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Abbott Maintenance Front Line Leader - Casa Grande, AZ Day Shift in Casa Grande, Arizona

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.

The primary function of the Supervisor, Maintenance is to schedule, coordinate and supervise maintenance activities in such a manner as to promote a safe, efficient operation in which quality product is manufactured. This position requires a high level of concentration on production problems, to the maintenance response in planning to resolve them, to their actual resolution, and to prevent their recurrence.

Directly supervise mechanics electricians and instrument technicians assigned to the respective shifts.

  • Perform shift safety inspections, pursue completion of safety projects, issue all applicable safety permits, regulations, guidelines and training and investigate safety accidents and/or injuries for all shift employees.

  • Assist with budget development and control of $300M in direct expenses for the line maintenance area.

  • Organize and supervise the planned shutdown activities for all production equipment and facilities.

  • Assist with budgeting and management overtime budget. Plan and schedule overtime for production as required to minimize downtime and support production operations.

  • Support the Maintenance manager in the department's efforts to maintain a highly productive department.

  • Assure shift coordination and follow-through on daily problems.

  • Coordinate and analyze maintenance related production problems and performance shortfalls with corresponding maintenance corrective and preventive action.

  • Manage Maintenance human resource issues, as required.

  • Prepare and conduct annual performance evaluations for hourly employees on-time.

  • Plan and coordinate department monthly meetings.

  • Assure that all department training requirements are met.

  • Control shorts/overs of Raw Materials, In-Process, and Finished Goods.

Bachelor Degree: Business (BS) or Engineering (ME)  

Why is a degree required? Decisions made routinely in this position require sound technical knowledge for proper evaluation of safety, quality and equipment.  

Maintenance Supervisor: 1 – 2 years,

Engineering Degree or Equivalent Hands-On Experience: 4 years

Good communication skills, both written and verbal required. Strong technical and leadership skills required. These communications, technical and leadership skills, are required due to the high degree of interaction with many levels and areas of technical matters and motivational needs of the department.

Routinely analyzes equipment problems, evaluates repair alternatives, and decides on appropriate courses of action. Directs subordinates to carry out these plans. Creativity frequently required to minimize downtime. Routinely evaluates operations by visually observing operating conditions, Preventive Maintenance records and production records to maintain and increase productivity and maintain the plant as a safe, efficient production facility. Routinely handles personnel problems

Routine emergency and preventive maintenance on buildings, grounds and equipment is accomplished directly and generally without upper management review. Special projects within these areas are reviewed with upper management for guidance on specifications, cost, etc. The Supervisor, Plant Maintenance is free to use all available resources to maintain production within guidelines of Q.A., Production, SMP, GMP and State and Federal Rules and Regulations.

This position has a direct impact on productivity and performance throughout the plant. This includes proper utilization of headcount and equipment. The position also directly impacts product quality in the production operations. This position is accountable for regulatory compliance of the Maintenance operation including equipment change control.

Performance can be directly measured in end results. Examples of the potential for negative results are: 1) Poor line performance resulting in lost product or overtime required; 2) Jeopardizing a batch or a number of batches if equipment such as seamers and sterilizers, are not functioning correctly; and 3) Poor performance could place Ross in a position where FDA inspections or Corporate Compliance Audits could cite violations of regulations that would be serious quality concerns, possibly resulting in recalls or a temporary production shutdown.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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