Abbott Sr. Production Equipment Operator - Pedialyte Line, Night Shift (1830 - 0700) in Altavista, Virginia

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their 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, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Main Responsibilities

The following responsibilities are dependent upon which manufacturing line the Sr. Production Equipment Operator is working on: The Senior Production Equipment Operator is responsible for the setup, operation, monitoring, and light maintenance and minor adjustments as needed of the labeling equipment, multiwrappers, casepackers, depalletizer and all associated equipment and conveyors. The operator must be able to maintain accurate and legible records such as Production Counts, Material Usage/Losses and properly document information on Batch Work orders as per the company procedures. The operator is responsible for adhering to the product isolation procedures, along with sampling and proper identification of product status. The operator must be able to maintain an adequate supply of materials to the equipment in operation, and also monitor supply usage and correct releases. The operator must be able to troubleshoot and make the necessary adjustments as required to maintain quality performance. The operator must ensure that both products and materials are of proper identification, correct codes and expiration dates. In addition, products and materials should also have acceptable visual and physical appearances. The operator is also responsible for periodic on line visual quality inspections and offline quality test. Responsibilities include completion and adherence to all procedures and work order documents including downtime reports, PIR's, and other associated documentation entries necessary to perform required tasks. Responsible for notifying appropriate personnel of problems or potential problem situations and successfully navigate computer driven operator interface equipment. The operator is expected to proactively identify and implement production improvements in their areas of responsibilities. Other duties may be assigned.


This position is accountable for their personal responsibility and pride to Abbott. This position is accountable to ensure that he/she holds their team members accountable for their actions and ensure for themselves that all rules and regulations applicable to the manufacture of both pediatric and nutritional products are in compliance. Any error or failure to comply could result in customer complaints, FDA violations, product recall or loss of business. This position is accountable for complying with applicable FDA, GMP, OSHA and Abbott regulations, policies, procedures or guidelines.


High School Diploma/GED

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

This position requires the ability to communicate pertinent line information to both production and support group personnel. Attention to detail, manufacturing and some mechanical aptitude are required.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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