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Lead Assembler

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Abbott is a global healthcare leader that helps people live more fully at all stages of life. Our portfolio of life-changing technologies spans the spectrum of healthcare, with leading businesses and products in diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic medicines. Our 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott's diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

The position of Assembler IV is within our Toxicology Business Unit located in San Diego, CA. Under limited supervision, this position is responsible for a variety of assembly and non-assembly functions in support of manufacturing goals. Position requires the ability to work independently.


* Responsible for planning and coordinating manufacturing activities to meet Supply Chain deliverables
* May function as a Team Lead directing Manufacturing cell or lines
* Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of batch records within 24 hours
* Responsible for Tier 1 metrics
* Promotes the recognition and idea programs
* Interacts with cross-functional teams in the performance of daily tasks
* Trained on all stations of product and packaging lines including semi-automated equipment
* Coordinates the training of temporary or regular manufacturing personnel
* Responsible for recognizing product or equipment problems that arise during the mfg. process and escalating to Engineering/Maintenance department
* May be required to assist with the set-up of mfg. equipment
* Responsible for performing quality checks throughout the mfg. process to ensure compliance to procedures - promoting a culture of compliance
* Active participation in Lean Initiatives including the sustainment of improvements
* Responsible for supporting and developing a culture of continuous process improvement
* Access and print "current" documents from Ensur
* Assist with decision making regarding production priorities
* Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies
* Demonstrates commitment to the development, implementation and effectiveness of the Quality Management System per ISO, FDA, and other regulatory agencies
* May be required to assist with investigations related to Customer Complaints, Quality Incidents and CAPA's
* Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal/external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company's policies and practices
* Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job. Has awareness of device defects that may occur in their area of responsibility, including product design, verification and validation, manufacturing and testing activities
* Perform other duties and projects as assigned



* Minimum high school diploma
* Five to seven years of related experience in manufacturing
* Good written and verbal communication skills
* Experience working in GMP environment
* Basic understanding of manufacturing systems (documentation, compliance, inventory control, production scheduling/controls, etc.).


* Able to work the hours of Monday-Friday 6:00AM-2:30PM
* MS Office Suite experience
* Knowledge of regulations (FDA, ISO, OSHA, etc.)
* Medical device manufacturing preferred
* Experience as a working lead in a manufacturing environment


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

* A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority (Manufacturing roles only)
* Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled (Manufacturing roles only)
* Training and career development, with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
* Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives and retirement plans
* Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs
* Paid time off
* 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
* The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, San Diego , Lead Assembler, Other , San Diego, California

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