Plant Operations Specialist Opportunity - $19-$20/hr

Manufacturing/Operations Holland, Michigan


If you are a current Perrigo employee please review open positions on the internal career opportunities page available on InsidePerrigo. This posting is for external (non-Perrigo Employee) applicants only.

At Perrigo our mission is clear: To make lives better by bringing Quality, Affordable Self-Care Products that consumers trust everywhere they are sold.  With over $5 billion in sales and more than 10,000 people working around the world, Perrigo Company is a leading global Self-Care supplier. We develop, manufacture, package and distribute over-the-counter pharmaceuticals, nutritional products, active pharmaceutical ingredients and consumer products. With over five million square feet of FDA-approved manufacturing facilities, Perrigo offers a broad line of store-brand products that contain the same active ingredients as the advertised brand products--and we're the world's largest manufacturer of OTC pharmaceutical products for the store brand market.

Perrigo is hiring for multiple entry level Operations positions, including positions on packaging lines, mix/manufacturing areas, and forklift drivers.  As positions become available, a member of the Talent Acquisition team will reach out to candidates that possess the skills and background that meet the specific position requirements. The shifts for these positions vary, but will be one of the following:  2nd, 3rd or 12 hour PM rotations. Perrigo offers competitive wages, including off shift premiums, as well as a comprehensive benefit package that includes medical, dental, vision, a comprehensive wellness program with an onsite fitness center, tuition reimbursement, holiday/vacation time, paid time off and more!

  • Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • These positions will report to Shift Supervisors and range from Tablet Coating, Tablet Compression, Tablet Mix, Dispensing, and Packaging Specialist positions for our Holland locations.

Required Skills:

  • A High School diploma (or G.E.D.) is required as is an excellent attendance record and work history. A strong mechanical aptitude highly preferred. All candidates must have the ability to work 40 hours per week with availability for overtime when necessary. Candidates must also be available to train on other shifts.
  • Must be able to fulfill all core skills within thirty (30) days or one (1) month and have open availability for training on various shifts.
  • A working knowledge of computers is required to perform necessary tasks such as finding and reading procedures using computer terminals. Basic math and reading/comprehension skills are also required.
  • It is a requirement that all Specialists can stand for the length of their shift, with breaks every 2 hours, which will amount to approximately 85% of the total shift spent standing. 

*Physical requirements: 

Consistently/Frequently - stand, walk, grasp, move items/boxes, lift <20 KG., pulling and pushing <250 KG, grasp, move items/boxes, feel with hands/fingers.

Occasionally –pulling, pushing, climb stairs, twisting, lifting <25 KG, lifting above shoulders and head <25 KG, stoop/bend, squat, reach


Consistently/Frequently - exposure to loud noises/machinery, exposure to chemicals

Other qualities: 

Consistently/Frequently - see (vision), hear, ability to read and write, ability to interpret information, basic math, reading and writing in English

*Physical requirements may vary on position, and can be discussed at the point of interview.

Please be aware you may experience exposure to aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen or other OTC (Over The Counter) medication dust as products are loaded into hoppers. These dusts may be considered sensitizers that could affect an individual who has allergies to such materials.



We are seeking a diverse applicant pool to ensure the diversity of our team reflects the end consumers we serve through our self-care mission. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer that celebrates our team’s differences. Individuals of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, ancestries, religious creeds, sexual orientations, genders, gender identities and gender expressions, national origins, ages, mental and physical abilities, familial status,’ veterans status’, military status’ and more are encouraged to apply. TOGETHER, we make lives better.