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Abbott Process Engineer in Sturgis, Michigan

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.

Abbott’s Sturgis, Michigan. , location is an award-winning nutrition manufacturing plant, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary as part of the community. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family – a family of 400 that works together to help nourish the world.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • The Process Engineer implements and maintains plant equipment, systems and other fixed assets to a high standard of safety, quality and productivity at the lowest possible cost while maintaining compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.

  • This role provides engineering support to all aspects of the operation.

  • Applies working knowledge of engineering disciplines Independently conceives and develops approaches to problem solving that requires advanced technical knowledge

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

  • Plan schedules, conducts or coordinates detailed phases of the engineering work in a part of a major project or in a total project of moderate scope

  • Facilitates the definition of a project scope with clients

  • Applies new technology where feasible

  • Direct the efforts of others such as technicians and outside resources Interface with project team members, department managers, designers, R&D, Corporate and Division Engineering

  • Perform tasks such as writing Requests for Capital Expenditure, Change Requests, Scope Documents, etc. Manage capital projects.

  • Provide technical support to the Sturgis plant, division engineering, and the Quality Assurance to support new product introductions, new process/equipment start-up, process optimizations, vendor qualifications, and process alternative evaluations.

  • Implement new and/or current manufacturing methods into manufacturing.

  • Monitor production to determine areas of improvement and react to unforeseen production/manufacturing issues.

  • Provide technical training to plant personnel including engineering, equipment operators, electricians, instrument technicians, and maintenance.

  • Create and execute validation activities according to plant/division policy.

  • Plans and conducts small to medium-sized projects. Responsibilities include detailed project planning/monitoring, project reviews, implementation, validation, and release to production.

  • Create equipment/process specifications, drawings, and software as required and ensure that existing documentation is accurate and appropriate.

  • Research, recommend, implement, and qualify replacement parts for discontinued/obsolete components, equipment, and software.

You’ll also be accountable for providing excellent customer service to the production teams and meeting our compliance standards including FDA, OSHA and Abbott policies and procedures.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING

Required

  • B.S. in Engineering with a preference for a Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering or equivalent expereince.

  • 5+ years experience in engineering/ project management or advanced education to achieve level of skill.

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal required.

  • Possesses a working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices, and procedures.

  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.

  • Strong leadership skills required. Interacts well with diverse groups within the operation and maintains strong working relationships with internal in a collaborative, fast-paced, goal-driven environment.

Preferred

  • Project management experience desired.

  • Work experience in the food / medical industry under FDA regulation preferred.

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

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.Connect with us at www.abbott.com at http://www.abbott.com/ , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com

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