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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:  Packaging Line Flex Operator

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Nov 28, 2023

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 154456 - Washington Court House, Ohio, United States


Are you interested in work that matters, fueled by passion for pets? If so we invite you to apply for our Packaging Line Flex Operator position for our Washington Court House, Ohio manufacturing facility. We have openings on both day & night shift, with night shift offering a $1.00 shift differential.



What we offer:

  • $19.55 - $23.00 per hour

  • 2-2-3 shift schedules with overtime available

  • $1 dollar shift differential for off shifts

  • Great work environment 

  • 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.

  • 14 Paid Holidays.

  • 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


Shift Differential:

  • Night Shift: $1/Hour


The Role:

The Packaging Line Flex coordinates, monitors, and supervises the activities of a packaging line area ensuring goals are achieved in support of assigned Team goals. Packaging Line Flex is responsible for the supervision of their assigned line ensuring the product meets all Quality and Food Safety Specifications in regard to packaging while complying with all Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP). Packaging Line Flex is also responsible for ensuring the sanitation of the packaging area and performing line start-ups and shutdowns as required. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for understanding safe, quality and efficient operation of all packaging equipment.

  • Ensure all necessary reports are completed correctly, legibly and in a timely manner.

  • Collaborate with QA to ensure that issues during the shift are being addressed and that the product is meeting all target specifications. Make adjustments as necessary and involve others (Packaging Lead, Shift Manager, Operations Support Manager, etc.) as necessary.

  • Monitor all activities in the packaging area, immediately reporting downtimes to Lead, Supervisor, Manager, Maintenance or Quality Assurance when downtime cannot be corrected by oneself.

  • Facilitate good communication and planning with packaging leads and operators to ensure that changeovers are done timely, safely and effectively.

  • Participate in proactive team efforts to achieve departmental and company goals.

  • Provide leadership to others through example and sharing of knowledge/skill, will serve as back.

  • Safely and efficiently work with hazardous cleaning agents.

  • Ensures that the standards of personal conduct and hygiene are always maintained in order to comply with the HPP Food Safety.

  • Meet or exceed the plant productivity goal for the shift.

  • Be involved in troubleshooting all problems.

  • Maintain a clean, safe work environment that promotes associate safety and product integrity

  • 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 


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of manufacturing experience operating a variety of machines

  • 2 years of work experience within manufacturing, or a technical and/or trade discipline

  • Working knowledge of food safety practices

  • Computer Experience

  • Knowledge of inventory control principles

  • Ability to operate a forklift/OSHA certification


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: Columbus

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