ABBOTT LABORATORIES Packaging Operator Trainee - Sturgis, MI Plant (2nd Shift) Salary in the United States

How much does a Packaging Operator Trainee - Sturgis, MI Plant (2nd Shift) make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Packaging Operator Trainee - Sturgis, MI Plant (2nd Shift) at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $54,905 as of May 28, 2024, but the range typically falls between $48,552 and $61,258. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities


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What does a Packaging Operator Trainee - Sturgis, MI Plant (2nd Shift) do at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES?

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.

Position Summary:

Perform the general activities pertinent to the department, by having a working knowledge of equipment and procedures pertaining to the function assigned. The Powder Products Operation Trainee is responsible for the operation and daily maintenance of packaging equipment, line support for the filling areas, tote room operations, in-process testing, documentation, completing work orders, MITS and wash jobs.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Labelers/Overcappers - Ensure proper operation of labelers and overcappers, ensure correct labels and overcaps for product being filled are used, ensure daily maintenance of labeler and overcapper, changeover of equipment and track work for various can sizes, routine PM’s for equipment and pull samples as required
  • Hand and Auto Packers/Palletizer Tray/Shrinkwrapper - Auto or hand casepacking/traywrapping and pallet stacking of all products, ensure proper operation of equipment, changeover of equipment for various can sizes, routine PM’s on equipment, perform outgoing inspection per work order requirement and stretch wrap finished pallets and supply lid feed system
  • In-Process Testing/Documentation Line/Tote room Support
  • Forklift Operation - Ensure adequate line supplies of products and materials, staging and removal of pallets, transport full and empty IBC’s, verify IBC/drum releases, record empty IBC/drums and dumping of drums
  • Maintain cleanliness of dump rooms, ensure proper operation of IBC/drum equipment, changeover of IBC/drum equipment for various products and routine PM’s of IBC/drum equipment


Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the plant operations by producing high quality products in a timely manner for various filling/packaging lines.  The department will accomplish this objective in accordance with GMP, SMP and safety requirements with minimum product/ingredient loss through efficient use and maximum utilization of manpower assigned.


  • High School Diploma/GED required
  • Familiarity with Abbott policies, procedures and products
  • Equipment procedures for each product family
  • Videojet programming
  • Work order procedures and documentation
  • Safety training
  • Forklift license
  • Methods for proper lubrication of equipment (PM’s)
  • Use of hand tools, equipment training
  • Verbal Instructions
  • Recognize signs
  • Read & write
  • Follow simple written directions & prepare simple reports
  • Follow complex written directions
  • Routine machine operations (reading gauges & instruments production records)
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide, decimals, fractions& proportions
$48,552 Low Average $54,905 High $61,258

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ABBOTT LABORATORIES Packaging Operator Trainee - Sturgis, MI Plant (2nd Shift) in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $48,552 to $61,258 with an average total cash compensation of $54,905. Total compensation includes the value of any benefits received in addition to your salary and some of the benefits that are most commonly provided within a total compensation package including bonuses, commissions, paid time off, and Insurance. The total cash compensation may get paid differently by industry, location, and other factors.
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