Forklift Driver - Nestle

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With a history spanning over 150 years, Nestlé didn’t become the world’s leading food and beverages brand by chance. Perfection is at the heart of what we do, and our people are always looking for the next big idea to cement our status. We are now looking for a Forklift Driver to be based in Harrismith.

In this role you will be responsible for operating the forklift and using RF Scanner where appropriate, is responsible for the safe and accurate moving of stock either from trucks to warehouse storage bins or in the production area or from storage bins in warehouse to loading bays and then onto trucks for delivery. Carries out procedures in the operational areas as required.

A day in the life of a Forklift Driver:

  • Move raw materials from storage to production areas.
  • Capture and monitor all movements at source on the SAP system.
  • Take samples from bins, VF and Tower for sensory and chemical test to be performed.
  • Record/ declare semi-finished product of all bins through QMS.
  • Participate in hourly sensory session created and input results through SEMS.



  • Record production and stoppages on Stoppage Analysis Module (SAM).
  • Daily inspection of the condition of empty tote bins before use.
  • Assists with bin stock counts and any ad hoc duties as may be assigned by superiors.
  • Maintain a safe working behavior in compliance with the local laws striving for Zero accidents.
  • Participate in a continuous improvement/employee involvement culture through NCE approach.
  • Performs daily and weekly inspection of forklift as per checklist and recharges or refuels as appropriate.
  • Assists with routine maintenance and hygiene procedures where the use of a forklift is required.
  • Assists with bin stock counts and any ad hoc duties as may be assigned by superiors.
  • In the absence of the Niro Operator the in-line analyst must Operate lines and monitor / records operational parameters & initiates corrective action, and all Niro Operator activities.
  • During tower blockages inline analyst must assist the Niro operator in unblocking the chamber.
  • Remove all sweepings/ rework bags.
  • Report all abnormalities/ breakdowns through tagging system and inform the Team Leader or engineering.
  • Any other duties as assigned from time to time.

What will make you successful?

  • Matric Certificate
  • 3 years’ experience in food manufacturing environment.
  • Valid Forklift License.
  • Experience operating Forklift essential.



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