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Abbott Process Manufacturing Engineer II in Scarborough, Maine

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics 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.

The position of Manufacturing ControlsEngineer is within our Infectious Disease Developed Markets business unit located at Scarborough, Maine. In this role you will be responsible for supporting product development from concept through sustained manufacturing of FDA regulated products. Completion of process development, equipment acquisition and leadership of supporting development partners.

This job description will be reviewed periodically and is subject to change by management.


· Process development, equipment specification, acquisition and implementation.

· Evaluation of machine logic and controls to troubleshoot equipment and identify process improvement opportunities.

· Integration of controls hardware and software into new and existing manufacturing equipment.

· Design of experiments, validation, completion of testing and analysis of data.

· Suggests and supports new methods or materials for continual improvement of quality and efficiency.

· Analyzes current equipment for process suitability and provides detailed plans for improvement

· Creates and revises manufacturing documents, specifications, standard operating procedures (SOPs), safety instructions, validation protocols, risk assessments, and procedures and other technical documents to ensure compliant, efficient and safe procedures

· Works with other engineers and technicians in developing solutions and improvements in materials, equipment and process as necessary

· Actively participates in teams as necessary to ensure continual improvement, safety and compliance

· Lead cross functional project teams and coordinate activities.


· Bachelor'sdegree (BS) in engineering or equivalentcombination of education and experience.

· Minimumtwo years engineering experience in a manufacturing environment. P

· Previousexperience with common manufacturing automation technologies and architectures.This includes but is not limited to:

o ProgrammableLogic Controllers (PLC’s)

o HumanMachine Interfaces (HMI)

o MotionControl to include Servo Drives, VFD’s and Stepper Drives.

o Robots(preferred)

o VisionSystems

o ElectricalAptitude


· Experience working in a GMP, FDA, ISO and USDA regulated environment.

· Priorexperience with Staubli and/or Epson.

· Priorexperience with Allen Bradley Logix5000.

· PriorAllen-Bradley Factory Talk View experience.

· Prior Cognexand/or Keyence experience.


· Familiarity with cGMP and ISO 13485 regulations and practices

· Ability to read and troubleshoot existing ladder logic.

  • Familiaritywith a variety of material testing and measuring methods

· Ability to generate new ladder logic for the sequencing of complex manufacturing tasks.

· Abilityto modify and troubleshoot existing user interfaces.

· Abilityto design and implement new user interface functionality.

· Abilityto troubleshoot and tune control loops.

· Ability to modify robot programs and taught positions.

· Ability to sequence new robot paths and functions.

· Abilityto troubleshoot existing vision inspection applications.

· Abilityto design new systems to include lens and lighting selection.

· Abilityto create robust inspection logic for the disposition of product.

· Ability to read and trace machine control systems from electrical prints

· Ability to troubleshoot common machine control hardware (relays, fuses, breakers, etc.)

· Ability to generate and modify electrical prints to support controls upgrade and integration.

An equalopportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in ourworkforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com