Nestle Waters North America Forklift Production Operator in Red Boiling Springs, Tennessee

As the nation s leading bottled water company, Nestl 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.

Nestl Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestl . 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 Production Operator to join our team in our small manufacturing and distribution facility. This role works 12 hour shifts, a rotating 3-4 days/week including every other weekend (Friday, Saturday & Sunday). Day shift: 6a-6:30p Night Shift: 6p-6:30a Candidate must be willing to work both day and night shift.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Operate, changeover, clean, troubleshoot, and complete basic maintenance on production equipment consisting of fillers, labelers, case packers, and wrappers

  • 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

  • Use scanning equipment to ensure accurate tracking of inventory within the facility

  • Meet or exceed performance metrics including efficiency, production, downtime, pallets/labor hour, line loading and truck turn time

  • Ensure quality product is sent to customers by completing hourly quality checks and inspecting raw materials and finished goods against quality standards

  • Complete and maintain quality, inventory and preventative maintenance documentation

  • Record preventative maintenance activities, quality inspection data, equipment downtime, production output and other key metrics, performing mathematical calculations as needed

  • Interact with team members, quality assurance, maintenance and the warehouse to maximize output and efficiency

  • Maintain work area in an organized and clean manner ensuring safety and Good Manufacturing Practices are met

  • Work as a team with other operators to ensure no line stoppages and improve operations

  • Cross training to perform work on other lines or in other production areas as needed

  • Provide vacation coverage to team members as needed

Qualifications

Key qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Two or more years prior experience in production within manufacturing, ideally in the food or beverage industry or a clean manufacturing environment

  • Prior experience operating a forklift desired

  • Solid computer skills, including the use of Word, Excel, Outlook and enterprise management software (SAP)

  • Ability to work independently or with a team and communicate effectively

  • Solid problem solving and decision making skills

  • Demonstrated sense of urgency and comfort working in a high speed production environment

  • 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 facility with minimal temperature control, exposed to local temperature variations (hold & cold)

Prerequisites:

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age

Able and willing to work 12 hour shifts including the potential for nights, weekends and holidays

Ability to successfully complete an online skills assessment prior to onsite interview

Must supply and wear steel toe safety shoes

This is a tremendous opportunity! We offer competitive pay based on education, experience, and other qualifications. Nestle Waters North America offers comprehensive benefits including medical, prescription, dental, vision, flex, life, disability, EAP, 401(k) with match, profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and more!

Nestle Waters North America (NWNA) is the largest bottled water company in the United States , distributing 7 of the top 10 brands in North America. We have the #1 national brand, Nestle Pure Life and many of the nation's strongest regional brands, including Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park , Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain. We also offer the much loved bottled teas of Sweet Leaf Tea and Tradewinds. We also have the strength of Nestle, the world s largest food company, behind us.

Putting safety and quality first as we deliver the right product, to the right customer, on time, every time is what we do every day in our operations. Our competitive differentiator is our people who make it happen! Our Supply Chain organization is recognized as best in class in safety, quality, production, packaging, labor, warehouse productivity, payload, and order fill rate. We also lead the way in sustainability with the smallest environmental footprint in the beverage category. As we pursue TPM, we expect to further enable our people to drive excellence in all areas.

Nestl 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, Nestl Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. Our tea brands are Nestea, Tradewinds and Sweet Leaf. 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 Nestl Waters?

For company news and information, please visit www.nestlewatersnorthamerica.com . You can also find us on Facebook under Nestle Waters North America Careers, on LinkedIn at Nestle Waters North America and Twitter @NestleWatersJob.

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