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Abbott Dryer Operator I - Sturgis, MI Plant (Night Shift) 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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Primary Functions/Primary Goals/Objectives:

This entry level position allows new operators to become familiar with plant procedures and policies, which enable them to learn the basics of their assigned dryer. On dryer #4, the operator will learn the operation of the Dryer and CIP Systems and will assist the dryer technicians and specialists with more complex systems. This will facilitate their development towards positions of increasing responsibility. In addition, the operator will learn operational knowledge of powder transport systems and IBC handling and storage systems. Operators will gain operational knowledge and applicable tasks of evaporating batches, product sterilization, drying product, weighing and adding vitamins, add up corrections, troubleshooting and CIP of equipment. Will need to learn and follow all GMP and safety guidelines, to stay in compliance with OSHA and FDA regulations.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Fluid bed operation

  • Weighing/adding minerals and vitamins

  • Forklift operations

  • Assisting dryer technicians w/production and CIP

  • Housekeeping tasks/sanitation procedures

  • Operation of IBC filling stations

  • Assembly/disassembly of IBC systems

  • Assembly/disassembly of various powder transport systems

  • Evaporator system operation and CIP

  • Injector system operation and CIP

  • Dryer system operation and CIP

  • Fines reinjection system and CIP

  • IBC filling, handling, storage (forklift operation)

  • Powder handling systems (transporters to hopper)

  • Giving direction and assistance to operators


High School Diploma or Equivalent required.


6 months to 1 year of manufacturing experience preferred.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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