Abbott Manufacturing Technician in Abbott Park, Illinois

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. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


Primary Function

Manufactures diagnostic assay components such as Antigen Fermentation/Purification; Tissue Culture; Solutions; Bulks; Micro-particle Coatings; Conjugations; and/or Purification's. Manufactures in highly regulated specialized facilities using complex equipment and systems. Manufacturing and related activities must be documented with a high degree of accuracy and completeness. Uses Abbott manufacturing information systems (MES; AMM) while performing manufacturing process steps. Applies GMP; Bioburden reduction; and safety procedures. After completion of initial training; maintains at least one manufacturing certification.

Main Responsibilities

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

Manufactures diagnostic assay components in areas such as Antigen Production; Tissue Culture; Solutions; Bulks; Microparticle Coatings; Conjugations; and/or Purifications. Works with Potentially Biohazardous or Biohazardous Material using required Personal Protective Equipment(PPE). Performs routine maintenance and GMP activities while complying with GMP/ ISO requirements. Demonstrates knowledge and practical application of EHS policies; procedures and practices through personal work habits. Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system. Applies basic computer skills including word processing; spreadsheets; instrumentation related; and Abbott network systems. Communicates effectively with coworkers and management. Understands critical areas impacting manufacturing: Problem Resolution; Corrective and Preventive Actions; Change Control; Error Reduction; Document Improvements; Safety; Process Improvements; new process implementation; Cost Containment and Control; Manufacturing Execution System (MES); GMP; Inventory Control; Compliance; Training and Skills Enhancement of others. Performs transactions in Manufacturing Execution System (MES) and Abbott Materials Management (AMM) and Work Order Tracking Tool (WOTT) Systems as required on time. Troubleshoots and resolves basic manufacturing problems and operational issues with assistance as necessary. Supports group/team activities and departmental goals. Obtains and maintains required manufacturing certifications. Uses supplies effectively and aware of material cost and limits waste. Develops knowledge of processes and technologies. Participates in identifying manufacturing documentation change control recommendations at a basic level.

Accountability / Scope / Budget

Reports to Manufacturing Supervisor. Organizes and adapts daily/weekly activities to meet assigned manufacturing schedule. Assumes full accountability for quality and accuracy of processes; procedures; and documentation performed. Performs assigned tasks with supervision/guidance as required. Functions collaboratively in group settings. Highlights potential compliance or safety issues to area management. Cultivates relationships with coworkers and supervisor. Communicates effectively to coworkers and supervisor. Takes initiative to be involved in team activities and decision-making. Acquires knowledge and experience for continuous self-development. Support achievement of departmental initiatives and goals.

Minimum Education & Experience

Required knowledge/experience includes the following: Laboratory, verbal and written communication skills, basic scientific knowledge, basic mathematics, and basic computer skills.

Highly desirable experience includes participation in teams, GMP/ISO requirements and basic computer/data management. Solution/Chemical handling, Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.




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United States > Abbott Park : AP08B Floor-3









Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

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