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Special Equipment Operator - Casa Grande, AZ 2nd Shift/3rd Shift

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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Sr. Nutrition Scientist- Product Development

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. 

Our location in Casa Grande, Arizona 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 – a family of 400 that works together to help nourish the world.

Position Summary:

  • The Special Equipment Operator receives, stores, retrieves and delivers raw ingredient and packaging commodities to plant production lines
  • Equipment frequently used includes: trailer tractors, rail-car mover, forklifts, motorized pallet trucks and computerized warehouse systems using bar code scanners and radio frequency transmitters
  • Required to supply production lines with necessary packaging commodities
  • Must be able to communicate well with other departments and respond to non-routine requests for material moves
  • Attention to detail and teamwork is essential
  • The ever changing commitment to our customers requires flexibility and adaptability with the ability to multi-task

Basic Qualifications:

  • Food-grade warehousing experience in shipping and receiving preferred
  • Forklift, trailer tractor, rail-car mover and stand up lift operation
  • Ability to learn computer based warehouse systems
  • Basic math skills
  • Physically able to repeatedly lift and stack 25 lb. cases
  • Job requires ability to work in cold environment (refrigerator/freezer)

Education Requirements:

High School Diploma/GED required


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

  • A 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 • 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

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:  

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 Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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Full time
Casa Grande, AZ 85230, US