Aside from its 300 days of annual sunshine, beautiful scenery and remaining a mecca for some of the country’s best brews, Denver has consistently ranked in the ‘Top 10 pet-loving cities’ and ‘Top 5 dog-friendly cities’ year over year. Nestlé Purina has a proud presence in this mile-high city, having been in operation since 1930. Its first 42 years in operation were primarily to produce livestock feed until the plant transitioned into a pet food-only manufacturer in 1972. Since then, the location became the first-ever pet food factory to utilize solar energy. To date, we’re proud to sustainably produce 260,134 tons annually of Dog Chow®, Cat Chow®, Kit n Kaboodle®, Alpo®, Beneful®, Nestlé Purina ONE® and Pro Plan®.
We’re a “safety first” culture passionate about a zero defect and zero waste attitude. As a leading pet food manufacturer, we carry on the legacy of our Founder who led us to reshape the larger pet care category. With over 120 years in existence, we’ve grown our hardworking Nestlé Purina Family while establishing breadth of our business. Your needs are our responsibility—job security, benefits, safety, and career growth. But, we leave it up to you to shape our future and your career aspirations.
As a Reserve Operator you’ll be part of the feeder group for all Operator positions within the various production and warehouse departments including Unloading, Processing, Packing, and Warehouse. You will be a member of a reactive team to deal with unforeseen issues that may arise throughout a normal operating day as well as cover for vacations and other Operator absences.
Provide support to Operators in Unloading, Processing, Packing and within our warehouse
Perform regulated sanitation requirements
Complete micro-bacterial corrective actions
Other duties as assigned
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):
Education and Experience:
HS Diploma or GED
6+ months experience in a manufacturing, production, agriculture, warehouse, military or related environment
You must be available to work all shifts. These shifts may range from a day shift to a night shift. Weekend work is required.
To our veterans and separated service members—you’re at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé Purina. The skills you’ve gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you’ll consider sharing in our mission—you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home.
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.
The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran
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Update your LinkedIn
Research our culture, our people, and the location of your interview
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During the Interview
During the interview:
Put your best foot forward by arriving in appropriate attire and showcasing the situations, behaviors, and outcomes that have led to your success. By highlighting the skills you obtained in the military and owning your accomplishments, you’ll make a lasting impression.
Dress in business formal
Have a printed copy of your résumé
Highlight the skills that match with this job
Share your accomplishments
Emphasize your dedication to the job
After the Interview
After the interview:
If you’re interested in the position, make it known! Sending an email or thank-you note show your appreciation and keep you in the interviewer’s mind. The job market is competitive, so don’t be discouraged by not landing a job on the first try. Instead, view each interview as a learning experience that will prepare you for future opportunities.
The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran. If you require an accommodation in order to view or apply to open positions, please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-877-204-8650. For technical assistance: email NesCareersSupport@icareerhelp.com or phone 1-877-204-8650.