Abbott Production Supervisor in Arecibo, Puerto Rico

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.

This is a regular position in a second shift for our Arecibo site.

Position Summary

  • Provided leadership to the production teams to deliver the business results and expectations on a day to day basis. This position requires having required skills set to handle employee performance and operational issues related to the personnel under his/her charge, quality systems, and manufacturing processes.The position is responsible for ensuring that standard production processes are maintained and that production volumes and quality goals are met.

Essential Functions

  • People Management: Lead (organize, plan, direct and control) his/her production teams to achieve the expected quality, schedule, staffing and safety goals. Motivates and energizes personnel to obtain top performance. Responsibilities include personnel scheduling, evaluating discipline and coaching that includes selection and training of staff. Ensures adequate communication to staff of all required HR related information.

  • Develop and execute the required plans to accomplish the production goals in quality, cost and service by maintaining a safe environment. Have full responsibility / ownership of his/her area of production. This includes design and implementation of systems to evaluate the state of efficiency, full understanding of the capacity models related to his/her production lines, compliance of his/her area of production and implementing and maintaining 5S.

  • Reconciles with prior or following supervisor to ensure that the transition between shifts is efficient and accurate.

  • Prepare standards reports to communicate production progress, accomplishments and issues on a frequent basis. This may include leading and daily meetings with staff and peers to discuss issues and determine future production schedules. Evaluates and validates daily production metrics and establishes mechanisms to ensure that all processes are in compliance with standard procedures.

  • Promotes continuous improvement by implementing and monitoring processes to increase quality, reduce cost and improve overall team productivity.

  • Manages productivity improvement and lean implementation projects.

  • Ensure compliance with all procedures and all applicable regulatory agency requirements.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor degree in Engineering or Business Administration (Industrial Engineering preferred).

Experience Requirements

  • Minimum 3 years of prior supervisory experience in a medical device, pharmaceutical, or electronic industry.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal and team work skills and capable of communicate both in Spanish & English.

  • Computer knowledge in Microsoft Office applications and SAP software.

  • Knowledge of ISO and quality systems is a plus.

  • Must have good people skills with the ability to energize and motivate a staff.

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