MECHANIC II
Abbott Laboratories - Sturgis, MI

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Job Title MECHANIC II AutoReqId 85857BR Job Family Facilities Job Category Full-Time Job Classification Experienced/Established Division Abbott Nutrition Supply Chain Shift Second Relocation Assistance None Overview
At Abbott, we provide the perspectives and experience necessary to translate science into real solutions for patients in over 130 markets worldwide. Today, Abbott's nearly 90,000 employees are doing work that matters. Job Description PRIMARY FUNCTION / PRIMARY GOALS / OBJECTIVES:
To maintain and improve plant mechanical systems and equipment in order to provide a high degree of safety, quality and productivity. Typical activities include (but are not limited to): mechanical and machine component repair, mechanical fluid and utility systems troubleshooting; machine modifications and improvements; fabrication, machining, welding, installation or rearrangement of new or existing equipment; and total plant and facility maintenance.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

Use of precision tools and equipment to complete mechanical maintenance jobs.

Provide support to primary plant operations. Total plant equipment coverage includes, but is not limited to: packaging lines, processing, drying, filling, HVAC, warehouse, agglomerator, backflow preventers, seamers, pumps, laundry and cafeteria. Assignments include: responding to equipment emergencies, performing mechanical PMs during operation or during periods of scheduled downtime; equipment lubrication; design and fabrication of mechanical items in response to customers’ work order requests; communicating routinely with line personnel and supervision to maintain knowledge of the latest production schedule; communicating potential equipment problems to production and maintenance supervisors to allow scheduling of repairs; and looking for and implementing equipment and system improvements.

Work well with little supervision. Follow all plant and department procedures, GMPs, JSAs and general plant safety rules. Keep all work areas clean and neat. Housekeeping of shop is primarily the responsibility of the mechanics. May lead one other employee, including directing one other maintenance person on a job; and providing limited OJT for people new to the department. Record and communicate shift activity in an organized manner. Be certified for tank entry and lockout/tag out and confined space entry procedures.

Learn and become proficient in performing mechanical repairs to production equipment and plant utility systems. This involves troubleshooting complex, high-speed filling and packaging machines; making machine adjustments to liquid line and powder seamers; timing mechanical systems such as rotary sterilizers or traywrappers for proper operation; cutting of metal with a plasma cutter or torch; machining of parts on the lathe or mill for replacement or repair or worn parts.

ACCOUNTABILITY / SCOPE / BUDGET:
The Mechanic II’s responsibility within the Maintenance Department is to maintain the plant mechanical equipment and utility systems in a safe and reliable condition in compliance with all applicable corporate, state and federal codes. The Maintenance Department’s function is to provide outstanding customer service to the manufacturing and support groups in the Sturgis plant through the preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and upgrading of plant processing, packaging, filling, drying and infrastructure systems. This is executed in a manner which enables the Sturgis plant to safely, economically and efficiently conduct business. In addition, Maintenance Department personnel serve as a technical resource to the plant and divisional manufacturing and engineering groups.

Work Days/Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 15:36 to 23:54 Skills/Experience Requirements Basic Qualifications:
Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals.

Note that a minimum of three years experience as an industrial or commercial Mechanic or the equivalent job experience or training is required.

Prior to this job (specify): Maintenance Mechanic III

REQUIREMENTS:
A basic understanding of mechanical system, mechanical a spatial aptitude are necessary for this position. Good mathematical skills are required. Basic knowledge of hydraulic systems. Must learn proper lubrication procedures with oil and grease. Attention to detail and follow up are very important in this position.

Preferred Qualifications: Education Requirements High School Diploma/GED Significant Work Activities & Conditions Awkward/forceful/repetitive (arms above shoulder, bent wrists) use of arms (more than 25% of the day)
Work in a clean room environment
Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday)
Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
Continuous walking for prolonged periods (more than 2 hours at a time in an 8 hour day)
Driving a personal auto or company car or truck, or a powered piece of material handling equipment
Lift, carry, push or pull weights of more than 20 pounds/9 kilos on a regular/daily basis
Wear ear plugs
Work at heights, e.g. ladders, scaffolds, catwalks, etc.
Work in confined spaces
Work in noisy environment
Work requiring repeated bending, stooping, squatting or kneeling
Work with or near radiation sources and/or radioactive material Percent of Travel No traveling Country USA State/Province Michigan Site Location Sturgis, MI Employer of Choice
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