Abbott Food Safety Engineer in Zwolle, Netherlands

At Abbott, we’re committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. Formore 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.

Food Safety Engineer

Responsibility for preventing and solving quality problems. Accompanied and trains people in the execution. This ensures that Abbott products meet standards for food safety. Monitoring, optimization and improvement of the quality of the products in the designated production flow , with the specific area of ​​interest to monitor and improve cleanliness of the plant and food safety.

Roles & Responsibilities


  • Preparation of the sanitation planning, taking into account the production of the relevant department.

  • Establishing a long-term plan / year plan of the sanitation team.

  • Achieving improvements Attn quality sanitation.

  • want ( and unsolicited ) advice to cleaning activities within production departments.

  • Assess cleaning method , improving cleaning method.

  • The ( do ) conducting training of operators in the field of sanitation.

  • Work on synergy effect of cleaning by operators and sanitation team.

  • Achieving improvements Attn quality sanitation.

  • Measure Effectiveness Team and improve sanitation.

  • Realizing increase cleanliness in the production departments.


  • Organization of GMP inspections and observations about production departments

  • Increasing the continuous level GMP / keep alive the GMP to ensure continuous focus

  • Supporting and advising on large GMP improvements

  • Identify deviations and improvements in field GMP

  • Organizing GMP / GMP audit ready in field


  • Interpreting EMP results

  • Improvements signaling Attn EMP program

  • Translating results to all levels of organization

  • Priorities determine on the basis of EMP results

  • Actions off on the basis of EMP results

  • Clarify EMP results , draw conclusions on the basis of EMP results


  • Monitors changes in internal or external policies and legislation and examines the impact of this is for their own interest.

  • Measure, assess, monitor and approve of the established quality standards and specifications for product, material and process.

  • Supporting adaptations of standards / specifications.

  • Activities Attn securing standards

Directing staff:

  • Responsible for the quality layout and occupancy of staff

  • Functional control of Sanitation Team.

  • Effective and efficient use of sanitation team


  • Supervising internal and external audits.

  • Identify and after approval by Team Leader / Production Manager implement corrective measures on the basis of audit findings.

  • Correct and timely action in derogation

  • Preventing recurrence of deviation


  • (Let) identify and assess deviations in accordance with procedures and guidelines.

  • Advise this matter, approving decision processing.

  • After approval by the management (monitoring) deal.

  • Identify trends abnormalities

  • Correct and timely action in derogation

  • Preventing recurrence deviation

Information and documentation:

  • Develop and maintain product-related documentation in the field of work instructions and procedures.

  • Maintenance of existing management.

  • Providing assigned periodic reports.

  • Correct and up-to- date documentation

Performance evaluation criteria:

  • Commitment and effective sanitation team

  • Translation of compliance standards on GMP to practice in production

  • Giving substance to doing GMP observations and follow-up

  • Quality of analysis

  • Quality of reports

  • ( doing) compliance with quality

  • Timeliness and accuracy transfer and information exchange

  • Obtaining planning

  • Degree of audit -ready

  • Follow-up on anomalies

  • Documentation Correctness

Educational background and Work Experience

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in a similar function.

  • HBO thinking and working level in the field of food technology or equivalent ( at least a bachelor Bachelor is preferred).

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in the field of quality ( among others HACCP).

  • Experience and knowledge of microbial processes and their interrelationships.

  • Fluent in Dutch and English

  • Excellent written reporting skills , also in English.

  • Knowledge of and experience with Pest Control and GMP legislation and guidelines.

What can we offer you?

Abbott provides a varied, challenging and international position in a dynamic and pleasant working environment. In our organization, you can count on excellent primary and secondary benefits, a positive working atmosphere, a personal growth plan, extensive training opportunities and good career perspective. We are in the business of advancement, both in health solutions and in the lives and careers of our employees. Our work across the world and in many areas of healthcare provides a rich environment for our employees to explore career paths, interests and opportunities.

How to apply?

If you are appealed by Abbott, looking for a job with meaning and recognize yourself in the outlined profile, please make your interest known. You can apply via our website ( ) with your resume and letter of application. Please let me know if you have any questions or comments referring this job profile to Meltem Cakir,

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