16 days old

Maintenance Mechanic (3rd Shift)

Des Plaines, IL 60016

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.

As a leader in molecular diagnostics, Abbott is committed to providing solution-oriented offerings. Building on a proven track record of service to the worldwide community of researchers and clinicians, Abbott Molecular continues to deliver patented Vysis FISH technology and RealTime PCR assays that enable your laboratory to partner with healthcare providers.

The Maintenance Mechanic, reporting to the Engineering Manager, will provide customer service to manufacturing and support groups through the preventative maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of plant processing, packaging, filling, drying and infrastructure systems. The Maintenance Mechanic will also provide production maintenance support in identifying and resolving technical/operational problems aimed at improving manufacturing reliability (product quality and operating efficiency). 

As a member of the Engineering and Maintenance Department, the maintenance mechanic will assist in the qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) of new equipment, serve as a technical resource to the plant, support shutdown maintenance activities and maintaining the facility in an acceptable state of functionality and compliance.

This is a 3rd Shift role: Hours 10pm to 6am

Specific Duties, Activities and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and provide PM and line support
  • Troubleshoot equipment and system problems for manufacturing and facility equipment.
  • Design, fabricate and install mechanical and electronic equipment and perform program changes.
  • Take an active involvement in continuous improvement programs, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP), safety and compliance tasks.
  • Assist in the planning, coordination and performance of shutdown and major maintenance tasks.
  • Support the maintenance organization in the writing of work orders and purchase orders by specifying materials, vendor contacts and costing.
  • Manage process improvement to ensure manufacturing reliability. 
  • Personally work with all maintenance mechanics, manufacturing technicians and supervisors to develop and enlarge technical skill base and understanding of assigned areas.
  • Provide technical leadership and investigation for any safety incident and/or activity.
  • Support and coordinate design changes with Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Complete all assigned training on time.
  • Perform other duties/projects as assigned.

    Qualifications and Requirements:

    Education or Equivalent: 

    • High School Diploma or Equivalent
    • Associates Degree in related field is preferred but not required.


      • Minimum 5+ years of experience in manufacturing, ideally in a pharmaceutical and/or packaging environment.

        ·      Strong technical skills including electrical, mechanical, hydraulics and pneumatics.

        • Must be familiar with GMP and safe work practices. NEC, NFPA 70B, NFPA 70E.

          ·      Experience with Allen-Bradley PLCs is desirable.

          • Experience working with a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) or work order system.
          • Experience working with HVAC, compressors, fillers, cappers, labelers, conveyors, printing & inspection systems.

            ·      Possess strong computer and troubleshooting skills as well as solid reading, writing, math & communication skills.

            • Working knowledge of computersandcomputer operating systems.

              Knowledge/Skills Requirements:

              • Ability to plan and organize to ensure timely completion and follow up on assigned tasks.
              • Be proactive and willing to take initiative and responsibility.
              • Must be able to communicate, both written and verbal form, in an effective manner.
              • Attention to detail and the ability to complete required documentation in a neat and accurate manner.
              • Read electrical schematics and wiring diagrams. 
              • Follow diagnostic and repair procedures from instrument equipment manuals.","industry":"HealthcareDivision: AMD Molecular
                Travel: Yes, 5 % of the Time
                Medical Surveillance: No
                Significant Work Activities: Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


Posted: 2020-05-20 Expires: 2020-06-19

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