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Assembler II, 2nd Shift

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Irving
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

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.

Please Note: This is the 2nd shift position. Work hours: 2:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Possible Saturday shift (rotational)


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations - with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Irving, TX, currently has an opportunity for Assembler II, 2nd Shift


With minimal supervisory direction, this position constructs moderate and complex assemblies and sub-assemblies within a production environment to achieve a daily build goal utilizing tools and troubleshooting methods to accomplish work. The Assembler II is cross trained on instrument assembly build and functionality as well as assists and trains associates in assembly build, functional testing and non-conformance technical writing. Strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), cGMPs and Quality Standards are mandatory.


  • Cross trained on instrument assembly build and acts as SME for assembly build and functionality. Reads, understands and interprets Visual Manufacturing Instructions (VMI), follows production drawings and sample assemblies, or receives verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed. Able to complete Assembler I duties.

  • Assist technicians to trouble shoot issues in functional testing and train associates in mechanical and structural assembly for products and instruments.

  • Utilizes troubleshooting skills for root cause analysis while working independently to perform functional tests on sub-assemblies.

  • Utilizes communication, troubleshooting, analytical skills to facilitate reprocessing and re-work.

  • Assist and train associates with non-conformance technical writing. Actively works with quality department to achieve successful first-time right completion of documentation. Communicates any process problems with peers, leads, supervisors and/or engineers.

  • Complete documentation for Device History Records per Good Documentation Practices (GDP) and department SOP's. Guides associates in best practices and GMP.

  • Recommends and participates in continuous improvement initiatives which include working with production teams to improve quality, reduce cost and increase throughput

  • Seeks efficiency in systems and process gaps and elevates awareness to management.

  • Utilizes calibrated and non-calibrated hand tools and equipment to perform assembly builds. Uses manufacturing aids, fixtures and cranes. Accountable for labeling activities and work station organization.

  • Promotes a positive work environment

  • Participate in on-the-job training for manufacturing processes, corporate policies, safety procedures, GMP, ISO Standards as defined by supervisor.

  • Adheres to all environmental, health and safety SOP's, equipment, policies and procedures, including any department specific requirements. Serves on safety, quality and other committees, if applicable.

  • Work may be conducted within a controlled environment where ESD controls exist



  • High school education or equivalency

  • 2+ years experience in an electronic, mechanical and/or PC board manufacturing environment (mechanical assembly)


  • Six sigma training and/or yellow belt certification preferred

  • Train the trainer experience preferred

  • Ability to work and manage own time under minimal supervision.

  • Flexible, takes direction, self-motivated and focused with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines

  • Demonstrates root-cause problem solving to identify and perform troubleshooting

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with ability to effectively communicate cross functionally within the organization

  • Must have good hand-eye skills and mechanical aptitude.

  • Working knowledge of GMP and ISO Standards preferred

  • Ability to interpret and understand production documents and drawings to complete tasks

  • Basic computer skill knowledge

  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, reach within hands and arm's length, stoop, kneel, and crouch.

  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time

  • Ability to handle and lift up to 25lbs as needed for specific job functions


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

  • 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

  • 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:

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, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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