legal requirements, and the type of protection required, considering need for resistance to such external variables as moisture, corrosive chemicals, temperature variations, light, heat, rough handling, and tampering.
  • Develops new concepts from initial design to market release.
  • Designs and implements new methodologies, materials, machines, processes or products to bring concept to market, including product documentation.
  • Conducts feasibility studies of the design to determine ability to function as intended.
  • Maintains detailed documentation throughout all phases.
  • Manages part design over life-cycle to support ongoing new product development and sustaining engineering projects.
  • Manages phase gate and technical design reviews. Identify critical dimensions and work--closely with process and tooling engineering--to ensure robust component and systems--design.--
  • Must have proven ability to participate in a team atmosphere, exhibit and create a sense of urgency and maintain effective working relationships and collaboration with peers, customers and vendors. EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING Required
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or equivalent plus progressive technical experience and demonstrated competence.
    • Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics. Preferred
      • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or technical discipline such as Mechanical Engineering or Industrial Engineering
      • 7 + years of technical work experience in systems design for the packaging engineering industry, preferably in the medical device industry.
      • Design for Six Sigma and Critical Parameter Management (CPM) experience.
      • Knowledge of plastics--mold design and molding--processes, mechanical behavior of polymers--and--DFMA.
      • SolidWorks and--MoldFlow--Certification-- 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 Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com 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. Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal. JOB FAMILY:EngineeringDIVISION:ADD DiagnosticsLOCATION:United States > Lake Forest : CP01 Floor-2ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:WORK SHIFT:StandardTRAVEL:Yes, 15 % of the TimeMEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:NoSIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.EEO is the Law link - English: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_English.pdf EEO is the Law link - Espanol: http://webstorage.abbott.com/common/External/EEO_Spanish.pdf Full time 30973884 About Us Abbott-- is about the power of health. For more than 125 years,-- Abbott-- has been helping people reach their potential - because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 160 countries, we create new solutions - across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it's next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health. The people of-- Abbott-- come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life's greatest health challenges. We invite you to explore opportunities at-- Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer,-- Abbott-- welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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