Senior OpEx Specialist (Tetra) at Abbott (Phoenix, AZ)

| Phoenix – Mesa – Scottsdale, AZ
Sorry, this job was removed at 1:11 p.m. (CST) on Wednesday, August 17, 2022
Find out who's hiring in Phoenix, AZ.
See all Operations jobs in Phoenix, AZ
Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
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.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • A 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
  • Robust Vacation package - 3 weeks to start (1st year is prorated) + 10 holidays + 3 personal days + Vacation Buy Program
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match and Company Paid Pension Plan
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities


The Operational Excellence Specialist has responsibility for the development and sustainability of workstreams within the site. They are responsible for focusing on the process, embracing data & facts, right first time culture, leading by example, and respect for all. This position will help lead the organization on a continuous journey of sustained improvement and support continuous improvement efforts to meet and exceed process and customer requirements in a fast-paced environment. The Operational Excellence Specialist will be responsible for the identification, management, and execution of projects within the plant that will deliver year-over-year improvements. This position will respectfully, challenge the status quo which will continually drive improvements via best-practice replication (learning from within the network and externally), to deliver sustainable results.


Support the organization's capability in knowledge and understanding of metrics and measurements which impact the total performance of the plant.

Create visual management and data understanding throughout the plant.

Execute continuous improvement projects in support of site objectives.

Mentor/train key stakeholders in the use and practice of continuous improvement methodologies and tools. (Lean, value stream mapping, six-sigma, Kaizen). Assesses current processes and standard workflow and identifies process improvement opportunities utilizing organizational, analytical, Lean, and six sigma problem-solving methodologies.

Facilitates the execution of various value stream mapping, Focus Problem Solving, and Kaizen events.

Acts as a change agent by communicating changes to the employees and helping them to learn, understand, adjust and grow within the continuous improvement culture.

Develop and implement data analyses, data collection systems, and other strategies that optimize safety, quality, efficiency, and overall site continuous improvement. Solving manufacturing problems that have a variety of complex features and mitigating repeat events.


Education Level

Major/Field of Study

Bachelor's Degree (Engineering, Business, Operations, Science or related).


Experience Details

2-4 years of demonstrated success in applying Continuous Improvement / OpEx tools. A minimum of 2 - 5 years of experience in manufacturing operations, business improvement, quality systems, or other areas related to project management. procedures.

Certification or equivalent working knowledge of improvement tools and methodologies - Lean/Six Sigma; Green Belt preferred. Experience in operations management and knowledge of cost accounting/financial reporting systems.

Good functional computer skills (Microsoft Office programs, Excel, etc.) are required. Demonstrated diplomacy and effective functioning and communication in a matrix environment. Ability to organize and lead cross-functional teams and align team members to management's vision. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, demonstrated ability to effectively lead in a team environment, adaptability to change, ability to manage competing priorities, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a sense of business savvy. Requires the ability to make critical decisions in a fast-paced production environment. Solicits the cooperation of a diverse group of disciplines and functions tactfully and persuasively.


ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain

United States > Casa Grande : Plant





Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Work in a clean room environment, Work in noisy environment

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

EEO is the Law link - English:

EEO is the Law link - Espanol:
More Information on Abbott
Abbott operates in the Healthtech industry. The company is located in Abbot Park, IL. Abbott was founded in 2022. It has 97838 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 206 open jobs at Abbott, click here.
Read Full Job Description
Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Similar Jobs

Apply Now
By clicking continue you agree to Built In’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Save jobView Abbott's full profileFind similar jobs