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Forklift Operator (Off Shift)
Company: Nestle
Location: Harrisburg, PA
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 03/04/2021
Expire Date: 03/14/2021
Job Categories: Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Warehousing, Research & Development
Job Description
Forklift Operator (Off Shift)
Our Mechanicsburg factory, built in 1969, is located just eight miles west of Pennsylvania’s state capital of Harrisburg. Our Mechanicsburg factory is one of the largest manufacturers in the area and produces a large portion of Nestlé Purina’s dry pet food portfolio, including Puppy Chow®, Dog Chow®, Beneful®, Pro Plan®, Alpo®, Kitten Chow®, Cat Chow®, Friskies®, Nestlé Purina ONE® and Kit ‘N Kaboodle®. Beyond our work in pet food production, we support various local animal shelters and organizations (Susquehanna Service Dogs Organization and Woofstock among others) to more deeply impact our ability to enrich the lives of pets everywhere. This is a great opportunity to work for a global company with a strong commitment to safety, innovation, and career development. 


As the Forklift Operator, you will be responsible for moving finished products through the distribution system in our bustling warehouse. Day to day, you can expect to be loading and unloading trailers, pulling finished product from the production line, and case picking while operating a variety of equipment including: forklifts, pallet jacks, pull packs, and more. 


Candidates must be open to working nights and weekends.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Operate equipment such as forklifts and walkies with various attachments (pull-pack, slip sheet, etc.), bailers, compactors, and scrubbers

  • Safely load/unload trailers ensuring weight distribution, load integrity, and all shipping instructions are followed

  • Move finished product from the production line and store it in the correct location in the warehouse

  • Case pick product following all guidelines using an RF scanner, hand wrap and label products, and stage in the appropriate location 

  • Ensure a clean and safe production environment including sanitation and cleaning 

  • Regularly lift items up to 55 pounds 


All other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Requirements



  • High school diploma or GED required


  • 1 years of forklift experience in a fast-paced warehouse environment required

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.




It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace. 

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law.

Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-877-204-8650.


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