Abbott Machinist I (2nd shift) in Liberty, South Carolina

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’re seeking a Machinist I for our 2nd shift team. This position is responsible for setting up and operating manual machine shop equipment as well as Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment. Takes initiative to ensure work is done accurately and completely. Applies existing work methods to different known situations. Problems involve recurring, routine situations; usually refers more complex problems to supervisor or more senior level personnel.

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:

  • Performs minor setups and operates manual mills, lathes and CNC machines as needed.

  • Reads blueprints and measurement devices like micrometers and calipers to produce tooling or equipment that is used for the manufacture of medical devices.

  • Determines best operations and sequences to produce tooling components.

  • Performs die maintenance and repairs.

  • Performs heat-treating as required.

  • Performs tasks which regularly involve the use of good correctable vision and excellent hand/eye coordination.

  • Responsible for maintaining the machine shop equipment so it will be usable and accurate for continued service.

  • Notifies supervisor of the need to replenish supplies/materials and of any production difficulties that cannot be readily corrected.

  • 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.

Desired experience, education & knowledge:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • AA degree in Industrial Arts or comparable specialized training in a formal machine shop apprentice program is desired.

  • A minimum of 1+ years of manual machine shop equipment and/or CNC machining experience.

  • Demonstrated manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination.

  • Must have the ability to read moderately complex blueprints in order to determine the best method for manufacturing various components, and the ability to use, operate and apply a range of precision inspection instruments and devices including (but not limited to) micrometers, calipers, and height gages.

  • Must be able to multi-task.

  • Must also be able to meet deadlines on multiple projects.

  • Incumbents are required to have demonstrated spelling, punctuation, grammar, basic math/numerical, organizational skills, and a familiarity with standard manufacturing/office equipment and procedures. The ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English is also required.

  • The ability to successfully pass a reading comprehension pre-employment examination is mandatory.

  • The demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable U. S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and Company operating procedures, processes, policies and rules is essential.

  • Must have the ability to on occasion lift up to approximately 50 pounds.

  • 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.

  • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.

  • 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