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Group Lead - Weekend Shift



Full Time

On Site


Plymouth, Minnesota, United States

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Divisional Information

Structural Heart Business Mission: why we exist

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of STRUCTURAL HEART disease. We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers to provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that, by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and your 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 a high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program, and [Register to View] 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

We are seeking a Medical Device Assembler - Operator I for our Plymouth, MN location. This position is responsible for the production of high-quality medical devices within a manufacturing cell. This position includes detailed assembly and operation of various equipment and machinery.


Weekend Shift 5:00 am - 5:30 pm Friday - Sunday (plus overtime)


  • Assists in coordinating production activity in assigned work areas, ensuring that product is continuously processed in accordance with build schedules
  • Coordinates communication of work instructions to personnel in designated areas in accordance with supervisory objectives
  • Ensures that quality and production goals are met
  • Performs regular process and quality performance audits of personnel, tooling, and equipment in assigned areas
  • Advises supervisor or other appropriate contacts in the event of equipment failure
  • Accumulates information for assigned areas regarding work-in-process inventory status and daily output quantities
  • Assists in providing direct training to area operators as required
  • Provides feedback on defects encountered and provides re-training support as necessary
  • Provides assistance in expediting priority products and tasks in assigned areas
  • Performs inspection and determines the disposition of rejected components per required documentation, as directed
  • Remains current on developments in the field(s) of expertise, applicable regulatory requirements, and general knowledge of the company’s products, markets, and objectives as well as industry trends
  • Coordinates purchase requests for equipment and services
  • Resolves and/or facilitates resolution of problems, including identifying causes to prevent re-occurrence
  • Daily meeting with manufacturing operators for better communication and continuous improvement
  • Ensures PM (preventive maintenance) and Calibration stickers are up to date
    5S audit and weekly meetings with other area value stream group lead in an organization
    BBSP Observation Help with any employee needs (assist with training and Employee Self Service needs)
  • Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements
  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments
  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned



  • High school degree or equivalent preferred

  • Six or more years of progressively more responsible assembly experience, including the ability to provide work/lead direction to a team
  • Desired demonstrated knowledge of LEAN manufacturing, assembly, and production technical skills and quality practices
  • Prior experience working in a clean room manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated organizational skills, attentiveness to detail, and the ability to work under minimal supervision are required
  • The comprehensive ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English is also required; this requirement includes clear, understandable speech, demonstrated comprehension skills, and demonstrated competence in English spelling, grammar, and punctuation
  • The demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and Company operating procedures, processes, policies
  • Demonstrated proficiency in operating a personal computer; the ability to pass a 10-key assessment examination
  • Must be proficient in using various PC-based software packages, including word processing/spreadsheet software
  • Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment
  • Strong verbal and written communication with the ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization
  • Occasional scheduled overtime is a requirement of this position

Your preferred qualifications and education:

  • 1-3 years of experience as a group lead in a manufacturing environment
  • SAP and Windchill

* 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.

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