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(Archived) Production Team Leader

Last Updated: 11/24/20

Job Description

Production Team Leader Job Description Our factory in Crete, NE is one of the largest wet pet food manufacturing facilities in the U.S. as a mass producer of over one thousand tons of pet food per day, including brands like Alpo®, Nestlé Purina ONE®, Pro Plan®, Friskies® and Nestlé Purina Veterinary Diets® brands. With the city of Lincoln just 25 miles from the factory, many of our associates find convenience in larger-city living in Lincoln and embrace the short commute to the quainter city of Crete.
We’re a “safety first” culture driven by a zero defect and zero waste mentality set out to enrich the lives of pets everywhere. As a leading pet food manufacturer, we carry on the legacy of our Founder who led us to reshape the larger pet care category. We dare to Stand Taller and make every day better.
As the Team Leader, you will manage, lead and coordinate activities of your team to support safety, production and continuous improvement goals.

  • Direct team members to achieve production schedule in a productive and least cost manner
  • Provide safety training and equipment to ensure the safety of all team members
  • Work with Q.A. department to ensure the quality of the product
  • Work with the team to maintain a high level of sanitation
  • Monitor further processing systems and work with Materials Accounting to reduce ingredient variance
  • Work with maintenance team leaders and managers to maximize maintenance effectively during downtime
  • Facilitate team meetings
  • Must be able to identify team member strengths and weaknesses in order to utilize their abilities to their fullest extent
  • Monitor and control team member attendance and work habits through the discipline process
  • Work with team leaders to develop continuity and consistency between the teams
  • Responsible for timekeeping and updating Kronos daily
  • **Perform all other duties as assigned**
  • This position will be scheduled for 2nd or 3rd shift, candidates must be willing to work either shift.
  • Candidates must be willing to work weekends and overtime.
  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent is required.
  • Technical, Associate’s, or Bachelor’s Degree is preferred.

Experience (Years/Type):
  • 2+ years’ experience in a manufacturing, military, or related environment
  • 1+ years supervisory experience in a manufacturing, military, or related environment (preferred, not required)

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 adaptability, 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.
Job: Production Team Leader Primary Location: Crete, NE US Other Location: Career Area: Professional Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Company Details

Nestle Purina PetCare

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States

Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...