Manager Manufacturing Engineering

in Temecula, CA

Manager Manufacturing Engineering Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    Temecula, CA, US

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  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 10 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

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 Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU 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 Temecula, CA location in the AVD Vascular division.

Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive, and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. 

We are seeking a high caliber Manager Manufacturing Engineering who manages the planning and completion of manufacturing/production engineering projects, including the design and development of manufacturing processes, tooling and fixtures and process development products in order to meet daily production and new product development schedules while enhancing productivity and product quality.

What You’ll Work On

  • Provide leadership to engineering staff regarding project prioritization, process validations, and continuous improvement activities.

  • Implement and manage resource planning and project management tools.

  • Collaborate with Manufacturing Engineering Department managers in selecting and scheduling project engineers for Operations projects.

  • Support continuing production, process development and new product introductions.

  • Monitor and evaluate project and department progress and results.

  • Participate in cross-functional teams.

  • Review and approve protocol and written reports.

  • Drive continuous improvement of engineering technical capabilities.

  • Prepare technical reports, analysis, recommendations and presentations reflecting the status and results of projects in progress on a regular basis.

  • Coach, manage and develop technical staff.

  • Develop, implement, train and monitor effectiveness of engineering systems and procedures to ensure compliance to FDA, GMP and all other applicable agency regulations.

  • Ensure a safe work environment consistent with OSHA requirements and Abbott policies.

  • Prepare departmental budgets and control expenditures to stay within spending limits.

  • Support all Divisional initiatives as identified by divisional management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback. Sets goals which align to department plans and manages the execution of goals through coaching and mentoring. Maintains a safe and professional work environment.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

Education And Experience You’ll Bring

  • Bachelors Degree In Engineering OR an equivalent combination of education and work experience

  • Masters Degree Preferred

  • Minimum 10 years

  • Manufacturing/process development experience, with minimum 5 years of technical staff management experience and 3 years of project management experience involving coordination of cross-functional teams.

  • 5 years prior experience in medical device manufacturing preferred.

  • Experience with statistical techniques (e.g., DOE, SPC).

  • Experience with Lean manufacturing techniques, value stream mapping, and continuous improvement methodologies.

  • Solid people management and communication skills.

  • Solid knowledge of GMP, ISO regulations.

  • Demonstrated success in leading mfg technology transfer project to global operations.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross division business unit model preferred.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results.

  • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.

  • Ability to travel approximately, including internationally.

Apply Now

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $95,000.00 – $190,000.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • process development
  • project management
  • quality management
  • quality management systems
  • lean manufacturing
  • technical staff management
  • manufacturing engineering management
  • gmp
  • people management
  • resource management
  • medical device manufacturing
  • product development
  • staff management
  • technology transfer
  • project collaboration
  • resource planning
  • team collaboration
  • value stream mapping
  • healthcare
  • manufacturing engineering
  • regulatory requirements
  • production engineering
  • constructive feedback
  • support company initiatives
  • project management tools
  • continuous improvement methodologies
  • fda
  • changing environment
  • diagnostics
  • statistical techniques

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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