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.
Group Lead – 1st Shift
Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.
Working at Abbott
At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:
- Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
- Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
- An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
- Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
- A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
- A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.
Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Heart Failure division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in electrophysiology and heart failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.
We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Operations/Production Group Lead. This position ensures the effective use of material, equipment and personnel in producing quality production. Responsible for ensuring inventory accuracy, cycle counts, and meeting build schedules.
What You’ll Work On
- 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
- Ensures that quality and production goals are met
- 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 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
- Daily meeting with manufacturing operators for better communication and continuous improvement
- Ensures PM (preventive maintenance) and Calibration stickers are up to date
- 5S audit and weekly meeting with other area value stream group-leads in an organization
- Typically a minimum of four or more years of progressively more responsible assembly experience, including the ability to provide work/lead direction to a team
- HS Diploma or equivalent
- Desired demonstrated knowledge of LEAN manufacturing, assembly, and production technical skills, and quality practices
- Prior experience working in an air-conditioned clean-room manufacturing environment is also required
- 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.
- Must be able to use discretion and handle sensitive/confidential information
- Demonstrated proficiency in operating a personal computer.
- Must be proficient in using various PC-based software packages including word processing/spreadsheet software
- Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment
- An Associate Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Technology, or other comparable specialized training in and working knowledge of the manufacture of implantable medical devices or their equivalent
- Prefer one - three years of experience as a group-lead in a manufacturing environment
Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.