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Instrumentation Lab Technician - Casa Grande AZ Plant

Location: Casa Grande, AZ
Company: Abbott
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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 109,000 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.
Our Casa Grande AZ Plant currently has an opening for an Instrumentation Lab Technician., 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 480 that works together to help nourish the world.
WHAT YOU'LL DO: Lab Instrumentation Validation Techni
Provide validation and instrument expertise as a SME and train Abbott analytical Chemists on validation and instrument protocols and procedures.
- Strategy: Receive general direction and exercises considerable discretion as to work details
- Quality of Work: Responsible for documentation accuracy, quality, and timeliness of validation projects. Read, understand, and comply with all applicable Division quality standards and group-specific and safety/health procedures.
- Provide overall support for laboratory instrument to ensure uninterrupted testing capabilities
- Management of lab equipment instrument maintenance, calibrations and troubleshooting
- Lab equipment can inclue: HPLC, ICP, GC
- Create a prioritized support schedule of current and upcoming laboratory instrument maintenance, validation requirements and change requests with status and issue to cross-functional stakeholders
- Collaborate and assemble documentation change updates of global method reference documents within validation system (M-Files)
- Participate in CAPA support for PNC/Nonconformities resulting in QR's from out of specification results
- Train chemists on troubleshooting procedures/calibration procedures
- Plan and arrange requests against predefined timelines assuring delegation and follow-ups as needed to closeout
- Review change request compliance against internal policies and procedures
- Motivate right-first-time submissions in the validation system
- Review and provide feedback on initial user change documents
- Establish document change review meetings with stakeholders to ensure needed follow-ups and closeout
- Organize discussions supporting failure mode effects analysis (risk assessment) for open change requests
- Provide project updates to management with periodic reports summarizing progress within area of responsibility
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING
REQUIRED:
• Preferred BA/BS in chemistry or related scientific discipline and 5+ year of industry experience
• General understanding of analytical instrumentation and test methods
• Strong understanding of GMP and Good Documentation Practices
• Ability to summarize project updates to supervisor and elevate items of concern with supervisor
• Prioritize time and multiple priorities with minimal supervision
• Ability to schedule, set agendas for, and lead meetings with cross-functional stakeholders and scientific experts
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Strong attention to detail and results-oriented to meet timelines
• Ability to effectively communicate to a diverse group of validation system users and share guidance to help users navigate the various instrument systems and process
• Proficiency in MS applications, especially Word, Excel and Power Point
PREFERRED:
• Familiarity with validation systems (M-Files a plus) and documentation change control in a GMP setting
• Familiarity with scientific terminology related to nutrition environment
•Familiarity with revision tracking and document change control
WHAT WE OFFER
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 - 3 weeks + 3 personal days and vacation buy program (new hire vacation is prorated based on start date)
- Pension Plan
- 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: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)
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.Connect with us at www.abbott.com , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.
We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.
To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com
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