Production Assistant - Freehold, NJ

Nestle International Freehold , NJ 07728

Posted 2 months ago

Gerber Products Company dba Nestle Infant Nutrition is seeking a Production Assistant to join its' facility in Freehold, NJ.

Nestl USA and Gerber have always been committed to offering healthy foods and products in people's lives from the beginning. Now more than ever, we are dedicated to bringing even more quality ingredients and nutritious foods. Nestl USA and Gerber are transforming what we do, how we do it, and how we work to enrich healthy lives.

Now is the time to define your future, and ours, too. Find your fulfilling personal and professional life, matched with our competitive benefits, focus on innovation and limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career. Discover the ways that Nestl USA & Gerber values and supports our employees and community. Giving back continues to be a part of our tradition. As the world's leading nutrition, health & wellness company, our focus is not only about nourishing our customers, it's about enriching you.


This person will be responsible for the activities which assist the Frontline Leader with the daily management of production. These activities include but are not limited to: SAP manufacturing transactions, daily follow-up on system accuracy, integration with complementary systems including Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) (but not limited to), training and validation of same; preparing and posting weekly schedules, inputting schedules in Kronos, communicating with Production Supervisors on staffing shortages, proper labor codes and attendance. On the floor support through periodic rotational shift coverage or management of specific floor activities in a development capacity. Optimizes the position to ensure that business needs are achieved in a timely & efficient manner according to Freehold deliverables.


GLOBE Systems:

  • Own the system for Confirmations and technical completions

  • Run all Health checks for GLOBE compliance

  • Develop and deliver the training of this material with plant population as needed

  • Maintain high level of system competence and ongoing development in GLOBE systems

  • Assignment of SAP user roles

  • Business Excellence Factory Super User Representative

  • GFI indicator reporting

SAM Systems:

  • Own the system for Confirmations

  • Consolidate product confirmation between SAM and SAP

  • Weekly reporting on product confirmations and line performance

Scheduling and Timekeeping:

  • Complete schedules for hourly associates by their respected line or department and post weekly with prior review from Production Supervisor

  • Update and maintain accurately schedules, job codes and timecards in Kronos for assigned group/department of hourly associates

  • Attend the weekly variance meeting

  • Administer overtime assignment according to department overtime procedure

Additional Duties:

  • Run reports (SAP, SAM, Kronos) for assigned department(s)

  • Support TPM processes including active roles in pillars, Operational Reviews

  • Act as Subject Matter Expert for SAP, Kronos, other systems and processes, through enabling and developing competency in others.

  • Process purchases for assigned department(s) (purchase requests, p-card)

  • Comply with all safety, quality and environmental regulations (Internal & External) and applicable Nestle standards.

  • Rotational Shift Coverage (not a primary role)


Reports directly to the Production Manager

Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.


  • HS Diploma or equivalency required. College technical degree or vocational certification preferred.


  • Experience working with ERP systems in a manufacturing environment required.

  • Working SAP knowledge a plus.

  • Prior experience as a production team lead preferred. Strong knowledge of Nestle systems (i.e. GLOBE/SAP & MES, NCE, Kronos) very beneficial.


  • Excellent communication and analytical skills. High energy level and excellent follow up skills.

  • Creative problem solving, attention to detail and the ability to handle multiple priorities.

  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office.

  • Strong people skills, maintain a positive attitude with an aptitude to build relationships & motivate people.

  • Service orientation to help and serve the customers in a way that best meets their actual needs.

  • Proactive cooperation to work collaboratively with others, demonstrating commitment to achieve group objectives.

  • Results focused to exceed stretching performance objectives and quality standards, deliver business results and continually find sustainable improvements to methods and processes.


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