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Validation Engineer

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Springfield
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

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.

With state-of-the-art equipment and advanced automation, Abbott's Tipp City, Ohio, facility was named Food Engineering Magazine's "2017 Plant of the Year." Working here, you'll feel part of a family - a family of 260 that works together to help nourish the world.

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

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 location in Tipp City, OH currently has an opportunity for a Validation Engineer. With state-of-the-art equipment and advanced automation, Abbott's Tipp City, Ohio, facility was named Food Engineering Magazine's "2017 Plant of the Year." Working here, you'll feel part of a family - a family of 260 that works together to help nourish the world.


Coordinate the smooth workflow for the plant's overall validation program and provide technical support to the Tipp City Plant. The position is self-directed with input coming from all Engineering, Operations, and Quality Assurance staff members. Excellent communications and human relation skills are essential; organizational skills and attention to detail are equally vital. The role involves extensive collaboration with others so as to drive information flow or decisions regarding validation.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Supporting the creation of systems, programs, and libraries for managing validation, calibration, and technical documentation.
  • Managing the plant Validation Review Board process. This includes scheduling, facilitating, and publishing meeting minutes for VRB (Validation Review Board) as well as routing, tracking, and filing validation documents.
  • Preparing, executing, and gaining approval of validation protocols and reports.
  • Manage plant engineering projects from inception through implementation. Responsibilities include project schedule development, budget tracking, project reviews, implementation, validation, and release to production.
  • Identify and drive cost reduction and productivity improvement projects within Abbott Nutrition.
  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for Environmental Health and Safety performance and compliance through active participation and support of Abbott's EHS program.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the Quality System.
  • Perform other work related duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in engineering or technical field is required.

  • 2+ years of experience in engineering/ project management or advanced education to achieve level of skill.
  • Background in the execution of validation activities in a regulated manufacturing environment is desired (preferable nutritional product experience).
  • Project management experience desired.
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal required.
  • Strong aptitude for writing clear and concise validation documentation that aligns with applicable quality policies and procedures.
  • Listens to and understands others' points of view; possesses interpersonal skills to negotiate and reconcile differences.
  • This person must be proficient in the operation of Microsoft Office applications.

Accountability / Scope:

  • Interfaces with production team members, department managers, and Division Engineering / QA functions.
  • Receives general supervision and exercises some discretion as to work details.
  • May determine technical objectives of assignments; exercises some latitude in approach to problem solving.
  • Leads small project teams / supports larger programs to successful completion.
  • Responsible for completing projects tasks within time and budget constraints.
  • Prepares design specifications and recommendations for presentation and approval.
  • Identifies and quantifies technical risks and their consequences relative to the success of a project; recommends appropriate action, e.g. reports calculations and recommendations in terms concrete enough for management to make an informed decision.
  • This job is performed in a regulated quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulations.
  • This person has some latitude to determine day-to-day work priorities dependent on successful completion of all assigned work within time limits imposed by Engineering Staff.


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

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Springfield , Validation Engineer, Other , Springfield, Ohio

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