Equipment Engineer - Tipp City, OH

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

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.

  • Develops and implements capital projects, troubleshoots machine and process problems, and conducts technical analysis of business opportunities for packaging equipment from filling through warehousing.
  • 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.
  • Investigates/recommends novel technology and applications; develops, evaluates, implements strategic initiatives, leads projects/programs and technical team to develop significant new products or processes.
  • Perform economic analysis and feasibility studies for the installation of new equipment and/or modification and revision of existing equipment.
  • Develops cost estimates and scopes, reviews estimates and scopes with manager, and consults with manufacturing management regarding proposals for capital expenditures, repairs, and revisions.
  • Investigates, develops, and recommends alternatives for design, procurement, and installation of new/modified equipment or systems for the optimal utilization and control of resources.
  • Provides technical assistance and information to corporate engineering and outside consultants, contractors, vendors, suppliers, and various departments within the company.
  • 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.
  • Directs the start-up of new and troubleshoot existing equipment to ensure optimal operation and performance.
  • Provides maintenance technical services. Develops preventative maintenance programs and recommend spare parts.
  • 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 for success of projects; may manage financial aspects of projects.


  • B.S. in Engineering with a preference for a Degree in Mechanical or Industrial Engineering or equivalent experience.
  • 5+ years' experience in engineering/project management or advanced education to achieve level of skill.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal required.
  • Possesses a working technical knowledge and application of concepts, practices, and procedures.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Strong leadership skills required.Interacts well with diverse groups within the operation and maintains strong working relationships with internal in a collaborative, fast-paced, goal-driven environment.

  • Project management experience desired.
  • Work experience in the food /medical industry under FDA regulation preferred.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled
  • Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

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