Group Lead, Sr

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Sr Group Lead

Primary Function

Assist the supervisor to achieve the daily production schedules and quality goals. Provide guidance and be a source of information for operators and support groups in the area. Coordinates the documentation, training and provides inputs for performance appraisal and assists in the employee selection process.

Main Responsibilities
  • Assists in coordinating production activity in assigned work areas, ensuring that product is continuously processed in accordance with build schedules
  • Coordinates communication of work instructions to personnel in designated areas in accordance with supervisory objectives
  • Performs regular process and quality performance audits of personnel, tooling and equipment in assigned areas
  • Advises supervisor or other appropriate contacts in the event of equipment failure
  • Accumulates information for assigned areas regarding work in process inventory status and daily output quantities
  • Assists in providing direct training to area operators as required. Provides feedback on defects encountered, and provides re-training support as necessary
  • Accumulates and organizes data to support area continuous improvement plans, as directed
  • Provides assistance in expediting priority product and tasks in assigned areas
  • Performs inspection and determines disposition of rejected components per required documentation, as directed
  • May perform direct manufacturing operations in support of build schedules, as directed or as necessary
  • May provide managerial support in the absence of the area production supervisor
  • Remains current on developments in field(s) of expertise, applicable regulatory requirements, and a general knowledge of the company's products, markets, and objectives as well as industry trends
  • Coordinates purchase requests for equipment and services
  • Resolves and/or facilitates resolution of problems including identifying causes to prevent re-occurrence
  • 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
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned

Minimum Education & Experience
  • H.S. diploma or equivalent
  • An Associate's Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Technology, or other
  • comparable specialized training in and working knowledge of the manufacture of implantable medical devices or their equivalent
  • Typically a minimum of six or more years of progressively more responsible assembly experience, including the ability to provide work/lead direction to a team
  • Complete knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the job; requires a thorough knowledge of the practices and procedures of the function, company products, policies and programs plus a mastery of the appropriate skill sets as confirmed by cognizant Engineering and/or Production/Quality Assurance supervisory personnel
  • Incumbents are required to work cooperatively and productively with others
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attentiveness to detail and the ability to work under minimal supervision is required
  • Must be adept at handling multiple assignments in a timely manner while meeting assigned deadlines
  • Must also have demonstrated verbal and written communication, interpersonal, organizational and basic math skills
  • The comprehensive ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English is also required; this requirement includes clear, understandable speech, demonstrated comprehension skills, and demonstrated competence in English spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • The demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and Company operating procedures, processes, policies and rules is essential
  • Must be able to use discretion and handle sensitive/confidential information
  • Demonstrated proficiency in operating a personal computer and software packages including word processing/spreadsheet software
  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred
  • 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
  • Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail
  • Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance
  • Occasional scheduled overtime is a requirement of this position