Abbott Principal Engineer Process Innovation - Powder Expansion in Columbus, Ohio
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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries
Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.
Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Process Engineering lead on pre-PIER / NPD Stage 2 / Pre- FEP Gate 1 feasibility studies for major proposed Powder Network Capacity Expansion and Optimization programs assisting in determining provisional scope, manufacturability, cost, capital, risk and schedule considerations.
Support relevant capital FEP (Front End Planning) leading process design activities/deliverables up to FEP Gate 2, working closely with Regional Engineering, ANSC stakeholders and external equipment and A&E firms.
Process Engineering lead on approved PIER and NPD (Stage 2 onwards) projects supporting ANSC powder network expansion and optimization strategy.
Equipment vendor selection /assessments
DOE and pilot/plant trials and scalability assessments
Product characterization to support equipment design requirements
Provide input to user requirements, design specifications, process parameters
Support development of engineering studies, commissioning, and validation plans
Prepare P&ID’s, process flow diagrams and DfM KPI’s, provide process parameters targets and limits and review relevant controlled documents
Participate in process FMEA assessments
Design, execute and report outcomes / conclusions from engineering studies
Lead plant trials supporting smooth technical transfer of new processes working closely with manufacturing and project partners
Responsible for Process Innovation deliverables into Project Design Reviews and NPD Gate Decks
Design and conduct testing to evaluate new technologies, processing equipment changes
Support RFI/RFQ activities and review of vendor submissions / quotations
Provide effective communication through verbal and written reports
Support multiple, often concurrent, projects and meet assigned deadlines.
Interface frequently and effectively with program leadership and key stakeholders
25-50% travel is anticipated as part of the role
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING
Minimum 7+ years of relevant experience.
B.S. in Engineering, chemical preferred. B.S. / postgraduate qualification in Food Science/Food Chemistry also relevant.
A technical background in nutritional and food manufacturing processes with emphasis in powder manufacture including the following unit operations; batching, heat treatment / homogenization (emulsion technology), evaporation, UHT (indirect and direct), drying, dry blending, filling.
Experience in powder capital expansion programs with direct design responsibility
Disciplined and adaptable to work on a variety of projects
Knowledge of the impact of processing parameters on ingredients and finished product CQA’s.
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work on cross functional teams is critical.
Ability to effectively analyze and summarize process and product information (using statistical methods) to determine solutions to production and quality issues.
Experience in process capacity/CFD/dryer modeling desired
Background or experience in DOE methodology valued.
Green or black belt qualification also relevant
Knowledge of functional ingredient manufacturing (e.g. proteins, emulsifiers), chemistry and food science is advantageous.
Computer skills include MS Office applications, AutoCad, OSI PI Processbook, Qualtrend, LIMS, QDMS, ANSYS, FlexSim, Minitab or equivalent.
Familiarity with infant formula and food regulations, HACCP/FMEA and GMP standards for quality desired.
The group supports the supply chain globally so US domestic and potentially international travel is anticipated.
WHAT WE OFFER
At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
Paid time off
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com at http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx
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