Nestle Forklift Production Operator-Palletizer in Dallas, Texas

As the nation’s leading bottled water company, Nestlé 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.

Nestlé Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. 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.

OVERVIEW: We are currently looking for a Seasonal Palletizer in our Dallas Factory. Duties include participating as a team member in a high-volume manufacturing environment by timely and accurately removing finished pallets from palletizer and maintaining palletizer machine. Technicians must maintain the palletizer area in an organized and clean manner to ensure safety and Good Manufacturing Practices. Interact with warehouse team members, production and quality control to maximize output efficiency, quality and safety and other duties as assigned.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • 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

  • Operate, changeover, clean, troubleshoot, and complete basic maintenance on palletizing equipment

  • Conduct hourly quality checks and inspect full goods and pallets or other raw materials as needed

  • Complete and maintain quality, inventory and preventative maintenance documentation

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

  • Work as a team with other forklift drivers to prevent line stoppages and improve operations

  • Maintain work area in an organized and clean manner ensuring safety and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)

  • Monitor and track equipment downtime, equipment output and other key metrics

  • Meet or exceed performance goals, including pallets/labor hour, line loading and truck turn time

  • Interact with production and warehouse team members, quality control and maintenance to maximize output and efficiency

  • Cross train to perform other lift and off lift activities as required

  • Provide vacation coverage to team members

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

  • Successful completion of a post offer physical, drug screen and background check are required

  • Willingness and ability to work in a facility with minimal temperature control, exposed to local temperature variations (hold & cold)

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!

To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at Nestle. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.

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 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.

Nestlé 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, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. 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 Nestlé 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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job: Manufacturing/Operations

Organization: Nestle Waters North America

Title: Forklift Production Operator-Palletizer

Location: TX-Dallas-Dallas

Requisition ID: 19000320

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in qualified candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran