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Abbott Controls Engineer, Sturgis, MI in Sturgis, Michigan

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

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.

Abbott’s Sturgis, Michigan. , location is an award-winning nutrition manufacturing plant, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary as part of the community. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family – a family of 400 that works together to help nourish the world.


  • Provide hands on Process Controls support for manufacturing operation.

  • Technical / Design. Experience in programming PLC Logic, HMI, Robotics, VFD and Industrial Networks (Allen Bradley).

  • Maintenance of process control systems– hardware and software design, upgrade and conversion.

  • Work toward process optimization through development of new control strategies. Equipment and controls troubleshooting skills and problem resolution.

  • Analyze line control issues and identify the corrective actions to improve performance and prevent reoccurrences.

  • Recognizes and implements good ideas / innovations / cost reductions.

  • Continuously and consistently generate optimized workable solutions to improve process and equipment performances.

  • Assist with strategic planning including productivity, reliability and capital planning processes.

  • Interfaces frequently with inter-organizational and outside customer contacts.

  • Initiates and cultivates open, honest relationships with colleagues, customers, contractors, and vendors by establishing rapport, developing an understanding of others’ needs, promoting common goals, and following through on commitments.

  • Identifies full range of customer/ client needs and proposes solutions to address them; makes alterations in products or services to better meet (recognized or unrecognized) customer need.

  • Develops procedures and standards.

  • Coordinates with maintenance personnel to conduct informal training and transfer of knowledge on regular basis on existing and new equipment used in production line.

  • Directs the efforts of others such as technicians and outside resources.

  • Document changes to Functional Specification as the result of process or equipment modifications, document programming changes, provide analytical assessment on the impact of a proposed process or logic change that could affect safety or alter the product quality.

  • Resolves problems, such as production process deviations, vendor deviations from specification, urgent out-of-stock replacements, and crisis situations requiring fast, astute decisions with rapid implementation by utilizing technical training and experience.

You’ll also be accountable for providing excellent customer service to the production teams and meeting our compliance standards including FDA, OSHA and Abbott policies and procedures.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years experience in engineering

  • Have the ability to create, read and modify P&IDs, Electrical drawings and control diagrams

  • High attention to detail and excellent organizational skills. Able to manage multiple tasks and prioritize to meet deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Knowledge of DC/AC Drives, Industrial Networks and PLC Programming, troubleshooting skills, transfer of knowledge and customer support.

  • Project and program management skills in a cross-functional setting, knowledge of statistics and statistical process control, good knowledge of Microsoft Office 2010 products including Excel, Word and Power Point (MS Project is a plus)

  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal required.


  • Work experience in the food / medical industry under FDA regulation preferred.


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 at http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

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 at http://www.abbott.com/ , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com