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Assembler, Day and Night shift (Contract)

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Charlotte, NC posted October 25, 2021.

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.

Our location in Westford, MA, currently has several opportunities for Assemblers on Day and Night shift (contract) What you’ll do: Perform a combination of assembly, weld, x-ray, repair, and test operations on pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), leads, and related medical device assemblies.

Job Duties: Job Summary: Working under close supervision, may perform a combination of assembly, weld, x-ray, repair, and test operations on pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), leads, and related medical device assemblies.

Performs routine assignments according to specified and/or standardized procedures.

Work is closely and continually reviewed.

Certain problems may be referred to supervisor or more senior level personnel within assigned department.

Job Duties: 1.

Performs Electronic Assembly functions: a.

Assembles, welds, solders and x-rays medical devices and related parts using microscopes and applicable tools; b.

Locates and corrects problems by examining x-rays and performing visual inspection of parts; c.

Repairs and tests units using computerized test equipment.


Performs Casting/Coating functions: a.

Examines medical devices and related assemblies after molding operations to locate bubbles, nicks and/or excess epoxy; b.

Utilizes small drills, reamers, taps and knives to access bubbles and remove excess epoxy; c.

Patches and repairs bubbles or voids using syringes and small tools; bakes parts to cure epoxy patches.


Performs Mechanical Assembly functions: a.

Kits, assembles, bonds coats and processes medical devices and related parts using microscopes and applicable tools; b.

Locates and corrects problems by examining devices and components and visually inspecting parts/assemblies; c.

Repairs and corrects devices and related components using microscopes and applicable tools.


Performs Packaging Functions a.

Kits, assembles and packages devices and related accessories using applicable tools; b.

Locates and corrects problems using microscope and applicable tools; c.

Reviews all device documentation for completeness and accuracy.


May set-up/utilize special test equipment.

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job.

They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs.


Notifies supervisor of the need to replenish supplies/materials and of any production difficulties that cannot be readily corrected.


Performs other related duties as directed or assigned.


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.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

Typically six plus months of relevant training/experience in the assembly of digital/analog circuitry, devices, components or equivalent.

Demonstrated manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination.

Must be able to use standard hand tools used in the assembly of bio-instruments/bio-devices.

Incumbents are required to work cooperatively and productively with others.

Must be able to multi-task and rotate through all jobs performed in the assigned work group as needed.

Incumbents must also be able to meet deadlines on multiple projects.

Incumbents are required to have demonstrated spelling, punctuation, grammar, basic math/numerical, organizational skills, and a familiarity with standard manufacturing/office equipment and procedures.

The ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English is also required; this requirement includes clear, understandable speech and demonstrated comprehension skills.

The ability to successfully pass a reading comprehension pre-employment examination is mandatory.

The demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and Company operating procedures, processes, policies and rules is essential.

Must have the ability to on occasion lift up to approximately 25 pounds.

Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred.

Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

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.

Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

Regularly scheduled overtime is a requirement of this position.

Desired Qualifications Some formal training in assembly techniques; experience with assembling manufactured items in a bioinstruments/bio-devices related facility.

Prior experience working in an air-conditioned clean room manufacturing environment requiring stringent environmental controls