Abbott Process Manufacturing Engineer in Alajuela, Costa Rica

Primary job function:

  • Drives efforts related to materials/components improvements. Could be associated to Quality or Cost reduction.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Come with new ideas on how to improve quality or reduce cost in materials.

  • Evaluate technical & financial feasibility of ideas

  • Analyzes and solves problems from basic engineering principles, theories and concepts through to a wide range of complex and advanced problems which require novel and new innovative approaches or a breakthrough in technology.

  • Develops project objectives by reviewing project proposals and plans; conferring with management

  • Determines project specifications by studying product design, customer requirements, and performance standards; completing technical studies; preparing cost estimates.

  • Confirms product performance by designing and conducting tests.

  • Determines project schedule by studying project plan and specifications; calculating time requirements; sequencing project elements.

  • Maintains project schedule by monitoring project progress; coordinating activities; resolving problems.

  • Controls project plan by reviewing design, specifications, and plan and schedule changes; recommending actions.

  • Controls project costs by approving expenditure

  • Evaluate technical specifications and economic factors relating to the design objectives of processes or products

  • Define the validation strategy for those viable ideas

  • Propose timeline for changes to be validated and implemented

  • Work with Incoming and Supply folks to have common efforts and avoid conflicts or double counting

  • Evaluate potential alternate vendors

  • Evaluate potential opportunities with current vendors (volume driven)


  • Mechanical or Materials Engineering degree

  • Advanced English

  • Experience in process validation

  • Manufacturing Methods and Procedures

  • Process Improvement

  • Demonstrated 4 year experience process validations or transfers

  • Demostrated knowledge in statistical tools and problem solving

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