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Assembler I

Abbott Laboratories

This is a Full-time position in Irving, TX posted September 3, 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.


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 Irving, TX, currently has an opportunity for Assembler I


With moderate supervisory direction, this position constructs simple and moderate assemblies and sub-assemblies within a production environment following a lean manufacturing process to achieve a daily build goal utilizing tools and troubleshooting methods to accomplish work. Strict adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), cGMPs and Quality Standards are mandatory.


  • Reads, understands and interprets Visual Manufacturing Instructions (VMI), follows production drawings and sample assemblies, or receives verbal instructions regarding duties to be performed.

  • Responsible for packing finished products, kits, subassemblies and quality inspections. Maintains material control of critical parts and time sensitive material.

  • Utilizes calibrated and non-calibrated hand tools and equipment to perform assembly builds. Uses manufacturing aids, fixtures and cranes. Accountable for labeling activities and work station organization.

  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives which include working with production teams to improve quality, reduce cost and increase throughput



  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent combination of education and work experience


  • Electronic assembly experience preferred

  • Must have good hand-eye skills and mechanical aptitude.

  • Ability to work with close supervision when in training and then with moderate supervision once competent.

  • Basic computer skill knowledge

  • Working knowledge of GMP and ISO Standards preferred

  • Ability to interpret and understand production documents and drawings to complete tasks

  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, reach within hands and arm’s length, stoop, kneel, and crouch.

  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time

  • Ability to handle and lift up to 25lbs as needed for specific job functions


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

  • 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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