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Abbott GC/MS Instrument Maintenance Specialist in New Orleans, Louisiana


At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 160 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.


The position of GC/MS Instrument Specialist is within Toxicology located at Gretna, LA at Alere Toxicology Services. In this role, the individual will be responsible for maintaining acceptable drug testing laboratory performance in accordance with the SAMHSA mandatory guidelines and other regulatory organizations for all non-negative test results generated by the laboratory.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere ) is part of Abbott’s Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies.


  • Responsiblefor maintenance of all GC/MS and LC-MS/MS instrumentation including but notlimited to cleaning and changing sources, changing and clipping columns, pumpmaintenance, and cleaning injection liners

  • Performingany required troubleshooting on instruments not functioning properly

  • Maintainingreplacement parts

  • Responsiblefor training employees on the maintenance and routine use of the GC/MS andLC-MS/MS instruments

  • Servingas representative with GC/MS and LC-MS/MS manufacturers

  • Maintainingthe proper method settings on each instrument

  • Assistin the development of new methods

  • Assist in themaintenance of department inventories and ordering

  • Storage of supplies and disposal of empty boxes; as needed


  • Bachelor of Science or equivalent related field

  • Experience in similar role 6 + years or 4+ years with a Master Degree


  • Advanced ability to understand analytical techniques and procedures

  • Advanced ability to understand laboratory instrumentation

  • Ability to understand certification requirements for SAMHSA, CAP-FUDT, and other regulatory bodies

  • Advanced ability to understand the function of a Laboratory Information System (LIS) and other laboratory computer systems

  • Advanced ability to communicate idea

  • Advanced ability to teach others

  • Advanced ability to write technical procedures

  • Ability to read and comprehend the SOP, Federal (49 CFR Part 40) and CAP-FUDT guidelines

  • Ability to communicate with other employees and supervisors

  • Ability to provide input and recommendations on operations

  • Ability to handle stress well in a high volume/demand production facility.


  • Ability to lift and/or move 50 pounds

  • Ability to have full body movement

  • Must have vision and hearing corrected to meet minimum acceptable norms


  • Climate-controlled office and testing laboratory environment

  • May be potential exposure to toxic or hazardous materials

About Abbott.

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.

An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce. We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request accommodation, please send an email to

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