ABBOTT LABORATORIES Operator 1 Salary in the United States

How much does a Operator 1 make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Operator 1 at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $44,997 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $38,699 and $51,295. 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 Operator 1 do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

Structural Heart Business Mission:  why we exist

Our business purpose is to restore health and improve quality of life through the design and provision of device and management solutions for the treatment of structural heart disease.
We aim to lead the markets we serve by requiring the solutions we offer customers provide an improved benefit/risk profile as compared to existing standards of care; a performance threshold that by definition, guides and ensures the productive output of our engineering, business development, and clinical research efforts result in outcomes that advance the standard of care.

Our location in Plymouth, MN, currently has an opportunity for an experienced, high caliber Operator I to work under general supervision in accordance with specific procedures and practices, may perform a combination of assembly, weld, x-ray, repair, and test operations on pacemakers, implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs), leads, and related medical device assemblies. This position performs routine assignments with detailed instructions. Follows general instructions for routine work and more detailed instructions for new or special activities. Performs assignments of moderate complexity; usually refers more complex problems to immediate supervisor, lead or more senior level personnel from within the assigned department.

Work hours: Weekend Shift - Fri, Sat, Sunday 5AM to 5:30PM


  • Performs Electronic Assembly functions:
  • Assembles, welds, solders and x-rays medical devices and related parts using microscopes and applicable tools
  • Locates and corrects problems by examining x-rays and performing visual inspection of parts
  • Repairs and tests units using computerized test equipment
  • Performs Casting/Coating functions:
  • Examines medical devices and related assemblies after molding operations to locate bubbles, nicks and/or excess epoxy
  • Utilizes small drills, reamers, taps and knives to access bubbles and remove excess epoxy
  • Patches and repairs bubbles or voids using syringes and small tools; bakes parts to cure epoxy patches
  • Performs Mechanical Assembly functions:
  • Kits, assembles, bonds coats and processes medical devices and related parts using microscopes and applicable tools
  • Locates and corrects problems by examining devices and components and visually inspecting parts/assemblies
  • Repairs and corrects devices and related components using microscopes and applicable tools
  • Performs Packaging Functions
  • Kits, assembles and packages devices and related accessories using applicable tools
  • Locates and corrects problems using microscope and applicable tools
  • Reviews all device documentation for completeness and accuracy
  • May set-up/utilize special test equipment
  • May provide assistance in expediting priority product and tasks in assigned areas
  • Notifies supervisor of the need to replenish supplies/materials and of any production difficulties that cannot be readily corrected


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Typically two plus years of relevant training/experience in the assembly of digital/analog circuitry, devices, components or equivalent 
  • Experience must include at least one year in the bio-medical field or experience working in an air-conditioned clean room manufacturing environment requiring stringent environmental controls
  • Demonstrated use of standard hand tools used in the assembly of bio-instruments/bio-devices
  • Incumbents are required to have demonstrated spelling, punctuation, grammar, basic math/numerical, organizational skills, and a familiarity with standard manufacturing/office equipment and procedures
  • The ability to read, write, and communicate effectively in English is also required; this requirement includes clear, understandable speech and demonstrated comprehension skills
  • The ability to successfully pass a reading comprehension pre-employment examination is mandatory
  • Must have the ability to on occasion lift up to approximately 25 pounds


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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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ABBOTT LABORATORIES Operator 1 in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $38,699 to $51,295 with an average total cash compensation of $44,997. 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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