Abbott Technician II, Line Maintenance 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 Technician II, Line Maintenance who will work under general supervision, performs technical and/or support job duties to maintain facilities, equipment, fixtures and systems that will minimize breakdowns, particularly in the production areas of CRMD.

Troubleshoots, repairs and maintains facility plumbing, mechanical, pneumatic, and electrical systems. May install minor modifications. 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 lead, supervisor, or more senior level personnel. Keeps all areas in a safe condition. Facilitates smooth and responsive communications.

to repair, replacement, tracking and maintaining inventory of all Equipment

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 routine preventative maintenance activities on equipment, vehicles, buildings, and property to maintain a safe/comfortable environment. Performs duties according to manual specifications, company documents, or other commonly accepted intervals or guidelines.

  • Trouble shoots and effects repairs of electrical, mechanical, plumbing or pneumatic systems or equipment, including buildings and vehicles when required.

  • Conducts preventative maintenance inspections and performs required actions such as lubrication, cleaning, filter change and the like.

  • Records work performed in log books and/or other record keeping documents.

  • Recommends inventory levels to be maintained, supplies, tools and material to be ordered for the department.

  • Provides job skill training or instruction as necessary to other maintenance personnel.

  • Works inside different levels of cleanroom and maintains the highest levels of cleanliness as per documents governing cleanroom operations.

  • May do limited carpentry and painting.

  • Assists in the movement of furniture, materials, and equipment as required.

  • Assists leadership in times of crisis as part of the Emergency Response Team (ERT) Program.

  • Notifies supervisor of the need to replenish supplies/materials and of any 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.

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

  • High school diploma or equivalent, and/or trade school certification/formal apprenticeship or other relevant specialized training.

  • AA Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Technology, equivalent trade school/military training, or comparable specialized training is desired.

  • Prior experience working in an air-conditioned clean-room manufacturing environment is desired.

  • Typically a minimum of four or more years of progressively more responsible related industrial maintenance experience including electrical, plumbing, carpentry, and mechanical skills.

  • Substantial understanding of general job aspects required; broader understanding of technical aspects. Performs tasks which regularly involve the use of demonstrated eye-hand coordination and experience using a range of standard maintenance, power, and hand tools/equipment used in the trade.

  • Incumbents are required to work cooperatively and productively with others.

  • Incumbents must also be able to meet deadlines on multiple assignments and be able to operate in a diverse cross-functional team environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to perform a range of mathematical calculations and measurements.

  • The demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable government regulations and Company operating procedures, processes, policies and rules is essential.

  • Must be adept at handling multiple assignments and be able to operate in a diverse cross-functional team environment.

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

  • 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