As the nation’s leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we’re also committed to developing our people – enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.
Nestlé Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you’ll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that’s challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You’ll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It’s a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions – all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.
We are currently seeking a Forklift Operator to join our team in our manufacturing and distribution facility. This role works 12 hour shifts, 3-4 days/week.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Safely operate a forklift to move raw materials or finished products to the warehouse or onto trucks for distribution to customers
Complete pre-trip inspections and maintain energy source for lift
Operate, changeover, clean, troubleshoot, and complete basic maintenance on palletizing equipment
Conduct hourly quality checks and inspect full goods and pallets or other raw materials as needed
Complete and maintain quality, inventory and preventative maintenance documentation
Use scanning equipment to ensure accurate tracking of inventory within the facility
Work as a team with other forklift drivers to prevent line stoppages and improve operations
Maintain work area in an organized and clean manner ensuring safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)
Monitor and track equipment downtime, equipment output and other key metrics
Meet or exceed performance goals, including pallets/labor hour, line loading and truck turn time
Interact with production and warehouse team members, quality control and maintenance to maximize output and efficiency
Cross train to perform other lift and off lift activities as required
Provide vacation coverage to team members
Key qualifications include:
High school diploma or GED
Two or more years prior forklift experience with a solid safety record, ideally in a fast paced forklift environment
Prior exposure to manufacturing desired, preferably the food or beverage industry with knowledge of GMPs
Solid computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook and the use of warehouse management systems (WMS) and business management software, SAP preferred
Demonstrated sense of urgency and comfort working in a fast pace forklift environment
Ability to work independently or with a team with solid communication skills
Solid problem solving and decision making skills
Ability to move/lift 50 lbs various times over a 12 hour shift, basic math and reading skills
Willingness to work holidays and weekends as we are a 24/7 business operating through most weekends and holidays
Ability to successfully complete an online skills assessment prior to onsite interview
Willingness and ability to work in a warehouse with minimal temperature control, exposed to local temperature variations (hold & cold)
A valid driver’s license, with no major driving offenses in the last 7 years including DUI/DWI, reckless driving, refusal to test, leaving the scene, driving a commercial vehicle without a CDL, or at-fault fatal incident
To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at Nestle. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.
Nestlé Waters North America is the nation’s leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We’re passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship – most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you’ll receive a competitive total rewards package – something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It’s not just the work that you’ll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you’ll receive exactly the kind of benefits you’d expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?
Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/A/V
Applicants with criminal histories are welcome to apply.”
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