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Entry Level Career Opportunities at Nestlé Purina

R&D Engineering Technical Development Program

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If engineering research and process improvement pique your interest, jump start your career within our R&D Engineering Technical Development Program. You'll begin the program in a well-designed rotation to learn all facets of the factory, including Operations Performance, Engineering Management, Production, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Information Systems, Accounting and Human Resources before settling into your R&D Engineering role. Why? So you can provide big-picture perspective as you advance your career with us on the corporate side of technical engineering.

Military veterans, we are proud of our military veteran associates and do consider military experience. Having obtained E-4 level or above is preferred for this role, but not required. Please apply for full consideration. Thank you for your service.

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Once the cross-functional rotations are complete, there will be a core technical focus on deeply understanding our processes and equipment. This knowledge will be critical as you progress to working with our corporate R&D team in St. Louis, which we call our Product Technology Center (PTC). Whether on the factory floor or at our Headquarters, your research-based engineering projects will have a large-scale impact.

Join Purina, with others like you, who embody the same curiosity, passion and ability to inspire others. Do you have what it takes to Stand Taller and dare to make every day better?

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Available Positions

Program Details

Primary Responsibilities

  • Process Engineering
  • Product Engineering
  • Equipment Standards
  • Operational Excellence
  • New Technology
  • Factory Support

Basic Qualifications (minimum)

  • B.S. in Engineering or expected to attain by June 2017
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • *PLUSES: Military experience; prior co-op or practicum experience; manufacturing experience; student organization or other leadership experience

Please Note: This position does not provide sponsorship for employment status (e.g. H-1B visa status). You must have the legal right to work in the United States in order to qualify for one of these positions.

Career Path

  • R&D Engineering Management Development Program
  • Technical Applications Group (TAG)
  • Corporate Engineering
  • Product Development

The technical development you gain through the PTC Engineering Program expands your career options, with possible positions globally in technical leadership areas such as:


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