• Production Supervisor

    Abbott Minneapolis, MN 55446

    Job #2179939745

  • 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 113,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

    Job Description

    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.


    We are seeking a Production Supervisor for our Plymouth, MN location to drive the process of continuous improvement and lean manufacturing principles. This role is responsible for their shifts' performance with respect to safety, quality, on-time delivery and cost.

    Weekend Shift : Friday-Sunday

    • Maintain high level of visibility with production staff. Use hands-on approach to communicate daily and involve production staff in problem solving.

    • Develop a high-performance work team with high levels of worker morale, satisfaction, and performance.

    • Create and maintain a respectful work environment by listening, seeking facts to support decisions, managing one's own reactions, and addressing unacceptable behavior.

    • Help production staff succeed through performance management. Provide coaching and performance communication to support development.

    • Review general status of production schedules to identify and resolve problems.

    • Ensure the desired product quality levels are achieved through use of standard work and training to those standards, training in operation and inspection techniques, and use of tools/data.

    • Support and implement new, customer-focused processes in accordance with lean principles and practices. Provide training and coaching to improve standard work, work center organization (5S), and housekeeping. Actively provide change leadership as required.

    • Support and foster an environment of continuous improvement by encouraging production staff to challenge existing processes and implement solutions that enhance the overall effectiveness of the operation.

    • Support production staff in understanding company policies and practices.

    • Maintain time and production records.

    • Take notice of process related problems and support production staff in taking corrective action to improve the overall performance of the team.

    • Communicate with and listen to production staff on a daily basis regarding work team performance, strategic initiatives, policy changes, safety, quality, etc.

    • Communicate with other supervisors and appropriate personnel regarding equipment, safety, work center schedules, company policies and practices, performance improvement plans, etc.

    • Hires and retains a diverse, highly qualified staff and provides ongoing performance feedback.

    • Maintains a safe and professional work environment.

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

    • 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.

    • Performs other related duties and responsibilities, on occasion, as assigned.



    • 3-5 years of manufacturing operations industry experience


    • Associate degree or above preferred.

    • Previous experience in manufacturing operations with demonstrated ability to acquire and apply manufacturing principals is preferred.

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

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

    • Strong leadership skills, including the ability to set goals and provide positive and constructive feedback respectfully to build positive relationships and improve business results.

    • Ability to work effectively within a team in a fast-paced changing environment.

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

    • Multi-tasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

    • Strong organizational, planning, and follow-up skills and ability to hold others accountable.

    • Ability to travel approximately 10%, including internationally.


    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

    • Production areas that are clean, well-lit and temperature-controlled

    • 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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    An Equal Opportunity Employer

    Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

    We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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