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Abbott Manufacturing Operator - Filling - Sturgis, MI Plant (3rd Shift) 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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.

Position Summary:

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


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.


  • 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

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