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Entry Level Career Opportunities at Nestlé Purina

Engineering Management Development Program

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If you have the brain of an engineer and exceptional project management skills – consider our fast track to management on the manufacturing side of our business. We call it our Management Development Program, where we'll offer you the opportunity to train within Operations Performance, Production, Quality Assurance, Supply Chain, Information Systems, Accounting and Human Resources before settling into your Engineering Management role. Why? So you can oversee the big picture as you advance your career with us.

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 rotational portion is complete, we'll lean on you to manage capital projects that fall within environmental/energy management, maintenance, packaging, processing, warehousing, purchasing and installation. Although your projects will be on site within your assigned factory, many of them will require off-site help. Your ability to organize and manage outside contractors, in conjunction with the resources and support we provide you, will be critical to succeed within your role.

Join our next "class" of developing managers, 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

  • Develop detailed project scopes that account for operational impact
  • Be a problem solver by creating solutions to problems in accordance with engineering standards
  • Prepare specifications, bid scopes as well as evaluate bids and awards for construction projects
  • Supervise project start-ups and contractors
  • Master plant process flows, utility flows, capacities, procedures and practices
  • Demonstrate maintenance supervisory capability

Basic Qualifications (minimum)

  • B.S. in Engineering or expected to attain by June 2017
  • Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must be conscientious with high cognitive ability and possess initiative, responsibility, leadership potential and a strong work ethic
  • Must be willing to relocate to a Nestlé Purina location upon completion of the program
  • *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

  • Engineering Management Development Program
  • Staff Engineer
  • Environmental and Energy Coordinators
  • Maintenance Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Other Factory Level Operational Areas


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