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Sr. Molding Engineer

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Des Plaines
Posted on: April 10, 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. The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health. Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations - with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics. Our location in Des Plaines IL, currently has an opportunity for a Sr. Molding Engineer. In this role you will be a vital part of the molding activities required to attain strategic engineering objectives for the Abbott Molecular Division.As well as ensures compliance with safety regulations, policies and procedures. WHAT YOU'LL DO

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
    • The Molding Engineer is responsible for design, development, implementation and ongoing support of plastic molded plastic part for Abbott Molecular Division.
    • Serves as both a technical expert as well as a project engineer within the Molding and Packaging Engineering group. Works regularly with R&D, operations, supply chain, quality and suppliers.
    • Performs capacity analysis for molds, injection molding machines and makes recommendations for future investment.
    • Managing measurement system analysis, design control and executing equipment selection, process development, validation, FMEA and Design of Experiments (DOEs). Position Responsibilities:
      • Establish and scientifically develop a robust molding process window by applying Scientific/Decoupled Molding methodologies utilizing design of experiment (DOE) tools and software
      • 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
      • Specify all molding cell equipment from mold, molding machines, EoAT, machine side automation, etc.
      • Act as the project engineer for injection mold design reviews and development
      • Drive Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) at equipment manufacturers for acceptance per ADD equipment URS and mold build standards
      • Read, challenge, develop and maintain a working knowledge of Quality Procedures and Work Instructions
      • Provides technical process support to other engineers within the group and mentor and develop junior associates
      • Lead new mold testing and sampling, DOEs, material sampling, engineering changes, etc.
      • Understanding of material Science of plastics (resin chemistry). Education/ Skills/ Experience:
        • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering or technical discipline such as Plastics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, industrial Engineering, etc.
        • 5 + years technical work experience with 3+ years of technical work experience in the plastic injection and blow molding industry, preferably in the medical device industry.
        • Knowledge of mold design fundamentals, molding process development, plastic resin behavior and required tooling/equipment.
        • Knowledge of FDA QSR's and ISO requirements preferred. RJG Master Molder Certification is preferred. WHAT WE OFFER At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
          • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority .
          • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
          • 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: 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 , on Facebook at and on

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