Material and Inventory Specialist II

in Minnetonka, MN

Material and Inventory Specialist II Job

Job Description Job Attributes+

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  • Job Location

    Minnetonka, MN, US

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  • Job Type

    Full time

  • Travel

    Not specified

  • Schedule

    40 hours per week

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.

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 Freedom 2 Save student debt program and FreeU 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.

The Opportunity

This position works out of our Minnetonka, MN location in the Cardiac Rhythm Management division.

As a global leader in Cardiac Rhythm Technologies, we focus on innovative technologies that can improve the way doctors treat people with heart arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats.

Shift information: Second shift: 3:15pm to 2:00am Monday-Thursday.

Material and Inventory Specialist II will be working under general supervision, this role is actively involved in material movements in a warehouse environment. Duties may include loading trailers, unloading trailers, processing receiving and put away, cycle counting, de-crating, picking KTE carts, and may use material handling equipment such as forklifts and stretch wrappers.

What You’ll Work On

  • Understands material movement/inventory levels and completes timely processing of assigned tasks.

  • Performs material movements both physically and systematically conducted within a controlled environment where ESD controls may exist.

  • Processes stock transfers, material requests and put-away. Loads and/or unloads trucks as required.

  • May operate material handling equipment such as forklifts or other equipment with appropriate training and/or certification.

  • May assist and train associates with on the job training.

  • Understands and uses the ERP system for material management activity. Utilizes root cause analysis to research material movement and resolve discrepancies.

  • Performs cycle counting

  • Participates in continuous improvement initiatives which include warehouse material flow systems and procedures

  • Seeks efficiency in system and process gaps and elevates awareness to management

  • Maintains positive and cooperative communications and collaboration. Promotes a positive work environment.

  • Participate in on-the-job training for warehouse and manufacturing processes, corporate policies, safety procedures, GMP, ISO Standards as defined by supervisor.

  • Adheres to all environmental, health and safety SOP’s, equipment, policies and procedures, including any department specific requirements. Serves on safety, quality and other committees, if applicable.

  • Complies with U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, other regulatory requirements, Company policies, operating procedures, processes and task assignments.


  • High School Diploma / GED

  • Minimum 2 years

  • Experience of material handling or prior warehouse experience preferred Forklift certification preferred

  • Seeks efficiency in systems/processes. Manages own time under general supervision.

  • Strong verbal and written communications with ability to effectively communicate at multiple levels in the organization.

  • Knowledgeable in Microsoft office tools including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Oracle experience preferred

  • Multitasks, prioritizes and meets deadlines in timely manner.

  • Ability to frequently sit, stand, walk, reach within hands and arm’s length, stoop, kneel, and crouch.

  • Must be able to sit and/or stand for long periods of time

  • Ability to handle and lift up to 25lbs as needed for specific job functions

  • Able to work independently and collaboratively in a team

Apply Now

* 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.

Learn more about our health and wellness benefits, which provide the security to help you and your family live full lives:

Follow your career aspirations to Abbott for diverse opportunities with a company that can help you build your future and live your best life. Abbott is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to employee diversity.

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The base pay for this position is $18.47 – $36.93 per hour. In specific locations, the pay range may vary from the range posted.

Job Skills

  • flow
  • inventory
  • material handling
  • ppo
  • warehouse
  • cycle counting
  • material management
  • cooperative
  • gmp
  • manufacturing processes
  • regulatory requirements
  • continuous improvement
  • healthcare
  • safety procedures
  • microsoft office tools
  • fda
  • erp system
  • arm
  • ability to effectively communicate
  • on the job training
  • oracle
  • work independently

Additional Information

Who We Are


Abbott values the leadership skills developed through military service and we have a broad range of functional areas to put your talents to work. Our organization is making a difference in the lives of the people we serve with a diverse offering of healthcare products. We have a strong veteran employee community to help with your transition from the military to the corporate world.

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