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3rd Shift Production Specialist I

Lake County, Illinois
Start date
Mar 28, 2023

Job Details

  • Purpose

    Describe the primary goals, objectives or functions or outputs of this position.

    The Production Specialist 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 and packaging of pharmaceutical products. He or she will be expected to contribute to and build a team environment by working together 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.


    List up to 10 main responsibilities for the job. Include information about the accountability and scope.

  • Adhere to Environmental, Health and Safety procedures and guidelines, and facilitate 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). Assist in setup of automated equipment in primary or secondary packaging area within 1-2 value stream(s). Servicing and operating automated and semi-automated manufacturing equipment to produce finished product on value stream(s) with the ability to complete assigned tasks with minimal supervision. Perform Quality impactful tasks throughout the production run, including but not limited to challenges, parameters, pulling samples, in-process checks and bulk/commodity accountability. Sustain 6S of parts and tooling across the production floor. Escalate higher level safety, quality, technical and operating issues in a timely manner to the appropriate groups. 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. Troubleshoots minor equipment related issues and performs minor adjustments to improve equipment efficiencies.

  • High school education or equivalent. Technical experience and troubleshooting aptitude preferred. Technical certificate or degree preferred.
  • 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 communicate issues to appropriate engineering and mechanical team required.
  • Basic computer skills and ability to learn new programs and applications required.
  • Understanding and experience with systems such as POMs, SAP, and MAXIMO preferred.
  • Knowledge of related cGMP requirements and procedures is 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.

AbbVie is an equal opportunity employer including disability/vets. It is AbbVie’s policy to employ qualified persons of the greatest ability without discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because 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, status as a disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, Armed Forces service medal veteran or active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran or a person’s relationship or association with a protected veteran, including spouses and other family members, or any other protected group status. We will take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, individuals with a disability, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans or active-duty wartime or campaign badge veterans. The Affirmative Action Plan is available for viewing in the Human Resources office during regular business hours.


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, and YouTube.

Stock Symbol: ABBV

Stock Exchange: NYSE

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