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Line Operator

Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
Job Type
29 Jul 2022
Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestl is the place for you. Nestl USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestl's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Description - External


Our Wisconsin story begins in 1962 in Medford, where two brothers, Ron and Joe Simek, started serving pizza to their patrons at the Tombstone Tap (so named because it faced the local cemetery). The pizzas were an instant success, and the brothers began freezing and selling them to local businesses out of their 1959 Cadillac. And thus, Tombstone Pizza was born. In 2010, we welcomed them into the Nestl family, and ever since, Nestl has deepened its 'hometown' roots in Wisconsin: from purchasing milk products from local dairy farmers to producing product for over 15 brands in facilities across the state.

We are hiring Line Operators at Nestl's Medford manufacturing facility who will directly contribute to the production of household pizza brands known and loved by American families. We are seeking candidates for 1st, 2nd and 3rd shifts, Monday-Friday working 8 hour shifts.

As a Production Line Operator, you play a key role in our manufacturing process. You will support continuous and high-yield production of our pizzas by performing line duties in Bakery and Assembly areas and ensuring that product meets quality standards. Our Nestl manufacturing facilities provide a safety-first environment and are committed to efficient production processes.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Work in multiple stations between different equipment on Assembly Lines 1-4 and in the Bakery.
• Monitor, inspect and weigh ingredients and product to meet specifications.
• Stack, place and rotate crust.
• Maintain good manufacturing practices.
• Maintain pace with production and perform line duties efficiently to prevent line shutdowns.
• Be able to identify a quality and inferior product per requirements.
• Perform all back up duties as trained and assigned.
• Participate in continuous improvement initiatives.
• Develop working knowledge of production equipment and operate machinery.

Qualifications - External

Requirements and minimum education level:
• High school diploma or GED preferred
• Basic math and reading skills

• Manufacturing or production experience preferred

• Maintain regular work attendance.
• Good peripheral vision.
• Muscle coordination and finger dexterity.
• Work in a team environment.
• Maintain neat and accurate documentation when required.

The Nestl 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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Health Management:

Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Insurance

Health Savings Account (Company funded up to $1,000)

Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability

OPTIFAST Weight Loss (Reimbursement for 90% of the cost of the OPTIFAST products)

Tobacco Cessation Programs (Free)

Financial Benefits:

401K Savings Plan with 4% Match

401K Retirement Contribution (an additional match of 3%-9% of eligible earnings)


Tuition Reimbursement (First $2,500 reimbursed at 100% and remaining eligible expenses reimbursed at 50% for each calendar year)

Work/Life Benefits

Paid Parental Leave (100% base pay up to 18 weeks)

Infant Formula/Food Coupons

Adoption Assistance (up to $5,000)

Fertility Treatment Services (up to $25,000)

Fertility Prescription Drug Coverage (up to $10,000)

Lifestyle Spending Account ($500 to spend on YOU and your LIFESTYLE!)

Local Benefits:

Competitive Wages

Annual Wage and Benefits Review

Bonus Opportunities (quarterly or annually)

Free Pizza (served daily in breakrooms)

Paid Time Off (3 weeks within your first year!!)

Paid Holidays (11 paid days each calendar year)

Prescription Safety Glasses ($150 reimbursement every two years)

Company Store (all items "at cost" to employees)

Shoe Allowance ($130/year)

Multiple Employee appreciation events throughout the year

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 Nestl. 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. Nestl seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestl home.

The Nestl 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 or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-.

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  • Job Reference: 671169305-2
  • Date Posted: 29 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Nestlé USA
  • Location: Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Manufacturing Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent