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Abbott Packaging Lab Supervisor 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

Structural Heart Business Mission: why we exist

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.

We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.


The Packaging Lab Supervisor will be responsible for providing package engineering support in the creation, development and improvement for medical device packaging systems (invasive and non-invasive).

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures.

  • Researches, develops, designs, evaluates and documents packaging systems, materials, incoming receiving, distribution systems and packaging line equipment.

  • Develops new concepts from initial design to market release.

  • Directs support personnel, coordinates, and reports on project activities.

  • Write and submit intellectual property (patents, when applicable).

  • Investigates and evaluates existing technologies for potential improvement or use.

  • Reviews or coordinates vendor activities to support development and use.

  • Establishes and cultivates an extensive network of support to facilitate completion of assignments.

  • Participates in the development of less experienced staff by setting an example, providing guidance and work direction, and offering counsel.

  • May lead a project team.

  • Participates in determining goals and objectives for projects.

  • Influences middle management on technical or business solutions.

  • Will interact with vendors.

  • Plans and organizes non-routine tasks with approval.

  • Initiates or maintains work schedule.

  • Establishes work assignments priorities.

  • Exercises judgment in selecting innovative, practical methods to achieve problem resolution.

  • Failure to obtain results, erroneous decisions, or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable resource expenditure.\

  • Manages intake and work flow of Packaging Lab.

  • Responsible for Technician workload.

  • Manages ERMS tasks and ISO/ASTM revision changes.

  • Responsible to lab equipment and calibration.

  • Manages packaging lab request site.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.

  • 6+ years related work experience with a strong understanding of specified functional area.

  • Wide application of technical principles, practices, and procedures.

  • Strong understanding of business unit functions and cross group dependencies/relationships.

  • Will perform this job in a quality system environment. Failure to adequately perform tasks can result in noncompliance with governmental regulation.

  • Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors.

  • Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.

  • Has a sound knowledge of various technical alternatives and their impact.


  • Master’s Degree is preferred.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance

  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans

  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs

  • Paid time off

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match

  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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