Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Plymouth


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.     

JOB DESCRIPTION:We are looking for a Continuous Improvement Engineer, to support our Global Distribution Center in Roseville, Minnesota.

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

Act as change agent to lead implementation and effectiveness of continuous improvement systems and tools in support of value stream goals and objectives.
Facilitate and coach cross functional improvement events to deliver positive and measurable results for the value stream.
Support the continuous improvement strategy in collaboration with the distribution management team. Coordinates with operations team to ensure alignment and resource support related to continuous improvement.
Work with the operations and facilities team to develop space plans and capacity models.
Develop and train continuous improvement methods such as time standards, value stream mapping, 5S, line balancing, standard work, and material flow  to internal resources within the organization.
Provide input for identification of department goals which align to strategic objectives.
Maintain a safe and professional work environment.
Maintain positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

Exemplifies our key behaviors for a winning mindset: customer focused, play to win, transparent, inclusive and ownership.

Key capabilities:

Leads projects and tasks with minimal complexity, clear objectives, and known outcomes. 

Plans projects and tasks at a site or project level that support the overall business strategy. Results impact site goals.

Determines approach to assigned tasks within a team.  Provides guidance/coaching to project teams.  Leads training sessions on CI methods for engineering and operations teams.

Ability to work well with and mentor others within a team.  Set expectations and lead teams to foster teamwork and accountabilty.   Ability to present options to management and persuasively advocate for proposals with all necessary backup materials.


Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering or related discipline
0-3  years’ experience


1+ years’ experience with post graduate degree
Experience leading continuous improvement events

Six sigma green belt certification
Experience with problem solving such as A3/DMAIC
Med Device or regulated industry
Project management experience

SAP experience preferred


JOB FAMILY:Manufacturing     

DIVISION:CAHF Cardiac Arrhythmias & Heart Failure        

LOCATION:United States Minnesota Plymouth : 5050 Nathan Lane N     


WORK SHIFT:Standard     

TRAVEL:Yes, 5 % of the Time     


SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous walking for prolonged periods (more than 2 hours at a time in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)     

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.     

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About the company

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.

Connect with us at, on Facebook at and, on Instagram @AbbottGlobal, and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott, to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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