Abbott Research Operator I (2nd Shift) - Columbus, OH 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.

Founded in 1903 and restructured to focus on innovative nutrition products, the company that evolved into Abbott Nutrition built its reputation on nutritional excellence through solid scientific advances. We are a worldwide leader in nutrition science, research, and development.

Abbott Nutrition is a division of Abbott, the global, broad-based health care company. Every day, our global team of scientists is working hard to discover and develop nutritional and related health care products that advance the quality of life for people of all ages.

Health care professionals and their patients trust us to provide cutting-edge nutrition products that meet changing nutrition needs. And we deliver on their expectations—providing a vast array of nutritional and therapeutic products that help babies and children grow, work to keep bodies strong, and support the unique needs of patients with chronic illnesses.

We are behind some of the world's most trusted names in pediatric, adult, and healthy living nutritional product brands such as:

•Similac® Advance®, Similac Expert Care® Alimentum®, and Similac® Soy Isomil® in infant formulas

•PediaSure® and Pedialyte® for children

•Ensure® and ZonePerfect® for active adults

•Glucerna® for people with diabetes

•EAS® for elite athletes and fitness enthusiasts

The Research Operator I is responsible for analytical testing of in process product and maintenance of the Environmental Monitoring Program (EMP), use of laboratory testing equipment, completion of batch reviews, Batching, blending, processing, filling and sterilization of liquid and powdered infant and adult nutritional products.

Additional functions include, but not limited to: material handling/dispensing, hand cleaning, CIP, COP of equipment, operation of bottle cappers, seamers, GMP cleaning, operation of heat treatment systems, standardization and use of pH meters.

Major Responsibilities

  • Meet departmental standards and expectations for teamwork and customer service

  • Demonstrate job proficiency in skills associated with current grade level

  • Demonstrate consistency in retaining and applying learned skills

  • Support cGMP compliance initiatives and quality systems for the Process Research Center

  • Perform tasks or job functions accurately and in a timely manner

  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for EHS performance and compliance through active participation and support of Abbott’s EHS program

  • Adhere to all policies, procedures and expectations for each area of responsibility

  • Execute manufacturing steps per the approved work order documents

  • Perform batch reviews, documentation and other activities based on the quality program

  • Complete tasks associated with cleaning, CIP / COP and setup of necessary equipment

  • Maintain good housekeeping in work areas

  • Obtain Better Process Control certification

  • Execute environmental monitoring sampling

  • Standardize and use pH meters and adjust levels with appropriate reagents

  • QA background and batch review experience a plus

Qualifications

Education

High school diploma/GED required. Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry or similar Technical field preferred

Background

Three years’ experience in a plant production environment (preferably within drug, food or beverage manufacturing). Commercial, research, laboratory and quality experiences are preferred.

Knowledge and use of laboratory testing equipment, applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula, adult nutrition, and performance nutrition. Knowledge of food processing techniques and documentation requirements.

Ability to read and follow work order documents, troubleshoot equipment breakdowns and operate powered industrial vehicles. Should possess a good mechanical aptitude and solid problem-solving skills.

Accountability/Scope:

This position is accountable for accurately following all procedures relating to the manufacture of products in the Pilot Plant. Failure to follow all procedures could result in batch loss due to wrong ingredients, incorrect temperatures or being held too long, wrong amount added or not added at all, lost product and downtime.

Accountable for the safety of self and other employees while operating equipment.

This position is accountable for complying with applicable FDA (GMP), USDA, OSHA and Abbott regulations, policies, procedures or guidelines.

Quality Assurance (QA) experiences a plus.

MISC:

Shift: Second Shift, 1400 to 2230

Travel : No

Ability to lift at least 50lbs

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