Nestle USA (


  full-time   employee

New York
United States

Manufacturing is the very core of our business. The Dry Pet Processing Team Leader in Dunkirk, NY will have their hands in it all ? Responsible for direct supervision of hourly employees within the Processing Team and being a catalyst for people development through mentoring, coaching and performance management. Join the Nestlé Purina Family to support something so much greater ? bettering the lives of pets everywhere. 

Must be willing to work 3rd shift and overtime on weekends and holidays.

  • Direct supervision of hourly employees within the processing team.
  • Become an advocate for Nestle? Continuous Excellence (continuous improvement program). 
  • Be a catalyst for people development through mentoring, coaching and performance management
  • Coordinate cross functionally with all Team Leaders and Managers in meeting total plant goals
  • Keep current with updated training/educational efforts to enhance the business and technical knowledge.
  • Maximize operational efficiency, cost, quality, labor, equipment and materials related to production and maintenance
  • Use Purina standards for quality and sanitation to ensure that they are being consistently met or surpassed
  • Manage the Production schedule to maximize output while minimizing costs
  • Ensure products are produced in compliance with quality key check points and within ?Good Manufacturing Practices?
  • Maintain Finished Product Specifications book for Extruder Setup. Also responsible for feeder tests on extruders and liquid application. 
  • Confers with engineering and maintenance in coordination of repairs, modifications, etc. to equipment
  • Maintain traceability records for dye water batching.
Perform all other duties as assigned.


High school diploma or GED equivalent

Experience (Years/Type): 
1+ years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing or military setting required

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 adaptability, 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 Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran