Technician II, Extrusion

in Plymouth, MN

Technician II, Extrusion Job

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    Plymouth, MN, US

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    Full time

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    40 hours per week

Extrusion Technician II

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

  • 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 Opportunity

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 1st shift; 4:30am to 3:00pm Mon - Thu.

The salary range for this position is 25-35/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.

Required Qualifications

  • High school or GED require; 2 year technical degree preferred in plastics technology

  • 3-5 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:

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.

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The base pay for this position is $20.40 – $40.80 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • tooling
  • troubleshooting
  • iso
  • r&d
  • gmp
  • ppo
  • abbott
  • fda
  • o.d
  • continuous improvement
  • cycle time reduction
  • controlled environments
  • cleanroom
  • support services

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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