Nestle Nestlé Purina is expanding! Introducing Nestlé Purina’s newest factory in the U.S. – in Hartwell, Georgia – just shy of 110 miles northeast of Atlanta. We opened a state of the art distribution center in 2018 and production facility in 2019 – our first new factory in over 20 years! We’re thrilled to be joining the Hartwell, GA community and to welcome as many as 240 new members to the Nestlé Purina family by 2023. One more than 100 acres, this 500,000 square foot facility will serve as our most versatile facility with the ability to switch product lines faster and more efficiently than we have ever done before producing and distributing the Nestlé Purina brands our customers trust and pets love.
As a Forklift Operator, you will perform a variety of tasks within our warehouse including loading trucks, unloading trucks, case picking product, and staging finished product as it is released from our packing area. Successful candidates must maintain a great attendance record and must be able to work overtime and weekends.
Operate forklift and perform all job duties in a productive manner, demonstrating initiative and involvement and maintaining adequate levels of productivity, utilization, and efficiency
Load proper quantities of quality, damage free product, in a safe manner and distributes the weight of the product in a proper manner
Uses the proper paperwork and the radio-frequency (RF) equipment to complete tasks
Unload product as directed while visually inspecting and identifying any damaged and defective goods
Knowledge of all finished product and RF systems to facilitate a proper rotation of stock using the FIFO (First In First Out) method
Performs maintenance and consolidation of product bins as needed in the Warehouse
Perform all other duties as assigned.
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):
High school diploma or GED
1+ years of forklift experience within a high volume distribution center, manufacturing or military environment
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):
Previous experience utilizing a slip-sheet forklift attachment
Previous experience utilizing a push-pull forklift attachment
Previous experience utilizing RF scan guns and/or computer based inventory systems
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 adaptability, 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 Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran