Engineer, Associate (Product Engineering/12 month contract), Abbott Point of Care (Ottawa)

Abbott Laboratories - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Abbott Point of Care is a worldwide leader in providing with-patient care solutions that are intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective for our customers. By delivering lab-quality results in minutes, our i-STAT® System family of with-patient products and services fosters a collaborative, patient-centered environment while driving operational performance. We are headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with more than 1,500 global employees and a presence in 84 countries. Our 46,500 square meter, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Abbott Point of Care, is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Status: Temporary/Full Time (12 month contract)

Position Overview:
As a member of our Product Engineering Team, you will play a key role in investigating and resolving key product performance issues with the i-STAT system, using the six sigma problem solving process.

Responsibilities:
Hands-on testing using the i-STAT system in the lab to investigate performance issues including customer complaints and internal test failures.
Investigating key performance issues and all relevant processes while using proper investigative techniques, such as process mapping, MSA, cost benefit analysis, benchmarking, process capability assessment and statistical hypothesis testing.
Using state-of-the-art measurement systems to identify component related causes to performance issues.
Implementing effective controls to prevent reoccurrence.
Conducting Design of Experiments to identify key factors impacting product performance.
Collaborating effectively with suppliers, R&D scientists, engineers, technicians and operators.
Documenting investigation activities.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in engineering/applied science, preferably chemical or mechanical engineering.
Proven analytical skills and problem-solving capabilities.
Ability to apply mathematical concepts and statistics.
Effective at collaborating with a variety of people and understanding/communicating their requirements.
Self-directed, proactive and not easily discouraged.
Excellent organizational, planning and scheduling skills.
Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills.
Experience in a manufacturing environment is considered an asset.

Abbott Canada is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without discrimination based on factors such as race, sex, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, disability, age, citizenship, family or marital status, political beliefs, sexual preference or other factors included in human rights legislation.

Our diversity goals for recruitment, hiring, and retention are embedded in our corporate goals, and our diversity initiatives are supported by the highest level of the organization. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce fosters more creative and innovative thinking throughout the organization. Creating an inclusive environment, where everyone is respected and valued, enables us to leverage our diversity as a business driver and strengthens our position as a global leader.

Abbott strives to promote and maintain an inclusive, high-performing culture that allows all employees to reach their full potential and contribute to Abbott’s success.

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