|Job Description :
||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 113,000 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.
Casa Grande, Ariz., is one of six Abbott nutrition manufacturing plants in the U.S., with about half of its products exported around the world. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family – a family of 480 that works together to help nourish the world. The Plant has an opening for an Engineering Technician.
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
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.
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.
High School Diploma or GED required. Associates Degree or technical certification in electrical or engineering technology is preferred.
2+ years of experience in technical trade or equivalent technical experience.
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.
Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com
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, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.