Our Nestlé Purina factory in Dunkirk is strategically located along Lake Erie’s Historic Chadwick Bay Harbor, which is situated 50 miles southwest of Buffalo, New York. With miles of Great Lakes waterfront and beaches, ski resorts, vineyards and boutique wineries, our associates are proud to call Dunkirk a hidden gem. Since its opening in 1971, various expansions to the processing and warehousing towers have taken place to accommodate increasing production of great brands like Pro Plan®, Beggin®, T-Bonz®, and Busy®. In 2016, the facility accomplished “Zero Waste to Landfill” status meaning all discarded materials are directed to destinations that specialize in recovering the ecological and/or economic value of the material. As a part of Nestlé sustainability efforts, we’ve also decreased our water usage by 20% since 2012 and power our production using 65% renewable energy, a number that continues to increase.
Manufacturing is the very core of our business. The Dry Pet Packing Line Operator in Dunkirk, NY will have their hands in it all – Responsible for operation of equipment in the unloading, grinding, processing, and packing areas and production of quality product on time and at optimum production rates. Join the Nestlé Purina Family to support something so much greater – bettering the lives of pets everywhere. Responsibilities may include one or more of the following areas: mix, slurry or packaging.
Must be willing to work all shifts and overtime on weekends and holidays.
Safely operate production equipment, including fork trucks, packing lines, and processing equipment.
Complete quality checks and meet product specifications.
Perform sanitation duties and material handling.
Maintain a safe and clean workspace.
Assist in equipment changeovers.
Recognize problems with equipment and address as necessary.
All other duties as assigned.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):
High School Diploma or GED equivalent
1+ years of experience in a manufacturing, warehouse, military or related 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.
The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.
Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application.
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