Abbott Industrial Engineer or Mechanical Engineer in Columbus, 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.

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.

Primary Function/Primary Goals/Objectives:

The Industrial Engineer provides plant manufacturing with support in the areas of line speed calculations and reporting, throughput evaluation, headcount justification, capacity analysis and downtime evaluation. As part of the Operational Excellence department, the Industrial Engineer also supports the plant with OpEx expertise and training.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system

  • Monitoring and reporting metrics for all plant production areas

  • Developing and maintaining annual plant line speed and material loss rates

  • Actively supporting the site Operational Excellence effort

  • Observing, analyzing, and supporting operations leading to business process improvement recommendations

  • Coaching / mentoring Green Belt teams on the proper application of Lean Six Sigma tools

  • Facilitating the generation of project charters with internal customers

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

  • Providing Capital and CIP Project support for those projects which affect material loss, labor increases or reduction, and/or throughput changes

  • Managing the employee idea program

  • Other plant support as assigned

Accountability/Scope/Budget:

The Industrial Engineer is accountable for the accuracy of plant performance metrics and labor / material standards. In addition, the Industrial Engineer is accountable for the overall performance of the employee idea program.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence – necessary to understand plant operations

  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt or Black Belt preferred – necessary to coach / mentor Green Belt teams

Background:

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

  • 3 – 5 years of experience with infant formula manufacturing at the plant level

  • High degree of technical expertise and familiarity with infant formula manufacturing processes. Must possess good communication, leadership, problem solving, interpersonal, and teamwork skills

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (especially Excel) is a plus

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