Sr. Equipment Engineer

in Tipp City, OH

Sr. Equipment Engineer Job

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  • Job Location

    Tipp City, OH, US

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    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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


Must bring at least 5 years of equipment engineering experience in an FDA regulated manufacturing facility, preferably in liquid or power filling through warehouse unit operations in the food/pharma/nutrition industries.

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our 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® – 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:

  • 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 and incentives
  • 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:


As a principal equipment engineer, you will:

  • Provide technical leadership on design, development, implementation, optimization, and validation of packaging equipment
  • Lead the technical execution of multiple concurrent medium- to large-size capital projects for Abbott nutrition plants in the North America region
  • Work to develop provisional scope, design, manufacturability, cost, capital, risk, and schedule considerations while collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Review equipment and instrument specifications, construction drawings, plant layout, plant 3D model, vendor proposals and provide feedback on needed changes
  • Provide technical support to North America Abbott plants, including existing system issues as well as design improvements/new designs as part of continuous improvement, and act as a technical influencer to senior leadership and stakeholders for business initiatives
  • 30% travel is expected as part of the role


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Preferably Mechanical or Chemical engineering)
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience, applying engineering knowledge, problem solving, and ingenuity to complete assignments related to process/manufacturing systems.
  • Demonstrated technical experience preferably with fillers, gassing systems, seamers, cappers, primary equipment (scoop drops, depalletizers, unscramblers, air rinsers), secondary equipment (labelers, conveyors, coders, vision systems, rejection systems, casepackers) and tertiary equipment (palletizers, stretch wrappers).
  • Experience in Powder filling and packaging is a plus
  • Experience working in an FDA/USDA regulated facility
  • Experience in managing engineering firms, suppliers, and contractors
  • Experience in validated processes and systems
  • Experience in project management including budget and scope management
  • Systems troubleshooting and Root Cause Analysis experience
  • Strong communication skills including managing internal/external stakeholders

The base pay for this position is $72,700.00 – $145,300.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • equipment engineering
  • chemical engineering
  • project management
  • technical leadership
  • technical support
  • root cause analysis
  • scope management
  • troubleshooting
  • construction drawings

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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