Control Room Operator 3rd Shift Monday night Friday night 11 at Abbott Laboratories in Columbus, OH

Abbott Laboratories

Columbus, OH
October 21, 2020

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Control Room Operator 3rd Shift (Monday night Friday night 11:00pm to 7:30am) Columbus HiRise - Nutrition - Columbus, OH

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Control Room Operator.

Our location in Columbus OH, currently has an opportunity for a Control Room Operator.

The Control Room Operator is responsible for leadership in planning, organizing and directing all efforts to assure the WMS (Warehouse Management System), EMS (Equipment Management System), and associated equipment are always operational. This position is critical to eliminate down time, maximize efficiency, and ensure that the plant finished goods inventory is accurate. The Control Room Operator is responsible for having a thorough working knowledge of all distribution center equipment and systems used to support the business. Additional objectives include validations/certification of the system and inventory, identifying and implementing changes to the system, catching picking errors, assisting with training, and performing operation activity to help the team when necessary. The Control Room Operator must maintain compliance to all applicable GMP, safety, and quality guidelines. The control room operator will serve as the liaison between Division and all other plant areas to coordinate systems project upkeep and trouble shooting.


  • Create very accurate & legible documentation, performs data entry accurately, maintains all applicable systems with needed information, and safely and efficiently process pallets through the EMS system, including ensuring inventory is accurate when receiving product in to the WMS system (i.e. verifies the SKU, quantity, and lot number at each touch point)
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system. Certain errors could shut down the shipping function of the Distribution Center or in shipment of unreleased product. Keeping inventory valued at over $50MM accurate and ready for audit.
  • Coordinates on time shipping of orders for approximately 55 truckloads per day at approximately $150,000 of value per load to assure that customer orders are met on time.
  • Acts as the plant liaison for all communications on the Material Control systems. Retrieve and disseminate information as requested by the plant and division. Assist with completion of rework activity and pulling sample requests.
  • Investigates and assists with the fix for computer system and radio frequency problems with the bar code readers.
  • Verifies information between EMS and WMS match and where necessary troubleshoots and correct inventory discrepancies.
  • Assists with validation/VCR (Validation Change Request) details to assure computer system is properly validated and remains validated with any changes made.
  • The Control Room Operator is responsible for operational support during down time including loading, unloading, picking, and creating bills of lading (BOL s).



  • High School diploma or GED required. Associates degree in business/technical field or equivalent education and experience preferred.


  • Complete training through Compliance Wire on time as defined by the Columbus plant training team.
  • Cleans up finished goods warehouse areas to GMP standards and supports the master sanitation program of the department. This includes floor walks to specifically search for damaged product.
  • Fix pallets that may be damaged or have fallen in the automated storage and retrieval system.
  • Generate reports and when necessary utilize Access to write queries for projects and inventory needs.
  • Helps prepare and assist with user training on the inventory systems.
  • Supports the departments continuous improvement program, including root cause analysis
  • Must have a working business knowledge of QA, inventory transactions, Logistics, and Material Control. Must have good analytical troubleshooting skills and prioritization skills.
  • Assists with other Material Control projects as determined necessary by department management.
  • Investigates and communicate software issues to Cambar Coordinator, Division MIS, plant MIS, and software vendors.
  • Collaborates with maintenance to investigate and communicates physical damage and repairs to the EMS equipment.

Accountability / Scope/Budget:

  • Some examples of the equipment and systems include but are not limited to the following: Operation of Power Industrial Equipment such as forklifts, Cranes, AG
    V s, barcode scanners to manage inventory in the WMS (Cambar), BlueJay TMS (Transportation Management System), SAP, Security gates, cameras, ticket applicators, pallet invertors, and any other systems or equipment needed to meet the demands of the business.
  • Contact is made with Division Logistics, Division Customer Services, Division and Plant MIS, Inventory Accounting, Plant Logistics, Cambar (the software supplier) and other areas as needed to administer system upkeep. Therefore, excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Accountable for personal safety and adhering to all applicable safety guidelines. Must communicate safety and GMP concerns to Columbus Distribution Center leadership & follow up to assure the concerns are addressed.
  • Accountable for performing tasks that need completed in a timely manner or need expedited. Must check e-mail at the start of each shift when possible to assure all directives are addressed. Must communicate to all shifts as to status of the business.
  • Ability to make decisions based on awareness of the area operations is necessary. Must be able to lift and maneuver objects of considerable weight (50 lbs).
  • This position is accountable for complying with all applicable FDA (GMP), USDA, OSHA and Abbott Nutritional Supply Chain regulations, policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • Travel as required, approximately 3%, including supplier visits.

Position Hours:

  • Monday night Friday night 11:00pm to 7:30am


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • 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
  • 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:

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Job Expires: November 20, 2020

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