Supervisor, Manufacturing Technicians - Capital Equipment/Medical Device

Dublin, CA, United States
Nov 10, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
About AbbVie
AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that solve serious health issues today and address the medical challenges of tomorrow. We strive to have a remarkable impact on people's lives across several key therapeutic areas: immunology, oncology, neuroscience, eye care, virology, women's health and gastroenterology, in addition to products and services across its Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at . Follow @abbvie on Twitter , Facebook , Instagram , YouTube and LinkedIn .

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Technician Supervisor, Dublin, CA

*YOU ARE more than just a title, YOU ARE... a strong leader with the ability to solve problems and develop good team relationships. You will supervise the Technicians at the Dublin, CA site for AbbVie. Coordinates with Engineering and Operations to build, test, and document electromechanical medical devices and manufacturing test fixtures and proactively maintains production equipment to keep it running smoothly. Train and lead other technicians to perform the necessary job functions.


Be a Strong Leader who will:
  • Supervise, assign and guide Manufacturing and Engineering Technicians with their day to day activities.
  • Experienced in performing IQ, OQ and PQ.
  • Ensure that all preventive maintenance records are properly recorded into RAM.
  • Work with Development and Operations Engineering to bring new products from prototype into volume production.
  • Build, test, and document manufacturing and test fixtures. Also contribute to the design of manufacturing and test fixtures.
  • Work with R&D and Operations Engineering to write and/or modify work instructions for manufacturing test and assembly processes for NPIs and product improvements
  • Perform testing to protocols, recording equipment used and results achieved in verification test reports.
  • Devise, document, and maintain calibration and preventive maintenance processes for manufacturing and test fixtures.
  • Troubleshoot electromechanical devices and determine root causes. Write investigation reports and rework instructions.
  • Set-up and perform ad-hoc engineering tests under the guidance of Operations Engineering.
  • Suggest ways to improve line efficiency, reduce cost and assist in bringing other suggested improvements to the line.
  • Train new technicians and be the point of contact for technical issues.
  • Subject matter expert for RAM during audits.
  • Occasional travel to other work and supplier sites.


  • AA in Electronics or a Mechanical Technician Degree or equivalent education or experience.
  • Experience using electrical test equipment such as DMMs and oscilloscopes.
  • At least three years' experience working as a technician on the production line or in an R&D lab.
  • Ability to read schematics and engineering drawings is highly desired.
  • Good communications skills.
  • Proficiency with MS-Office software including MS Word and Excel.
  • Experience working in a medical device R&D, NPI, or manufacturing environment.
  • Responsible for performing all duties in compliance with FDA's Quality System Regulation (QSR), ISO13485, the Canadian Medical Device Regulations, and all other international regulatory requirements with which AbbVie complies.


Job Type


Equal Employment Opportunity
At AbbVie, we value bringing together individuals from diverse backgrounds to develop new and innovative solutions for patients. As an equal opportunity employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy), physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.