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Abbott Instrument Mechanic II - Sturgis, MI Plant (2nd Shift) in Sturgis, Michigan

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 107,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands – including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® – to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

Abbott’s Sturgis, Michigan. , location is an award-winning nutrition manufacturing plant, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary as part of the community. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family – a family of 400 that works together to help nourish the world.


  • Become familiar with the execution of calibration procedures for all the instruments in the plant calibration program

  • Consistently complete calibration records accurately and neatly

  • Complete the preventative maintenance of instruments in a timely and thorough manner, and learn to draft calibration and preventative maintenance procedures for new and existing instruments

  • Use of hand tools, electrical diagnostic equipment and various calibration standards to complete instrument technician maintenance jobs

  • 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 the shop is primarily the responsibility of the instrument technicians working in the area)

  • Lead other employees (including directing other instrument technicians or maintenance personnel, providing OJT for people new to the department and recording and communicating shift activity in an organized manner

  • Be certified for lockout/tag out and confined space entry procedures

  • Provide support to primary plant operations; total plant equipment coverage includes (but is not limited to): packaging lines, processing, drying, filling, warehouse, energy center, laboratory, HVAC systems, and land application

  • Responding to equipment emergencies

  • Troubleshooting of systems with thousands of input/outputs and multiple sensing devices

  • 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

  • Looking for and implementing equipment and system improvements using correct wire-puling technique, reading electrical schematics, wiring directly from wiring diagrams, wiring PLC inputs and outputs and finding analog control values in the PLC logic programming

You’ll also be accountable for providing excellent customer service to the production teams and meeting our compliance standards including FDA, OSHA and Abbott policies and procedures.



  • High School Diploma/GED required

  • A basic understanding of electricity and electrical theory

  • A working knowledge of computers, computer operating systems and the operation of electrical and pneumatic components and devices

  • Strong mathematical skills are necessary

  • Attention to detail and the ability to complete required documentation in a neat and accurate manner is very important to this position

  • Read electrical schematics and wiring diagrams

  • Follow diagnostic and repair procedures from instrument equipment manuals

  • Familiarity with electrical theory, plant operations, equipment and procedures

  • 3 years' minimum related experience


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: www.abbottbenefits.com at http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx

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 www.abbott.com at http://www.abbott.com/ , on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com