Abbott Sr Group Lead 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 Sr Group Lead

Primary Function

Assist the supervisor to achieve the daily production schedules and quality goals. Provide guidance and be a source of information for operators and support groups in the area. Coordinates the documentation, training and provides inputs for performance appraisal and assists in the employee selection process.

Main Responsibilities

  • Assists in coordinating production activity in assigned work areas, ensuring that product is continuously processed in accordance with build schedules

  • Coordinates communication of work instructions to personnel in designated areas in accordance with supervisory objectives

  • Performs regular process and quality performance audits of personnel, tooling and equipment in assigned areas

  • Advises supervisor or other appropriate contacts in the event of equipment failure

  • Accumulates information for assigned areas regarding work in process inventory status and daily output quantities

  • Assists in providing direct training to area operators as required. Provides feedback on defects encountered, and provides re-training support as necessary

  • Accumulates and organizes data to support area continuous improvement plans, as directed

  • Provides assistance in expediting priority product and tasks in assigned areas

  • Performs inspection and determines disposition of rejected components per required documentation, as directed

  • May perform direct manufacturing operations in support of build schedules, as directed or as necessary

  • May provide managerial support in the absence of the area production supervisor

  • Remains current on developments in field(s) of expertise, applicable regulatory requirements, and a general knowledge of the company’s products, markets, and objectives as well as industry trends

  • Coordinates purchase requests for equipment and services

  • Resolves and/or facilitates resolution of problems including identifying causes to prevent re-occurrence

  • 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

  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience

  • H.S. diploma or equivalent

  • An Associate’s Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Technology, or other

  • comparable specialized training in and working knowledge of the manufacture of implantable medical devices or their equivalent

  • Typically a minimum of six or more years of progressively more responsible assembly experience, including the ability to provide work/lead direction to a team

  • 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 be able to use discretion and handle sensitive/confidential information

  • Strong computer skills

  • Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner

  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance

  • Occasional scheduled 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 corpjat@abbott.com