Abbott Sr. Manufacturing Process Engineer in Altavista, Virginia

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

The Senior Manufacturing Process Engineer is a specialist professional individual contributor with comprehensive knowledge in the area of Nutrition.

Has comprehensive knowledge in the area of processing and mass flow

Ability to identify fluid loss and other waste within the manufacturing process. Use data driven approach to execute highly complex or specialized projects.

Main Responsibilities:

Independently, or lead a project team to, identify fluid loss within a process. Identify solution to reduce the fluid loss

Understand the business needs of the company and have a thorough understanding of customer needs as they relate to projects

Lead kaizens to identify root cause within manufacturing process. Work with team to develop corrective and preventative actions.

Design and lead complex experiments, often with multiple variables, independently execute and/or direct others in the execution of project tasks by applying novel engineering theories, concepts and techniques.

Conceptualize complete solutions, create or coordinate the design solutions for novel or complex problems; explore multiple alternatives.

Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) or independent technical expert (ITE) on a project’s technical matters; may interface with senior management, external firms or agencies, may coordinate technical matters between organizations.

Responsible for completing documentation in a timely manner and in accordance with business standards.

Participate on cross-functional teams to support organizational goals.

Understand and comply with applicable EHS policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

Responsible for implementing and maintaining effectiveness of Quality System.

Other tasks and duties as assigned.



• Typically requires 10+ years of relevant work experience preferred as process engineer.

• Strong technical knowledge in Mass flow balance, PLC’s, Minitab.

• Ability or aptitude to work on problems that are complex in scope.

• Demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills.

• Ability or aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software.

• Strong organizational and project management skills.

• Ability to quickly gain knowledge, understanding or skills and willingness to learn.

• Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma concepts is an asset.


Bachelors Degree (± 16 years)

Chemical Engineering or Industrial Engineering

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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