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Warehouse Generalist



Full Time

On Site


Portsmouth, Virginia, United States

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 115,000 colleagues serve people in more than 160 countries.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global healthcare leader, creating breakthrough science to improve people’s health. We’re always looking towards the future, anticipating changes in medical science and technology.

Working at Abbott

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

  • Career development with an international company where you can grow the career you dream of .
  • Free medical coverage for employees* via the Health Investment Plan (HIP) PPO
  • An excellent retirement savings plan with high employer contribution
  • Tuition reimbursement, the [Register to View] student debt program and [Register to View] 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 company that is recognized as one of the best big companies to work for as well as a best place to work for diversity, working mothers, female executives, and scientists.

The Opportunity

Our location in Portsmouth, VA currently has an opportunity for a Warehouse Generalist. In this role, you would be responsible for the safe, accurate, and efficient packaging operation of Alere Toxicology PRT warehouse standards and inventory. The main objective is to lower operating costs through effective utilization of the Scan Force RF technology during the item picking process, increased productivity by following working instructions, zero picking errors, and communicating products out of stock. Accurately and efficiently picking items by Lot # and selection of expiration date, before the verification process.

What You’ll Work On

  • Reads picking sheets before handling/picking items
  • Pick Items accurately according to customer specifications documented on the picking sheets.
  • Meets department goals for zero picking errors.
  • Operates a manual rolling cart to move products throughout the warehouse during the picking process.
  • Assists team members in picking, staging, loading, unloading, rotation, and storage of products.
  • Maintains cleanliness of the warehouse by sweeping floors, wiping up spills, and keeping products organized.
  • Follows and abides by all company safety rules.
  • Pick the proper lot# and expiration date as directed by the picking sheet.
  • Must utilize a company-issued stamp after the picking process.
  • Ensure all notes on the picking sheet are read and understood.
  • Helps prepare for the end-of-year physical inventory.
  • Records all damage per Company policy and handles damage/dents as they happen.
  • Ensures proper handling of all picking sheets is placed on the correct carton(s).
  • Ensures proper floor space is kept clean while picking.
  • Must be detailed oriented.
  • Sign in & Sign out for Scan Force RF devices.
  • Picking products from location by level.
  • Conducts daily housekeeping assignments as directed by warehouse management staff.
  • Seeks out inefficiencies in warehouse operations and makes recommendations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Requires High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Able to lift to 50Ibs
  • Static Pushing and Pulling (Frequently) to initiate pallet movement with a pallet jack
  • Standing/Walking (Frequently to Continuously) standing/walking on variable surfaces throughout the entire shift in the warehouse​

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic math skills to count product
  • Ability to read product labels and pick sheets
  • Ability to follow work instructions
  • Forklift certification, or ability to become certified (company provided).
  • Ability to communicate discrepancies to warehouse supervisor.
  • Must be able to operate rolling pushcart, electric forklift, and manual pallet jack

* 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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