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Abbott Control Room Operator - First Shift Columbus HiRise/Distribution Center - Nutrition- Columbus, OH in Columbus, Ohio

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Control Room Operator

Our location in Columbus OH, currently has an opportunity for a Control Room Operator .

The Control Room Operator is responsible for leadership in planning, organizing and directing all efforts to assure the WMS (Warehouse Management System), EMS (Equipment Management System), and associated equipment are always operational. This position is critical to eliminate down time, maximize efficiency, and ensure that the plant finished goods inventory is accurate. The Control Room Operator is responsible for having a thorough working knowledge of all distribution center equipment and systems used to support the business. Additional objectives include validations/certification of the system and inventory, identifying and implementing changes to the system, catching picking errors, assisting with training, and performing operation activity to help the team when necessary. The Control Room Operator must maintain compliance to all applicable GMP, safety, and quality guidelines. The control room operator will serve as the liaison between Division and all other plant areas to coordinate systems project upkeep and trouble shooting.


  • Create very accurate & legible documentation, performs data entry accurately, maintains all applicable systems with needed information, and safely and efficiently process pallets through the EMS system, including ensuring inventory is accurate when receiving product in to the WMS system (i.e. verifies the SKU, quantity, and lot number at each touch point)

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system. Certain errors could shut down the shipping function of the Distribution Center or in shipment of unreleased product. Keeping inventory valued at over $50MM accurate and ready for audit.

  • Coordinates on time shipping of orders for approximately 55 truckloads per day at approximately $150,000 of value per load to assure that customer orders are met on time.

  • Acts as the plant liaison for all communications on the Material Control systems. Retrieve and disseminate information as requested by the plant and division. Assist with completion of rework activity and pulling sample requests.

  • Investigates and assists with the fix for computer system and radio frequency problems with the bar code readers.

  • Verifies information between EMS and WMS match and where necessary troubleshoots and correct inventory discrepancies.

  • Assists with validation/VCR (Validation Change Request) details to assure computer system is properly validated and remains validated with any changes made.

  • The Control Room Operator is responsible for operational support during down time including loading, unloading, picking, and creating bills of lading (BOL’s).

Accountability / Scope:

  • Some examples of the equipment and systems include but are not limited to the following: Operation of Power Industrial Equipment such as forklifts, Cranes, AGV’s, barcode scanners to manage inventory in the WMS (Cambar), BlueJay TMS (Transportation Management System), SAP, Security gates, cameras, ticket applicators, pallet invertors, and any other systems or equipment needed to meet the demands of the business.

  • Contact is made with Division Logistics, Division Customer Services, Division and Plant MIS, Inventory Accounting, Plant Logistics, Cambar (the software supplier) and other areas as needed to administer system upkeep. Therefore, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Accountable for personal safety and adhering to all applicable safety guidelines. Must communicate safety and GMP concerns to Columbus Distribution Center leadership & follow up to assure the concerns are addressed.

  • Accountable for performing tasks that need completed in a timely manner or need expedited. Must check e-mail at the start of each shift when possible to assure all directives are addressed. Must communicate to all shifts as to status of the business.

  • Ability to make decisions based on awareness of the area operations is necessary. Must be able to lift and maneuver objects of considerable weight (50 lbs).

  • This position is accountable for complying with all applicable FDA (GMP), USDA, OSHA and Abbott Nutritional Supply Chain regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Travel as required, approximately 5%, including supplier visits.

Position Hours:

  • Mon – Fri 7:00AM to 3:30PM



  • High School diploma or GED required. Associates degree in business/technical field or equivalent education and experience preferred


  • Prior job experience within warehousing operations (at least 6 months preferable).

  • Requires in-depth knowledge of all receiving/warehouse operations, procedures, and requirements which usually are obtained through on-the-job training. Work sequence priorities may change with little notice.

  • The individual must be self-motivated and possess the ability to perform with minimum supervision.

  • Experience with tools and equipment related to the position is desired (hand tools, wearing of full body harness, sit-down forklift, stand up pick vehicle, computer knowledge/skills). This position requires excellent written/verbal communication skills, very good interpersonal skills, analytical troubleshooting skills, ability to multitask, and being a very good team player.

  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals.

  • Knowledge of finished goods inventory transactions and the WMS (Warehouse Management System). Must also have knowledge of material moves, adjustments, and how it affects inventory accuracy.

  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Applications

  • Must be able to professionally deal with people under high pressure and in a constantly changing environment.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • 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: * at 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 at , on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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