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Abbott Operator I in Plymouth, Minnesota

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott:

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology and Heart Failure division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in electrophysiology and heart failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Operator I. This position is responsible for the production of high quality medical devices within a manufacturing cell. This position includes detailed assembly and operation of various equipment and machinery.


Ensure that relevant job documentation for cell operations and functions is accurate and up to date - Troubleshooting skills - Interpersonal skills such as conflict resolution, active participation, active listening, Interpreting, cooperation and flexibility to allow for a successful self-managed team

Be able to clearly communicate ideas, problems and solutions to all levels of manufacturing management in both written and oral form

Positively represent the company during tours by demonstrating techniques and sharing appropriate information

Positively represents and supports the company’s policies and procedures

Maintain a positive attitude when interacting with internal customers and external customers such as tours

Follow safety guidelines and utilize appropriate safety devices when performing all operations

Participate in continuous improvement/quality initiatives in order to enhance production processes to achieve quality and profitability metrics

Perform routine/preventative maintenance on applicable equipment to maximize efficiency, minimize accidents to enhance longer life of equipment and tools

Maintain accurate records to ensure traveler and quality documents are accurate, all parts are traceable and quality issues can be addressed to assure the quality of all products

Demonstrates a basis understanding of Lean Manufacturing.

Demonstrates a basic understanding of continuous improvement

Participate with the Manufacturing Supervisor/Manager in setting and monitoring individual goals and cell performance metrics that continuously seek to improve the quality of operations

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


Ability to read, comprehend, and follow written procedures; understand and follow verbal instructions - Understanding of and ability to utilize electronic data collection systems and computer software packages

Ability to prioritize work by determining the sequencing and timing of different jobs based on precedence and importance

Ability to handle and maneuver small components and parts

Ability to make critical decisions and judgments with minimal supervision

High school degree or equivalent preferred

Your preferred qualifications and education:

Prefer 6 months experience working in a medical or other regulated production company

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