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Energy Center Operator - Mechanic ($3k Sign-on Bonus; $33.00 per hour; 7:00a - 3:00p)

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

**About Abbott**

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Abbott’s Nutrition Division 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.

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 275 that works together to help nourish the world.

**Working at Abbott**

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 – 120 hours accrued vacation (1st yr is prorated) + vacation buy program + 24 personal hours + 10 paid holidays**

+ **Company Paid Pension Plan**

+ **401(k)** retirement savings with a **generous company match of 5%**

+ Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/tackling-stude...) student debt program and FreeU (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/college-degree...) education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

+ A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

+ A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

+ **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 (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

**The Opportunity**

The **Energy Center Operator - Mechanic** is responsible for supporting all utilities for the Tipp City site, including electric, water, steam, compressed air, refrigeration, air conditioning, fire protection and wastewater. The primary function is to troubleshoot, repair, and perform routine maintenance on Energy Center Equipment. Secondary duties include the operation of all Energy Center Equipment. The incumbent must be able to perform all duties with minimal or no supervision.

**What You’ll Work On**

+ Performs routine maintenance of Energy Center systems and equipment such as boilers, chillers, air compressors, steam systems, water softeners, pumps and HVAC systems.

+ Repair skills may include:

+ All types of piping including black iron, stainless steel, copper, PVC and flexible tubing; install various equipment components including: seals, bearings, o-rings, gaskets, adhesives, belts, chains, rollers, sprockets, gears and sheaves; troubleshoot repair / rebuild centrifugal / positive displacement pumps; weld stainless steel, carbon steel, aluminum; fabricate guards, etc. out of sheet metal and Lexan; cutting of metal with a plasma cutter or torch; wire and repair electric motors; repair basic wiring and replace lighting fixtures and lamps; correct size fusing, motor overload protection and wire size per National Electric Code (NEC); read electrical schematics and wire directly from wiring diagrams; use of electrical and precision tools to complete assigned work.

+ Operates Energy Center equipment and related control systems; i.e., gas boilers, air compressors, chillers, cooling towers, water treatment systems, fire protection system, and wastewater pretreatment plant.

+ Performs various chemical tests on steam and water systems such as hardness, conductance, alkalinity, pH, etc.

+ Using the test results, maintains proper control of different steam and water systems to assure efficient Energy Center operation and provide high quality utilities for the site.

+ Follow all plant and department procedures, GMP’s and plant safety rules. Keep all work areas clean and neat. Housekeeping of the shop is the responsibility of everyone working in the area.

+ Lead other employees including directing other maintenance personnel on the job and providing OJT for employees new to the department.

+ Record and communicate shift activity in an organized manner.

+ Properly use the plant work order system and follow all stockroom procedures. Audit equipment and develop replacement part lists.

+ Work well with little supervision.

+ Other work related duties as assigned.

**Pay and Shift**

The hourly pay for this position is $33.00 per hour and shift is Monday – Friday 7:00 am to 3:00 pm.

**Required Qualifications**

+ High school diploma/GED

+ 4 years of work related energy center operations and maintenance experience

+ Ohio High Pressure Boiler or Stationary Steam Engineer License

**Preferred Qualifications**

+ Four years related experience is defined as operating and maintaining energy center type equipment such as boilers, refrigeration, air compressors, hydraulic, pneumatic, electrical, and electronic control systems in a similar environment or performing tasks similar to or the same as those required in this position.

+ Must be able to diagnose and repair the problem without shutting the site down or jeopardizing site operations, safety, or quality.

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* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

**Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:** www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity and a Military/Veteran Friendly employer.

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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