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Optimization Engineer B

Weesp, Netherlands


Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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.

For our site in Weesp we are looking for an Optimization Engineer B

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Systematically conduct shop floor observations and line inspections in order to identify ideas for process improvements.Run/implement a full range of data reliability checks, quantitative/trend analysis, with a constantly updated performance overview/report.Elaborate an executive summary of well identified and well defined problems to be addressed (e.g. specific equipment failures, repetitive minor stops, quality issues etc) and prioritize them.

  • Initiate, organize, and coordinate the overall performance improvement process (including the need for resources), initiatives, and related teams involved. Elaborate and update a library of summary documents (ex One Point Lesson setting booklets etc)Ensure compliance with EHS regulation and company policies

  • Lead/implement the problem-solving phase (RCA and hypothesis) and the complete implementation proposal (technical specs, design, feasibility, cost-benefit). Systematically monitor the implementation phase of the ongoing initiatives, check the impact in terms of results. Train and coach the Operators on the work floor during change.

  • Lead a small technology project with a view to performance improvement.

  • PPL for adaptation of existing processes :

    • Process design for ('changes')

    • Commissioning and qualification of delivered projects or changes (when applicable)

  • Optimal efficiency, quality and efficiency of one or more processes

  • Support maintenance engineering with Criticality assessment of process and equipment parts

  • Solving technological problems

Knowledge and experience

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline relevant to the production of medicines;

  • 2 to 4 years of work experience in a similar position.

  • Basic Lean Six Sigma

  • Knowledge of Dutch language is preferred.

  • Knowledge of English language.


  • Ownership

  • Working within teams

  • Drives results

  • Foster innovation

  • Anticipation

  • Project management

  • Analytical and insights driven


  • Safety

    • You are aware of the target group for which you produce, whereby product quality and safety are of paramount importance;

    • You are responsible for a safe, hygienic and tidy working environment;

    • You speak up and take responsibility if you see a situation arising where the personal safety of people or product safety is at stake;

    • You use raw materials and auxiliary materials cost effectively, whereby safety, hygiene, sustainability and the environment are always leading.

  • Continuous improvement

    • You work on your own development and encourage others to further develop themselves;

    • You ask people to give you feedback on your work and behavior.

What can we offer?

Abbott provides a varied, challenging, and international position in a dynamic and pleasant working environment. In our organization, you can count on excellent primary and secondary benefits, a positive working atmosphere, a personal growth plan, extensive training opportunities, and a good career perspective. We are in the business of advancement, both in health solutions and in the lives and careers of our employees. Our work across the world and in many areas of healthcare provides a rich environment for our employees to explore career paths, interests, and opportunities.

How to apply

Please apply by sending in your cv and motivation letter to this website, or directly to, Attn: Niels Dijkstra. Applications will be assessed on a regular basis.

The base pay for this position is


In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.




EPD Established Pharma


Netherlands > Weesp : WHS 02





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