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A part of Colgate-Palmolive since 1976, Hill's Pet Nutrition offers the highest-quality pet nutrition available through product lines Prescription Diet® and Science Diet®. Veterinarians worldwide recommend and feed their own pets Hill's products more than any other brand of pet food.

Available in approximately 80 countries around the world, our extensive line of products includes more than 60 Prescription Diet brand pet foods and more than 50 Science Diet brand pet foods.

We believe all animals should be loved and cared for during their lifetimes. That is why we are proud our pet foods can make a difference in your pet's life.

A career at Hill’s Pet Nutrition or Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Operations Assistant

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Nov 21, 2020

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 77391 - Bowling Green, Kentucky, United States

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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. 


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">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.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

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


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">*  All of the essential job functions include, but are not limited to, the duties and requirements listed in the job description.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Basic Qualifications

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


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Preferred Qualifications:

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Demonstrated competency of Attention to Detail, Work Standards, Initiative and Managing Work
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Technical college/vocational school certificate or Associates degree in related field highly preferred
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Food safety experience a plus
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Previous manufacturing work team experience preferred.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Demonstrated competency in problem solving/decision making, effective communication, results oriented, and job fit motivation.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Hill’s offers:

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

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

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and 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.

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.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Bowling Green

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