Abbott Machine Operator, Abbott Point of Care (Ottawa) in Ottawa, Ontario

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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.

Abbott Point of Care is a worldwide leader in providing with-patient care solutions that are intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective for our customers. By delivering lab-quality results in minutes, our i-STAT® System family of with-patient products and services fosters a collaborative, patient-centred environment while driving operational performance. We are headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with more than 1,500 global employees and a presence in 84 countries. Our 46,500 square metre, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Abbott Pointe, is located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Status : Regular, Full Time, B Shift (6:30am to 6:30pm four days on four days off)

Position Overview:

As an Assembly Machine Operator, your daily core responsibilities will be:

  • Set up, operate and monitor Assembly machines and processes in compliance with documented procedures.

  • Continuously monitor the process for jams, equipment disruptions, etc. and address immediately.

  • Measure process cycle time and determine root cause if not at optimum speed. Monitor buffers in front of the bottleneck process to ensure they are full at all times.

  • Meet, or exceed, operational performance goals such as line speed, efficiency, cartridges per hour, downtime, compliance, yield and output.


  • In collaboration with the Assembly team, maximize cartridge assembly quality, efficiency and throughput.

  • Perform procedures as outlined in the job training code, including process monitoring and reacting according to documented procedures. Follow ELN/TCNs attached to builds or experiments.

  • As required support Operator training and development.

  • Request assistance from the Lead Machine Operator or Equipment Technicians when it appears that the process will be down for an excessive amount of time or is not running at standard.

  • Deliver accurate, timely, and legible record keeping in compliance with procedures, abiding by GMP standards and practices

  • Observe all safety and security policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrate compliant gowning and clean room techniques and maintain a tidy, organized and clean workspace in support of 5s.

  • Understand and comply with applicable EH&S policies, procedures and guidelines and applicable manufacturing procedures.

  • Safeguard the environment and facilitate a safe and healthy workplace culture.

  • Other miscellaneous duties as may be required.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or equivalent experience (1-3 years) in high volume Manufacturing, with 5+ years preferred.

  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize own daily work to meet established schedule.

  • Demonstrated problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills.

  • Detail-oriented and ability to multi-task.

  • Ability to clearly, concisely and accurately convey communications.

  • Ability to form and develop interpersonal, professional relationships; display

  • Socially and professionally appropriate behavior.

  • Ability to work independently and in groups.

Abbott Canada is committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of individuals without discrimination based on factors such as race, sex, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion, disability, age, citizenship, family or marital status, political beliefs, sexual preference or other factors included in human rights legislation.

Our diversity goals for recruitment, hiring, and retention are embedded in our corporate goals, and our diversity initiatives are supported by the highest level of the organization.

We strongly believe that a diverse workforce fosters more creative and innovative thinking throughout the organization. Creating an inclusive environment, where everyone is respected and valued, enables us to leverage our diversity as a business driver and strengthens our position as a global leader.

Abbott strives to promote and maintain an inclusive, high-performing culture that allows all employees to reach their full potential and contribute to Abbott’s success.

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