Packaging Operator Trainee - Sturgis, MI Plant (2nd Shift)

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.
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
JOB FAMILY:Manufacturing
DIVISION:ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain
LOCATION:United States > Sturgis : Building 01A
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), Work requiring repeated bending, stooping, squatting or kneeling
Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.
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