ABBOTT LABORATORIES Powerhouse Operator I - Sturgis, MI Plant (3rd Shift) Salary in the United States

How much does a Powerhouse Operator I - Sturgis, MI Plant (3rd Shift) make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Powerhouse Operator I - Sturgis, MI Plant (3rd Shift) at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $55,425 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $49,328 and $61,522. 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, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target.  View the Cost of Living in Major Cities

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What does a Powerhouse Operator I - Sturgis, MI Plant (3rd 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 109,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

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.

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.

Abbott’s Sturgis, Mich., location is an award-winning nutrition manufacturing plant, which recently celebrated its 70th anniversary as part of the community. Working here, you’ll feel part of a family – a family of 400 that works together to help nourish the world.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

As a Powerhouse Operator, you will operate and maintain Energy Center equipment and systems. You must be able to perform all duties with minimal or no supervision.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Operate Energy Center equipment and related control systems (e.g. boilers, ammonia refrigeration system, air compressors, chillers, cooling towers, carbon columns, water treatment systems, fire protection system and sewer system)
  • Monitor the Industrial Pretreatment Plant and react to situations that may arise
  • Perform various chemical tests on steam, refrigeration, and water systems such as hardness, conductance, alkalinity, pH, FMA, manganese, sulfite, and free chlorine
  • These test results will be utilized in maintaining proper control of the different steam, refrigeration, and water systems to ensure the delivery of high quality utilities in an efficient and safe manner
  • Perform routine maintenance on Energy Center systems and equipment such as boilers, natural gas, ammonia compressors, ammonia evaporator and condenser systems, air compressors, wells, carbon columns, steam systems, dealkalizers, softeners, pumps, and HVAC equipment

WHAT YOU’LL BRING

Education:

High School Diploma/GED required

Background:

Minimum of 2 years' experience in a field requiring mechanical/technical skills required

Specialized Training

  • Employee will be required to successfully complete the following courses within 3 years of Energy Center start date, as they become available:
  • Water Treatment/National Association of Power Engineers (16 hours)
  • Combustion Controls/National Association of Power Engineers (16 hours)
  • Steam Plant I & II/National Association of Power Engineers (32 hours), or Steam System Specialist Training, Level I/Plant Support & Evaluations (32 hours)
  • Fourth Class Power Engineers License
  • Refrigeration Training (minimum two courses, must be approved by dept. manager)
  • Basic Electrical Circuits/Glen Oaks Community College
  • Basis Chemistry/Glen Oaks Community College
  • 24 Hour Ammonia HAZMAT Training
  • Testing (Oral and Practical Exam)

After one year from operator attaining Powerhouse Operator I status a process known as the Sr. Powerhouse Operator Certification Exam will begin. The employee will be expected to have gained enough knowledge on the equipment and system operations to score at least a 70% on this exam. This learning process requires the operator to be self motivated and take the initiative to learn the equipment, systems, and theories related to the operation of each. At the operator's request this testing can begin sooner providing all other requirements are met and they have proven their competency at this level. Failure to successfully complete this exam (70% or better) will result in employee being displaced from this position.

Accountability/Scope/Budget:

Provide all utilities for the Sturgis Plant – electric, water, steam, sewage treatment, compressed air, refrigeration, air conditioning and fire protection.

WHAT WE OFFER

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.

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: www.abbottbenefits.com

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.

Connect with us at www.abbott.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Abbott and on Twitter @AbbottNews and @AbbottGlobal.

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