Our Mechanicsburg factory, built in 1969, is located just eight miles west of Pennsylvania’s state capital of Harrisburg. Our Mechanicsburg factory is one of the largest manufacturers in the area and produces a large portion of Nestlé Purina’s dry pet food portfolio, including Puppy Chow®, Dog Chow®, Beneful®, Pro Plan®, Alpo®, Kitten Chow®, Cat Chow®, Friskies®, Nestlé Purina ONE® and Kit ‘N Kaboodle®. Beyond our work in pet food production, we support various local animal shelters and organizations (Susquehanna Service Dogs Organization and Woofstock among others) to more deeply impact our ability to enrich the lives of pets everywhere. This is a great opportunity to work for a global company with a strong commitment to safety, innovation, and career development.
As a Material Handling Operator you must safely and efficiently operate forklifts to receive raw materials and bring them to the processing team. You must understand how data flows to ensure accurate production and inventory records. You will monitor and operate equipment, lead troubleshooting and make adjustments to provide optimal equipment performance. This position will be responsible for reviewing and actively participating in risk assessments.
Safely operate, monitor and problem solve throughout the material handling area, from materials receiving to delivery of material to processing
Maintain sanitation to high standards as issues are identified
Load and unload any materials, maintaining accurate inventory data through proper data entry
Perform Preventative Standard Routines to include performance of basic lubrication, repairs, inspection, and identify defects to complete or coordinate repairs
Ensure that products meet all quality standards by monitoring production parameters, sampling/testing and responding accordingly
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):
High school diploma or GED
6+ months of experience in a fast-paced and performance measured environment
It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.
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.
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