Abbott Sr Equipment Packaging Engineer - Abbott Nutrition - Columbus, Ohio 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.
Develops and implements capital projects, troubleshoots machine and process problems, and conducts technical analysis of business opportunities for packaging equipment from filling through warehousing. Products are liquids, bars, and powder nutritionals that are packaged in
plastic or metal primary containers.
Develops and applies advanced theories, methods and research techniques to the investigation and solution of complex technical problems; implements large cost reduction programs. Develops processes that lead to shortened cycle time; makes major impact decisions.
As a technical specialist, is assigned problems which require unique design/research approaches to problems as well as is routinely called on to troubleshoot engineering problems critical to the Division or Corporation.
Major Responsibilities: · Analyzes results and applies technical judgment in making substantial adaptions and modifications.· Investigates/recommends novel technology and applications; develops, evaluates, implements strategic initiatives, leads projects/programs and technical team to develop significant new products or processes. Key Responsibilities May Include: 1. Perform economic analysis and feasibility studies for the installation of new equipment and/or modification and revision of existing equipment.2. Evaluates, recommends, and executes cost-savings proposals.3. Develops cost estimates and scopes, reviews estimates and scopes with manager, and consults with manufacturing management regarding proposals for capital expenditures, repairs, and revisions.4. Investigates, develops, and recommends alternatives for design, procurement, and installation of new/modified equipment or systems for the optimal utilization and control of resources.5. Provides technical assistance and information to corporate engineering and outside consultants, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and various departments within the company.6. Participates and/or assists other engineers in the design of packaging equipment or systems for optimal performance as well as works with manufacturing plants to improve overall equipment effectiveness.7. Directs the start-up of new and troubleshoot existing equipment to ensure optimal operation and performance.8. Assists in the training of personnel required for the operation of equipment.9. Provides maintenance technical services. Develops preventative maintenance programs and recommend spare parts. Accountability / Scope/Budget: · Routinely provides analyses and advice to management; has direct contacts with outside consultants, technical counterparts from other divisions, companies, and key vendors.· Establishes the approach and test procedures to be used, estimated time, expense, and staffing requirements for completions as well as specifies equipment, materials, and supplies required for the completion and implementation of technical projects. Is accountable forsuccess of projects; may manage financial aspects of projects.· May direct efforts of others and/or coordinate outside resources for projects. Qualifications Education:B.S. in Engineering and at least 5 years in food, pharmaceutical or consumer goods packaging equipment industry.
Background: Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals.Progressive technical experience and demonstrated competence in his/her field.Good communication skills, both written and verbal, required.Strong technical and leadership skills required. These communications, technical, and leadership skills, are required due to the high degree of interaction with many levels and areas of technical matters and motivational needs of the department.
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