Abbott Technician Sr., Building Maintenance in Scottsdale, Arizona

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.

Working under limited supervision, maintains facilities and equipment to minimize breakdowns (particularly for production). Performs all duties required to test, calibrate, adjust, repair, and maintain mechanical, electromechanical, pneumatic, and hydraulic equipment. Diagnoses, disassembles, cleans, repairs, and replaces defective parts of complex equipment. Performs facility maintenance on a preventive or emergency basis as required with a particular focus to maintain all work areas of the facility in a safe condition. May serve as lead and assign work to less experienced employees.

Job Duties:

  • Repairs and maintains a range of production equipment that includes, but is not limited to ovens, presses, microscopes, x-ray equipment, automated machinery of various types and functions, water purification systems, tanks, pumps, etc.

  • Conducts preventative maintenance on all equipment, by cleaning, adjusting, repairing, calibrating and replacing parts.

  • Responsible for installation of production equipment.

  • Responsible for repairs to building including, but not limited to, repairs to walls, ceilings, doors, painting, etc.

  • Repairs single and three phase electrical systems, such as air compressors, hydraulic pumps and three phase motors including HVAC and plumbing repairs.

  • Responsible for the treatment and purity of wastewater generated by production processes

  • Assists in the establishment and execution of a preventative maintenance program.

  • Provides job skill training as necessary.

  • Maintains licenses/certifications and remains current on developments in field(s) of expertise.

  • Resolves and/or facilitates resolution of problems including identifying causes to prevent re-occurrence. Identifies and resolve maintenance issues; escalate issues when appropriate.

  • May be required to oversee waste treatment operations for the site.

  • Support all Company initiative as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environment Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements, company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

  • Perform other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.

General qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent or other relevant specialized training

  • AA degree in Electrical/Mechanical Technology, or comparable specialized training is desired.

  • 8 years of related experience as a manufacturing mechanic in a manufacturing environment, military maintenance environment or equivalent.

  • Requires complete knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the job, including working knowledge of single and three phase electrical systems, and electrical plumbing, carpentry and mechanical skills.

  • Demonstrated experience in using a range of standard maintenance, power and hand tools, and equipment used in the trade.

  • Demonstrated basic reading, writing, communication, interpersonal and arithmetic skills/abilities.

  • Ability to function in a collaborative and cooperative work environment.

  • Working knowledge of commonly used desktop computer software applications (word processing, database applications).

  • Must have the ability to adapt to change unforeseen situations and handle work interruptions.

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meet deadlines in timely manner.

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

  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

  • 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