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Production Supervisor, Dryer Operations (2nd Shift) $3k Sign-On Bonus! - Sturgis, MI Plant



Full Time

On Site


Sturgis, Michigan, 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.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Abbott’s Nutrition Division 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.


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

  • 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, Medical Benefits start day 1
  • Vacation – 3 weeks 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 of 5%
  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] 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.
  • 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: [Register to View]


What You'll Work On:

  • Be responsible for the overall results for a single shift of a multi shift manufacturing operation; additional accountability could include providing overall manufacturing leadership for afternoon or night shift manufacturing operations along with responsibility for individual team
  • Initiate, manage and make decisions which impact product quality
  • Model and promote a thorough understanding of what drives product costs, profitability and cash flow within the shift, team and department, while operating within budget with a focus on margin, material utilization and Cost Improvement Program (CIP) goals. Train others in this understanding for operator engagement and involvement in cost management. Share accountability for line budgetary decisions with direct manager. Track, trend and continuously improve budgetary performance for overtime (OT), direct expenses, operating equipment effectiveness (OEE), labor, downtime, schedule performance (units per hour, Lbs./Hour), year over year CIP and material usage (this list is not all inclusive)
  • Drive OEE objectives, understand drivers and developing/executing plans around improvement of line performance and quality metrics
  • Understand all key performance indicators, developing, driving and leading the execution of plans through utilization and involvement of all team and support resources
  • Develop plans and execute efforts required to train and develop employees to improve overall manufacturing capability to deliver performance results. Create a learning environment and support individual learning and development plans. Coach and direct individuals and teams to meet performance goals and objectives. Directly supervises team and leads staffing activities

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in business, science, food technology or engineering OR equivalent experience in a regulated industry, with preference being for food, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, cosmetics, etc. required. Advanced degree in business, science, food technology or engineering preferred.
  • Proven leadership capabilities
  • Project planning & execution experience
  • Process control knowledge
  • Proven plant financial understanding
  • Experience with working on Continuous Improvement Projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in a regulated manufacturing work environment
  • Experience utilizing project planning and execution tools
  • Knowledge of FDA – 21 CFR and other regulatory requirements for Infant Formula

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* Participants who complete a short wellness assessment qualify for FREE coverage in our HIP PPO medical plan. Free coverage applies in the next calendar year.

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Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity and a Military/Veteran Friendly employer.

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