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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.

Shipping Team Member (Forklift Operator)

Job Number 18005916 Company Nestle Purina PetCare Company Location King William, Virginia


Since 1997, our King William factory has been a major producer of the nation’s cat litter supply. Located on Tidy Cat Road just 25 miles northeast of Richmond, our 40-acre plant site is built adjacent to a 486-acre clay mine, so we’re able to efficiently and effectively mine, process, package and ship raw material and finished product from the same facility. We operate three shifts five days a week to mass produce both our conventional and clumping cat litter that supplies the mid-Atlantic region with nearly half a million tons annually.  For 50 years, brands like Tidy Cats® have combined the highest quality ingredients and science to even the most disposable products. 

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.  you'll be part of a team that maintains a safe work environment and provides a quality to our customers.

  • Review/complete all incoming receipts on a daily basis.
  • Inspect and load trailers 
  • Load pallets and put away products safely and effectively
  • Dunnage of trailers to prevent shifting of product in transit
  • Operate sweeper/scrubber and electric lifts
  • Count inventory
  • Perform bin consolidation
  • Operate wrapper and inverter equipment and push/pull attachments
  • Utilize RF Scan guns and terminal using warehouse management system
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


  • High school diploma or GED
  • 1+ years of forklift experience within a warehouse, manufacturing or military environment

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

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