Abbott Equipment Engineer - 1st Shift - Fairfield, CA Plant in Fairfield, California

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.


  • Apply scientific knowledge, engineering knowledge, mathematics and ingenuity to complete basic engineering assignments.

  • Responsible for planning and conducting small-sized assigned projects requiring conventional types of plans, investigations and / or equipment.

  • Participate and / or assist other engineers in project tasks by applying standard engineering theories, concepts and techniques.

  • Apply standard engineering principles and methodologies to interpret problems. create/modify designs. draw conclusions and recommend options for solutions.

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

  • Participate on cross-functional teams to support organizational goals, other tasks and duties as assigned.

  • Understand and comply with applicable Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.

  • Works under the supervision of more experienced engineers who review results for overall accuracy, completeness and soundness of technical judgment; recognizes risks versus the relative gains associated with actions; understands a project's critical success factors and makes recommendations and decisions impacting those factors; responsible to meet established objectives and goals; drives functional performance to ensure that cross-functional standards and expectations are met; may assist in the training of personnel as directed by management;.

  • Responsible for reviewing and developing equipment standard operations procedures and job aids for startup, running and shutdown.

  • Have good understanding of project management and execute capital and expense projects based on site priority. Manage projects on schedule and within budget range.

  • Understand and principle and have experience of using root cause analysis to troubleshoot equipment related issues and can implement effective corrective actions and prevention actions to resolve issue and improve equipment reliability.

  • Good understanding of Lean Six Sigma Principles and can execute process improvement projects based on these principles.


  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in Engineering, science or a closely related discipline is desired) or equivalent technical experience and demonstrated competence required.

  • Mechanical engineering background is preferred. Candidates with control engineering, program logic control (PLC) and system integration experience will be a bonus.

  • Experience engineer position in which 2-5 years of experience is typical to meet the skills and responsibilities of the position.

  • Candidates / incumbents should possess the following:

  • ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display socially and professionally appropriate behavior;

  • ability to work independently and in groups; ability to work cross-functionally;

  • demonstrated initiative and problem-solving skills; critical-thinking skills;

  • ability or aptitude to use various types of databases and other computer software;

  • ability to prioritize;

  • strong organizational and project management skills;

  • ability or aptitude to provide solutions and contingency plans through the comprehensive review of alternatives;

  • ability to quickly gain knowledge, understanding or skills and is willing to learn; Engineers trained in one branch of the Engineering field may work in related branches of engineering provided demonstrated transferable skills.

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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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