Supervisor of Microbiology - Casa Grande, AZ Plant

in Casa Grande, AZ

Supervisor of Microbiology - Casa Grande, AZ Plant Job

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    Casa Grande, AZ, US

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    Full time

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    40 hours per week

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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Casa Grande, Arizona, is one of six Abbott nutrition manufacturing plants in the U.S., with about half of its products exported around the world. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family – a family of 600 that works together to help nourish the world.  

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Pre-Employment Inquiries and Citizenship | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (


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

  • 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, Medical Benefits start day 1
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • Vacation – 3 weeks of accrued vacation (1st yr is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
  • Company Paid Pension Plan
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU 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.
  •  The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

Abbott Nutrition in Casa Grande, Arizona currently has an opening for a Supervisor for the Microbiology Lab.  The Microbiology Supervisor is responsible for the overall results for a single shift of a 7-day, multi-shift laboratory operation. The Microbiology Supervisor will coordinate activities for the shift team to ensure delivery of all key performance metrics, including those in Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), Quality, Finance, Productivity and People. They will lead efforts required to deliver quality and compliance performance for the shift and initiate, manage, and make decisions which impact product quality.


  • Manage budget accountability for headcount, overtime (OT), and direct expenses for a shift and/or line.
  • Track, trend and continuously improve budgetary performance for headcount, OT, direct expenses, lab efficiencies, scrap and Cost Improvement Projects (CIPs).
  • Drive lab efficiencies and Master Schedule Performance (MSP) objectives; understand drivers and develop and execute plans around improvement of lab performance and quality metrics.
  • Understand all key performance indicators; develop, drive and lead the execution of plans through utilization and involvement of team and support resources.
  • Drive a culture of engagement through the team and department.
  • Directly supervise team and participate in staffing activities.
  • Develop all line personnel; secure appropriate training, provide mentoring and assign progressively challenging responsibilities within the scope of the team and department accountabilities.
  • You’ll be accountable for meeting our compliance standards including FDA, OSHA and Abbott policies and procedures.

Required and Preferred Qualifications:



  • High school diploma or GED
  • Major/Field of Study - with 2 years in a laboratory in a regulated industry.
  • OR
  • an equivalent combination of education and work experience
  • Bachelors Degree (± 16 years)
  • Major/Field of Study  - Science, Food Technology, Technical


  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritional.
  • Green Belt/Lean Six Sigma Tools.
  • Experience in a high-volume manufacturing support laboratory.
  • Project planning tools and experience using them.
  • Plant financial understanding.

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.

Abbott is a veteran / US military-friendly employer.

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The base pay for this position is $57,300.00 – $114,700.00. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • microbiology
  • environmental health
  • team supervision
  • food technology
  • quality metrics
  • green belt
  • lean six sigma
  • project planning tools
  • medical devices
  • lean six sigma tools
  • project planning
  • performance metrics
  • team engagement leadership
  • budgetary performance management

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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