Abbott Forklift Operator - Fairfield, CA Plant (1st/2nd Shift) in Fairfield, California

At Abbott, we're committed to helping you live your 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, 94,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve. Please note that candidates need to be eligible to work in the U.S. without Abbott sponsorship.


Primary Function/Primary Goals/Objectives:

The Forklift Operator receives, stores, picks and dispenses raw materials and/or finished products. 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.). The Forklift Operator is responsible for line support, receiving, loading, unloading, and casepicking 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.

Major Responsibilities:

  • 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

  • Utilizes knowledge of both raw materials and finished product nomenclature

  • Understands and 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

  • Understands and completes label control portion of work order

  • Maintains accurate records and reconciles inventory errors

  • Possesses an understanding of CLASS A principles and Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)

  • Must perform other duties as determined by department leadership to meet department goals


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


  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals

  • 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.


Accountable for personal safety and adhering to the safety guidelines. Must communicate safety and GMP concerns to Plant Material Control leadership & follow up to assure the concerns are addressed. Must supply materials to lines or move product to and from dock areas to maintain efficient shipping and receiving operations. This position is accountable for complying with applicable FDA (GMP), USDA, OSHA and Abbott regulations, policies, procedures or guidelines.


Supply Chain


ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain


United States > Fairfield : 2302 Courage Drive









Continuous sitting for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day), Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)

Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Individuals with Disabilities/Protected Veterans.

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Abbott is about the power of health. For more than 125 years, Abbott has been helping people reach their potential — because better health allows people and communities to achieve more. With a diverse, global network serving customers in more than 150 countries, we create new solutions — across the spectrum of health, around the world, for all stages of life. Whether it’s next-generation diagnostics, life-changing devices, science-based nutrition, or novel reformulations, we are advancing some of the most innovative and revolutionary technologies in healthcare, helping people live their best lives through better health.

The people of Abbott come to work each day with relentless energy, enthusiasm and a promise to enhance the health and well-being of millions of people. They push the boundaries to help manage and treat some of life’s greatest health challenges.

We invite you to explore opportunities at Abbott , to see if your talents and career aspirations may fit with our openings. An equal opportunity employer, Abbott welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

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