Technician II, Extrusion

Abbott Nutrition

Plymouth, MN

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.



Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and family, be your true self and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.

  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.

  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Plymouth, MN location in the Electrophysiology division. In Abbott’s Electrophysiology (EP) business, we’re advancing the treatment of heart disease through breakthrough medical technologies in atrial fibrillation, allowing people to restore their health and get on with their lives.

As the Extrusion Technician II, you will be responsible for providing manufacturing and engineering support to the extrusion operations, to assist in the production of high quality, life saving medical devices. This role supports production on 1st shift; 4:30am to 3:00pm Mon - Thu.

What You’ll Work On

  • Establish process parameters for new product, experimental product and R&D runs

  • Perform engineering run on IQ’s, OQ’s, and PQ’s.

  • Elevate productivity and quality concerns to appropriate resources

  • Take initiative to be involved with leadership responsibility such as scrap reduction, cycle time reduction, setup reduction, and other continuous improvement as necessary

  • Order production tooling and supply items

  • Contact outside resources when necessary such as manufacturing engineer, quality engineer or other equipment support services

  • Mentor entry level technicians and provide support to peers

  • Establish an effective working relationship with operators, group lead, and department support

  • Perform all tear down and set-ups for extruders and co-extruder

  • Achieve and maintain extruders with established cycle time and process parameters

  • Read and understand tooling prints, part prints, processes and documentation

  • Fill out documentation correctly • Perform accurate manufacturing parts inspection

  • Effectively use quality equipment such as gauges, tooling scope, micrometer, ruler, etc.

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot basic processing errors such as O.D, I.D., ovality, concentricity, FM, and etc

  • Understand material properties and effect it has on quality and the process

  • Perform basic maintenance on extruders and auxiliary equipment such as driers, melt filter, blow off table, cutters, pullers, etc.


  • High school or GED require; 2 year technical degree preferred

  • 5+ years experience, preferably in medical device industry

  • Demonstrated experience in extrusion, tooling, troubleshooting equipment, and performing machine and process set-ups

  • Experience in GMP, ISO, and FDA controlled environments preferred

  • Proficient computer, data analysis and report writing skills

  • Experience working in a broader enterprise/cross-division business unit model preferred

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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The base pay for this position is

$20.40 – $40.80/hour

In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.



EP Electrophysiology


United States > Minnesota > Plymouth : 5050 Nathan Lane N










Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous walking for prolonged periods (more than 2 hours at a time in an 8 hour day), Keyboard use (greater or equal to 50% of the workday), Lift, carry, push or pull weights of more than 20 pounds/9 kilos on a regular/daily basis


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