Senior Engineering Technician - PLC
Company: Abbott Laboratories
Posted on: September 24, 2022
Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more
fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing
technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading
businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices,
nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues
serve people in more than 160 countries.About AbbottAbbott is a
global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve
people's health. We're always looking towards the future,
anticipating changes in medical science and technology.Working at
AbbottAt Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn,
care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full
life. You'll also have access to:
- Career development with an international company where you can
grow the career you dream of .
- Free medical coverage for employees via the Health Investment
Plan (HIP) PPO
- An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer
- Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program
and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to
getting a bachelor's degree.
- A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of
countries around the world and named one of the most admired
companies in the world by Fortune.
- A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies
to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working
mothers, female executives, and scientists. The OpportunityThis
position works out of our Casa Grande, AZ location in the Abbott
Nutrition Division. Our nutrition business develops science-based
nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and
children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions
of people around the world count on our leading brands - including
Similac , PediaSure , Pedialyte , Ensure , Glucerna and ZonePerfect
- to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest
life.What You'll Work OnThe Senior Engineering Technician supports
the installation, ongoing maintenance and continuous improvement of
all plant equipment, systems and other fixed assets to a high
standard of safety, quality and productivity at the lowest possible
cost while maintaining compliance with all applicable regulatory
requirements. Main Responsibilities:Operations Technical Support -
Provide technical support in the areas of electrical hardware,
control systems, software and industrial vision systems to support
new product introductions, new process/equipment start-up, process
optimizations, vendor qualifications and process alternative
evaluations. Implement new and/or current manufacturing methods
into manufacturing. Monitor production to determine areas of
improvement and react to unforeseen production/manufacturing
issues. Create and execute validation activities according to
plant/division policy. Project Management - Plans and conducts
small-sized projects within the controls engineering function.
Responsibilities include detailed project planning/monitoring,
project reviews, implementation, validation and release to
production. Supports larger-scaled projects under the direction of
more senior engineering staff members. Design Engineering -
Complete electrical, controls and software related engineering
activities incorporating best available technologies while adhering
to Abbott policies, regulatory requirements, GMP standards, Abbott
Engineering Standards and Environmental, Health/Safety regulations.
Under the direction of senior engineering team members, create
equipment/process specifications, drawings and software as required
and ensure that existing documentation is accurate and appropriate.
Research, recommend, implement and qualify replacement parts for
inadequate/discontinued/obsolete components, equipment and
software. Cost Reduction/Productivity/Improvement - Identify and
implement cost reduction and productivity improvement projects
within Abbott Nutrition. EHS - Demonstrate accountability and
responsibility for Environmental Health and Safety performance and
compliance through active participation and support of Abbott's EHS
program. Other Duties - Responsible for implementing and
maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System. Performs other
work related duties as assigned.Education:High School Diploma or
GED required. Associates Degree or technical certification in
electrical or engineering technology is preferred.Experience:5+
years of experience in technical trade or equivalent technical
- Demonstrated competence in PLC programming, electrical
troubleshooting, industrial vision systems and process
- Work experience in the food/medical industry under FDA
- Good communication skills, both written and verbal
- Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to
determine appropriate action.
- Interacts well with diverse groups within the operation and
maintains strong working relationships with internals in a
collaborative, fast-paced, goal-driven environment. Listens to and
understands others' points of view; possesses interpersonal skills
to negotiate and reconcile differences.
- Interfaces with production team members, department managers,
plant engineering and Division Engineering/QA functions.
- May represent department/plant on segments of projects.
- Receives general supervision and exercises some discretion as
to work details.
- Leads small project teams/supports larger programs to
successful completion. Responsible for completing project tasks
within time and budget constraints.
- Work is reviewed for overall accuracy, completeness and
soundness of technical judgment.
- Coordinates efforts with technical and support staff.
- This position has a direct impact on productivity and
performance throughout the plant. This includes product quality and
the effective utilization of headcount/equipment.
- This job is performed in a regulated quality system
environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in
noncompliance with governmental regulations. Apply Now Participants
who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage
in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next
calendar year.Learn more about our health and wellness benefits,
which provide the security to help you and your family live full
lives: Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse
opportunities with a company that can help you build your future
and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer,
committed to employee diversity.Connect with us at , on Facebook at
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