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Nestle Production Technician in Stanwood, Michigan

We are currently seeking a Production Operator (Production Technician) to join our team. This role works 12 hour shifts, a rotating 3-4 days/week.

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

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

  • Meet or exceed performance metrics including efficiency, production, downtime

  • Ensure quality product is sent to customers by completing hourly quality checks

  • Inspect raw materials against quality standards before loading raw materials

  • Interact with team members, quality assurance and maintenance 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

Key qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or equivalent

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

  • 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

  • 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)

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 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.

EOE M/F/D/V Nestle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment. All candidates must apply online at Nestlejobs.com

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