Instrument Technician II- 2nd Shift Nutrition - Columbus, OH

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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.

Instrumentation Technician II

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.

Our R&D location in Columbus, OH currently has an opportunity for anInstrumentation Technician II for our 2nd shift. In Research & Development (R&D) our ambition is providing innovative high-quality products, creating sustainable value, delivering superior user experience and enhancing health outcomes at all stages of life.

WHAT YOU'LL DO
  • This position is for our 2nd shift operation.
  • Respond to machine breakdowns due to electrical malfunctions or hardware/software failure.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance tasks for all electrical equipment and instruments.
  • Install and troubleshoot new and modified equipment.
  • Follow calibration procedures to calibrate all the instruments in the plant calibration program.
  • Work well with minimal supervision.
  • Follow all plant and department procedures, GMPs and general plant safety rules.
  • Keep all work areas clean and neat.
  • Record and communicate shift activity in an organized manner.
  • Be trained on lockout/tag out procedures.
  • Provide support to primary plant operations.
  • Total plant equipment coverage include: aseptic filling, processing, packaging, sterilization and utilities where necessary.
  • Assignments include: responding to equipment emergencies; troubleshooting system input/outputs and multiple sensing devices; communicating routinely with line personnel and supervision to maintain production schedule; communicating potential equipment problems to production and maintenance supervisors to allow scheduling of repairs; performing routine instrument calibrations (flow, pressure and temperature); and finding analog control values in the PLC logic programming.
  • Responsible for calibrating, troubleshooting, repairing/ maintaining the electrical equipment and instruments.
  • Accurately complete calibration records in compliance with all corporate and site requirements.
  • Maintaining and troubleshooting problems and AC drive systems and PLCs. The technician should be able to access and interpret PLC logic via a laptop computer or desktop station using the appropriate communication language. Primary PLCs in the plant include, but are not limited to: Allan Bradley, Modicon and the associated communication packages.
  • The technician should be able to install and wire an AC drive.
  • The technician should be able to access the PLC logic, interpret the sequence of events, troubleshoot problems with the logic and make corrections.


Minimum Education/Professional Experience:
  • High School Diploma or GED and two-years mechanical / electrical technical degree or equivalent experience.


WHAT WE OFFER
  • 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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity. Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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