ABBOTT LABORATORIES Instrumentation Technician- Columbus Plant (Overnight) Salary in the United States

How much does a Instrumentation Technician- Columbus Plant (Overnight) make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Instrumentation Technician- Columbus Plant (Overnight) at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $61,624 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $49,068 and $74,180. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Instrumentation Technician- Columbus Plant (Overnight) do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:
The Instrument Technician position is within the Maintenance team. This position is responsible for calibrating, troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining the electrical equipment and instruments of the Columbus Plant. They must be able to accurately complete calibration records in compliance with all corporate, state and federal regulations. And they are responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system. This person must also have a customer service mentality and exceptional communication skills (written and verbal).

Major Responsibilities:

  • Respond to machine breakdowns due to electrical malfunctions or hardware/software failure.
  • Conduct preventative maintenance tasks for all electrical equipment and instruments.
  • Draft calibration and preventative maintenance procedures for new and existing instruments.
  • Install and troubleshoot new and modified equipment.
  • Conduct project work/electrical upgrades and monitor contractor project work and upgrades.
  • Monitor and repair facility and emergency system electrical failures.
  • Follow calibration procedures to calibrate all the instruments in the plant calibration program.
  • Work well with minimal supervision. 
  • Follow all plant and department procedures, GMPs, JSAs and general plant safety rules. 
  • Keep all work areas clean and neat.
  • Lead other employees and provide OJT for people new to the department; and record and communicate shift activity in an organized manner.
  • Be certified for lockout/tag out and confined space entry procedures.
  • Provide support to primary plant operations. 
  • Total plant equipment coverage includes {but is not limited to):  packaging lines, processing, filling, warehouse, and facilities where necessary. 
  • Assignments include:  responding to equipment emergencies; troubleshooting system input/outputs and multiple sensing devices; communicating routinely with line personnel and supervision to maintain knowledge of the latest production schedule; communicating potential equipment problems to production and maintenance supervisors  to allow scheduling of repairs; looking for and implementing equipment and outputs; and finding analog control values in the PLC logic programming.

Minimum Education & Experience:

High school diploma or GED is required.  Associates Degree in Electronics, Electrical Engineering or related education and experience is preferred.


  • Required to understand electricity and electrical theory, possess a working knowledge of computers, computer operating systems, electrical and pneumatic components and devices, and the ability to work safely in electrical panels with up to 480 volts.
  • The skill to read electrical schematics and wiring diagrams, follow diagnostic and repair procedures from instrument equipment manuals on a wide variety of equipment requires training and experience in electrical theory, electronics, plant systems, equipment and procedures. 
  • Attention to detail and the ability to complete required documentation in a neat and accurate manner.

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ABBOTT LABORATORIES Instrumentation Technician- Columbus Plant (Overnight) in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $49,068 to $74,180 with an average total cash compensation of $61,624. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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