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Abbott Continious Improvement Engineer II in Plymouth, Minnesota

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.

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Heart Failure division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in electrophysiology and heart failure (EPHF), allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

For years, Abbott’s MEDICAL DEVICES businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine finger sticks.

We are seeking a Continuous Improvement Engineer to work alongside the cross functional Value Stream teams who will support the development of the EP OpEx system. This individual will be an influencer and facilitator working across multiple value streams to drive effective change. This individual is a systems thinker who gets work done by building relationships and collaborating.


  • Support the Operational Excellence Strategy to build and grow a culture of continuous improvement by evaluating, creating, and driving best practices across the division.

  • Lead and teach on Lean methodologies across production locations.

  • Provide facilitation and execution support for continuous improvement projects within Operations, Product Development and Supply Chain.

  • Drive the use of appropriate Lean tools such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Standard Work, line balancing, and Management Operating System (MOS) into the daily functions of the Value Stream teams.

  • Manage deployment and adoption of new processes and systems utilizing effective and efficient tools and templates.

Critical aspects of this role expected to succeed at Abbott:

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

  • Compliance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Abbott policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

  • Maintaining of a positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Demonstrated leadership capability in team settings, including the ability to set goals and provide constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results.

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

  • Ability to perform other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.


  • BS in Industrial Engineering or related field or equivalent experience

  • 2-3 years experience in manufacturing setting

  • Medical device or regulated field experience preferred.

  • Experience working in a matrix organization across different geographic regions desired.

  • Ability to travel 10%, including internationally.


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: * www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

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 www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal

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