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Abbott Wafer Fab Utility Associate, Abbott Point of Care (Ottawa) in Ottawa, Ontario

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.

Abbott Point of Care is a worldwide leader in providing with-patient care solutions that are intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective for our customers. By delivering lab-quality results in minutes, our i-STAT® System family of with-patient products and services fosters a collaborative, patient-centered environment while driving operational performance. We are headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with more than 1,500 global employees and a presence in 84 countries. Our 46,500 square meter, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Abbott Point of Care, is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Status: Regular : Full Time, R-NCH Shift, 6:30 PM to 6:30 AM, fixed nights are Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, working every other Saturday night, Working 4 Nights and 3 Nights off.

Position Overview:

In addition to the Wafer Fab production role, this position will involve scheduling and executing utility services in support of Wafer Fab manufacturing under direction of the Wafer Fab Supervisors.


  • Acts as a role model for safety by following all operating, environmental and health and safety procedures and guidelines while using personal protective equipment appropriately.

  • Acts as a role model and customer service provider to wafer fab manufacturing team.

  • Conducts all in-fab chemical recharge and chemical waste management activities in order to meet production targets.

  • Collaborates with all production team members to coordinate priority chemical handling services are provided to maximize production efficiencies.

  • Works with chemistry and operations in parallel to minimize waste and ensure timely delivery of solutions.

  • Works with chemical handlers and operations in parallel to minimize waste and ensure timely delivery of bulk chemicals.

  • Maintaining a focus on next shift success, develops and maintains a menu of services to ensure all raw materials and other key consumables are available to designated processes at all times.

  • Regularly monitors all process baths to ensure just-in-time recharges without exceeding bath life or usage.

  • Monitors functionality of all chemical delivery and waste management systems, reporting all findings promptly to the Team Leader to prevent spills, chemical exposures and process scrap.

  • Ensures careful communication of equipment availability to work cell operator before / during and after all chemical recharge activity.

  • Responsible for product safety during all chemical recharge activity that may interrupt production.

  • Maintains a production focus in key bottleneck areas ensuring scheduled coverage for lunch and break periods to ensure team goals are met.

  • Ensures consumable and mask requirements are requested from supply chain in a timely manner.

  • Provides production sustaining back-up for consumables and masks for wafer fab teams in the absence of supply chain personnel.

  • Ensures accurate and timely communication of supply chain issues to associates on incoming shifts.

  • Maintains a production focus in key bottleneck areas ensuring scheduled coverage for lunch and break periods to ensure team goals are met.

  • Conducts all Photomask cleaning activities ensuring clean masks are readily available for production and that expired masks are removed from production.

  • May participate in projects as directed by the Wafer Fab Supervisor.

  • Other miscellaneous duties and responsibilities as may be required.

Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum 1-3 years’ experience in Wafer Fab Operations.

  • Equivalent to high school completion or partial high school with equivalent specialized training.

  • Ability to conduct periodic heavy lifting.

  • Previous ERT or Joint Health and Safety Committee membership would be an asset.

  • Demonstrated mechanical aptitude would be considered an asset.

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Our diversity goals for recruitment, hiring, and retention are embedded in our corporate goals, and our diversity initiatives are supported by the highest level of the organization. We strongly believe that a diverse workforce fosters more creative and innovative thinking throughout the organization. Creating an inclusive environment, where everyone is respected and valued, enables us to leverage our diversity as a business driver and strengthens our position as a global leader.

Abbott strives to promote and maintain an inclusive, high-performing culture that allows all employees to reach their full potential and contribute to Abbott’s success.

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