Abbott Operator II, Braiding Room in Plymouth, Minnesota

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 are seeking an experienced, high caliber Operator II to work under general supervision in accordance with specific procedures and practices, may perform a combination of assembly, weld, x-ray, repair, and test operations on pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), leads, and related medical device assemblies. This position performs routine assignments with detailed instructions. Follows general instructions for routine work and more detailed instructions for new or special activities. Performs assignments of moderate complexity; usually refers more complex problems to immediate supervisor, lead or more senior level personnel from within the assigned department.

Impact this role will have on Abbott:

  • Performs Electronic Assembly functions:

  • Assembles, welds, solders and x-rays medical devices and related parts using microscopes and applicable tools

  • Locates and corrects problems by examining x-rays and performing visual inspection of parts

  • Repairs and tests units using computerized test equipment

  • Performs Casting/Coating functions:

  • Examines medical devices and related assemblies after molding operations to locate bubbles, nicks and/or excess epoxy

  • Utilizes small drills, reamers, taps and knives to access bubbles and remove excess epoxy

  • Patches and repairs bubbles or voids using syringes and small tools; bakes parts to cure epoxy patches

  • Performs Mechanical Assembly functions:

  • Kits, assembles, bonds coats and processes medical devices and related parts using microscopes and applicable tools

  • Locates and corrects problems by examining devices and components and visually inspecting parts/assemblies

  • Repairs and corrects devices and related components using microscopes and applicable tools

  • Performs Packaging Functions

  • Kits, assembles and packages devices and related accessories using applicable tools

  • Locates and corrects problems using microscope and applicable tools

  • Reviews all device documentation for completeness and accuracy

  • May set-up/utilize special test equipment

  • May provide assistance in expediting priority product and tasks in assigned areas

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

  • Performs other related duties as directed or assigned Performs other related duties as directed or assigned

  • 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

Your experience(s), education and knowledge will further expand Abbott’s marketplace success:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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