Forklift Operator job – Nestlé Waters North America – McBee, SC

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.

We are currently seeking a Forklift Operator to join our team in our manufacturing and distribution facility. This role works 12 hour shifts, 3-4 days/week.

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

Qualifications

Key qualifications include:
High school diploma or GED

Two or more years prior forklift experience with a solid safety record, ideally in a fast paced forklift environment

Prior exposure to manufacturing desired, preferably the food or beverage industry with knowledge of GMPs

Solid computer skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook and the use of warehouse management systems (WMS) and business management software, SAP preferred

Demonstrated sense of urgency and comfort working in a fast pace forklift environment

Ability to work independently or with a team with solid communication skills

Solid problem solving and decision making skills

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

A valid driver’s license, with no major driving offenses in the last 7 years including DUI/DWI, reckless driving, refusal to test, leaving the scene, driving a commercial vehicle without a CDL, or at-fault fatal incident

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. 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 Nestlé Waters?

Equal Opportunity Employer

M/F/D/A/V

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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