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Abbott Material Handler Ingredient Storage - Altavista, VA Plant (2nd Shift) in Altavista, Virginia

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 107,000 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.

Our location in Altavista VA currently has an opportunity for a Material Handler Ingredient Storage . This site is Abbott’s largest Nutrition manufacturing plant in the world. But working here, you’ll feel part of a family – a family of 650+ that works together to help nourish the world.


  • Operate a forklift or other material handling equipment to unload and receive all raw materials in a timely, accurate, and safe manner (full truckload, LTL, railcar, and tanker)

  • Ensure all supplier documentation is complete and correct

  • Accurately count and verify all raw materials prior to unloading

  • Accurately pull and stage all raw materials needed for production

  • Ensure all inventory transactions are accurate

  • Ensure Material Inventory Tracking System (MITS) matches physical description, count, location, and status of each raw material item

  • Assist with cycle counting requirements for all raw materials

  • Accurately complete InterPlant Transfers (IPT)

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



  • High school diploma or GED

  • Minimum of two years Forklift experience


  • Knowledge of inventory control system: i.e. MITS, AMAPS, and Microsoft Office

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills


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: at

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.

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Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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