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Senior Assembler at Abbott Laboratories

Senior Assembler

Abbott Laboratories Irving, TX Full Time

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.


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 Senior Assembler


As a subject matter expert, the Senior Assembler constructs complex instrument and sub-assembly builds per established procedures and completes complex troubleshooting while maintaining production schedule. This position will also support a production line to assist with questions related to assembly procedures, processes and reviewing documentation.  The Senior Assembler will be responsible for daily progress reports on instruments and training all new personnel within the assembly area. It is expected this position will assist engineering in developing methods and procedures to control or modify manufacturing processes. Strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), cGMPs, Compliance and Quality Standards are mandatory.


  • Performs complex assignments usually without established procedures. Assignments require considerable judgment, initiative, creativity and leadership in troubleshooting, suggesting alternatives, and making recommendations for continuous quality improvement. Able to complete Assembler I and II responsibilities. Uses machinery, equipment, fixture, and a variety of mechanical tools to build complex sub-assemblies

  • Assists Production Supervisor in pulling inventory for work orders and maintenance of associated quality records, scheduling work orders to meet production requirements in as efficient manner as possible, while minimizing down time. Informs management of scheduling or productions problems as they arise. Escalates production issues within the work area to the attention of the Production Supervisor or Manager and to appropriate support groups as necessary

  • Ability to teach and train new associates on manufacturing execution system. Mentors operators, technicians and other peers on enhancing their technical capabilities and increasing productivity. Participates in functional as well as technical discussions with the team.

  • Anticipates production schedule, gathers data, rotates resources on the floor to balance the line, cross trained and acts as SME for assembly (top level and sub assembly)

  • Support production line in writing all production events

  • Reviews reprocessing work and ensure line down data collection is complete and accurate.

  • Partners with test technicians to assist with triaging complex issues.



  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum 4 years of experience with mechanical assembly


  • Strong Technical writing skills required to aid in documentation review and completion

  • Working knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and Documentation

  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal format

  • Organized, self-motivated and focused with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines

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

  • Proficient with Microsoft office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook

  • Six sigma training and/or yellow belt certification preferred

  • Medical device manufacturing experience preferred

  • Working knowledge of manufacturing execution systems, SAP systems preferred

  • Basic computer skill knowledge


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:  [ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Senior Assembler

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.

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