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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:  (Manufacturing) Operations Assistant

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Sep 12, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
$1,500 Hiring Bonus.

# 154928 - Emporia, Kansas, United States

If you’re interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets, we invite you to apply for our Operations Assistant position for our Emporia, Kansas manufacturing facility.

What we offer:

  • $1,500 Hiring Bonus.
  • Advancement opportunities to Operations Technician role.  
  • 8 hr shift schedules with overtime available.
  • $1 shift differential for off shifts.
  • Bonus program with 8% target payout.
  • Great work environment with climate regulated zones.
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Coverage for employee & eligible dependents - Start on Day 1.
  • Basic Life Insurance for you and eligible dependents at NO Cost.
  • 15 Days of Paid Vacation.
  • Paid Parental Leave.
  • Paid Holidays.
  • Saving & Investment Plan with Company Match.
  • Tuition Assistance - up to $10,000 per year.
  • Employee Assistance Program.
  • Access to discounted company products.



  • Understands and is responsible for full compliance and following of all Quality, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), American Institue of Baking (AIB), Micro Cleaning & Sanitization (C&S), Environmental Health and Safety (EHS), and safety standards and guidelines.
  • Assist with startup, changeovers, and line shut down of automated and manual equipment throughout the production facility.
  • Performs housekeeping activities as per master sanitation schedule, and conducts/participates in area housekeeping assessments as required to meet all GMP’s, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and AIB requirements.
  • Responsible to support line operations during lunches, breaks and coverage for open positions.
  • Responsible for finished goods preparation and inspection, including top cap placement, inspection checklist, legible date codes, and quality of bag seals.
  • Production line waste removal and disposal according to standard operating procedures (SOP).
  • Responsible for cleaning and sanitization of equipment throughout the production areas during operation. Trained in lock out tag out (LOTO), chemical handling, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), etc.
  • Understand and comply with Hill’s policies, safety standards, GMP's and food safety. Identify and report food safety issues to management.
  • Responsible for managing dump back/regrind/reblend product movement.
  • Supports packaging lines with staging of resources needed based on the production schedule, including hand stacking of all bag sizes.
  • Attends the Shift Transition Meeting to understand the current shift production schedule.
  • Contribution of additional work hours when needed to meet business demands.


  • High School diploma or equivalent- required. 
  • Able to work an off shift  (either 3 PM to 11:30 PM or 11 PM to 7:30 AM) - required.
  • Able to work weekends - required.
  • Ability to push totes containing product up to 750 lbs- required.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs, repeatedly- required. 
  • Ability to use a stand-up or sit-down forklift, intermittently for up to twelve hours per day- required. 
  • Ability to walk unlimited distances each day- required. 
  • Able to work any shift schedule, including nights and weekends - preferred.

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.

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