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Abbott Manufacturing Technician - Fermentation/Purification/Tissue Culture in Abbott Park, Illinois

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


The key to successful treatment and full recovery is often fast, accurate diagnosis. Abbott’s life-changing tests and diagnostic tools provide insights that enable smarter, faster decisions and transform the way the world is managing health.

Our pioneering technology spans the world of healthcare operations — with medical diagnostic instruments, tests, automation and informatics solutions for hospitals, reference labs, blood centers, emergency departments, physician offices and clinics.

Our location in Abbott Park (Lake Bluff), IL currently has an opportunity for a Manufacturing Technician – Fermentation/Purification/Tissue Culture



  • Manufactures diagnostic assay components such as Antigen Fermentation/Purification; Tissue Culture; Solutions; and/or Purifications.

  • Manufactures in highly regulated specialized facilities using complex equipment and systems.

  • Manufacturing and related activities must be documented with a high degree of accuracy and completeness.

  • Uses Abbott manufacturing information systems (SAP) while performing manufacturing process steps. Applies GMP; Bioburden reduction; and safety procedures.

  • After completion of initial training; maintains at least one manufacturing certification.


  • Hours: 7:00 am – 3:30 pm

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • Manufactures diagnostic assay components in areas such as Antigen Production; Tissue Culture; Solutions; and/or Purifications. Works with Potentially Biohazardous or Biohazardous material using required Personal Protective Equipment(PPE).

  • Performs routine maintenance and GMP activities while complying with GMP/ ISO requirements.

  • Demonstrates knowledge and practical application of EHS policies; procedures and practices through personal work habits.

  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  • Applies basic computer skills including word processing; spreadsheets; instrumentation related; and Abbott network systems.

  • Communicates effectively with coworkers and management.

  • Understands critical areas impacting manufacturing: Problem Resolution; Corrective and Preventive Actions; Change Control; Error Reduction; Document Improvements; Safety; Process Improvements; new process implementation; Cost Containment and Control; GMP; Inventory Control; Compliance; Training and Skills Enhancement of others.

  • Performs transactions in Abbott manufacturing information systems (SAP) and Work Order Tracking Tool (WOTT) Systems as required on time.

  • Troubleshoots and resolves basic manufacturing problems and operational issues with assistance as necessary.

  • Supports group/team activities and departmental goals.

  • Obtains and maintains required manufacturing certifications.

  • Uses supplies effectively and aware of material cost and limits waste.

  • Develops knowledge of processes and technologies.

  • Participates in identifying manufacturing documentation change control recommendations at a basic level.

  • Travel: None

Position Accountability/Scope:

  • Reports to Manufacturing Supervisor.

  • Organizes and adapts daily/weekly activities to meet assigned manufacturing schedule. Assumes full accountability for quality and accuracy of processes; procedures; and documentation performed.

  • Performs assigned tasks with supervision/guidance as required.

  • Functions collaboratively in group settings.

  • Highlights potential compliance or safety issues to area management.

  • Cultivates relationships with coworkers and supervisor.

  • Communicates effectively to coworkers and supervisor.

  • Takes initiative to be involved in team activities and decision-making.

  • Acquires knowledge and experience for continuous self-development.

  • Support achievement of departmental initiatives and goals.



  • Laboratory, verbal and written communication skills, basic scientific knowledge, basic mathematics, and basic computer skills.

  • Highly desirable experience includes participation in teams, GMP/ISO requirements and basic computer/data management. Solution/Chemical handling , Knowledge of regulations and standards affecting IVDs and Biologics.


  • High School Diploma

  • 1 – 2 (+) years’ experience with Fermentation

  • SAP, work order tracking system or similar

  • Excel


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • 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

  • Pension Plan

  • 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: at

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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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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