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Nestle Forklift Operator in Davenport, Iowa

Forklift Operator - 21006680


We’re a “safety first” culture driven by a zero defect and zero waste mentality set out to enrich the lives of pets everywhere. Over 100 years in existence, we’ve grown our passionate Purina Family as we’ve grown the breadth of our business. As a Forklift Operator, you’ll join our factory in Davenport, Iowa which is home to our largest manufacturing facility since 1927. Originally producing cereal, the factory became a pet food-only manufacturer in the late ‘90’s and as the largest pet food manufacturing facility in the U.S., it carefully produces, packages and ships several varieties of our Dog Chow®, Puppy Chow®, Alpo®, Beneful®, Nestlé Purina ONE®, Cat Chow®, Kitten Chow®, Friskies® and Kit N Kaboodle® brands.

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.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • 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




High school diploma or GED required


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

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 Purina. 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. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home.

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

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 to notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application.

Job Logistics/Supply Chain/Distribution/Transportation

Primary Location US-IA-Davenport-Davenport

Organization Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Schedule Full-time

Job Posting

Unposting Date Ongoing

Requisition Type: Hourly

Req ID: 21006680