Assistant Microbiologist--Columbus Plant- 3rd shift $24/hr



People & HR
Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

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.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and your family, be your true self, and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • 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 – 120 hours of accrued vacation (1st yr is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
  • Retiree Healthcare program
  • Robust 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 stable company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as the best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.


Pay $24.00/hr with 5% shift differential on top


  • Week 1: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (9:00pm-730am)
  • Week 2: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (9pm-930am)
  • Week 3: Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday (9:00pm-730am)

This position works out of our Columbus, Plant location in the Abbott Nutrition division. 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®, and Glucerna® – to help them get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest lives.

Columbus, Ohio, is Abbott’s first manufacturing facility in the world, making us a leader in science-backed nutrition products. Working here, you’ll be part of a family that works together to produce quality products that make a difference and help keep consumers nourished at every stage of their lives.

WHAT YOU’LL DO as a Microbiologist

  • Apply 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
  • Be able to work with fellow microbiologist, 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
  • Prioritize tasks to efficiently be completed with the most accurate results, and to communicate clearly and work together in a team environment
  • Product testing, Environmental testing, Raw ingredient testing
  • Documentation, Project work, Troubleshooting
  • Media preparation/general lab work: Housekeeping
  • Communication, Team work.



  • High school diploma (or equivalent) required plus 1 year of appropriate college lab studies and 1 year of college mathematics), plus 2 years of laboratory experience or 4 years’ experience in a food or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals
  • College or working in food/pharmaceutical/medical device plant or hospital/medical lab.


  • Science related Associates Degree with at least 1 year of appropriate college lab studies and 1 year of college mathematics plus 1 year of related laboratory experience or 2 years’ experience in a food or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment
  • Science related Bachelor’s Degree with at least 1 year of appropriate college lab studies and 1 year of college mathematics

Education and Experience You'll Bring

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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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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.