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Assistant Microbiologist I - Night Shift (6:30pm - 7am EST With Alternating Schedule)

Union, Ohio
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

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 113,000 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

  • Vacation - 3 weeks accrued vacation (1st year is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays

  • Company Paid Pension Plan

  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%

  • 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.

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  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities


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The Assistant Microbiologist I (Night Shift + Alternating Schedule: 6:30pm - 7:00am EST). The role will carry out the approved tests to comply with the department objective for our Tipp City, Ohio location. Primary responsibilities include product, environmental and raw ingredient testing and documentation. The position is based on-site (Tipp City, Ohio). There is an ability for career growth within the Microbiology Lab. Relocation is unavailable for this position.

  • Will be working in a laboratory that supports manufacturing. There are samples that will be collected from the manufacturing floor. Good manufacturing practices and safety are of the highest priority.

  • 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

  • To be able to work 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.

  • To prioritize tasks to efficiently be completed with the most accurate results, to communicate clearly, and work together in a team environment

  • Additional responsibilities include housekeeping, media preparation, general lab work, as well as project work, troubleshooting and working within a team

  • Do all testing in the lab through instruction via manuals and through training. Problem solving is required when test results are out-of-specification to assign a cause and rule lab error.


The hourly pay for this position is $20.00/hour USD.

This is a Night Shift position from 6:30 pm to 7:00 am EST and allows you to have every other weekend off.

Orientation will be during 1st Shift hours (7:30 am - 4:00 pm) for the first 2 weeks.

Schedule Example (ONLY after orientation is complete):

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 (or GED) required AND 1 year of appropriate college lab studies AND 1 year of college mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry or calculus)

  • Able to lift and push 20-25 lbs. in addition to normal laboratory work


  • Bachelor's Degree of Science, with a preference for Microbiology, Biology, or a related discipline

  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals

  • College courses or job experience working in food/pharmaceutical/medical device plant or hospital/medical lab

  • Computer skills and statistical comprehension knowledge

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* 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.


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  • Job Reference: 707210720-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Abbott Laboratories
  • Location: Union, Ohio
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Healthcare & Medical
  • Job Type: Permanent