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Abbott Engineer Sr., Manufacturing in Alajuela, Costa Rica


With minimum supervision from direct supervisor, performs a variety of process engineering assignments to meet quality standards in the most cost-efficient manner. May supervise and provide technical assistance to exempt and non-exempt personnel. Will work closely with production and quality departments and have manufacturing responsibility for processes at production line level. Also, may have the responsibility to qualify equipment or processes on replicated manufacturing lines. Responsible for the approval of procedures change request and qualifications documents. Many projects are broad in nature, the employee uses discretion to design project tasks to bring project to completion. Lead broad initiates such as Readiness Team, Operation Meeting, etc. to follow up on day to day activities and projects required for the 100% functionality of the Coyol plant.


  • Daily support to operations activities to meet established goals.

  • Accountable for the daily activities in the material handling with the Ops depts.

  • Responsible to provide necessary information to maintain appropriate WIP inventory.

  • Accountable to update and maintain manufacturing process to current practices.

  • Support or lead product introduction activities from planning to implementation phase.

  • Follow up on activities or action required from team members coming for the Readiness Team and the Operations Meeting.

  • Accountable for the direct supervision and development of direct reports.

  • Responsible of process qualifications and approval.

  • Accountable for projects cost and financial analysis.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.

  • 7 years or more (internal and/or external in a related engineering role).

  • Statistical techniques knowledge (DOE, SPC) is required. PE license is a plus.

  • Computer software knowledge (Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point).

  • Effective communication, negotiation and presentation skills both in Spanish and English are required.

  • Knowledge of FDA, GMP, and ISO guidelines is required.

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