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Nestle Packaging Utility Operator in Maricopa, California

Our Maricopa factory, located just 40 miles southwest of Bakersfield, California, uses its radiating sunshine for drying clay during our mining operations – an innovative solution which has led to substantial reductions in the energy needs for our industrial dryers. This factory is proud to feature one of North America’s most energy efficient industrial cogeneration systems, which powers nearly 82 percent of the plant’s electrical usage. For 50 years, brands like Tidy Cats® have combined the highest quality ingredients and science to even the most disposable products. Constant innovation and a safe work environment – years without a Lost Time Accident, in fact – are just a few of the reasons the average tenure for our associates is 10+ years, meaning you’ll be learning from leaders in the industry.

Most important to remember is that regardless of which factory you join, we’re all family. Your needs are our responsibility — job security, benefits, safety, and career growth. But, we leave it up to you to shape our future. Feel empowered to innovate. Share ideas. Do what’s never been done before. Dare to Stand Taller.

The Packaging Utility Operator provides safe and efficient operation of the processing process. In this role you will perform quality checks to ensure product quality and will perform equipment troubleshooting to provide optimal equipment performance. You will perform safety walks and ensure that all areas of processing are safe, well maintained, and in good working condition.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist Packaging Department in the operations, housekeeping and maintenance.

  • Assure proper packaging raw materials are being utilized.

  • Regular and preventative maintenance on mobile or stationary equipment.

  • Disposing of non-quality product.

  • Participate in the tagging process.

  • Ensure safety maps are updated and accurate for area of responsibility.

Basic Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED Equivalent required

1+ years’ experience in a manufacturing, agricultural, military, or related environment required

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 accommodations@purina.nestle.com to notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application.