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Metrologist II

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Contract position in Pittsburgh, PA posted October 11, 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.

Our Neuromodulation business is an area of expertise for Abbott.

This business includes implantable devices compatible with mobile technology to help people who suffer from chronic pain and movement disorders.

Our Solutions include Proclaim (TM) XR SCS System, the 1 Spinal cord stimulator on the market, Proclaim (TM) DRG Neurostimulator, the only FDA approved DRG therapy and a market leader in radiofrequency ablation therapy, Abbott RFA.

These non-opioid therapies allow us to provide interventional pain therapy to patients throughout the pain continuum.

Our deep brain stimulation technology for progressive diseases help people manage their Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor symptoms, steering away from side effects.

Our location in Plano, TX currently has an opportunity for a Metrologist II.

The Metrologist performs complex calibrations working under minimal supervision, performs accuracy verification of measurement and test equipment used in production, product development and research and development (R&D).

Types of test equipment includes, but not limited to: Dimensional, Physical, Mechanical, Torque, Electronics, Temperature/Humidity, and CMMs WHAT YOU’LL DO Calibrate inspection, measurement, and test equipment (IM&TE) to written protocols.

Maintain accurate written and calibration records with the CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) database Apply existing work methods to different situations and solves problems ranging from recurring/routine to complex situations.

Utilizing various measurement/test equipment and computers, calibrates electronic test measuring equipment and signal generating equipment to conform to set standards.

Tests, calibrates, adjusts, and maintains measuring and indicating instruments.

• Writes calibration procedures, prepares documentation, inputs data, and generates reports.

Reviews laboratory reports, procedures, proposed engineering changes, tooling prints and documentation for appropriateness and accuracy.

Sets up calibration sequences, methods and procedures according to detailed specifications, documents, drawings, and requirements.

Disassemble, cleans, repairs, and replaces defective parts of test equipment.

Applies theoretical principals, evaluation, ingenuity, and creative/analytical techniques to identify route cause of calibration problems.

Perform relatively complex assignments and solves problems that may have a variety of solutions.

Adapt existing work methods to different situations.

Resolves unusual, nonstandard problems.

Serve as the Out of Tolerance coordinator and performs reverse traceability on OOT calibration standards to determine impact and risk Measurement uncertainty related activities Audit support May serve as lead and assign work to less experienced personnel; reviews work of lower-level employees for quality and content; serves as a mentor when assisting less experienced staff in solving more complex problems.

Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements.

Complies with U.S.

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, ISO-13485 other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments.

Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU’LL BRING High School diploma or equivalent Precision Measurement Electronics Lab (PMEL) certification in the U.S.

military or equivalent electronics and calibration training ASQ Certified Calibration Technician desired 10 or more years of progressively more responsible related work experience in the calibration of test equipment and ability to understand measurement uncertainty Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of all aspects of the job, including the ability to set up and operate standard Metrology instruments Established eye-hand coordination, the capability to work with small precision devices and frequently used hand tools, a comprehensive knowledge of the calibration and test equipment, and the ability to work independently under minimal supervision Demonstrated ability to read, write and converse in technical terminology, and perform a range of mathematical calculations and measurements The ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English is also required; this requirement includes clear, understandable speech and demonstrated comprehension skills Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail WHAT 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 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: 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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