Abbott Controls Engineer - Fairfield, CA Plant in Fairfield, California

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.


  • Define and discuss the user requirements with key representatives from quality, manufacturing, engineering and supply chain.

  • Execute small to medium capital projects independently

  • Manage system integrator in term of scope, cost, quality and timing

  • Review progress reports

  • Review detailed code development for proper software development & documentation. Also ensure that the software is written and documented in a straightforward way that is supportable by factory staff

  • Become liaison between factory floor Technicians and Engineering

  • Monitor & review the interface implementation progress of each automation supplier

  • Organize the training of the factory Engineering technicians and operations operators

  • Prepare training materials

  • Troubleshooting on day to day basis and support after hours if needed


Preferred: 5+ years automation experience in manufacturing plant environment preferably Food and Dairy industry. Experience in calibration, PLC hardware, and ladder logic programming. Also have experience with aspects of electronics/electricity, including control voltages, instruments, AC/DC, VFD and three-phase AC voltages.


  • Ability to work flexible hours

  • Good knowledge of Electrical & Automation in Manufacturing industry

  • Problem-solving skills

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and sense of urgency

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and SAP

  • Hands-on experience with Rockwell Automation Software Platforms like

  • PanelView FT suite

  • RSLogix 500 & 5000

  • Microsoft SQLServer and Terminal Services

  • Industrial Application Server 2012

  • Understanding of Client Server Architecture

  • Ability to troubleshoot PLC programs using deductive reasoning (Control Logix and Modicon)

  • Ability to accurately record and document information, to include wiring diagrams, P&IDs, and process narrative

  • Working knowledge of industrial electricity

  • Control Loop Tuning

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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