Facilities Engineer

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.


How? Become an Facilities Engineer at Abbott in Arecibo, Puerto Rico.

As a Facilities Engineer you will p lan, design, and supervise the construction of new, or existing, facilities in support of Company goals by utilizing available resources in the most efficient and effective manner possible while complying with time and budget constraints. Projects range from small to mid sized and have moderate impact on overall company goals. Performs investigations and implements corrective actions in support of Exception process for both moderate and major CAPAs affecting the facility. Documents results per Abbott rubrics.

  • Oversees the planning, design, construction, reconfiguration, maintenance, and alteration of equipment, machinery, buildings, structures, and other facilities.
  • Plans and coordinates periodic shutdown to service and maintain equipment, hurricane season preparation activities/planning.
  • Responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and planning preventative maintenance, repairs and services for facilities, equipment, systems and building
  • Lead and support facilities/maintenance projects to maximize efficiency and utilization of facilities and equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining facilities operation including facilities equipment, areas conditions, utilities, and amenities.
  • Investigate unplanned events affecting facility operations and takes appropriate corrective and preventive actions to preclude recurrence.
  • Develops criteria and performance specifications for facilities and equipment required to meet unique operating requirements and building and safety codes.
  • Assists in development and maintenance of short-term and long-term facilities plan.
  • May be responsible for scheduling, coordinating, and planning preventative maintenance for facilities, equipment, pest control services.
  • Prepares bid sheets, scope of work and contracts for construction, maintenance and facilities services.
  • Responsible for maintaining updated plant, office and production equipment layouts/engineering drawings and ensure compliance with standards and regulations.
  • Reviews and estimates design costs including equipment, installation, labor, materials, preparation, and other related costs.
  • Follows diverse procedures and problems require consideration of many different approaches. Solutions are selected from alternatives using past experience
  • Facilities and equipment emergency repairs to maintain site operations or area conditions.
  • Determines own priorities and may deviate from established procedures. Monitoring of work results is usually indirect. When assigned work, provided guidance on results expected and timeline.
  • Task prioritization. Planning and coordination activities pertaining to facilities department.
  • Decisions on contracting, managing, and planning of design, construction, and maintenance services for Facilities and Equipment


To be successful in this role, you will require the following qualifications:
  • Bachelors Degree in Engineering.
  • 2+ years of related work experience in this discipline.
  • Experience with cGMP and cGLP practices and projects preferred.
  • Fully bilingual (English and Spanish).