Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Columbus


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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.     

JOB DESCRIPTION:A Process Innovation position within Global Engineering Organization based out of Columbus. This position applies scientific and engineering knowledge along with mathematics/data analytical techniques and ingenuity to complete assignments. Primary role is to provide Process Innovation support of Third Party Manufacturing (TPM) Liquid expansion strategy.

Product formats include hot fill, retort and aseptic shelf stable beverages.Other product formats supported by team include nutritional bars, spray dried and dry blended powder formulations. 

Responsibilities include:

Process engineering support on PIER and NPD (Stage 2 onwards) technical teams to support (TPM) commercialization of new products and processes (working closely with R&D, Plant and Ingredient SME’s), namely;

Focus on very small-scale process DOE and CFD modeling

small scale PRL trials

collating data and performing analysis, reaching technical conclusions, preparing and communicating recommendations and respective action plans.

Advise on and lead Pilot Plant scale up trials working closely with product research and development colleagues with full responsibility for establishing process steps and parameters to minimize scalability gap to commercial scale

Design and execute engineering studies

Lead plant trials supporting smooth technical transfer of new and reformulated products working closely with Plant Technical Centers

provide process flow diagrams (PFD’s), establishing target DfM KPI’s, process parameter target and limits, manufacturing direction reviews.

Provide technical support for complex product/process problem troubleshooting efforts within Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain (ANSC) & TPM operations. Provide effective communication through verbal and written reports (using approved templates), timely weekly updates, and knowledge sharing. Support multiple, often concurrent, projects and meet assigned deadlines. Responsible for achieving Process Innovation deliverables in support of business objectives. Interfaces frequently within the organization and some external technical experts to establish networks.

Skills/Experience Requirements – Desired min 1+ year of relevant experience. 

A technical background involving nutritional manufacturing processes with emphasis in liquid heat treatment / homogenization (emulsion technology), aseptic UHT processing / filling, and retort sterilization.

Interest in or knowledge of the impact of processing parameters on ingredient functionality and finished product quality.  Knowledge of functional ingredient manufacturing, analytical chemistry techniques (e.g. Rheology) and food science is preferred. 

Disciplined and adaptable to work on a variety of projects from engineering design to product research and development. 

Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work on cross functional teams and interface effectively with TPM’s is critical. 

Ability to effectively analyze and summarize process and product information (using statistical methods) to determine solutions to production and quality issues. 

Background or experience in DOE valued.

Green belt qualification also relevant

Preferred computer skills include MS Office applications, AutoCad, OSI PI Processbook, Qualtrend, LIMS, QDMS, Minitab or equivalent.

Familiarity with infant formula and food regulations, HACCP/FMEA and GMP standards for quality desired.

Education Requirements – B.S. in engineering, chemical preferred. B.S. / postgraduate qualification in Food Science/Food Chemistry also relevant.

MISC: : The group supports the supply chain globally so US domestic and potentially international travel is anticipated, subject to project needs.

Travel is 50%


JOB FAMILY:Engineering     

DIVISION:ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain        

LOCATION:United States Columbus : 2900 Easton Square Place     


WORK SHIFT:Standard     

TRAVEL:Yes, 50 % of the Time     


SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)     

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.     

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About the company

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

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We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott, to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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