Production Team Leader
Job Description 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 operate three shifts five days a week 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, Nestlé 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.
The Production Team Leader supervises production team members in the support processing/packaging departments. The ideal candidate will maintain an efficient operation with the established standards for cost, quality, labor, material, safety, and housekeeping.
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. Over 120 years in existence, we’ve grown our passionate Nestlé Purina Family as we’ve grown the breadth of our business. Your needs are our responsibility—job security, benefits, safety, and career growth. But, we leave it up to you to shape our future and your career aspirations.
Basic Qualifications: Education:
- Trains and provides technical guidance to other production team members.
- Assigns work tasks to team members and monitors task accomplishment.
- Ensures team members have the proper tools, supplies, and equipment needed for successful task completion
- Utilizes the equipment and material at hand to meet predetermined quality standards
- Schedules special projects and emergency repairs for all departments in need of maintenance support.
- Assigns team members to jobs and instructs them in the performance of work assignments.
- High School Diploma or GED is required
- 2+ years’ experience in a manufacturing, military, or related environment,
- 1+ years’ supervisory experience in a manufacturing, military, or related environment
Technical, Associates, or Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
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Production Team Leader
King William, VA US
Nestle Purina PetCare Company