Abbott Laboratories - Columbus, OH

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ENGINEER - 130000019F


Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 70,000 people.

Job Description – A process engineering and innovation position providing technical support for global product research and development and manufacturing operations. This position supports the development and manufacturing of nutritional products globally. Product formats include retort and aseptic shelf stable beverages, spray dried and dry blended powder formulations, and nutritional bars.
      Responsibilities include:

      1) Provide technical support to product research and development for the scale up of new and existing products and processes by using standard engineering processes to independently conducting tests or experiments, gathering data and performing preliminary analysis, reporting findings, and preparing and communicating recommendations and respective action plans.

      2) Support plant trials and first lot to stock batches of new and reformulated products by providing process flow diagrams, manufacturing direction reviews, and on-site trouble-shooting.

      3) Performs analysis and feasibility studies related to project alternatives and reviews proposed manufacturing scenarios for new products early to determine manufacturability, cost, and schedule issues.

      4) Provide technical expertise through problem solving/troubleshooting and support to domestic, international, and contract manufacturing operations for intermediate problems.

      5) Assess contract manufacturing facilities for their ability to manufacture products and provide recommendations for process upgrades if required.

      6) Predicts patterns/trends and grasps complexities and relationships among data. Then determines consequences and alternatives and makes recommendations.

      7) Review and assess process technology that could reduce cost, improve efficiency, improve product quality, or gain/protect intellectual property.

      8) Provide effective communication through verbal and written reports, timely updates, etc.

      9) Supports multiple, often concurrent, projects and meets deadlines. Responsible for achieving the project's targets in support of business objectives.

      10) Interfaces within the organization and establishes networks.


      Skills/Experience Requirements – Minimum 2+ years of relevant experience. A technical background involving nutritional and food manufacturing processes with emphasis in aseptic UHT processing and filling, but also including agitation, liquid heat treatment and homogenization, retort sterilization, and spray drying, evaporation, and dry blending. Adaptable to work on a variety of projects from engineering design to product research and development. Interest in or knowledge of the impact of processing parameters on finished product quality. Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work on cross functional teams. Ability to analyze test results and process information to determine solutions to production and quality issues. Background or experience in chemistry and food science is preferred. Preferred computer skills include MS Office applications, AutoCad, process modeling/simulation programs, OSI PI Processbook, Qualtrend, LIMS, and QDMS. Familiarity with food and infant formula regulations and standards for quality desired.

      Education Requirements – B.S. in engineering, chemical preferred.

      Significant Work Activities and Conditions Continuous sitting for prolonged periods ( more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
      Job Classification : Experienced
      Primary Location : USA-Ohio-Columbus

      Organization : ANSC-SuplChain
      Schedule : Full-time
      Shift : Day
      Travel : Yes, 10 % of the Time

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