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Abbott Project Coordinator - 1st Shift (Altavista, VA Plant) in Altavista, Virginia

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 107,000 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 Project Coordinator . 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.

** NOTE: The position will likely include off-shift work based upon business need


  • Manufacturing support of all Operations capital scope projects and associated technical training for crew members.

  • Support and lead process improvement and technical troubleshooting/corrective action initiatives.

  • Participate in BEx idea generation and implementation for the production area.

  • Perform Administrative duties as required (i.e. meetings, date collection & analysis, trend reports, PM closeout, budgets, orders supplies, travel, etc).

  • All other project work assigned. (Schedule maintenance and engineering work as needed, support engineering studies for plant/division, flexible work schedule).

  • Support new product start-ups and/or task force participation.

  • Help in assisting the team in resolving equipment efficiency issues, uptime and maintenance.

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



  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • 3-5 years of Liquid Experience in both RPB & Fill/packaging Operations.

  • Must possess strong leadership skills while demonstrating excellent written, verbal, analytical, and mechanical skills with proficiency in various computer systems and software.

  • The individual must be highly motivated and self-driven to effectively manage multi-tasks in a dynamic, team-oriented environment while utilizing good judgment, effective communication, and strong problem-solving skills.


  • Some college or vocational schooling preferred.


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: at

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An Equal Opportunity Employer

Abbot welcomes and encourages diversity in our workforce.

We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities.

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