Production Cleaning Specialist (3rd Shift, Fri-Mon) - Sturgis, MI Plant



Sturgis, MI, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

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Job Title: Production Cleaning Specialist (3rd Shift, Fri-Mon)

Pay and Shift

The hourly rate for this position is $20.50 + 5% shift differential. This role works 10-hour shifts from 10:00pm to 8:30am on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.

Working at Abbott

At Abbott, you can do work that matters, grow, and learn, care for yourself and your family, be your true self, and live a full life. You’ll also have access to:

  • 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 plan
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness and occupational health programs, Medical Benefits start day 1
  • Vacation – 120 hours of accrued vacation (1st yr is prorated) + vacation buy program + 3 personal days + 10 paid holidays
  • Retiree Healthcare program
  • Robust 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • 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 stable company with a record of strong financial performance and history of being actively involved in local communities
  • A company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as the best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Sturgis, MI location in the Abbott Nutrition division. 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®, and Glucerna® – to help them get the nutrients they need to live their healthiest lives.

For over 70 years, Abbott’s Sturgis, Mich., has been impacting its community while producing products that provide essential nutrition to millions of families around the world. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family that is dedicated to making a difference and helping others.

What You’ll Work On

Keeping our plant clean and free from contamination is your focus – and it’s so important! The Sanitation role ensures that assigned areas are properly cleaned using approved cleaning and sanitizing processes. You will be responsible for completely cleaning and sanitizing our plant efficiently (during relatively short time periods between the plant’s normal production shifts.) You will clean and sanitize processing and production equipment and these areas of the plant to meet our sanitation standards. We will ensure you have a master cleaning schedule/checklist and you are trained on standard operating procedures so that you can confidently and efficiently perform your duties and maintain food safety standards. You’ll also work with the maintenance team to ensure your cleaning schedule will align to when they work on the equipment.

  • Oversight and involvement in cleaning and sanitization processes for food processing equipment and food processing facilities.
  • Prevent cross contamination of product, work-in-progress, food contact surfaces and food contact packaging during sanitation procedures.
  • Follow all company Sanitation standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cleaning equipment and facility.
  • Perform pre-inspection of clean equipment before requesting supervisor approval.
  • Complete all required sanitation and work order documentation.
  • Maintains all sanitation related equipment including but not limited to cleaning carts and tools, automatic floor scrubbers, vacuums, foamers, cleaning equipment and tools. Keeps the cleaning supplies stocked, on-hand and organized.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the sanitation supervisor.
  • Maintains the effectiveness of the quality system and adheres to all company GMPs and Safety policies.
  • Follow established programs, policies, and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory, company, and customer requirements.
  • Follow company safety policies and practices fostering a safe workplace and environment for ourselves and our co-workers.
  • Work safely with the chemicals used in the cleaning process and ensure all chemicals are used at proper concentrations following chemical handling SOP.
  • Wear appropriate person protective equipment (PPE) while perform cleaning tasks.

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

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
  • Ability to follow all GMPs, Food Safety, and EHS SOPs per assignments.
  • Ability to work with extended periods of standing, walking, bending, twisting, and lifting in safe manner.
  • Ability to lift-up to 50lbs and push and/or pull up to 100 lbs.
  • Properly, accurately, and legibly complete required documentation.
  • Ability to perform the essential functions of this position with minimal supervision.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Sanitation experience in a food manufacturing environment

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Pre-Employment Inquiries and Citizenship | U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (

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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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The base pay for this position is $16.55 – $33.15 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.