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Forklift Operator, Blue Buffalo

Company: General Mills
Location: Joplin
Posted on: November 22, 2022

Job Description:

Are you looking to feel valued at a company?About Blue Buffalo Heartland:"Love them like family, feed them like family." Everything at Blue Buffalo starts with this simple idea.This is an exciting time to be part of the Blue Buffalo family, as the company is on a journey to revolutionize relationships with consumers (Pet Parents). Joplin is home to the original manufacturing facility for Blue Buffalo and has the capability to manufacture several varieties of dry dog and cat food. The Pet segment is unique in the General Mills portfolio because of the deep integration with the business and Supply Chain. There truly is no place like BLUE.We are looking for buffs who come to the table with a shared passion for making food the world loves, to solve problems and shape General Mills - Blue Buffalo for the future. As a part of our manufacturing group, you will be responsible for storage of raw material, ingredients and finished product, inbound and outbound shipments and supporting production needs.General Mills - Blue Buffalo encourages growth for our employees; if you want to learn new things, attain and prove competency quickly, and apply technology in the manufacturing space.Forklift OperatorWhat your compensation will look like:$17.50 per hour$1000 sign-on bonus ($500 paid at 3 months and $500 paid at 6 months)Shift differential- additional $1.00 per hour when working between the hours of 7pm - 7amUp to 10 days of vacation a year and 11 paid company holidaysGreat paid time off benefits401(k) matchHealth Insurance - includes medical, dental, vision, and lifePet Parent Perks - includes pet and pet adoption reimbursementAND much moreWhat your day will look like:Creating high quality pet treats and foods that are eaten EVERYDAY, NATIONWIDEUsing TECHNOLOGY in an industry-leading facilityWorking with HIGH-LEVEL operators on EXPERIENCED teams that are looking to pass down their knowledge to workers WILLING TO LEARN and get paid doing itCHALLENGING yourself to get the JOB DONE RIGHT and gain skills to take with you to your next opportunityForklift and high lift equipment operation within production and warehouse operationsSelecting, preparing, and loading product for outbound shipment per customer specificationsResponsible for the storage of raw material, ingredients or finished productReceiving, unloading, and inspecting inbound ingredients/packaging materialsParticipate in Continuous Improvement initiatives to increase platform performanceAssist in training new employeesWhat your schedule will look like:12-hour shifts - 3 on, 2 off, 2 on, 3 off, scheduleDay shift: 6:45 am to 7 pmNight shift: 6:45 pm to 7 amCurrently hiring for Night ShiftAbility and willingness to work overtime, any shift, including days, nights, weekends, and holidaysPlant operation is 24 hours a day, 7 days per weekWhat your growth will look like:Be a part of a team that will learn and growDevelop leadership skills, that will allow you to focus on new KNOWLEDGE and ability to adopt and implement those ideasAbility to operate within a safety cultureExpanded technical capabilitiesWhat you have to offer:Minimum of a high school education or GEDForklift license/certification or willing to obtain oneExperience in a manufacturing/production environment preferredPhysical requirements:Must be able to lift up to 50 lbsMust be able to perform physical tasks for extended periods of time including standing, walking, climbing, bending, pushing, pulling, and twisting over surfacesAbility to climb and/or work at heights while utilizing stairs, ladders, personnel lifts, or platformsAbility to wear protective clothing and equipment such as safety shoes, face masks, safety glasses, hearing protection, a hard hat, a hair/beard net, and gloves when requiredWilling and able to adhere to all grooming requirements necessary for a food manufacturing environmentAbility to work in hot, cold, noisy, dusty, wet environmental working conditionsWilling to work around industrial high-speed moving machineryAbility to work with allergens that might be present in a food environmentNeed to be able to work in a tobacco free environmentCOVID-19 considerations:The health and safety of our employees - and the food we make - is our top priority. We were an early adopter in instituting protection measures in our plants during the pandemic and continue to implement a number of safety precautions to protect our employees. COMPANY OVERVIEWWe exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best - bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for whats next.

Keywords: General Mills, Joplin , Forklift Operator, Blue Buffalo, Other , Joplin, Missouri

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