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Material Handler - Minster, OH

  • Posted: 30 Apr 2024
  • Manufacturing
  • United States
  • On-site

About the job

Since 1968, our production facility in Minster, Ohio, has proudly manufactured fresh yogurt. Our mission is to bring health through food to as many people as possible. Please apply if you are interested in a progressive career in a manufacturing environment producing the products you and your family have grown to love, including Dannon Fruit on the Bottom, Activia, Oikos, Triple Zero and Danimals.

Danone North America is looking for a Material Handler in Minster, Ohio.


If you are hired as a Material Handler in Minster, you will work in either our raw material Warehouse or in our Distribution Cooler.  Driving a stand-up forklift is required and certification is completed on site. The position combines computer work, various warehousing activities such as picking product, unloading and loading trucks, and working as a team to achieve challenging production goals. Danone's fast-paced environment requires successful employees to be on their feet most of their 12-hour shift, to be able to multi-task, and to have a high attention to quality and working safely.  In this position you will wear a free uniform that includes steel toed shoes, safety eyewear, ear plugs, hairnet and bump cap.    

The Material Handler rate is $23.20/hr.  Night shift employees receive an additional $1.00/hr shift premium.  Additionally, Danone's great benefits include low cost medical, dental, and vision insurance, free life insurance and short term disability, paid lunch and breaks, tuition reimbursement, Parental Bonding Leave, Gym Membership reimbursement, Pay for Performance Bonus and 401(k) retirement plan.

About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • High School degree or GED (required)
  • Open schedule ability. This means you are able to weekends and holidays when scheduled.  Our employees work a 3-2-2 schedule.
  • Computer Skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • High mechanical aptitude
  • The ability to perform physical demands of:
    • A fast-paced environment
    • 12-hour shifts
    • Continuous walking or standing
    • Repetitive minimal to moderate lifting (50 lbs)
    • Working in a cold environment (in distribution cooler)
    • Working at heights (in warehouse)
  • Openness to learn and share with others
  • Doer who takes ownership of our product excellence and their working area
  • Empowered individual who pro-actively pursues improvements in Quality, Safety & Operations
  • Previous forklift and warehousing experience is highly desirable

About us

At Danone North America, you’ll work with some of the best-known food and beverage brands in the world like Activia, Silk, Two Good, Oikos, evian, and Happy Family. You’ll be part of the largest Certified B Corp™ in the world, working together to make sure our brands create real benefits for people, communities, and the planet. We have 6,000+ employees across the U.S. and Canada. Come join our movement for a healthier world: One Planet. One Health BY YOU.

Danone North America doesn’t just welcome what makes you unique, we value it. We’re proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All hires to our team are based on qualifications, merit and business needs. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, genetic characteristic or any other protected status. Faithful to our values of openness and humanism, all of our employees share in the commitment to engage one another with dignity and respect.