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Packaging Operator (Team Member - B)

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Since 1997, our King William factory has been a major producer of the nation’s cat litter supply. Located on Tidy Cat Road just 25 miles northeast of Richmond, our 40-acre plant site is built adjacent to a 486-acre clay mine, so we’re able to efficiently and effectively mine, process, package, and ship raw material and finished product from the same facility. We are a Continuous Operation, with alternative shift options to mass produce both our conventional and clumping cat litter that supplies the mid-Atlantic region with nearly a third of a million tons annually—and over half a million tons by 2016. For 50 years, brands like Tidy Cats® have combined the highest quality ingredients and science to even the most disposable products. The 70’s advanced into microencapsulated deodorant, by the 90’s we were clumping and scooping, and in 2000 we introduced Crystals® made from silica gel, and designed to last 30 days between changes. Innovation continues today. In 2013, Purina revolutionized the cat litter category, producing LightWeight® litter, which has all the strength, but only half the weight of conventional litter. These and future innovations have created demand that our King William, VA plant is proud to meet. 

As a Packaging Operator in our King William factory, your responsibility will be to fully understand and operate a production line within the packaging department and all related equipment. You’ll help to ensure a smooth flow of finished product from the raw material bins to the shipping station through communication with the chute haulers, loaders, off bearers, packing unit operators, and Team Leaders.

Operates lines where assigned. Performs quality checks as required to ensure quality and integrity of the final product. Quality checks include lifting the product and placing it on a scale for weight check. Performs and executes all daily operation interaction as described in QMP/QMS manual or otherwise noted best practices.

Operates, adjusts, and cleans lines as needed. Performs operator Preventative Maintenance as required.  

Communicates with supervisor any ongoing issues to be passed on to maintenance. Communicates at shift change any issues from shift to shift.  

Keeps area clean at all times. Identifies and utilizes down time to clean in, around and under all equipment.

Adheres to all safety policies. Identifies and reports all hazards. 

As determined by position or task, adheres to and cooperates with factory and divisional quality standards/requirements and department(s) in order to build consumer trust and preference by providing quality brands, products and services; maintains and ensures 0 defect and 0 waste attitude without compromising safety or regulatory compliance. Ensures understanding and abides by the Nestle Quality Management System and Safety System.


All Other duties as assigned.
High School Diploma or G.E.D required.

Experience (Years/Type): 
1+ years of experience in a manufacturing, military, or related environment.
Job: Packaging Operator (Team Member - B)
Primary Location: King William, VA US
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Career Area: Hourly
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