Intermediate Technician, Manufacturing Engineering, Abbott Point of Care

  • Abbott
  • Ottawa, ON, Canada
  • Feb 05, 2018
Full time Engineering R&D Technical Writing

Job Description

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.


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-centred 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 metre, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Abbott Pointe, is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.


Status: Full Time/Six month Developmental Opportunity


Position Overview:

As a member of Manufacturing Engineering, you will contribute to the team’s success by supporting manufacturing operations, to ensure optimal assembly line performance and yield.  This will be achieved through a data driven approach and hands on reaction to line performance and yield excursions.  You will work closely with assembly operations, technicians, and engineers to:

  • Investigate process problems and perform real-time root cause analysis and correction.
  • Provide training and guidance to operations to promote best practices.
  • Design and implement process and equipment improvements to eliminate failure modes.
  • Create and execute validation protocols to qualify equipment changes.
  • Develop process documentation and reactions schemes. 


Required Education and Experience:

As the ideal candidate for our team, you will bring the following education, experiences, knowledge, and skills to the position:

  • A Technical Diploma or Engineering Degree (Mechanical, Industrial, Chemical, Electrical or equivalent experience)
  • One to six years of experience in an automated manufacturing environment with high-speed automated machinery, including hands on equipment operation, troubleshooting, and mechanical aptitude for precise adjustment.
  • Proven technical, creative, teamwork and implementation skills to contribute to process reliability and product manufacturability/performance are required.
  • Strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills are mandatory.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency with MS Office is required.
  • Familiarity with any of the following areas would be an asset:  automated assembly processes, equipment validation, six sigma, experimental design, statistical process control, root cause analysis (6M’s/ 5 Why’s), Solidworks, and data analysis techniques including the use of JMP.


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.






APOC Point of Care



Canada > Ottawa : 185 Corkstown Road





M-F (Canada)



Not specified



Not Applicable



Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)