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Assistant Microbiologist ($3k Sign-On Bonus; $23/hr; 6:30p to 7:00a ; Rotating Weekends)


Posted Wednesday, April 3, 2024


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Tipp City, OH
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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 114,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.


Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people's health. We're always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Abbott's Nutrition Division develops science-based nutrition products for people of all ages, from helping babies and children grow, to keeping adult bodies strong and active. Millions of people around the world count on our leading brands - including Similac®, PediaSure®, Pedialyte®, Ensure®, Glucerna® and ZonePerfect® - to help get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest life.

With state-of-the-art equipment and advanced automation , Abbott's Tipp City, Ohio, facility was named Food Engineering Magazine's 2017 Plant of the Year." Working here, you'll feel part of a family - a family of 275 that works together to help nourish the world.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • 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, Medical Benefits start day 1
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • Vacation - 120 hours accrued vacation (1st year is prorated) + vacation buy program + 24 personal hours + 10 paid holidays
  • Company Paid Pension Plan
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit - an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor's degree.
  • A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

The Assistant Microbiologist (Night Shift + Alternating Schedule: 6:30pm - 7:00am EST) will carry out the approved tests to comply with the department objectives in a laboratory that supports manufacturing. There are samples that will be collected from the manufacturing floor.

Primary responsibilities include:
  • Applying high quality scientific techniques in the microbiological analysis of raw ingredients, in-process production samples , finished product testing and environmental monitoring , to ensure that all products manufactured are fit for use
  • Complete appropriate documentation , audit and release of commodities or products
  • Complete housekeeping responsibilities including autoclave , waste disposal, general laboratory sanitation, etc.
  • Ability to prepare media for test procedures
  • Demonstrate accountability and responsibility for Environmental, Health and Safety ( EHS ) performance and compliance through active participation and support of Abbott's EHS Program.
  • Partner with fellow technicians, with a high degree of motivation , attention to important details with clear communication to all team members. This is important due to the high degree of responsibility and working within a small group where each person is relied upon highly.
  • Do all testing in the lab through instruction via manuals and through training
  • Problem solving when test results are out-of-specification to assign a cause and rule lab error

This position's start rate is $23.00 per hour + a 5% shift differential. The hours are 6:30 pm to 7:00 am on a rotating schedule which provides every other weekend off.


WEEK 1: Monday: 12 hours, Tuesday: 12 hours, Wednesday: OFF, Thursday: OFF, Friday: 12 hours, Saturday: 12 hours, & Sunday: 12 hours

WEEK 2: Monday: OFF, Tuesday: OFF, Wednesday: 12 hours, Thursday: 12 hours, Friday: OFF, Saturday: OFF, & Sunday: OFF

WEEK 3: Monday: 12 hours, Tuesday: 12 hours, Wednesday: OFF, Thursday: OFF, Friday: 12 hours, Saturday: 12 hours, & Sunday: 12 hours

  • High School Diploma / GED
  • 1 year of appropriate college science with lab ( biology , microbiology , chemistry , physics, environmental sciences, organic chemistry , or biochemistry )
  • 1 year college mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, or calculus)
  • Bachelors or Associates Degree in science related field
  • 2+ years laboratory experience
  • Experience in a food or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment

* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.


Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity AND A MILITARY/VETERAN FRIENDLY EMPLOYER.

Connect with us at, Facebook at www. facebook .com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

The base pay for this position is $18.25 - $36.45 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

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The company is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all applications without regards to race, sex, age, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information or any characteristic protected by law.
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