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Passion is the pulse of Purina. You don’t have to be a pet owner, but you must be able to find your square – find passion in the work you do, the people you encounter and the opportunities you experience. Within our walls, you’ll discover ways to do what’s never been done before, and you’ll do it with integrity and expertise. Your relentless pursuit to break boundaries, pioneer new brands and revolutionize the bond between pets and people will help you fit right in. Working together, #WeStandTaller.


Job Number 17007604 Company Nestle Purina PetCare Company Location Fort Dodge, Iowa


Fort Dodge is a city of 26,000 people located just an hour and a half north of Des Moines, three and a half hours south of Minneapolis/St. Paul, and 6 hours west of Chicago. As a regional hub for retail, recreation, and industry, the city is rapidly expanding in terms of population growth and economic development.

The Fort Dodge Purina plant has been providing growth opportunities and stability to countless employees since 1975. We are deeply involved in the Fort Dodge community, providing not only careers but also shared value through our donations to local and national charities, animal shelters, schools, and medical centers. 

The Fort Dodge plant is a wet manufacturing facility that produces 5.5 ounce canned Friskies pet food and is one of the strongest in the division. The products are a customer favorite and keep the facility running at full capacity year round.

Most importantly, our plant upholds a strong safety ethic which is strengthened by the participation of each and every employee. When you join the Purina plant at Fort Dodge, you are not only joining one of the largest food manufacturing companies in the world, you are joining a tight knit community focused on your personal growth, development, and safety.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for handling, formulation and dispensing of plant cleaning chemicals and caustics & acids.
  • Application of cleaning chemicals to plant equipment and structures in the production area by using manual hand tools to ensure sanitation effectiveness. 
  • Disassembly/Reassembly of valves, guards, various other equipment, and piping for sanitation/Production and inspection.
  • Perform Clean in Place (CIP) on production lines
  • Use of vacuums and brushes in storage areas plant wide.
  • Basic general maintenance and sanitation as it relates to equipment, facilities and grounds.
  • Participate in regular handling, transportation, and storage of recycled materials.  
  • Operation of production equipment for cleanup/startup including Genie Boom, Forklift, Scissor Lift, & Foamer. Clean and maintain drive scrubbers as well as any other lifts and equipment.  
  • Work in confined spaces to remove and clean product from equipment.
  • Supports the NCE (Nestlé Continuous Excellence) process, TPM (Total Performance Management) and the North America Blueprint for Success.
  • Operate computer systems and touch screen automation systems.  
  • Painting 
  • Is able to lift up to 50 pounds on a regular basis.
Perform all other duties as assigned



High school diploma or GED equivalent required. 
Must have the ability to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift, including 12 hour shifts. Must have the ability to work weekends and overtime as necessary.  
Industrial sanitation experience is ideal but not required.  

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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