Production Worker

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

Job Description

**This is primarily a 3rd shift position (11pm- 7am)***

Our factory in Crete, NE is one of the largest wet pet food manufacturing facilities in the U.S. as a mass producer of over one thousand tons of pet food per day, including brands like Alpo®, Nestlé Purina ONE®, Pro Plan®, Friskies® and Nestlé Purina Veterinary Diets® brands. With the city of Lincoln just 25 miles from the factory, many of our associates find convenience in larger-city living in Lincoln and embrace the short commute to the quainter city of Crete.

The Production Worker Level 2 positions are a vital part of the Ingredient Prep/Receiving, Packaging and VPAC Departments of the Nestle Purina Crete Factory. Production Worker Level 2 will meet all Safety, Health, Quality and Environmental requirements when performing job duties. The primary responsibilities in these roles are handling raw ingredients, packaging materials, attending and cleaning various production lines ranging from the Palletizer/Depalletizer and cartoner to Engineered Food Component (EFC), Alternate Products Form (APF), and Loaf Equipment. These roles exist on all three shifts in our Production Departments. Overtime on all three shifts and weekends are required.


Education: High School diploma or GED.

Experience: Experience working in a production capacity such as manufacturing, agriculture, warehouse, industrial, military or related environment.

Must be authorized to work in the United States.

Basic Physical Requirements to be performed with or without an accommodation :

  • Must be able to lift 57 lbs.
  • Ability to engage in physical activities and manual labor, as required, including but not limited to: prolonged standing, walking, lifting, pushing, pulling and bending.
  • Must be able to work in varying temperatures and climates
  • Must be able to work varying shifts on weekends and/or holidays (days, afternoons, and midnights)
  • Must have reading and basic math skills.
  • Other preferred qualifications: 

  • Problem solving skills
  • Good people skills, ability to develop professional relationships with employees at all levels.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Basic computer entry and keyboarding skills.
  • Ability to work with individuals in small teams.
  • Helpful to all team members in terms of responsiveness to needs.
  • High level of dedication and sense of responsibility.
  • Displays self-motivated behaviors.
  • Ability to work independently to solve problems and drive improvement activities
  • Ability to work at a face pace with high speed, automated technology.
  • Ability to react positively in stressful situations.
  • Ability to demonstrate good technical and mechanical aptitude.
  • Pet Food industry knowledge preferred
  • It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace. 

    To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home. The Nestlé Companies are equal employment and affirmative action employers and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us  confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at to notify of us of any needs related to completing the job application.

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