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Abbott Utility, Material Control/Receiving - Sturgis, MI Plant (2nd Shift) in Sturgis, Michigan

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 103,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

Primary Function/Primary Goals/Objectives:

  • Requires very flexible individuals who are self-starters and quickly adapt

  • Position has an assigned shift; however, on occasion will be assigned to another shift for designated periods

  • Relieve routine tasks associated with the Material Control Operator, process general stores requests, operate the floor scrubber and receive UPS and FedEx shipments

  • Flexibility in job assignments and customer service oriented

Major Responsibilities:

  • Must be able to use a forklift regularly and for prolonged periods to perform job

  • Must know duties of these positions – Receiving Clerk, Material Control Operator, General Stores, Label Hold Cage Coordinator and others so they can perform as needed

  • Operate floor scrubber

  • Timely and accurate paper and computer work, such as receiving clerk duties and others as assigned

  • Update and troubleshoot data in MITS system, such as bag movements, line supply locators, etc.

  • Process and receive FedEx and UPS (or other delivery services) shipments

  • Participate in cost reduction, process improvements and other job related activities necessary to maintain and improve department competitiveness in the industry

  • Switch trailers in the yard and between plant and off-site warehouses

  • Other duties as assigned by the manager, supervisor or crew leader


High School Diploma/GED required


  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritional products a plus but not required

  • Knowledge of warehouse operations and procedures a plus, but not required

  • Ability to use a computer to perform the job duties is required

  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a CDL (commercial drivers license)

  • Must have ability to work in a high-pressure, fast paced and constantly changing customer service driven environment

  • Must be able to safely operate a forklift on a regular and prolonged basis during the performance of job duties


Material control is responsible for the flow of materials in the plant, from receiving raw ingredients to the storage of finished products and everything in between. No direct budget responsibilities.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

To request accommodation, please call 224-667-4913 or email