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Lead Hand, Chemistry, Abbott Point Of Care (ottawa)

February 26 2021
Categories Chemistry, Pharma, Biotech, Sciences, R&D
Ottawa, ON

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 130 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 109,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 160 countries we serve.

Abbott Point of Care is a worldwide leader in providing with-patient care solutions that are intuitive, reliable, and cost-effective for our customers. By delivering lab-quality results in minutes, our i-STAT® System family of with-patient products and services fosters a collaborative, patient-centered environment while driving operational performance. We are headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with more than 1,500 global employees and a presence in 84 countries. Our 46,500 square meter, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, Abbott Point of Care, located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Status: Regular, Full Time


Provide guidance, instruction, direction and leadership to Chemistry Operations team. Identify the team’s strengths and weaknesses. In addition to a primary production role, lead and assist with day-to-day solution activities and overall shift efficiency. Coordinate production activities and serve as a main interface with personnel in other areas including technical support resources.


  • Leads and participates in the day-to-day activities within the laboratory. This includes (but is not limited to): equipment checks, cleaning, autoclaving, stocking the lab with necessary raw materials and lab supplies as per documented procedures.

  • The first point of contact for all manufacturing issues.

  • Acts as a resource to Manufacturing and test areas on issues of chemical preparations and solution quality. Maintains internal contacts with other process groups.

  • Collaborates with Supervisor to coordinate production flow within area of responsibility.

  • Plans and implements the effective position of Techs across processes in order to optimize output.

  • Focuses on next shift success by ensuring materials, solution stocking guidelines are being met, and equipment is prepared for incoming shift.

  • Provides feedback to Supervisor on the progress and barriers to achieving production goals.

  • Monitors product flow, raw materials and other key consumables in designated area and manages them to meet production targets.

  • Follows and ensures compliance to workplace operating and environmental, health and safety procedures and guidelines.

  • Assists with regular Health and Safety audits in area of responsibility recording and reporting findings to Supervisor.

  • Assists in organizing engineering experiments, planned equipment maintenance, and planned lab shutdowns.

  • Ensures Chemistry manufacturing areas meet audit readiness.

  • Supports Training in PrintChem and FabChem, provides technical direction to co-workers to strengthen overall knowledge of processes in Chemistry.

  • Understands and complies with Quality and EH&S policies, procedures and guidelines.

  • Acts as a role model and ensures operating procedures are followed.

  • Participates in production projects and process changes as directed by Supervisor.

  • Communicates ideas and suggestions for improving processes to leadership and actively participates in implementing solutions.

  • Other miscellaneous duties as may be required.

Required Education and Experience:

  • The typical minimum level of education to perform this job competently is a College Diploma (2-year program) or equivalent work experience

  • 3 - 5 years’ work experience as a Lead Hand in the Chemistry Operations or related business is an asset.

  • Demonstrated leadership success in a team environment is an asset.

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