Manufacturing Operator – $20.66 / hour (3rd Shift)


Altavista, Va., is one of Abbott’s largest nutrition manufacturing plants equipped with advanced technology to ensure efficient production. Working here will make you feel like you’re part of a family that works together to make a difference and help nourish millions of families around the world.


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

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, Medical Benefits start day 1
Vacation – 3 weeks accrued vacation (1st yr is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
Company Paid Pension Plan
401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match of 5%
Tuition reimbursement, the Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU education benefit – an affordable and convenient path to getting a bachelor’s degree.
A company recognized as a great place to work in dozens of countries around the world and named one of the most admired companies in the world by Fortune.
A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.
The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities

The Opportunity

This Production Specialist position works out of our Altavista, VA location in the Abbott Nutrition Division.

What You’ll Work On

Safely operate both complex and standard high-speed production equipment that makes our industry-leading nutrition products
Maintain inventory of packaging materials
Complete workorder documentation
Perform quality checks
Clean equipment and the production environment
Troubleshoot equipment issues

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

Pay and Shift

The hourly pay for this position is $20.66 and this is for 3rd shift.

Required Qualifications

High school diploma or GED
6 months prior manufacturing experience
Good written/verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, analytical troubleshooting skills and the ability to multitask

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals
Experience with tools and equipment related to the position or experience as a Sr. Production Equipment Operator is desired
Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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