Production Operator - Packaging - Sturgis, MI Plant (2Nd Shift)

Abbott Laboratories Sturgis , MI 49091

Posted 1 week ago

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 109,000 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.

Abbott's Sturgis, Mich., location is an award-winning nutrition manufacturing plant, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary as part of the community. Working here, you'll feel part of a family - a family of 400 that works together to help nourish the world.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Perform the general activities pertinent to the department, by having a working knowledge of equipment and procedures pertaining to the function assigned. The Powder Products Operation Trainee is responsible for the operation and daily maintenance of packaging equipment, line support for the filling areas, tote room operations, in-process testing, documentation, completing work orders, MITS and wash jobs.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Labelers/Overcappers
  • Ensure proper operation of labelers and overcappers, ensure correct labels and overcaps for product being filled are used, ensure daily maintenance of labeler and overcapper, changeover of equipment and track work for various can sizes, routine PM's for equipment and pull samples as required
  • Hand and Auto Packers/Palletizer Tray/Shrinkwrapper
  • Auto or hand casepacking/traywrapping and pallet stacking of all products, ensure proper operation of equipment, changeover of equipment for various can sizes, routine PM's on equipment, perform outgoing inspection per work order requirement and stretch wrap finished pallets and supply lid feed system
  • In-Process Testing/Documentation Line/Tote room Support

  • Forklift Operation

  • Ensure adequate line supplies of products and materials, staging and removal of pallets, transport full and empty IBC's, verify IBC/drum releases, record empty IBC/drums and dumping of drums
  • Maintain cleanliness of dump rooms, ensure proper operation of IBC/drum equipment, changeover of IBC/drum equipment for various products and routine PM's of IBC/drum equipment

Accountability:

Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the plant operations by producing high quality products in a timely manner for various filling/packaging lines. The department will accomplish this objective in accordance with GMP, SMP and safety requirements with minimum product/ingredient loss through efficient use and maximum utilization of manpower assigned.

WHAT YOU'LL BRING

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED required

  • Familiarity with Abbott policies, procedures and products

  • Equipment procedures for each product family

  • Videojet programming

  • Work order procedures and documentation

  • Safety training

  • Forklift license

  • Methods for proper lubrication of equipment (PM's)

  • Use of hand tools, equipment training

  • Verbal Instructions

  • Recognize signs

  • Read & write

  • Follow simple written directions & prepare simple reports

  • Follow complex written directions

  • Routine machine operations (reading gauges & instruments production records)

  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, decimals, fractions & proportions

WHAT WE OFFER

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

  • Paid time off

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

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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully: www.abbottbenefits.com

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 Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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

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