ABBOTT LABORATORIES Production Specialist - 1st Shift - Altavista, VA Plant Salary in the United States

How much does a Production Specialist - 1st Shift - Altavista, VA Plant make at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States? The average salary for Production Specialist - 1st Shift - Altavista, VA Plant at companies like ABBOTT LABORATORIES in the United States is $51,475 as of April 24, 2024, but the range typically falls between $45,796 and $57,154. 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 Production Specialist - 1st Shift - Altavista, VA Plant 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

The Production Specialist is responsible for all tasks associated with retort or aseptically sterilizing, filling and sealing of Infant and Medical Nutritionals. Functions include, but are not limited to the operation of all related filling, processing and sterilizing equipment and sampling responsibilities. The operator will also be responsible for safety, general housekeeping and team support. Operators may also be required to operate finishing equipment (depalletizer, labeler, casepacker, capper, etc.)

Main Responsibilities

  • Reacts and takes corrective action to any and all deviations.
  • Monitors charts and performs tests to assure sterility.
  • Operates CIP/SIP processor/filling equipment including hookups.\
  • Responsible for the accurate completion of the work order and other documentation.
  • Responsible for maintaining a safe and clean working environment.
  • Monitors and evaluates hydrogen peroxide levels throughout the filler, making necessary adjustments.
  • Effectively communicates within the department and plant with all levels of employees.
  • Reviews and performs calculation for work orders and charts.
  • Does PMs such as oil, grease and minor machine and process adjustments.
  • Responsible for maintaining and replenishing production materials.
  • Completes general housekeeping and sanitation tasks.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate records on all inventories.


  • Accountable for accurate documentation of work orders, production reports, etc. under their area of responsibility.
  • Accountable for maintaining the cleanliness of the work area.
  • This position is accountable for complying with applicable FDA (GMP), USDA, OSHA and Abbott Nutrition regulations, policies, procedures or guidelines.


High School Diploma or GED required.   Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals. One year production experience required. Must be able to work effectively within a team environment, possess excellent attention to detail and problem solving skills. Must be able to read and understand process and instrumentation diagram prints/schematics, understand process and principles of heat sealing, diagnose/troubleshoot problems of both mechanical and electrical nature, understand the principles of fluid flow and temperature control and the effects on product integrity and understand basic principles of cam, and the ability to troubleshoot).

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The chart shows total cash compensation for the ABBOTT LABORATORIES Production Specialist - 1st Shift - Altavista, VA Plant in the United States, which includes base, and annual incentives can vary anywhere from $45,796 to $57,154 with an average total cash compensation of $51,475. 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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