Abbott Assistant Microbiologist I in Tipp City, Ohio

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.

Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:

To adequately display the knowledge and ability to carry out the approved tests to comply with the department objective.

Objectives:

Applying high quality scientific techniques in the microbiological analysis of raw ingredients, in-process production samples, finished product testing, and environmental monitoring, to ensure that all products manufactured are fit for use.

  1. To be able to work with fellow technicians, with a high degree of motivation, attention to important details with clear communication to all team members. This is important due to the high degree of responsibility and working within a small group where each person is relied upon highly.

  2. Applying high quality scientific techniques in the microbiological analysis of raw ingredients, in-process production samples, finished product testing, and environmental monitoring, to ensure that all products manufactured are fit for use.

  3. To prioritize tasks to efficiently be completed with the most accurate results and to communicate clearly and work together in a team environment.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  1. Product testing

  2. Environmental testing

  3. Raw ingredient testing

  4. Documentation

  5. Housekeeping

  6. Media preparation/general lab work

  7. Communication

  8. Team work

  9. Troubleshooting

  10. Project work

Education:

High school diploma (or equivalent) plus 1 year of appropriate college lab studies and 1 year of college mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry or calculus), plus 2 years of laboratory experience or 4 years’ experience in a food or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

Or a Science related Associates Degree with at least 1 year of appropriate college lab studies and 1 year of college mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry or calculus), plus 1 year of related laboratory experience or 2 years’ experience in a food or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.

Or a Science related Bachelor’s Degree with at least 1 year of appropriate college lab studies and 1 year of college mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry or calculus).

Background:

Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals.

College or working in food/pharmaceutical/medical device plant or hospital/medical lab.

Accountability / Scope/Budget:

To all testing in the lab through instruction via manuals and through training. Problem solving is required when test results are out-of-specification to assign a cause and rule lab error.

Impact of actions: Depending on error, there would be an explanation on a deviation report or voluntary/FDA for a major error.

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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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