Abbott Industrial Engineer - Abbott Nutrition - Sturgis Michigan in Sturgis, Michigan

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. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.

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.

Founded in 1903 and restructured to focus on innovative nutrition products, the company that evolved into Abbott Nutrition built its reputation on nutritional excellence through solid scientific advances. We are a worldwide leader in nutrition science, research, and development.

Abbott Nutrition is a division of Abbott, the global, broad-based health care company. Every day, our global team of scientists is working hard to discover and develop nutritional and related health care products that advance the quality of life for people of all ages.

The Industrial Engineer / Six Sigma provides plant manufacturing with support in the areas of line speed calculations and reporting, throughput evaluation, headcount justification, capacity analysis, and downtime evaluation. As part of the Operational Excellence department, the Industrial Engineer also supports the plant with OpEx expertise and training.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining continuous improvement throughout the Plant

  • Monitoring and reporting metrics for all plant production areas

  • Developing and maintaining process modeling for production line areas.

  • Actively supporting the site Operational Excellence effort

  • Observing, analyzing data, and supporting operations leading to business process improvement recommendations and implementation

  • Facilitating the generation of project charters and coaching Lean Six Sigma Green Belts

  • Solving problems that have a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional processes, and difficult coordination requirements

  • Providing Capital and CIP Project support for those projects which affect material loss, labor increases or reduction, and/or throughput changes

  • Managing the employee idea program

  • Other plant support as assigned

Accountability / Scope/Budget:

The Industrial Engineer / Six Sigma is accountable for the accuracy of plant performance metrics, data analytics, and continuous improvement.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence – necessary to understand plant operations

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt strongly preferred

Background:

Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals.

  • High degree of technical expertise and familiarity with manufacturing processes. Must possess good communication, leadership, problem solving, interpersonal, and teamwork skills.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel) is a plus.

JOB FAMILY:

Engineering

DIVISION:

ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain

LOCATION:

United States > Sturgis : Building 19

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

No

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

No

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

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

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

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

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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