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Abbott Plumber / Pipefitter - Sturgis, MI Plant in Sturgis, Michigan

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.

Nourish the world and your career as part of the Nutrition team at Abbott.

Our Nutrition business 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.

For over 70 years, Abbott’s Sturgis, Mich. , has been impacting its community while producing products that provide essential nutrition to millions of families around the world. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family that is dedicated to making a difference and helping others.

WHAT WE OFFER

At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • 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 – 3 weeks of accrued vacation (1st yr is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays

  • Company Paid Pension Plan

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

  • Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/tackling-student-debt-for-our-employees.html) student debt program and FreeU (https://www.abbott.com/corpnewsroom/strategy-and-strength/college-degree-for-free-its-possible-with-freeu.html) 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.

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

WHAT YOU'LL DO

The primary function is to provide 24-hour, 7-day a week "skilled trade" maintenance support to the manufacturing, warehouse, and office facilities that make up the Sturgis, MI facility. They will inspect, troubleshoot, and maintain facility, production and equipment system piping.

  • Responsible for laying out, fabricating, assembling, installing, and maintaining piping and piping systems, fixtures, and equipment for steam, hot water, heating, cooling, lubricating, sprinkling, and industrial processing systems.

  • Select type and size of pipe and related materials according to job specifications, knowledge of system operation, and study of building plans / working drawings

  • Planning sequence of installation to avoid obstructions and cutting pipe

  • Threading and ending pipe by hand or with pipe bending machine

  • Assembling and joining piping by means of threaded, chalked, wiped, soldered, brazed fused, or cemented joints

  • Securing pipes to structure with clamps, brackets, hangers, using hand tools

  • Test, inspect, replace piping and pressure relief devices on production and facility equipment

  • Coordinate scheduled work with customers and service providers

  • Perform building walk-throughs to identify needed repairs and follow up with corrective action

  • Check, test and replace steam traps as necessary

  • Maintain facility to ensure reliable and effective operation

  • Install valves and other plumbing fixtures in restrooms

  • Must have knowledge of underground, sewer lines, draining system

You’ll be accountable for meeting our compliance standards including FDA, OSHA and Abbott policies and procedures.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE YOU'LL BRING

Required

  • High School Diploma / GED

  • Journeyman or Master Plumber

Preferred

  • ASSE certification for backflow testing and repair

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com (http://www.abbottbenefits.com/pages/candidate.aspx)

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that provides the growth and strength to build your future. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity and Military/Veteran friendly Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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

The base pay for this position is $20.60 – $41.20 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email corpjat@abbott.com

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