Abbott Sr. Maintenance Technician in St. Paul, Minnesota

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.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Senior Maintenance Technician This position will Performs all duties required to test, calibrate, adjust, repair, and maintain mechanical, electromechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment.

Diagnoses, disassembles, cleans, repairs, and replaces defective parts of complex equipment. Installs and maintains a broad range of equipment as well as electrical, gas, air and water systems. Performs maintenance on a preventive or emergency basis as required with a particular focus to maintain all work areas of the facility in a safe condition. May serve as lead and assign work to less experienced employees.

Each employee can make a difference at Abbott and has the power, either individually or as a team, to influence the success of the company. We are team-oriented, fast-paced and progressive. We value people with great ideas who partner with others both internally and externally to take action and accomplish goals.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Repairs and maintains a range of production equipment that includes, but is not limited to: ovens, presses, microscopes, x-ray equipment, automated machinery of various types and functions, water purification systems, tanks, pumps, etc.

  • Conducts preventive maintenance on all equipment, by cleaning, adjusting, repairing, calibrating and replacing parts.

  • Responsible for the installation of production equipment.

  • Repairs single and three phase electrical systems, such as air compressors, hydraulic pumps and three phase motors and plumbing repairs.

  • Responsible for the treatment and purity of wastewater generated by production processes

  • Assists in the establishment and execution of a preventive maintenance program.

  • Provides job skill training as necessary.

  • Resolves and/or facilitates resolution of problems including identifying causes to prevent re-occurrence. Identifies and resolve maintenance issues; escalate issues when appropriate.

  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

  • High school diploma or equivalent, and/or trade school certification/formal apprenticeship or other relevant specialized training.

  • AA degree in Electrical/Mechanical Technology, or comparable specialized training is desired.

  • In-house coursed in management skills, safety, training, Total Quality Management (TQM), and related topics are also highly desirable.

  • Typically a minimum of eight or more years related experience as a maintenance mechanic in a manufacturing environment, military maintenance environment or equivalent.

  • Requires complete knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the job, including a working knowledge of single and three phase electrical systems and electrical, plumbing, carpentry and mechanical skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in using a range of standard maintenance, power and hand tools and equipment used in the trade.

  • Demonstrated basic reading, writing, communication, interpersonal and arithmetic skills/abilities.

  • Ability to function in a collaborative and cooperative work environment.

  • Working knowledge of commonly used desktop computer software applications (word processing, database applications).

  • Must have the ability to adapt to change unforeseen situations and handle work interruptions.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

  • Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

  • Occasional overtime is a requirement of this position.

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