1+ months

Production Cleaning Specialist - 3rd Shift (9:30p-6a) - Fairfield, CA Plant

Fairfield, CA

At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.

Primary Job Function:

The candidate for this position will provide cleaning and sanitization support for the facility and the production equipment, to assure product safety and quality. The cleaning and sanitization support will be in accordance to the defined cleaning frequency per the Master Sanitation Plan procedure.  In addition, the candidate will perform GMP and Housekeeping tasks per the defined standard work assignment. The work will be accomplished under the general supervision of Lead Personnel and/or Production Leadership.

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for compliance with applicable Corporate and Divisional Policies and procedures
  • Required to perform allergen and cross contamination cleaning methods on product contact equipment, processing tools and facility related items
  • Required to prepare cleaning and sanitization solutions per procedure
  • Required to complete cleaning preventive maintenance weekly, monthly, quarterly and annually as defined in the Master Sanitation Schedule.  Cleaning requirements range from facility related areas such as drains, floors, windows and walls up to product contact equipment
  • Required to complete GMP documentation attestation logs, work orders and training documents
  • Performs microbial control cleaning techniques on walls, ceilings and floors based on GMP regulated cleaning frequencies and guidelines
  • Completes sanitation related preventive maintenance work orders to meet GMP cleaning requirements
  • Operates various types of electric and battery operated equipment (e.g. walk behind or ride-on floor scrubbers, sweepers and pallet jacks)
  • Performs preventative maintenance on housekeeping equipment
  • Supports various recycling programs to include but not limited to: glass, paper, corrugate and plastic by staging and preparing for transportation
  • Monitors satellite equipment cleaning hold time, to assure that it’s cleaned and sanitized 12-24 hours prior to production need per the production schedule
  • Required to follow specific gowning procedures and perform GMP entrance and exit procedures for aseptic environments
  • Required to move cleaning equipment and supplies into aseptic environments through material pass through air locks
  • Ability to problem solve/conduct root cause investigations for cleaning related issues
  • Ability to follow and adhere to standardized work and daily cleaning plans
  • Ability to adhere to GMP and Safety rules at all times
  • Follow 5S principles

    The duties listed above cover the most significant jobs performed but do not exclude other occasional duties not mentioned.  Candidate has opportunity to progress to Production Cleaning Specialist II and III positions.

    Position Accountability/Scope:

    • Failure to follow defined cleaning protocol on production and non-product contact equipment in manufacturing could result in product contamination
    • Failure to follow basic safety rules could result in the injury of yourself or fellow employees, or damage to company property and may impact the environment
    • Failure to maintain the security of an area by insuring that areas are properly locked could result in the theft of valuable Abbott tools, equipment and other resources, or damage to same. Documentation and work practices frequently audited by the FDA and other regulatory agencies
    • Must have the ability to learn proper cleaning techniques, basic operating procedures and general safety instruction
    • Must have the ability to work alone or as a team member sharing responsibility and work tasks


      High School Diploma or equivalent

      Experience/Training Required:

      • Must be able to read and comprehend written information to include Corporate Quality Documents, Cross Divisional Operating Procedures &, Safety Guidelines, Departmental Basic Operating Procedures &, Safety Guidelines and Operating Instructions
      • Must be able to complete accurate and legible written records in compliance with Good Manufacturing Practices when documenting work performed, (room attestations, work orders, cleaning logs) auditable by regulatory agencies
      • Must be able to operate a computer to complete required compliance/technical training, to download daily work instructions to hand held computer and document work performed, then sync back into the CMMS for GMP review and archiving
      • Must have the ability to learn proper micro cleaning techniques and the ability to perform entrance and exit procedures to meet regulatory requirements
      • Must have the ability to work alone or as a team member sharing responsibility and work tasks
      • Must be able to write legibility in English and keep written records of tasks performed on project work logs, attestations and other GMP related documentation
      • Must be able to comply with good manufacturing practices and regulatory guidelines
      • Must be able to pass radiation handlers training
      • Must be able to perform all cleaning specialist job functions
      • Must have proven work record indicating initiative and dependability, and/or personal recommendations from responsible individuals
      • Knowledge of 5S concept and good organizational skills are a plus
      • Basic Microsoft Tools experience
      • Good communication skills
      • Forklift trained or certified
        Job Family: Manufacturing
        Division: ANSC Nutrition Supply Chain
        Travel: No
        Medical Surveillance: No
        Significant Work Activities: Continuous standing for prolonged periods (more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day)


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