Abbott Processing CIP Operator - 2nd Shift (3p-11:30p), Altavista, VA Plant in Altavista, Virginia

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.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Primary Function / Primary Goals / Objectives:

The Processing Operator is responsible for the manufacturing of liquid pediatric and medical nutritional products. The job requires the lifting and physical handling of raw ingredients during the weighing, staging and manufacturing processes. The job also requires interaction with computer systems that are integrated into the manufacturing process along with documentation of manufacturing steps in accordance with work order and job procedures. A processing operator must adhere to all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and regulatory standards and follow detailed work order instructions and be capable of performing the variety of duties either “A”, “B” or “C” processing functions.

Major Responsibilities:

Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system.

  1. Preparation/operation/monitoring/documentation of bulk slurries for blending operations.

  2. Preparation/operation/monitoring/documentation of computer-controlled heat treatment processes.

  3. Preparation/operation/monitoring/documentation of computer-controlled blending processes.

  4. Weighing/documenting/staging, utilizing a computer-controlled weigh system for batch ingredients.

  5. Preparation/operation/monitoring/documentation of a computer-controlled clean-in-place (CIP) system utilized for manufacturing equipment (i.e. tanks, heat treatment system, etc.).

  6. Preparation/perform/document product Line work operations (i.e. Standardization/Final Water using ingredients, flavors, oils etc.).

  7. Maintain area GMP compliance through routine cleaning of equipment, general area and preventative maintenance of equipment; adherence to batch work order and job procedures, while recording/maintaining accurate documentation

  8. Receipt and transportation of bulk raw ingredients, CIP chemicals etc.

  9. Perform and support other work related duties as assigned.

Education:

High school diploma or GED equivalent. Some college or vocational schooling desired.

Background:

Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals.

Experience:

Prior food manufacturing or similar batch process with a significant emphasis on Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) and computer-controlled systems desired.

Skills:

Must possess good written, verbal, computer, and mechanical skills. Possess good interpersonal skills and be able to work safely in a team environment. The candidate must have the ability to multi-task in a dynamic environment with the ability to comprehend, make decisive decisions and use problem solving skills while maintaining quality product and area GMP at all times.

Accountability / Scope/Budget:

Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the plant operations by producing high quality products in a timely manner for various filling 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. The position requires a high degree of attention to detail and an ability to think about critical situations/decisions.

JOB FAMILY:

Manufacturing

DIVISION:

ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain

LOCATION:

United States > Altavista : Building 15

ADDITIONAL LOCATIONS:

WORK SHIFT:

Standard

TRAVEL:

No

MEDICAL SURVEILLANCE:

No

SIGNIFICANT WORK ACTIVITIES:

Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous walking for prolonged periods (more than 2 hours at a time in an 8 hour day), Lift, carry, push or pull weights of more than 20 pounds/9 kilos on a regular/daily basis

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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