Abbott Engineering Technician - Tipp City, OH Plant (Off Shift) in Tipp City, Ohio

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.

Job Summary:

The Engineering Technician supports the installation, ongoing maintenance and continuous improvement of all 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.

Main Responsibilities :

  • Operations Technical Support - Provide technical support in the areas of electrical hardware, control systems, software and industrial vision systems 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. Create and execute validation activities according to plant/division policy.

  • Project Management – Plans and conducts small-sized projects within the controls engineering function. Responsibilities include detailed project planning/monitoring, project reviews, implementation, validation and release to production. Supports larger-scaled projects under the direction of more senior engineering staff members.

  • Design Engineering - Complete electrical, controls and software related engineering activities incorporating best available technologies while adhering to Abbott policies, regulatory requirements, GMP standards, Abbott Engineering Standards and Environmental, Health/Safety regulations. Under the direction of senior engineering team members, 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 inadequate/discontinued/obsolete components, equipment and software.

  • Cost Reduction/Productivity Improvement - Identify and implement cost reduction and productivity improvement projects within Abbott Nutrition.

  • EHS - Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for Environmental Health and Safety performance and compliance through active participation and support of Abbott’s EHS program.

  • Other Duties - Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System. Performs other work related duties as assigned.

Education:

High School Diploma or GED required. Associates Degree or technical certification in electrical or engineering technology is preferred.

Experience:

2+ years of experience in technical trade or equivalent technical experience.

Skills/Specialized Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated competence in PLC programming, electrical troubleshooting, industrial vision systems and process instrumentation.

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

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal required.

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

  • Interacts well with diverse groups within the operation and maintains strong working relationships with internals in a collaborative, fast-paced, goal-driven environment. Listens to and understands others’ points of view; possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences.

  • Interfaces with production team members, department managers, plant engineering and Division Engineering/QA functions.

  • May represent department/plant on segments of projects.

  • Receives general supervision and exercises some discretion as to work details.

  • Leads small project teams/supports larger programs to successful completion. Responsible for completing project tasks within time and budget constraints.

  • Work is reviewed for overall accuracy, completeness and soundness of technical judgment.

  • Coordinates efforts with technical and support staff.

  • This position has a direct impact on productivity and performance throughout the plant. This includes product quality and the effective utilization of headcount/equipment.

  • This job is performed in a regulated quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.

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