Housekeeping Cleaning Specialist

in Abbott Park, IL

Housekeeping Cleaning Specialist Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    Abbott Park, IL, US

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  • Job Type

    Full time

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  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

The Opportunity

Our location in Abbott Park, IL, currently has an opportunity for a Housekeeping Cleaning Specialist.

The Housekeeping Cleaning Specialist will perform facility cleaning and support required for the manufacturing and research environment at Abbott Lake County. This is a second shift opportunity from 3:00pm - 11:30pm.

What You'll Do

  • Requires adherence to quality and regulatory requirements (as referenced in GMP's, SOP's, DEA, OSHA, DEP and Abbott standards). Performs regulated cleaning procedures in the following area types on a daily basis: production laboratories, manufacturing support laboratories, research laboratories, and common support areas such as lavatories, office area and break rooms for the above mentioned areas.

  • Required to perform cross contamination cleaning methods in areas that contain radioactive or biohazardous materials or areas that require microbial control.

  • Required to prepare radioactive and biohazard housekeeping equipment for autoclaving or disposal.

  • Prepares floor and wall mops for autoclaving used in microbial controlled areas.

  • Monitor waste for radioactive contamination and identify biohazardous waste.

  • Pick and dispose of cold waste from production laboratories, manufacturing support laboratories, research laboratories, and common support areas.

  • Required to complete GMP documentation attestation logs, work orders, training documents.

  • Required to operate handheld electronic documentation unit (when applicable) to complete GMP documentation.

  • Prepares cleaning solutions based on GMP regulated mixing instructions.

  • Performs microbial control cleaning techniques on walls, ceiling and floors based on GMP regulated cleaning frequencies and guidelines.

  • Completes preventive maintenance work orders to meet GMP cleaning requirements.

  • Operate various types of wet/dry battery and electric equipment.

  • Operate various types of electric and battery type walk behind or ride-on floor scrubbers, sweepers and burnishers.

  • Perform preventive maintenance on housekeeping equipment such as:

  • battery maintenance, squeegee adjustments, air pressure checks, filters checks.

  • Support various recycling programs to include but not limited to: glass, paper, corrugate and plastic by staging and preparing for transportation.

  • Operate bailing and compacting equipment.

  • The duties listed above cover the most significant jobs performed but not exclude the occasional duties not mentioned.

Required Qualifications

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • 1-3 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must be able to read and comprehend written information to include Corporate Quality Documents, Cross Divisional Operating Procedures &, Safety Guidelines, Departmental Basic Operating Procedures &, Safety Guidelines and Operating Instructions.

  • Must be able to complete accurate and legible written records in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices when documenting work performed, (room attestations, work orders, cleaning logs) auditable by regulatory agencies.

  • Must be able to operate a computer to complete required compliance/technical training, to download daily work instructions to hand held computer and document work performed, then sync back into the CMMS for GMP review and archiving.

  • candidate must complete initial training course provided by LC Housekeeping prior to working in regulated environments at Abbott Lake County site.

  • This is a second shift opportunity.


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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The base pay for this position is $14.10 – $27.90 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • housekeeping
  • preventive maintenance
  • recycling
  • biohazard housekeeping equipment
  • recycling programs
  • good manufacturing practices
  • safety guidelines
  • safety guidelines and operating instructions
  • gmp
  • archiving
  • work orders
  • basic operating procedures
  • cmms
  • manufacturing support
  • production laboratories
  • dep
  • microbial control
  • manufacturing support laboratories
  • technical training
  • research laboratories
  • medical devices
  • gmp documentation attestation logs
  • battery maintenance

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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