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Production Team Lead (20004650)

Nestle Purina PetCare

Last Updated: 9/27/20

Job Description

Production Team Lead Job Description Located in North America’s wind belt, Davenport is at the forefront of renewable energy technology and has remained 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.
The Production Team Lead is responsible for the supervision of the factory’s production departments and the safety, sanitation and working with employees in the manufacturing and packaging of dry pet food products. As a Production Team Leader, you will manage, lead and coordinate activities of your team to support safety, production and continuous improvement initiatives. You will also be responsible for coaching, training and developing your team members and while maintaining daily production demands.

  • Supervise the production floor, ensuring a safe and clean environment.
  • Manage production schedules to maximize output.
  • Coordinate cross functionally with all team leaders and managers in meeting total plant goals.
  • Assist in leading and developing continuous improvement projects.
  • Support development and coaching of employees.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely the production activities to the other shift team leaders.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • 2+ years of experience in a manufacturing, production, or maintenance environment OR a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Technology, Business, or related
  • 2+ years of experience in a direct supervisory role

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.

The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment. Job: Production Team Lead Primary Location: Davenport, IA 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...