Abbott Technician Sr. Electrical in Sylmar, California

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.

Supports the research and development, checkout, fabrication, modification, and assembly of electronic and electro-mechanical assemblies, sub-assemblies, and systems, including analogue, digital and logic systems, by performing a wide range of technical functions such as the following:

  1. Lays out and assembles experimental circuitry and/or complete prototype models of company products and product components. Recommends changes in circuitry and/or other specifications to simplify assembly and maintenance.

  2. Prepares diagnostic tests, sets up test apparatus, and conducts operational/functional tests to evaluate the performance and reliability of prototype items. May assist in the design, construction, test and checkout of complex test equipment and the development of test procedures.

  3. Analyzes and interprets test data. Adjusts, calibrates, aligns, and modifies circuitry and components and records effects on unit performance. Prepares technical reports with supporting graphic and schematic documentation to describe and illustrate unit operating characteristics, malfunctions, deviations from design specifications, and functional limitations.

  4. Troubleshoots and debugs production item assemblies, sub-assemblies, and systems to isolate faults. Determines remedies for malfunctions, and repairs products using established procedures. Troubleshoots test failures, field returns, and retrofits.

Other Duties:

  1. Provides leadership and mentoring to less experienced technical personnel.

  2. Recommends improvements on productivity and work environment.

  3. Ensures that lab safety and operating procedures are observed by all personnel.

  4. Performs related duties as assigned.



  • High school diploma or equivalent, and/or AA Degree/trade school certification or specialized training/apprenticeship in Engineering Technology, or specialized training which provides a theoretical understanding of electronic or electro-mechanical disciplines or equivalent.

  • A minimum of 8 years progressively more responsible work experience is normally required to achieve the level of competency and depth of understanding necessary to perform at this level.

  • Demonstrated communication skills and the ability to work well with others since the technician is often part of a team of engineers and other technicians.


  • Technical ingenuity and creativityto support and assist with design work.

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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