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Date: Mar 23, 2019

Location: Bowling Green, KY, US

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets!  At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill’s is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries.  To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States
No Relocation Assistance Offered
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At Hill’s we have a purpose.  Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply to our Operations Assistant position at our Bowling Green, KY dry pet food manufacturing facility. 


This position assists the operations technicians in meeting or exceeding daily production goals by providing support in the following production areas and functions: material and equipment handling, changeovers, quality checks, cleaning and sanitation, and finished goods inspection.  This entry level position serves as part of a talent pool from which Full Time Operations Technicians will be developed and selected.


Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Attends team meetings and insures the effective transfer of key information from incoming and outgoing shifts
  • Cleans and sanitizes equipment throughout the packaging and process area
  • Handles stacks of all bag sizes (1-50 lbs bags) as needed
  • Assist technicians with the preparation and execution of line changeovers, including primary and ancillary equipment
  • Conducts product sampling and quality checks in an effective and timely fashion
  • Assists with finished goods preparation and inspection; including top cap placement and inspection checklists
  • Produces end of shift reports that include: number of pallets produced and amount of pounds produced through finished goods
  • Responsible for managing Dump back/Regrind/Reblend product movement
  • Monitors and support line operation during lunches and breaks or as needed
  • Responsible for maintaining a clean and sanitary work area (requires sweeping, mopping, sanitizing, shoveling, and pushing)
  • Identifies and communicates production issues to appropriate personnel as needed.
  • Accountable for meeting or exceeding safety standards according to the published Hill’s Safety Policy at the Bowling Green plant
  • Production line waste removal and disposal
  • Participates on other cross-functional operation teams as assigned
  • Other job functions that may be assigned*


    *  All of the essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the duties and requirements listed in the job description.


    Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds repeatedly for extended periods of time
  • Ability to work with cleaning chemicals in non-temperature controlled environments
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders, bend to 90 degrees repeatedly, squat and lay prone to the floor for extended periods.
  • Must be able to work any shift, weekends and mandatory overtime as needed.
  • Proficient with computers, software, and data processing.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in manufacturing environment.


    Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated competency of Attention to Detail, Work Standards, Initiative and Managing Work
  • Technical college/vocational school certificate or Associates degree in related field highly preferred
  • Food safety experience a plus
  • Previous manufacturing work team experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency in problem solving/decision making, effective communication, results oriented, and job fit motivation.


    Hill’s offers:

  • Highly competitive pay
  • Quarterly bonus opportunity
  • Highly professional, ethical, and caring environment
  • Great employee, domestic partner, and family benefits that start the first day of employment
  • Retirement Savings & Investment Plan with company contributions and matching
  • Success Sharing program based on company performance
  • Annual education/tuition reimbursement up to $10,000
  • 14 paid holidays and annual vacation
  • Training and development opportunities
  • Company provided and laundered uniforms
  • Safety shoe allowance
  • Company store with Hill's Science Diet and Colgate-Palmolive products at discounted employee prices 
  • Workout facility


Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply to work with us using this online application. Attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process.

Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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