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12-Hour Variable Shift Production Operator- $28.75

tuition reimbursement, 401(k)
United States, Wisconsin, Eau Claire
January 08, 2024

As a leader in the science of nutrition, Nestle Health Science believes in empowering healthier lives for patients and consumers through a rich product portfolio featuring top brands such as Garden of Life, Nature's Bounty, Vital Proteins, Nuun, Persona Nutrition, BOOST, Carnation Breakfast Essentials, Peptamen, Compleat Organic Blends, and more, as well as through Aimmune Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to prevent, manage and treat food, GI and metabolic-related diseases.

Our team members are challenged to make a genuine impact and play an integral role in driving the business forward. We embrace a dynamic culture that always puts the consumer first, and where ownership, accountability and agility are celebrated at every level. To help our people thrive, we offer expansive career growth potential, the opportunity to work alongside and learn from talented colleagues with diverse backgrounds and skill sets, and a range of best-in-class benefits.

We have more than 11,000 employees around the world, and products available in over 140 countries.

Position Summary

At Nestle, basic duties and responsibilities for a production operator can include operating various pieces of production equipment; monitoring production processes and line operations; preparing and maintaining batch records and charts; sanitizing and cleaning equipment; performing inspections on products and preventative maintenance activities on equipment; operating material control equipment (e.g., palletizer, forklift and automated guided vehicles (AGVs)); loading and unloading materials; weighing up and staging ingredients for processing; and using a computer system (SAP) to track production-related information. Operators apply the principles of continuous improvement in the workplace by leading shift hand over meetings and participating on problem solving teams.

While performing all duties, employees are expected to:

  • Follow the plant safety rules (LOTO procedures, PPE, etc.) report incidents & unsafe conditions immediately.
  • Follow factory safety & environmental objectives & targets.
  • Follow factory food safety, quality objectives & targets.
  • Follow Nestle Good Manufacturing Practices; report food safety and quality issues immediately.
  • Maintain compliance with regulations, and refer to Nestle Quality Management System on all related procedures and programs.
  • Understand the food safety and quality aspects of the position as indicated in the Quality Management System, on-the-job training, and standard operating procedures that apply.
  • Understand and apply the principles of continuous improvement in the work area.
  • Maintain a clean and 5S compliant work area.


  • High school degree or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience
  • Consistently reliable attendance
  • Willingness to work a 2-2-3 schedule (ex. below)
    • S M T W TH F SAT
      Week 1 X X X X
      Week 2 X X X
  • Willingness to work 12-hour variable schedule shifts from 5a-5p and 5p-5a (multiple consecutive weeks on days, nights)
    • Variable shift- This is not a strictly day or night job- rather, it can switch between days and nights occasionally. You would have 2 weeks notice before having to switch between the 2 shifts listed above, depending on business need.


  • Experience in manufacturing
  • Demonstrated leadership skills & ability to multi-task
  • Computer skills acquired through work experience
  • Improvement mindset
  • Problem solving/critical thinking abilities
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

*Regular hourly rate: $28.75 (80% probationary rate applies for first 90 days)

Give yourself a raise! Monthly 4% Perfect Attendance Bonus starting Day 1!

Shift Differential: $0.80/hour for time on the night shift

Benefits & Perks:

  • Quarterly bonus program
  • Full healthcare benefit package with 3 different medical plan level options, dental and vision plans
  • 401(k) with a 4% company match
  • Pension
  • Vacation
  • Short and Long-term disability
  • Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Lifestyle Spending Account (pay student loans, buy athletic gear, or get a massage paid for by Nestle- and more!)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Identity theft protection
  • Legal
  • Company Store
  • And more!

Become part of a place where your work is valued. Join our growing team today!

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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 Nestle. 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. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.

The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. 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 accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.