Offers “Abbott”

Expires soon Abbott

Mechanical Engineering Technician - (1st Shift) Sturgis, MI Plant

  • Internship
  • Sturgis (St. Joseph)
  • Accounting / Management control

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.



The primary function of the Mechanical Maintenance Engineering Tech is to coordinate and lead maintenance activities in such a manner as to promote a safe, efficient operation in which quality product is manufactured.  This position requires a high level of concentration on production problems, to the maintenance response in planning to resolve them, to their actual resolution, and to prevent their recurrence.  This position will need to work with cross-functional teams to drive resolution of equipment performance issues. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Ensure all EHS and quality standards are adhered on assigned shift.
  • Support the Maintenance FLL with driving the completion of mechanical work orders.
  • Be the main point of contact for mechanical items on shift.
  • Lead maintenance team on shift when FLL is not in the plant.
  • Troubleshoot and diagnose equipment reliability issues as they arise.
  • Organize and supervise the planned shutdown activities for all production equipment.
  • Assure shift coordination and follow-through on daily problems.
  • Coordinate and analyze maintenance related production problems and performance shortfalls with corresponding maintenance corrective and preventive action.
  • Participate in cross-functional problems solving exercises (ie. RCA’s, belt projects, training)
  • Train and develop new mechanics/electricians.

This position has a direct impact on productivity and performance throughout the plant.  This includes proper utilization of mechanics and equipment.  The position also directly impacts product quality in the production operations.  This position is accountable for regulatory compliance of the Maintenance operation including equipment change control.

Performance can be directly measured in end results.  Examples of the potential for negative results are:  1) Poor line performance resulting in lost product or overtime required; 2) Jeopardizing a batch or a number of batches if equipment such as seamers and sterilizers, are not functioning  correctly; and 3) Poor performance could place Abbott in a position where FDA inspections or Corporate Compliance Audits could cite violations of regulations that would be serious quality concerns, possibly resulting in recalls or a temporary production shutdown.

Routinely analyzes equipment problems, evaluates repair alternatives, and decides on appropriate courses of action.  Directs mechanics or electricians to resolve maintenance related items.  Creativity frequently required minimizing downtime.  Routinely evaluates operations by visually observing operating conditions.

Routine emergency and preventive maintenance on buildings, grounds and equipment is accomplished directly and generally without upper management review.  Special projects within these areas are reviewed with upper management for guidance on specifications, cost, etc.  The Maintenance Engineering Tech is free to use all available resources to maintain production within guidelines of Q.A., Production, SMP, GMP and State and Federal Rules and Regulations. 

Education: · High School Diploma/GED, required

2-5 years of experience as a mechanic and in-depth knowledge of mechanical systems are required. Supervisory experience is a plus.

Good communication skills, both written and verbal required.  Strong technical and leadership skills required.  These communications, technical and leadership skills are required due to the high degree of interaction with many levels and areas of technical matters and motivational needs of the department.






ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain



United States > Sturgis : Building 01A














Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), 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)


Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.


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