Senior Engineer - Automation and Controls

in Bowling Green, OH

Senior Engineer - Automation and Controls Job

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  • Job Location

    Bowling Green, OH, US

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  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Yes, 25 % of the Time

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

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.

Job Description
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.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • 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, Medical Benefits start day 1
  • Vacation – 3 weeks accrued vacation (1st yr is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
  • Company Paid Pension Plan
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%
  • 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:

What You'll Do:

Primary Job Function
Experience in FDA regulated manufacturing, consumer packaged goods or similar experience required.  This role requires on average 25% domestic travel.

Deploy and support manufacturing systems across Abbott Nutrition’s global supply chain. As a key member of the Regional Division Engineering team, provide technical consulting support to manufacturing operations and large capital projects across eight manufacturing facilities throughout North America. 

Oversight of installation and integration of manufacturing systems including wet, aseptic and powder processing, utilities, filling, and secondary packaging: 

  • PLC programming in Allen-Bradley ControlLogix and CompactLogix platforms 

  • HMI/SCADA programming in FactoryTalk View SE/ME, Ignition, iFix 

  • Temperature / pressure / level / conductivity / PH / vibration instrumentation, sensors, and other field I/O devices 

  • Manufacturing networks and electrical MCCs and PDUs 

As part of a cross-functional project team, lead or assist with electrical control system design projects including, but not limited to: 

  • Preparing cost estimates, bid packages and outlining equipment specifications 

  • Participating in the design of P&ID diagrams and electrical schematics 

  • Managing the design and construction of industrial control systems 

  • Developing validation and commissioning protocols and executing factory and site acceptance tests for constructed equipment or systems 

  • Provide post-startup support for constructed equipment and systems  

What You'll Bring:

Minimum Education  

  • A Bachelors Degree in Engineering or closely related discipline, or equivalent technical experience plus demonstrated competence. 

  • 5+ years of applicable engineering experience in FDA regulated environment.  T 

Background Skills/Knowledge  

  • Experience in FDA regulated manufacturing, consumer packaged goods or similar experience required. 

  • Experience with validation or commissioning documentation required 

  • Experience with vision and inspection systems or similar technology preferred. 

  • Experience with large capital project delivery and working on a cross-functional project team preferred. 

The base pay for this position is $71,300.00 – $142,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • Engineering
  • Validation
  • Commissioning
  • Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Manufacturing Operations
  • HMI
  • FDA
  • Inspection
  • Utilities
  • Capital Projects
  • Industrial Control Systems
  • Installation
  • I/O
  • Design
  • Facilities
  • Packaging
  • supply chain
  • PLC Programming
  • Control System Design
  • Instrumentation
  • Technical Consulting
  • Construction
  • Vibration
  • Factorytalk View
  • Commissioning Documentation
  • Electrical Schematics
  • Powder Processing
  • Integration

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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