Technician I Instruments

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Our location in Abbott Park, IL currently has an opportunity for a Technician I Instruments.


You will maintain, calibrate, service, troubleshoot and repair Measuring and Test Equipment (M&TE); ADD platform instruments; and control systems. This equipment is used in manufacturing; quality assurance; tech support; research and development; distribution center; and plant utilities areas. May be required to work on a variety of electrical; electronic; pneumatic; mechanical; process control systems; and optical types of equipment.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of applicable safety/quality standard and practices required in the manufacture of ADD products through personal work habits.
  • Inspect equipment; standards; parts and mechanical components for errors; flaws; and certification/calibration status prior to use to insure proper operation.
  • Investigate and make recommendations for solving M&TE hardware and measurement problems.
  • Follow and work within GMP/GLP and/or Safety requirements at all times in accordance with established company policies.
  • Resolve problems by gathering; analyzing; and interpreting data accurately.
  • Attends instructor led training and perform assigned training curriculum prior to Due Dates to avoid late training instances.
  • Attend offsite instructor led training on equipment utilized by customers and within areas of support.
  • Perform skilled calibrations/services/repair on M&TE; ADD platform instruments; or control systems per written policies and procedures.
  • Process; complete; review and route Purchase Orders and Calibration Test Records / Maximo work orders to proper personnel according to procedures with accuracy and timeliness.
  • Review and approve (as directed) Electronic Calibration Requests.
  • Analyzes calibration/service data to develop appropriate correction factors and curves.
  • Develop techniques as necessary to ascertain that newly acquired or developed M&TE performs in accordance with required specifications.
  • Develop detailed reports for project assignments including as necessary; historical background; theoretical basis; nature of project/problem; method of solution; results or conclusions and recommendations.
  • Assist in establishing and documenting the methods and sequence of operation required to calibrate newly acquired or developed M&TE.
  • Assist in design of process control or analytical systems for small to medium size projects.
  • Design automated calibration systems; coordinate installation and start up of same; including pre and post calibrations according to validation protocols.
  • Refer to manuals or other written and on-line reference material in the course of diagnosing equipment or machine malfunctions.
  • Read and interpret equipment drawings; diagrams; etc.; in order to diagnose proper operations; preventive maintenance and repair of equipment.
  • Perform consultation in determining the type of M&TE most appropriate for use in manufacturing; research; and quality areas.
  • Identify wasteful or non-value added materials and activities
  • Read and interpret schematics; wiring; diagrams; programs; etc. and ask questions; in order to fully understand and diagnose proper operations of equipment.
  • Develop and utilize skills in various software programs such as Computerized Maintenance Management System (e.g. MAXIMO); word processing; spreadsheet; and presentations.
  • Build knowledge of various laboratory; research & development; or process instrumentation.
  • Know who key customers are; understands their requirements; and interacts with them in a timely and professional manner.
  • Actively search for ways to meet or exceed customer expectations and increase customer satisfaction.
  • Complete required documentation legibly to GMP guidelines. Understand written instructions (e.g.; OP's; GMP's; EOP's).
  • Required to share expertise with others in the group or area of support.
  • Interact and communicate in a clear and concise manner with external customers, vendors, coworkers, supervisors and auditors.
  • Provide on-the-job instruction; guidance; and/or training to other technicians of level I and II on how to perform tasks.
  • Provide support to the manufacturing; tech support; quality assurance; research and development; distribution center; and plant utilities areas.

You'll be accountable for meeting our compliance standards including FDA, OSHA and Abbott policies and procedures.


Required -

The minimum requirement for this position is a high school education/equivalent and two years of qualifying experience.

Preferred requirements are an associate degree in electronics technology/equivalent or 2 years trades training/equivalent.

Comparable military service training may be acceptable if it is directly applicable to the job assignment.

Two or more years of electrical, electronic, mechanical and optical theory and related test procedures to test, calibrate, troubleshoot, repair and modify various types of M&TE.


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

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