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Nestle 3rd Shift Team Lead in Ontario, California


  • Team Lead will be assigned to oversee daily production performance of the team

  • Knowledge of operating and troubleshooting all positions on the production line, and can fill in for break relief or calls offs as needed.

  • Assist operators, mechanics, and QA to meet factory safety, line efficiencies, productivity, and quality requirements.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Oversee daily operation to meet production needs, targets and deadlines.

  • Perform and promote continuous training of personnel.

  • Facilitate changeovers as needed on Production lines.

  • Perform emergency repairs and adjustments during operations.

  • Work with production line owners and maintenance team to plan, organize, and lead PMs on equipment to minimize equipment downtime

  • Oversee housekeeping standards in the facility.

  • Support Production team for breaks, lunches, sick days, etc.

  • Participation in Line Performance Reviews and driving timely completion of actions.

  • Communication to Leadership Team and adhering to the escalation process related to Safety, Quality, and Production breakdowns.

  • Ensure production team members meet quality standards at all times, and coach as appropriate.

  • Support the development of the Safety culture.

  • Ensure SHO (shift hand over) boards up to date daily, SHO audits, escalation process followed.

  • Facilitate/Coach operators in problem solving activities for root cause analysis in preparation for the Daily Operations Review.

  • EIT & SAM Accuracy during shift and SAM data uploaded into SAP for confirmations.

  • Process Improvement leader on floor including proactive coaching on safety, quality, production and cost.

  • Problem solving to support equipment improvements by means of TPM tools (CIL, Centerlines, GSTD, etc)

  • Support Proactive Safety measures such as monitoring adherence to SBOs and SkillSoft expectations

  • Develop Standards and SOPs

  • Lead/support monthly Line Loss meetings

  • Unload and inspect raw materials as needed

  • Provide break relief to Production Technicians

  • Supply raw materials to lines

  • Perform quality checks and interpret quality data

  • Read and use manual diagrams

  • Utilize mathematics (multiplication, division, averages, and percentage calculations)

  • Comply with sanitation standards and keep area clean according to GMPs

  • Good communication skills to maintain a winning attitude with all team members

  • Operate a forklift as needed

  • All other duties as assigned

Key qualifications include:

  • High school diploma or GED; additional technical training or certifications desired.

  • Must have knowledge and experience in Production environment or previous experience in an industrial manufacturing environment, CANNING/BOTTLING A PLUS

  • Strong computer, mechanical and troubleshooting skills

  • Preferred skills: forklift driving / certification

  • Some knowledge / experience in water processing activities (RO units, low ozone system, mineral skids, chemical inventories, and micron filters)

  • Solid computer skills, including the use of PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook and enterprise management software (SAP).

  • Experience with CMMS or ERP systems needed, SAP experience preferred.

  • Have the ability to Lead and develop others.

  • Ability to work independently or with a team and communicate effectively.

  • Ability and drive to learn water processing functions

  • Solid problem solving and decision making skills with the ability to coach others.

  • Willingness and ability to work in a facility with minimal temperature control, exposed to local temperature variations (hot & cold).

  • Must be flexible in working hours - Willingness to work holidays, overtime and weekends as we are a 24/7 facility operating through most weekends and holidays.

  • Completion of a skills assessment with a satisfactory rating.

Applicants with criminal histories are welcome to apply."

EOE M/F/D/V Nestle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment. All candidates must apply online at