1+ months
2018-06-272018-09-07

Production Technician

Abbott
Green Oaks, IL 60048

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Provides specialized technical support services by performing any combination of complex or non-routine duties involving the selection and use of procedures and/or equipment in support of medical diagnostic instrument and/or reagent development and production.

Accountability/Scope:

This position will be part of a cross training program at a Lake County, IL manufacturing facility. The candidate will be required to deploy internationally for an extended period, followed by international travel for manufacturer visits and FAT, from Lake County, IL. After a period of six to nine months, the candidate will be based locally at the manufacturing facility with minimal travel.

  • Problem Solving: Resolves non-routine, complex problems with data gathering, research, analysis and interpretive activities.
  • Uses factual information, policy and procedures to determine solutions with minimal supervision.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Organizes and adapts daily/weekly activities to meet assigned manufacturing schedule.
    • Researches, recommends, and implements appropriate changes for process improvements.
    • Works independently to meet manufacturing schedule and project goals. Assignments often require creativity.
    • Cultivates relationships with internal customers and outside vendors.
    • Conveys process and operational information inside and outside of immediate area of responsibility.
    • Accepts non-routine and complex assignments. Self-directed follow through on responsibilities and tasks.
    • Responsible for self-development and supports development of others.
    • Follows established procedures, uses judgment and makes choices on how to proceed.
    • Writes basic procedures and technical documents.
    • Applies a high level of technical support in a specialized discipline using knowledge and theory of electronics, life science, mechanics, software, etc.
    • Advanced skills in computer hardware and /or software applications as needed for functional specialty.
    • Reads, understands and instructs others in the use of manuals, test procedures, and documentation associated with specialized equipment.
    • Reads, interprets, and may create engineering drawings, schematics and complex test procedures.

      QUALIFICATIONS

      *Preferred candidates will have mechanical and/or automation background. Medical device manufacturing would also be a strong preference

      Associate’s degree, or equivalent experience, is required. Bachelor’s degree is preferred.
      Work requires the theoretical and conceptual knowledge associated with an associate’s degree.

      This position requires five or more years related technical experience. Training includes on the job training. Degree of physical effort and environment:

      • Ability to travel and work away from home for an extended period
      • Occasionally work outside of normal working hours
      • Normal work fatigue.
      • Typical electronic manufacturing environment.
      • Some work subject to frequent hand/eye coordination, lifting/carrying of objects or operating equipment.
        Job Family: Manufacturing
        Division: ADC Diabetes Care
        Travel: Not specified
        Medical Surveillance: No
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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