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Associate Controls Engineer- Overnight



Full Time

On Site


Columbus, Ohio, United States

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Follow your aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities, competitive salaries, great benefits, a 401(k) retirement savings plan with a generous company match, and Cash profit sharing, all with a company providing the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Our Columbus manufacturing plant is a liquid manufacture. We produce Similac infant formula, Ensure and PediaSure protein shakes.

As a Associate Controls Engineer you will: implements and maintains plant equipment, systems and other fixed assets to a high standard of safety, quality, and productivity while maintaining compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements. This role provides electrical, controls system, software, and instrument support to all aspects of the operation. This individual will perform small projects and troubleshoot line control issues on shift with the maintenance team. They will implement hardware upgrades, repairs, or logic changes to drive line improvement in quality, safety, and productivity.

Skills/Specialized Knowledge:

  • Allen Bradley Controls Hardware and communication protocol experience desired.
  • Work experience in the food or any high-speed packaging/manufacturing facility under FDA regulation preferred.
  • Practical experience in: controls systems, PLC / servo programming, vision systems, process instrumentation, printing/coding equipment, variable speed drives, and electrical devices.
  • 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.

Operations Technical Support

  • Provide technical support to the Columbus plant, engineering and maintenance teams. provide leadership with maintenance team in the areas electrical hardware, controls systems, software, coding equipment, and industrial inspection equipment, to support processing and packaging asset performance.
  • Work with engineering and maintenance to implement and adhere to Columbus plant or division engineering and programming standards for equipment modifications and upgrades.
  • Monitor production data 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 projects within the controls engineering function.


  • B.S. in Engineering with an emphasis on electronics, controls systems, and software.
  • Approximately 2 years experience in engineering/controls role or internship or advanced education to achieve level of skill.


  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering preferred.