Technician I, Extrusion Job
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Plymouth, MN, US
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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.
Extrusion Technician I
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
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.
This position works out of our Plymouth, MN location in the Electrophysiology division. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology (EP) business, we’re advancing the treatment of heart disease through breakthrough medical technologies in atrial fibrillation, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives. As the Extrusion Technician II, you will be responsible for providing manufacturing and engineering support to the extrusion operations, to assist in the production of high quality, life saving medical devices.
Pay and Shift
This role supports production on 2nd shift, but we would also consider candidates interested in 1st shift or weekend shift.
The salary range for this position is 19-22/hour based on experience.
What You’ll Work On
Establish process parameters for new product, experimental product and R&D runs
Elevate productivity and quality concerns to appropriate resources
Take initiative to be involved with leadership responsibility such as scrap reduction, cycle time reduction, setup reduction, and other continuous improvement as necessary
Order production tooling and supply items
Contact outside resources when necessary such as manufacturing engineer, quality engineer or other equipment support services
Establish an effective working relationship with operators, group lead, and department support
Perform all tear down and set-ups for extruders and co-extruder
Achieve and maintain extruders with established cycle time and process parameters
Read and understand tooling prints, part prints, processes and documentation
Fill out documentation correctly
Perform accurate manufacturing parts inspection
Effectively use quality equipment such as gauges, tooling scope, micrometer, ruler, etc.
Diagnose and troubleshoot basic processing errors such as O.D, I.D., ovality, concentricity, FM, and etc
Understand plastic material properties and effect it has on quality and the process
Perform basic maintenance on extruders and auxiliary equipment such as driers, melt filter, blow off table, cutters, pullers, etc.
High school or GED required; 2 year technical degree preferred in plastics technology
1-3 years experience in extrusion, tooling, troubleshooting equipment, and performing machine and process set-ups, preferably in medical device industry
Cleanroom experience preferred
Experience in GMP, ISO, and FDA controlled environments preferred
Proficient computer, data analysis and report writing skills
* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.
Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives: www.abbottbenefits.com
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.
The base pay for this position is $18.47 – $36.93 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.
- continuous improvement
- cycle time reduction
- controlled environments
- support services
Who We Are
PUT YOUR TALENTS TO WORK
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.