Production Maintenance Mechanic - 2nd or 3rd Shift (Altavista, VA Plant)

Production Maintenance Mechanic - 2nd or 3rd Shift (Altavista, VA Plant)

Abbott Laboratories | Brooklyn, NY, 11201, US
Salary Range:$51,000 – $68,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 10 days ago

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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.

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.

Altavista, Va., is Abbott's largest nutrition manufacturing plant in the world. But working here, you'll feel part of a family - a family of 670+ that works together to help nourish the world.


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 Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU 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:

The Opportunity

This Multi-Craft Mechanic III position works out of our Altavista, VA location in the Abbott Nutrition Division.

What You'll Work On

* Maintenance of the plant's high-speed production equipment that makes our industry-leading nutrition products
* Non-repetitive mechanical repairs and troubleshooting
* Mechanical fluid and utility system troubleshooting
* Fabrication, machining and welding
* Installation or rearrangement of equipment
* Completion of work documentation

You'll be accountable for meeting our compliance standards including FDA, OSHA and Abbott policies and procedures.


The shift for this role is 2nd or 3rd.

Required Qualifications

* High School Diploma or GED
* Understanding of mechanical systems
* Mechanical and spatial aptitude
* Good math and writing skills
* Knowledge of hydraulic and fluid systems as well as proper lubrication procedures with oil and grease

Preferred Qualifications

* Welding certification preferred
* Backflow prevention certification preferred

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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.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

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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