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Forklift Operator - 2nd Shift




Full Time


Fairfield, California, United States

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 113,000 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, CA, is one of six Abbott nutrition manufacturing plants in the U.S., with about half of its products exported around the world. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family – that works together to help nourish the world.

Our location in Fairfield, CA, currently has an opportunity for a Forklift Operator - 2nd Shift.


The Forklift Operator performs a variety of shipping, receiving, inventory control and / or warehouse duties to support manufacturing of healthy living bars. Equipment frequently used includes: forklifts, motorized pallet trucks, and computerized warehouse systems using bar code scanners and radio frequency transmitters. The ever-changing commitment to our customers requires flexibility and adaptability with the ability to multi-task. Procedure compliance is critical at all times.


1. Work order picking and staging

Review Schedule/Requisition sheets

Pick Items and place on pallets per batch

Scan Container ID’s into MITS

2. Full pallet picking and staging

Pick Full pallets and break down with RF units

Create new container ID’s

Enter ID’s into MIT in the “ADD MATERIAL” menu

3. Truck loading

Review Pick sheet

Fill out truck inspection form

Check/Verify pallet, remove “pink” tag, put pallet on the truck

Return all paperwork to shipping clerk so electronic BOL can be produced

4. Line support

Provide Line driving support when needed

5. Documentation processing

Make sure all paperwork is filled out properly

Make sure all paperwork is filed properly

6. Housekeeping compliance

Good GMP practices

Completion of daily check points review

Assist in weekly area checklist walk-thrus

7. Product put away

Put Items in the proper location.

Scan into the locations using RF units, view status menu

Run MITS location status

8. Truck unloading and stock replenishment

MITS RF unit training

Reports Support receiving department

9. Perform other work related duties as assigned.


Education: High school graduate, or equivalent.

Experience: Food-grade warehousing experience in shipping and receiving preferred.

Skills: Forklift operation. Shrink-wrap operations. Able to learn computer-based warehouse systems plus basic math skills.

Behaviors: Team oriented, good communicator, high work standards, good attention to detail, high tolerance for stress, adaptable, flexible, and able to multi-task.

Physical Demands: Physically able to repeatedly lift 50 lbs.


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

  • 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

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