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Capital Project Engineer

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.

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.

Fairfield, Calif., is Abbott’s only manufacturing plant that makes its Zone Perfect and Glucerna nutrition bars, with 180 million bars produced annually. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family – a family of 210 that works together to help nourish the world.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of engineering projects to meet capital plan commitments and maintain key stakeholders aligned and communicated
  • Work with site Subject Matter Experts to review site issues, identify project ask, and translate into an executable capital project
  • Collaborate with cross functional team and business stakeholders to manage project scope decisions and change controls, escalate when necessary
  • Collaborate with engineering and cross functional colleagues on best practice application developing a culture of high performance
  • Use collaboration efforts to design, integration, installation, and support start-up of capital projects
  • Assist with the implementation of new or improve processes, selection of equipment to purchase and recommendation of optimal machine tooling.
  • Investigate and troubleshoot any issues with processes or equipment
  • Ensure all project documentation including project plans, status reports, issues, risks, costs, schedules, and quality components are well documented and communicated throughout the lifecycle of projects
  • Manage day to day vendor relations, performance, and project expectations, escalate when necessary
  • Ability to extract, evaluate, and utilize data for process improvement from applicable systems
  • Validating Product Feasibility studies and New Process Standards Development
  • Duties include all phases of Planning and Project management for all Capital Projects
  • Works in collaboration with design professionals, construction professionals and finance

What You’ll Bring:

  • BS in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent discipline
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in manufacturing
  • Minimum 1 year of experience managing engineering related capital projects
  • Supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Strong knowledge of Word, Excel, PowerPoint


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 – 3 weeks + 3 personal days and vacation buy program (new hire vacation is prorated based on start date)
  • Pension Plan
  • 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:

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, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

Full time
Salary Range
$79,000.00 - 116,000.00
per Year
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Fairfield, CA 94533, US