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Powerhouse Operator Trainee -, OH Plant

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Abbott Columbus , OH 43085

Posted 4 months ago

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Due to unknown shift need of future licensed operator, must be willing to work any shift (1st 0645-1500 , 2nd - 1445-2300 , 3rd 2245-0700). This hire is in preparation for next open operator position. Timing unknown

Primary Function:

The Powerhouse Operator Trainee is responsible for learning all aspects of the job during the defined training period (training times may vary based on skillset and availability of stationary engineering classes). This position could be a grade 7 or 8 depending on the incumbents qualifications and experience . Equipment in scope of responsibility:

  • Boilers

  • Air Compressors & Dryers

  • Refrigerant Chillers

  • Ammonia Compressors, Condensers, Chill plates

  • Reverse Osmosis Systems

  • Carbon Filtration

  • Fire system

  • Waste Water Treatment

  • Critical HVAC Units

  • Supporting Infrastructure piping, pumps, valves, motors, steam traps, steam pushers

The trainee must also obtain a State of Ohio 3rd class stationary engineers license (normal time frame is within 18 months from start date).

Main Responsibilities:

  • Equipment operation efficiently and reliably

  • Equipment maintenance - troubleshooting and repair (daily rounds)

  • Preventative Maintenance - adherence and sign off

  • Shift coverage (willingness to work alternative shifts)

  • Cross training teaching and learning from others

  • Work order submission for Maintenance support (web requests)

  • Communicating equipment needs via turnover to all of department

  • E Permits for general and contractor work

  • Adherence to safety and GMP (good manufacturing practices) policies and procedures

  • Preform tasks as assigned

  • Preform job with minimal or no supervision


This position is accountable for complying with applicable FDA (GMP), USDA, OSHA, Abbott and Columbus Plant regulations, policies, procedures or guidelines.

On a continuous basis, this position must coordinate utility usage with all plant production areas to avoid utility shortages that could:

  • Stop production

  • Jeopardize product quality

  • Result in environmental noncompliance

Minimum Education & Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED required

  • Two years work experience working with industrial utilities systems or industrial electrical/mechanical systems.

  • Must be able to obtain State of Ohio 3rd class stationary engineers license.

Preferred Experience/Background:

  • Maintenance Mechanic

  • Pipe fitting/welding

  • Certified Backflow Tester

  • Boiler Operator

  • HVAC Technician

  • Small project (less than $50,000) execution

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 or email

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Powerhouse Operator Trainee -, OH Plant

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