Forklift Operator

Davenport, IA is home to Purina's largest manufacturing facility with 75 buildings on its campus and over 400 employees - many of whom have remained part of the Purina Family for decades.  Nestlé Purina's Davenport factory has been a fixture within this Midwestern city since 1927. Currently, the Davenport factory is one of Nestlé Purina's eight dry pet food factories within the U.S. and produces several varieties within the following brands: Dog Chow, Puppy Chow, Alpo, Beneful, Purine ONE, Cat Chow, Kitten Chow, Friskies, and Kit N Kaboodle.

We’re a “safety first” culture, driven by a zero accident, zero defect, zero waste mentality. Forklift Operators at our Davenport, IA dry pet food factory are the real movers of our plant as they facilitate the transfer of finished product through the distribution system, while ensuring product integrity and superior customer service. Your role will consist of three primary job responsibilities: chute hauler, case pick operations and truck loading. Our team members will obtain forklift operator certification and must follow all safety rules in addition to performing daily OSHA required fork truck inspections. 

  • Chute Hauler 
  • Truck Loader 
  • Case pick operator 
Perform all other duties as assigned.

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
Experience (Years/Type): 
  • 1+ years of relevant forktruck experience in a military or warehouse environment

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