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Abbott Forklift Operator I, Material Control (2nd Shift) - Sturgis, MI Plant in Sturgis, Michigan

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 115,000 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.

For over 70 years, Abbott’s Sturgis, Mich. , has been impacting its community while producing products that provide essential nutrition to millions of families around the world. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family that is dedicated to making a difference and helping others.


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

  • 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

  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO

  • Vacation – 3 weeks of 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

  • 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.

  • A stable company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities


  • Position has an assigned shift; however, on occasion will be assigned to another shift for designated periods

  • Relieve routine tasks associated with the Material Control Operator, process general stores requests.

  • Flexibility in job assignments and customer service oriented

  • Regularly use a forklift for prolonged periods

  • Assists with other roles as needed (Receiving Clerk, Material Control Operator, General Stores, Label Hold Cage Coordinator and others)

  • Timely and accurate paper and computer work, such as receiving clerk duties and others as assigned

  • Update and troubleshoot data in MITS system, such as bag movements, line supply locators, etc.

  • Participate in cost reduction, process improvements and other job related activities necessary to maintain and improve department competitiveness in the industry


This position is on 2nd shift and the start rate is $20.50/hr + 5% shift differential.


Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED

  • Ability to use a computer to perform the job duties

  • Must have ability to work in a high-pressure, fast paced and constantly changing customer service driven environment

  • Must be able to safely operate a forklift on a regular and prolonged basis during the performance of job duties

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritional products

  • Knowledge of warehouse operations and procedures

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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 and Military/Veteran friendly Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $16.40 – $32.80 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email