Abbott Assistant Microbiologist I - 3rd Shift - Sturgis, MI Plant in Sturgis, Michigan

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Primary Function/Primary Goals:

To adequately display the knowledge and ability to carry out the approved tests to comply with the department objective.

Objectives:

Applying high quality scientific techniques in the microbiological analysis of raw ingredients, in-process production samples, finished product testing, and environmental monitoring, to ensure that all products manufactured are fit for use.

To be able to work with fellow technicians, with a high degree of motivation, attention to important details with clear communication to all team members. This is important due to the high degree of responsibility and working within a small group where each person is relied upon highly. Applying high quality scientific techniques in the microbiological analysis of raw ingredients, in-process production samples, finished product testing, and environmental monitoring, to ensure that all products manufactured are fit for use. To prioritize tasks to efficiently be completed with the most accurate results and to communicate clearly and work together in a team environment. Observe all safety rules and regulations. Report incidents, near misses, chemical spills in the proper manner to supervisor.

Major Responsibilities :

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

Product testing Environmental testing Raw ingredient testing Documentation Housekeeping Media preparation/general lab work Communication Team work Troubleshooting

Project work

Primary Function/Primary Goals:

To adequately display the knowledge and ability to carry out the approved tests to comply with the department objective.

Objectives:

Applying high quality scientific techniques in the microbiological analysis of raw ingredients, in-process production samples, finished product testing, and environmental monitoring, to ensure that all products manufactured are fit for use.

To be able to work with fellow technicians, with a high degree of motivation, attention to important details with clear communication to all team members. This is important due to the high degree of responsibility and working within a small group where each person is relied upon highly. Applying high quality scientific techniques in the microbiological analysis of raw ingredients, in-process production samples, finished product testing, and environmental monitoring, to ensure that all products manufactured are fit for use. To prioritize tasks to efficiently be completed with the most accurate results and to communicate clearly and work together in a team environment.

Major Responsibilities:

Product testing Environmental testing Raw ingredient testing Documentation Housekeeping Media preparation/general lab work Communication Team work Troubleshooting Project work

Education:

High school diploma (or equivalent) plus 1 year of appropriate college lab studies and 1 year of college mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry or calculus), plus 2 years of laboratory experience or 4 years experience in a food or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

Or a Science related Associates Degree with at least 1 year of appropriate college lab studies and 1 year of college mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry or calculus), plus 1 year of related laboratory experience or 2 years experience in a food or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

Or a Science related Bachelor’s Degree with at least 1 year of appropriate college lab studies and 1 year of college mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry or calculus).

Background:

College or working in food/pharmaceutical/medical device plant or hospital/medical lab.

Accountability:

To all testing in the lab through instruction via manuals and through training. Problem solving is required when test results are out-of-specification to assign a cause and rule lab error.

Impact of Actions:

Depending on error, there would be an explanation on a deviation report or voluntary/FDA for a major error.

JOB FAMILY:

Medical & Scientific Affairs

DIVISION:

ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain

LOCATION:

United States > Sturgis : Building 01A

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

No

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

No

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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