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Group Lead – 1st Shift

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Minnetonka, MN posted April 14, 2021.

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.Group Lead – 1st Shift Leading an active lifestyle is important to the many people we serve. In Abbott’s Heart Failure division, we’re advancing the treatment of heart and vascular disease through breakthrough medical technologies in electrophysiology and heart failure, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.  We are seeking an experienced, high caliber Operations/Production Group Lead. This position ensures the effective use of material, equipment and personnel in producing quality production. Responsible for ensuring inventory accuracy, cycle counts, and meeting build schedules. WHAT YOU’LL DO Assists in coordinating production activity in assigned work areas, ensuring that product is continuously processed in accordance with build schedulesCoordinates communication of work instructions to personnel in designated areas in accordance with supervisory objectivesEnsures that quality and production goals are metPerforms regular process and quality performance audits of personnel, tooling and equipment in assigned areasAdvises supervisor or other appropriate contacts in the event of equipment failureAccumulates information for assigned areas regarding work in process inventory status and daily output quantitiesAssists in providing direct training to area operators as requiredProvides assistance in expediting priority product and tasks in assigned areasPerforms inspection and determines disposition of rejected components per required documentation, as directedMay perform direct manufacturing operations in support of build schedules, as directed or as necessaryDaily meeting with manufacturing operators for better communication and continuous improvementEnsures PM (preventive maintenance) and Calibration stickers are up to date5S audit and weekly meeting with other area value stream group-leads in an organizationEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING  Required Typically a minimum of four or more years of progressively more responsible assembly experience, including the ability to provide work/lead direction to a teamHS Diploma or equivalentDesired demonstrated knowledge of LEAN manufacturing, assembly, and production technical skills, and quality practicesPrior experience working in an air-conditioned clean-room manufacturing environment is also requiredThe comprehensive ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English is also required; this requirement includes clear, understandable speech, demonstrated comprehension skills, and demonstrated competence in English spelling, grammar and punctuation.Must be able to use discretion and handle sensitive/confidential informationDemonstrated proficiency in operating a personal computer.Must be proficient in using various PC-based software packages including word processing/spreadsheet softwareAbility to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment Preferred An Associate Degree in Electrical/Mechanical Technology, or other comparable specialized training in and working knowledge of the manufacture of implantable medical devices or their equivalentPrefer one – three years of experience as a group-lead in a manufacturing environmentWHAT WE OFFER  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 priorityProduction 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.  Connect with us at, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal. 

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