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Nestle Forklift Operator in Clinton, Iowa

We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

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As a Forklift Operator, you will perform a variety of tasks within our warehouse including loading trucks, unloading trucks, case picking product, and staging finished product as it is released from our packing area. Successful candidates must maintain a great attendance record and must be able to work overtime and off shifts.

  • Operate forklifts with various attachments (pull-pack, slip sheet, etc.) in a bustling warehouse

  • 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

*Candidates must be willing to work nights and weekends.


  • High school diploma or GED required

  • 1+ years of forklift experience in a production, manufacturing, military, or related environment

The approximate hourly pay for this position is $23.11 an hour for Operator E rate. The pay progression plan follows: Operator D $24.39, Operator C $27.43, Operator B $34.71. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to knowledge, skills and abilities as well as geographic location.

Nestlé offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefit packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at About Us | Nestle in the US Benefits | Nestlé Careers (



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 or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

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