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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:  Forklift Operator

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Feb 4, 2024

 No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 156259 - Washington Court House, Ohio, United States

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!

 

The Role:

The Forklift Operator is responsible for operating a forklift with the purpose of pulling finished goods off the palletizer and placing the finished goods in the correct warehouse storage location and loading trailers with finished goods, ensuring that product is damage free. We currently have positions open on both day & night shift.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Correctly warehouse all palletized and non-palletized materials from the packaging lines using safe procedures while maintaining the quality of all products and using accurate inventory management procedures
  • Correctly Load trailers according to loading specifications and in a manner which delivers product on time and complete as measured by our customers and other receiving destinations
  • Receive, inspect, unload and correctly warehouse all in-bound shipments (finished goods) using safe procedures while maintaining the quality of all products and using accurate inventory management procedures
  • Conduct trailer inspections prior to loading trailers for product shipment and after unloading inbound trailers
  • Operate forklift and high lift equipment to move product within the warehouse to trailers and various other warehouse locations and operate in a manner maintaining required sanitation levels; Repair and recoup damaged goods as accidentally created during product movement and as required; Follow FIFO principles for finished products
  • Perform accurate inventory transactions into our warehousing systems; Tag pallets from the palletizer and record production, organize warehouse and all warehouse supplies and materials, supply materials to packaging lines, supply and service palletizer equipment
  • Accurately pick all products for mixed pallets, properly palletize, and stretch wrap finished skid
  • Report or take appropriate action when quality checks do not meet set specifications
  • All associates are responsible for the safety, quality, and food safety in their work area
  • Operate forklift equipment within functional area of responsibilities and accountabilities 
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

 

Physical/Environmental Requirements:

  • Standing on a concrete floor
  • Must be capable of working at elevated heights and or confined space
  • Wear proper personal protective equipment (hair net, bump cap, ear plugs, safety shoes, and uniform)
  • Bending, stooping, twisting, turning, standing for extended time periods, reaching, climbing stairs, and lifting up to 55 lbs.
  • Must be able to adapt to temperature and environmental extremes such as hot to cold, dust dirt and chemicals

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Have a High School Diploma, GED or equivalent education
  • Must be willing and able to work and accept varying shifts and schedules
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate in the English language

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of forklift experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 2 years of work experience within manufacturing
  • Working knowledge of food safety practices
  • Computer experience
  • Knowledge of inventory control principles

 

Compensation and Benefits
Salary Range $17.00 - $20.00 USD

Pay is based on multiple non-discriminatory, individualized factors including but not limited to experience, job-related knowledge and education, skills and office/market location. In addition to base salary, salaried employees are eligible for annual discretionary bonuses, profit-sharing and, for Executive-level (salary grade 16 and above) roles only, long-term incentives in the form of Restricted Stock Units and/or Stock Options.

Subject to the terms and conditions of the applicable benefits plans then in effect, all salaried employees are also eligible for a competitive benefits package which includes:

  • Insurance: Employees (and their eligible dependents) are eligible to participate in Company-sponsored Medical, Dental, Vision, Basic Life Insurance, Accidental Death & Dismemberment and Disability insurance plans.
  • Retirement Plans: Employees are eligible to enroll in Colgate's 401(k) plan, which provides for company matching contributions subject to eligibility requirements
  • Vacation/PTO: Employees receive a minimum of 120 hours of vacation/40 hours PTO leave annually
  • Paid Holidays: Employees receive a minimum of 14 paid/floating holidays annually
  • Paid Sick Leave: Based on location and consistent with applicable state and local law, employees receive a minimum of 40 hours of paid sick leave on January 1st of each year
  • Paid Parental Leave: Eligible employees may take up to eight weeks of paid parental leave and 12 weeks of unpaid leave (varies for employees with fewer than 12 months of service and is subject to hours worked requirements)
  • 2-2-3 shift schedules with overtime available
  • $1 dollar shift differential for off shifts
  • Saving & Investment Plan with Company Match
  • Tuition Assistance - up to $10,000 per year
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to discounted Company products
     

Sign on Bonus/Internal Referral Program:

  • After 90 Days, $500 Dollars
  • After 180 Days, $500 Dollars
     

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.

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


Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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