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Specialist Technical Training, Packaging

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Mishawaka
Posted on: September 21, 2022

Job Description:

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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries. MAIN PURPOSE OF ROLE The primary function of the Specialist Technical Training, Packaging is to coordinate departmental resources and training efforts for the assigned department to ensure that related job function documents are current and consistent with each other and accurately reflect the methods used to perform various functions by departmental employees. This includes planning, organizing, directing, occasionally conducting, and controlling the training activities for annual training requirements, technical on-the-job training, new employee orientation/ training, and other training as required or assigned by Training & Development or the department supported. The incumbent is responsible for ensuring job related information is consistent between work orders, job procedures, job aids, Plant Control Procedures, and Job Safety Analysis documents. 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 MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
    • Coordination of the following training as required or as-needed: Safety GMP Technical and procedural training New equipment, business conditions, regulatory reform or updated processes/procedures.
    • Ensure consistency of technical training.
    • Develop, update, and track on-the-job technical training for all new department personnel or those assuming new positions within the department.
    • Ensure there is consistency between the methods described in the Work Orders, Job Procedures, Columbus Plant Control Procedures, and Job Safety Analysis.
    • Monitor and track the department training activities of the area supported.
    • Maintain close liaison with the area they support as well as all other areas of the plant.
    • This would also include peers or employees at the other sites.
    • Partner with management to ensure the utilization of the most efficient resources, both internal and external, to accomplish the training objectives.
    • Write, issue and update job aids and other training documents (informationals) as needed by the department.
    • Assist in the development and facilitation of department training in monthly employee meetings.
    • Partner with all areas of the plant to develop and implement new directives from Division and Corporate.
    • Provide support and knowledge to the Training Technicians as needed or requested.
    • Develop improved training content and methodology.
    • Serve as a resource in the department supported on projects and process/equipment implementation.
    • The Technical Training Specialist has full responsibility for their own work.
    • ---They set up training schedules to ensure new/transferred employees receive proper training as well as ensuring all other required training is completed and documented according to plant guidelines.
    • Errors in this training process or documentation could result in defective product, rework, corporate compliance observation, a FDA product recall, batch destruct, or serious health risk to the customer.
    • This position works closely with Quality Systems, Employee Health & Safety, all other manufacturing areas, their peers, and some outside vendors on a daily basis.
    • Involvement with personnel issues and disciplinary action may occur as it relates to proper training and documentation of the training records.
    • A Technical Training Specialist may be asked to provide the supervisor or manager of the area they support with a confidential, objective, and impartial assessment of how employees are progressing in their training. Education
      • High School Diploma / GED or an equivalent combination of education and work experience
      • Bachelors Degree ( 16 years): In Business, Science, Food Technology, Education and Development or Human Resources preferred. Experience/Background
        • Minimum 2 years: In a manufacturing environment.
        • Provide the technical and administrative responsibilities needed to coordinate and conduct training in a manufacturing environment.
        • In-depth departmental knowledge of the manufacturing principles and techniques as well as various techniques for training both technical and non-technical subjects.
        • Must be able to solve problems by determining the root cause and develop a sound plan to address the problem.
        • Receives broad instruction periodically, however, the individual has a great deal of latitude in implementing training programs to meet department objectives consistent with the department and Education & Development guidelines.
        • Must also utilize strategic planning skills and a long-range perspective in order to adequately prepare the organization for future demands and avoidance of potential problem areas. Additional Qualifications
          • Required: High School Diploma or equivalent Optional: Bachelor s Degree in Business, Science, Food Technology, Education and Development, or Human Resources
          • This is required to provide the technical and administrative responsibilities needed to coordinate and conduct training in a manufacturing environment. Incumbent must have a minimum of 2 years in a manufacturing environment.
          • This job requires an in-depth departmental knowledge of the manufacturing principles and techniques as well as various techniques for training both technical and non-technical subjects. Incumbent must be able to solve problems by determining the root cause and develop a sound plan to address the problem.
          • This position receives broad instruction periodically, however, the individual has a great deal of latitude in implementing training programs to meet department objectives consistent with the department and Education & Development guidelines.
          • Incumbent must also utilize strategic planning skills and a long-range perspective in order to adequately prepare the organization for future demands and avoidance of potential problem areas.

Keywords: Abbott Laboratories, Mishawaka , Specialist Technical Training, Packaging, IT / Software / Systems , Mishawaka, Indiana

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