3rd Shift Production Specialist Lead

Lake County, IL, United States
Feb 21, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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The Production Specialist Lead I will work in a high performing and fast-paced pharmaceutical finishing operation in order to meet our production requirements while maintaining the utmost focus on safety and quality. He or she will support setup, changeover, packaging, equipment troubleshooting, and AQL sampling of pharmaceutical products. He or she will be expected to contribute to and build a team environment by leading and working with his or her peers daily on a finishing line. He or she will be responsible for creating a quality-focused environment by motivating/influencing others and always driving for excellence within his or her team.

  • Adhere to Environmental, Health, and Safety procedures while facilitating a proactive safety culture. Use Abbvie approved tools for the job to minimize the introduction of extraneous matter into the packaging process.
  • Perform all housekeeping cleans on the finishing lines. Able to complete line clearances for lot and list changes and perform blowing of the finishing line/equipment on 1-2 value stream(s).
  • Setup and troubleshoot automated equipment in primary and secondary packaging area within 1-2 value streams. Performs vision system tasks at the mechanic level in 1-2 value streams. Responsible for proper handling and disposition of commodities used during setup and troubleshooting to minimize MUV.
  • Perform Quality impactful tasks throughout the production run, including but not limited to pulling samples, AQL sampling, and bulk/commodity accountability. Perform Final ID of finished goods and execute Batch Record Exceptions.
  • Escalate safety, quality, technical and operating concerns and ideas in a timely manner to the appropriate groups.
  • Initiate and complete POM's exceptions and SAP transactions such as bulk returns and over/under commodity consumption. Initiates work orders in CMMS (Maximo) for repairs/improvements to be planned and scheduled.
  • Servicing and operating automated and semi-automated manufacturing equipment to produce finished product for 1-2 value stream(s) with the ability to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Sustain 6S of parts and tooling across the department you work in.
  • Communicate and drive improvement opportunities through cross functional teams. Works closely with the production schedule and understands line priorities while working with minimal/limited supervision.



  • High school diploma with equivalent experience. Technical certificate or degree preferred. Technical experience and troubleshooting aptitude preferred. Meet the requirements of a Production Technician I or have equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated focus and understanding of the importance of maintaining the highest level of quality and ensuring compliance to site level policies and procedures.
  • Ability to escalate and communicate issues to appropriate operations, engineering and mechanical team required.
  • Knowledge on vision systems faults and resolution preferred.
  • Basic computer skills and ability to learn new programs and applications required.
  • Understanding and experience with systems such as POMs, SAP, and MAXIMO preferred.
  • 4-5+ years of knowledge of related cGMP requirements and procedures preferred.
  • Requires standing up to 8-12hs per day and lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Work 40 to 48 hours per week and may work as many as 60 hours depending on manufacturing demands.

Significant Work Activities
Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)
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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.