Abbott Sr Electrician, Electrician II in Abbott Park, Illinois

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.

Senior Electrician will perform routine switching procedures on metal enclosed switchgear involving voltages of 4160 to 13,200 volts a/c. Will have an understanding of North Chicago electrical distribution system, the major loads and their characteristics and how they are supported throughout the plant with duplicated networking. Will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the nature of the processes and the equipment connected to the electrical system. Applies his/her full knowledge of these systems in the performance of troubleshooting, repair, and preventive maintenance of electrical equipment.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Conduct testing of conductor insulation, transformer coils, circuit breakers and related switchgear on a routine basis using testing equipment such as a turns ratio tester, megger, load tester and ultrasonic sensors.

  • Must be able to follow proper procedures, both written and verbal.

  • Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), whether used for Distributive Control Systems (DCS) or emergency lighting, located throughout the plant.

  • This includes testing, maintenance of back-up batteries, and preventive maintenance on electronic components.

  • Must also be able to perform preventive maintenance testing on transformer mini-zones and back-up generator system.

  • Must be knowledgeable in the operation of Soft Starts and Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs).

  • Must be able to troubleshoot, repair, and conduct preventive maintenance on these equipment.

  • Must be knowledgeable in Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Process Controls/DCS or Infrared Thermography.

  • Must be able to demonstrate competence in any of these specialized fields in the work setting.

  • Trouble shoot, repair, and conduct preventive maintenance on motor control centers.

  • Understand motor load characteristics and conduct diagnostic testing on motors both in the energized and de-energized state.

  • Demonstrate understanding of Abbott Electrical Standards, NEC, and GMP requirements pertaining to the equipment in the assigned zone.

  • Applies his/her full knowledge of these requirements in the conduct of his/her function.

  • Must know basic CMMS(Computerized Maintenance Management System) functions and how to use various queries pertaining to maintenance activities such as ordering parts.

Accountability / Scope:

  • Errors in judgment while working with more senior trades persons or failure to follow specific safety rules and procedures could result in serious injury to the trades person and others and/or cause significant equipment or property damage.

  • Errors in not following written or verbal procedures could result in accidentally energizing or de-energizing electrical/ mechanical systems and/or equipment that could result in serious equipment damage, loss of product, serious bodily injury or death.


  • Must have a high school education or equivalent.

  • Five or more years related experience in a commercial or industrial work environment, which may include completion of an accredited electrical apprenticeship program.

  • Must be an Abbott-qualified Level 4 electrician.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email