ABBOTT LABORATORIES Operator I Salary in the United States

How much does a Operator I make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Operator I at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $41,285 as of June 27, 2024, but the range typically falls between $36,334 and $46,235. 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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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.

About Abbott

For years, Abbott’s medical device businesses have offered technologies that are faster, more effective, and less invasive. Whether it’s glucose monitoring systems, innovative therapies for treating heart disease, or products that help people with chronic pain or movement disorders, our medical device technologies are designed to help people live their lives better and healthier. Every day, our technologies help more than 10,000 people have healthier hearts, improve quality of life for thousands of people living with chronic pain and movement disorders, and liberate more than 500,000 people with diabetes from routine fingersticks.


Abbott Vascular provides innovative, minimally invasive and cost-effective products for treatment of vascular disease. Our extensive portfolio includes drug-eluting stents, bare metal stents, guide wires, balloon dilatation catheters, imaging catheters and software, vessel closure devices and peripheral stents



Working under close supervision, 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. Performs routine assignments according to specified and/or standardized procedures. Work is closely and continually reviewed. Certain problems may be referred to supervisor or more senior level personnel within assigned department.


Job Duties:

1. Performs Electronic Assembly functions:

a. Assembles, welds, solders and x-rays medical devices and related parts using microscopes and applicable tools; 

b. Locates and corrects problems by examining x-rays and performing visual inspection of parts; 

c. Repairs and tests units using computerized test equipment.


2. Performs Casting/Coating functions: 

a. Examines medical devices and related assemblies after molding operations to locate bubbles, nicks and/or excess epoxy; 

b. Utilizes small drills, reamers, taps and knives to access bubbles and remove excess epoxy; 

c. Patches and repairs bubbles or voids using syringes and small tools; bakes parts to cure epoxy patches.


3. Performs Mechanical Assembly functions: 

a. Kits, assembles, bonds coats and processes medical devices and related parts using microscopes and applicable tools; 

b. Locates and corrects problems by examining devices and components and visually inspecting parts/assemblies; 

c. Repairs and corrects devices and related components using microscopes and applicable tools. 


4. Performs Packaging Functions 

a. Kits, assembles and packages devices and related accessories using applicable tools; 

b. Locates and corrects problems using microscope and applicable tools; 

c. Reviews all device documentation for completeness and accuracy. 


5. May set-up/utilize special test equipment. 

6. Notifies supervisor of the need to replenish supplies/materials and of any production difficulties that cannot be readily corrected. 

7. Performs other related duties as directed or assigned. 

8. Support all Company initiatives as identified by management and in support of Quality Management Systems (QMS), Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and other regulatory requirements. 

9. Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes, and task assignments. Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration with all levels of employees, customers, contractors, and vendors. Equipment: 


Works with a variety of production equipment, small hand tools, test equipment, and precision measuring instruments. Also uses standard office equipment such as telephone, fax/copier, and a personal computer with standard office software. Working Conditions: Describe the work environment characteristics representative of those encountered by an employee performing the essential functions of this job. Works in a production or air-conditioned clean-room manufacturing environment; requires gowning attire to maintain a particle free environment. Low to moderate noise level. Minor exposure to chemicals. May work at a desk or workstation. 


Physical Demands: Describe the physical demands representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Activities require a significant amount of time standing and/or sitting at a workstation, walking to and from different workstations, and in interaction with other assembly, inspection, engineering and production personnel. Significant use of hands and arms plus finger dexterity to lift, hold, insert, reach, point and otherwise use and operate instruments, devices and equipment, plus good eye-hand coordination. Use of voice and hearing are important in discussions with other co-workers. Requires clear vision (correctable) in reading instruments and devices, plus reading of blueprints, specifications, operation sheets/procedures, and related production documents. May on occasion lift up to approximately 25 pounds.


Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and requirements, which may change from time to time based on business needs.

This job description supersedes any previous job descriptions with the same or similar title. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, marital status, age, citizenship, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression, status with respect to public assistance, or disability status. 





• High school diploma or equivalent preferred.

• Typically six plus months of relevant training/experience in the assembly of digital/analog circuitry, devices, components or equivalent.

• Demonstrated manual dexterity and hand/eye coordination.

• Must be able to use standard hand tools used in the assembly of bio-instruments/bio-devices. Incumbents are required to work cooperatively and productively with others. • Must be able to multi-task and rotate through all jobs performed in the assigned work group as needed. Incumbents must also be able to meet deadlines on multiple projects.

• 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. • The demonstrated ability to understand and comply with applicable Food & Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and Company operating procedures, processes, policies and rules is essential.

• Must have the ability to on occasion lift up to approximately 25 pounds.

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

• Ability to work in a highly matrixed and geographically diverse business environment.

• Ability to work within a team and as an individual contributor in a fast-paced, changing environment.

• Ability to leverage and/or engage others to accomplish projects.

• Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

• Strong organizational and follow-up skills, as well as attention to detail.

• Ability to maintain regular and predictable attendance.

• Regularly scheduled overtime is a requirement of this position.


Desired Qualifications

• Some formal training in assembly techniques; experience with assembling manufactured items in a bioinstruments/bio-devices related facility. Prior experience working in an air-conditioned clean room manufacturing environment requiring stringent environmental controls



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

  • 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

The base pay for this position is $12.07 – $24.13 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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