Manager, Engineering

Alere Scarborough , ME 04074

Posted 2 months ago


At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Manager, Engineering within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business located in Scarborough, ME. In this role, you will assist the Director in leading long-range planning activities for engineering areas. Helps to develop and implement the strategic capital plan aligned with the company's business strategy, equipment upgrades, and process design.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbott's Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.


  • Provides overall strategic engineering leadership: Validation Program, Capital planning and execution; New equipment design and development to support new product offerings; Process and equipment design for manufacturing locations; Scrap reduction program when needed.

  • Responsible for driving exceptional engineering response with respect to: Resolution of production equipment issues; Corrective and Preventative Action Items; Leads and/or assists in determination of product/process failure root causes potentially related to manufacturing processes.

  • Assists in proactive programs to raise standards in areas of: Total Preventative Maintenance (TPM); Control plans for equipment and facility failures; Emergency response planning; Safety and machine guarding.

  • Accountable for driving introduction of and skill development in: Use of DMAIC and DMADV processes for improvement projects and equipment design; Application of Lean and Six Sigma tools; Implementation of Statistical Process Control monitoring programs; Measurement and improvement in process capability and variation reduction.

  • Accountable for identifying best practices and industry standards for: Manufacturing Engineering; Equipment Design and Development; and assisting Maintenance Programs.

  • Manages Engineering department staff comprised of engineers and technicians.

  • Assists in the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the engineering group.

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and managing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


  • Bachelor's degree (BS) in Engineering or related fields.

  • Ten or more years' experience in Manufacturing Engineering or Design Engineering with at least five years direct experience in providing engineering support to production.


  • Master's Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, or related fields.

  • Experience in facility design and layout and/or cellular manufacturing.

  • Experience managing equipment design and development as relates to high speed manufacturing processes, automation, fixtures, set-up reduction.

  • Exposure to Lean, Six Sigma and TPM desirable. Green or Black belt training or certification


  • Leading programs at both the local and global level.

  • Negotiation and strategic planning skills.

  • Knowledge of management activities including budgeting, project planning, procurement, and specification development.

  • Knowledge of cGMP's and FDA regulations as pertains to process engineering preferable

  • Strong leadership, development, interpersonal, influencing and communication skills, and ability in leading, developing and managing cross-functional teams

About Abbott

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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