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Abbott Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Old Fort, NC posted October 13, 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.

Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve.

In Abbott’s ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY & HEART FAILURE division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in EP/HF, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

WHAT YOU’LL DO Working under close supervision, may perform a combination of assembly, weld, x-ray, repair, and test operations on pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), leads, electronic systems, and related medical device assemblies.

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

Performs Electronic Assembly functions: Assembles, welds, solders and x-rays medical devices and related parts using microscopes and applicable tools; locates and corrects problems by examining x-rays and performing visual inspection of parts; Repairs and tests units using computerized test equipment.

Performs Casting/Coating functions: Examines medical devices and related assemblies after molding operations to locate bubbles, nicks and/or excess epoxy; Utilizes small drills, reamers, taps and knives to access bubbles and remove excess epoxy; Patches and repairs bubbles or voids using syringes and small tools; bakes parts to cure epoxy patches.

Performs Mechanical Assembly functions: Kits, assembles, bonds coats and processes medical devices and related parts using microscopes and applicable tools; Locates and corrects problems by examining devices and components and visually inspecting parts/assemblies; Repairs and corrects devices and related components using microscopes and applicable tools.

May set-up/utilize special test equipment.

Performs Packaging Functions: Kits, assembles and packages devices and related accessories using applicable tools; locates and corrects problems using microscope and applicable tools; Reviews all device documentation for completeness and accuracy.

Performs other related duties as directed or assigned.

Works with a variety of production equipment, small hand tools, test equipment, and precision measuring instruments.

Also uses standard office equipment such as telephone, fax/copier, and a personal computer with standard office software.

Works in a production or air-conditioned clean-room manufacturing environment; requires gowning attire to maintain a particle free environment.

Low to moderate noise level.

Minor exposure to chemicals.

May work at a desk or workstation.

Activities require a significant amount of time standing and/or sitting at a workstation, walking to and from different workstations, and in interaction with other assembly, inspection, engineering and production personnel.

Significant use of hands and arms plus finger dexterity to lift, hold, insert, reach, point and otherwise use and operate instruments, devices and equipment, plus good eye-hand coordination.

Use of voice and hearing are important in discussions with other co-workers.

Requires clear vision (correctable) in reading instruments and devices, plus reading of blueprints, specifications, operation sheets/procedures, and related production documents.

May on occasion lift up to approximately 25 pounds.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING Required 6 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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

WHAT WE OFFER 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 Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled 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.

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