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Forklift Operator - Fairfield, CA Plant (3rd Shift)

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

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 109,000 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 plant in Fairfield, California, is Abbott's only manufacturing plant that makes its Zone Perfect and Glucerna nutrition bars, with 180 million bars produced annually. Working here, you'll feel part of a family - a family of 210 that works together to help nourish the world.

Hours are 10pm-6:30am


  • Receives, stores, picks and dispenses raw materials and/or finished products.
  • Responsible for line support, receiving, loading, unloading, and case picking while maintaining compliance to all GMP, safety and quality guidelines.
  • Coordinates timely accurate flow of materials from warehouse inventory to work-in-process/production areas.
  • Coordinates timely accurate flow of finished products to support shipments to distribution centers and other destinations. Responsible for loading and unloading of material with the use of a forklift.
  • Responsible for implementing and maintaining the effectiveness of the quality system
  • Stores, picks or assembles finished product for shipment using the Cambar radio frequency inventory system
  • Understands and properly utilizes ship orders, associated warehouse paperwork and RF terminals for shipping/receiving finished product
  • Maintains proper FIFO flow of finished products (may include operation of a forklift truck with a push-pull attachment)
  • Stores, picks or assembles raw materials in the warehouse, verifying the commodity number, quantity, release status and lot number.
  • Checks materials against packaging lists, invoices, freight bills or other pertinent documentation to assure conformity and accuracy
  • Delivers materials to production lines in a timely manner
  • Maintains proper FIFO flow of raw materials
  • Properly utilizes RF terminals for receiving and movement of raw materials.
  • Cleans up both raw material and finished goods warehouse areas
  • Stages labels in mobile security carts for production lines
  • Maintains accurate records and reconciles inventory errors
  • Must perform other duties as determined by department leadership to meet department goals



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 1-3 yrs. forklift experience
  • Should have knowledge of applicable departmental equipment and systems, such as, Cambar, AMAPS, and MITS or previous history using similar systems. Must have and be able to demonstrate proficiency in the use of Class I and Class III powered industrial equipment (e.g. forklifts, drum haulers, electric walk behind lifts, etc.).
  • Utilizes knowledge of both raw materials and finished product nomenclature
  • Understands and completes label control portion of work order
  • Possesses an understanding of CLASS A principles and Key Performance Indicators (KPI's)


  • 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: www.abbottbenefits.com
  • 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.Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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