Technician IV Manufacturing

Abbott Laboratories
October 15, 2021
Menlo Park, CA
Job Type


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.

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 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.


Provide technical support relating to equipment utilized in the manufacturing areas by repairing, maintaining, or modifying production equipment utilizing technical expertise, technical manuals, schematic drawings, precision tools, and test equipment. Additional responsibilities may include scheduling calibration of manufacturing Equipment and assisting with spare parts inventory.


  • Responds to assembly line equipment repair calls, by diagnosing equipment problems, and performing the necessary repair
  • Document’s equipment qualifications and upgrades made to existing machines, including preventative maintenance performed and parts used, to ensure appropriate documentation of repair history in the MP2 maintenance database
  • Maintains back-up equipment and ensures spare parts are maintained at the required levels, to meet manufacturing equipment needs
  • Assists industrial, manufacturing, and quality engineers in the operation of equipment
  • Provides equipment development engineers with feedback on equipment issues and offers suggestions for improving equipment uptime
  • Assist in the construction of worktables, providing necessary utilities, and setting up of equipment on manufacturing assembly lines
  • Modifies existing assembly lines or workstations as required to accommodate manufacturing demands
  • Initiates or maintains work schedule and establishes priorities of work assignments
  • Solves a wide range of complex problems requiring advanced interpretation of generally defined procedures and practices
  • Selects methods and practices to obtain imaginative, thorough, and practical solutions to questions.
  • Understands organizational structure and positions of key employees
  • Maintains general knowledge of products/services associated with area and employees involved with specific product lines and services
  • Co-ordinate calibration of manufacturing Equipment with external vendors
  • Document calibration tasks in Maximo
  • Organize and maintain spare parts inventory



  • Minimum 4 years related experience
  • May also require a license or certification in the area of expertise
  • Applies extensive knowledge of advanced technical concepts and practices, and a complete understanding of product or systems fundamentals in a functional area and working knowledge of other related disciplines
  • Utilizes/interprets advanced numerical and statistical data and computer software programs to present documentation and analysis and resolve complex problems
  • Performs complex technical assignments usually without established procedures
  • Assists in the design, development, evaluation, or modification of all area-specific
  • equipment, materials, systems, and/or product
  • May determine types of tests or develop preventative maintenance plans
  • Assignments require considerable judgment, initiative, creativity, and leadership in troubleshooting, suggesting alternatives, and making recommendations for continuous quality improvement methods


  • Medical device industry
  • Experience in a fast-paced manufacturing Environment
  • Quality systems and data entry experience
  • Trade certification / technical background desired but not essential


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  
  • 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. 

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