Abbott Associate Technician in Irving, Texas

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.

Primary Job Function:

This position 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.

Core Job Responsibilities:

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

  • Applies a high level of technical support in a specialized discipline using knowledge and theory of electronics; life science; chemistry; mechanics; software; etc. Understands and uses knowledge of other disciplines.

  • Uses computer applications as needed for functional specialty. Advanced skills in computer hardware and /or software applications.

  • Accepts non-routine and complex assignments. Follows established procedures Uses judgment and makes choices on how to proceed. Assignments often require creativity. Researches; recommends; and implements appropriate changes for process improvements. Uses information from within and/or outside the organization when necessary.

  • 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. Writes basic procedures and technical documents.

  • Working knowledge and use of complex tools and equipment specific to functional areas. May use statistical; mathematical and other quantitative and qualitative methods and measurements. May create tools and fixtures specific to functional area.

  • May work closely with engineers to execute product design. Constructs complex engineering prototypes; models and builds special test equipment. May perform testing on prototype electrical and/or mechanical designs. Conducts complex testing; analysis and troubleshooting. Conducts testing to determine effectiveness of product specifications.

  • Complies to all safety standards and regulatory requirements.

Position Accountability/Scope:

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. Verifies experimental data for usefulness and accuracy.

Impact on Operations/Effect of Errors: Tasks; activities and/or information used to make decisions which are

in direct support of the department's primary function. Effect of errors may have significant impact in terms of

time or money.

Minimum Qualifications:

High school or equivalency is required. Associates degree; or equivalent experience; is required. Bachelors

degree is preferred. Work requires the theoretical and conceptual knowledge associated with an associates

degree. This position requires five or more years related technical experience.

Training includes on the job training. Degree of physical effort and environment: Normal work fatigue. Normally safe environment. Typical

electronic manufacturing/laboratory/office environment. Some work subject to frequent hand/eye coordination,

lifting/carrying of objects or operating equipment. Work may be subject to moderately unpleasant conditions.

(Applies to biohazard only.)

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 corpjat@abbott.com