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Night Shift Maintenance Technician - Pipefitter (6 PM-6 AM 4 days on/4 days off), 15% shift

North Chicago, IL
Start date
Jun 8, 2024

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Quality, Quality Assurance
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time
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Company Description

AbbVie's mission is to discover and deliver innovative medicines and solutions 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, and eye care and products and services in our Allergan Aesthetics portfolio. For more information about AbbVie, please visit us at Follow @abbvie on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Job Description

Welcome to AbbVie!

AbbVie is a global, research-based biopharmaceutical company formed in 2013 following separation from Abbott. The companys mission is to use its expertise, dedicated people, and unique approach to innovation to develop and market advanced therapies that address some of the worlds most complex and serious diseases. AbbVie employs approximately 25,000 people worldwide and markets medicines in more than 170 countries. For more information, please visit

We are seeking a Night Shift Maintenance Technician Pipefitter who specializes in inspecting, troubleshooting, and maintaining piping systems while providing crucial maintenance support to facilities equipment. You will be responsible for providing maintenance, repair, calibration, and improvement tasks of on-site equipment, utilities, facilities, and instruments to ensure smooth production operations, manufacturing efficiency, utility system functionality, and R&D (labs, warehouses, office facilities). As a part of this role, you will provide maintenance support to facilities equipment and assist other groups or trades to ensure operational excellence.

This position is for the night shift, working from 6:00 pm to 6:30 am, with a rotating 12-hour shift, 4 nights on and 4 nights off.

Your Responsibilities...

  • Adhere to AbbVie's code of conduct and safety policies, ensuring compliance with established company policies for GxP and safe work practices.

  • Ensure compliance with safety policies by consistently wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), actively participating in required EHS training, identifying, and reporting "Safety Opportunities" or "Near-Misses," and actively supporting safety-related programs to promote a strong safety culture. Timely completion of all required training is essential.

  • Maintain department assets to ensure production goals and quality standards are met.

  • Populate and execute relevant documentation (i.e., WO's, JP's, SOPs, etc.) while maintaining quality standards.

  • Ensure documentation is appropriately forwarded, identify inconsistencies and/or errors, and promptly fix errors with a supervisor. Prepare necessary documentation for error correction and accurately document all maintenance activity in CMMS.

  • Perform senior-level maintenance work independently on various equipment/systems, including machine lubrication, inspection, repair, and fabrication.

  • Provide preventive and demand maintenance on various equipment/systems, including compressors, autoclaves, washers, mixers, etc., and other equipment related to production or facility operations. May perform pipefitting, welding, maintenance, and other work.

  • Perform preventive maintenance work on plant equipment, including but not limited to machine lubrication, inspection, repair, and light fabrication, air handlers, and utility system components. Predictive maintenance is expected where applicable. Ordering and installing parts and materials on various equipment.

  • Work on semi-routine assignments but recognize the need for occasional deviation from accepted practice. Normally follow established procedures on routine work and require instructions only on new assignments.

  • Educate peers on existing hazards in the work area and capable of training others on routine tasks.



What do you need to do this role? You will need:

  • High School Diploma or GED is required with 5+ years of experience or Relevant Certificate with 3+ years of experience or an associates technical degree with 1+ years of experience related to root cause investigation and reliability centered maintenance analysis.

  • Years of strong work experience in the field of plumbing/pipefitting, indicating proficiency in aspects of plumbing construction and maintenance work including the ability to work well with others in a commercial and/or industrial work environment.

  • Required skills to inspect, troubleshoot, and maintain piping and equipment systems. Knowledge of steam systems.

  • Proficiency in multiple skilled trade disciplines including understanding of all aspects of piping theory and application to systems in a commercial and/or industrial environment.

  • Must be able to perform advanced troubleshooting and repairs, have the ability to install piping equipment and accessories according to Abbvie Engineering Standards.

  • Ability to accurately use measuring tools (calipers, micrometers, dial indicators, scales).

  • Experience in any of the following: mechanical trades, electrical up to 480v, Controls, Instrumentation, and/or welding experience is a plus.

  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to apply proper hand tools in an industrial setting.

  • Knowledge and ability to use basic power tools (such as electric drills, drill press, saws, grinders, pneumatic and hydraulic tools).

  • Proficiency in basic computer skills, specifically in MS Windows.

  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.

  • On an independent basis, the individual must be able to evaluate the use of various resources and make knowledgeable decisions regarding safety, company standards, and policies.

Ready to take the leap and step into the perfect role for you?

Look no further than Abbvie - join our team now!

Additional Information

AbbVie is committed to operating with integrity, driving innovation, transforming lives, serving our community and embracing diversity and inclusion. It is AbbVies 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 protected veteran, or any other legally protected group status.


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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1 North Waukegan Road
North Chicago

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