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Forklift Operator - 2nd Shift

Company: Abbott Laboratories
Location: Vacaville
Posted on: January 15, 2022

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.

Fairfield, Calif., 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. We have a FORKLIFT OPERATOR opening.


The Forklift Operator receives, stores, picks and dispenses raw materials and/or finished products. 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 customers and other destinations. Responsible for loading and unloading of material with the use of a forklift.

* Via use of Cambar radio frequency inventory system, the employee stores, picks or assembles finished product for shipment
* Understands and properly utilizes ship orders and 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 and utilizes knowledge of both raw materials and finished product nomenclature
* Cleans up both raw material and finished goods warehouse areas
* Stages labels in mobile security carts for production lines
* Understands and completes label control portion of work order
* Maintains accurate records and reconciles inventory errors


High school diploma/GED required. Completion of technical college computer operations courses is desirable.


* Must have experience with sit down forklifts
* Ability to make decisions based on awareness of area operations is necessary. Must be able to lift and maneuver objects of considerable weight (50 lbs.)
* Must be able to deal with people under high pressure and in a constantly changing environment. This position requires good written/verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills and analytical troubleshooting 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
* Robust Vacation Package
* 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:

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, on Facebook at and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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