Production Supervisor Trainee - Virginia Plant (Night Shift)

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.

Our location in Altavista VA currently has an opportunity for a Production Supervisor Trainee. This site is Abbott's largest Nutrition manufacturing plant in the world. But working here, you'll feel part of a family - a family of 650+ that works together to help nourish the world.

  • Observe and learn how the various Plant operating areas interact and impact upon each other during the daily operations.
  • Obtain actual experience in the areas of leading a team, achievement of operational, quality, safety and financial goals.
  • Meet production requirements.
  • Operate the production team to be within budget from an overtime, material usage, expense and quality basis.
  • Learn the proper employee relations techniques and requirements, including counseling skills, Open Door Policy, Safety training, and Employee evaluations and reviews.
  • Develop supervisory skills needed to run a production team.
  • Relate directly with non-exempt production employees and learn to motivate, direct, as well as deal with employee relations situations.

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


  • Bachelor's degree preferred or equivalent experience
  • Relevant business experience and a minimum of 3 years of production experience

  • Knowledge of applicable regulatory standards and requirements for infant formula and nutritionals


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:

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.

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