Manufacturing Engineer - Food Safety (Shift)



Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

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.

Primary Function:

  • Lead Food Safety risk assessment and quality records (QRs) for escalation on lines as per Global GMP lifecycle policy.
  • Provides support and inputs to update Food Safety Policy and site HACCP.
  • Provide support to the Manufacturing organization to facilitate the efficient operations within the production area.
  • To optimize existing processes and to ensure that production goals are met. Ensures systems and processes to maintain GMP at workplace.
  • Collaborate with Operations sub-functions in tracking critical production and cleaning parameters to track and collate responses for consumers/medical/affiliates escalations.
  • Monitors performance of equipment, machines and tools and corrects equipment problems or process parameters that can produce non-conforming products.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Responsible to Manage and focus directly on GMP food safety engineering/food security and validation, in preparation for the commercial production of regulated products.
  • Support execution of projects related to food safety and optimization of existing manufacturing processes to deliver products with the production requirements consistent with Gold Standard Policies.
  • Responsible for leak management and sanitation response during food safety events, including oversight for sanitation and verification activities.
  • Ensures effectiveness of routine sanitation and cleaning activities.
  • Train shopfloor technicians on food safety requirements
  • Responsible to perform quality events investigation and coming up with CAPA action. Ensuring the effectiveness of CAPA action.
  • Interface with other departments and suppliers to address root causes.
  • Responsible to motivate and train employees for the facility and from third party as part of food safety program.
  • Partner with Engineering on the installation, modification, upgrade and maintenance of manufacturing equipment. Co-Development of qualification and validation protocols.
  • Execution of qualification and validation activities
  • Lead incident reviews to investigate and correct microbiological non-conformities and provide recommendation regarding process design, product disposition and continuous improvement.
  • Optimize the documentation for quality systems, cleaning and validation, SOPs, HACCP plans, and food safety policy and protocols.
  • Ensures plant Food Safety documentation is maintained in an audit-ready state, meeting all statutory, regulatory requirements & customer expectations.
  • Ensures the effective use of materials, equipment, and personnel in producing quality products at an effective operating cost.
  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and Procedures.
  • Prepares reports, publishes, and makes presentations to communicate findings.
  • Implement, document, and maintain controlled, repeatable production processes.
  • Understands the business needs of the company and has knowledge of the customer needs of our business.
  • Cultivates internal and external network of resources to complete tasks.
  • Any other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Diploma/Bachelor’s degree in Process Engineering/ Mechanical/ Electrical/ Food Science/Biotechnology/Microbiology
  • Minimum 3-5 years of related experience in quality/manufacturing/production, preferably in a GMP environment in food/pharma industry
  • Able and willing to work on shift pattern (12 hours rotation shift)
  • Preferably with knowledge in SAP system/POMS/MES.
  • Preferably with knowledge about food microbiology, pathogens and food safety.
  • Able to make fast decision and react efficiently to situation.
  • Understands engineering principles, theories concepts, practices and techniques

*Kindly note this position is based in Tuas.

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