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2024 Nestle Spring Packaging Co-Op

Company: Nestle
Location: Eau Claire
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:

Nestle in the United States, part of Nestle S.A., is committed to enhancing quality of life and contributing to a healthier future - for individuals and families, for our thriving and resilient communities, and for the planet. We are transforming our product portfolio - from pet care, premium water, frozen meals, and infant nutrition - to meet changing consumer needs by focusing on high-growth food, beverage and consumer categories.

Our operations in the U.S. are composed of seven operating companies: Nestle USA, Nestle Purina, Nespresso, Gerber, Nestle Health Science, Nestle Professional, and Information Technology at Nestle all focused on our mission of "Good Food, Good Life." Our organization offers tremendous potential for professional growth and achievement, opportunities to make an impact on a global scale, and substantial rewards for a job well done.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Position Summary

What to expect for the Nestle Spring 2024 Packaging Co-Op Program:

At Nestle, we offer a paid, 6-month co-op program in Packaging during a school semester; Spring (January - July). Our Packaging team leads all aspects of the entire development process, from design to manufacturing. Students are given real-life responsibilities through involvement in various activities, initiatives, and the chance to lead their own major projects. The projects will vary in complexity and provide good exposure to a wide range of packaging materials and technologies.

We give students the opportunity to assist in the development and industrialization of new packaging launches, sustainability initiatives, quality improvements, cost optimization, and improved line efficiency efforts. You may also have exposure to different experiences and projects. These may include factory visits, qualifying materials or molds, leading a line trial, performing laboratory testing, developing protocols, creating technical reports and/or attending trade shows. In addition, these individuals will provide technical assistance to various internal departments to support business goals and will interact with Nestle factory staff, internal customers as well as external vendors.

This program is designed to develop future professionals for our Packaging function. We are looking for individuals with the right mix of talent and enthusiasm with shown leadership skills, strong analytical and communication skills, and the ability to work in a team setting.

Key Outputs:

  • Lead sustainability and productivity initiatives to help reduce material usage of existing packaging platforms by identifying, testing, and qualifying alternate materials or processes
  • Develop protocols and conduct extensive testing to evaluate product and package performance in a real-world environment
  • Design a new package format for different channels of trade (e.g., Club stores, Value, Grocery, and E-commerce)
  • Assist in preparation of documentation and specifications for packaging materials
  • Job Assignments will be based in either a corporate site or a manufacturing site for the duration of the co-op


    • Solon, OH - Nestle USA
    • Arlington, VA - Nestle USA
    • Seattle, WA - Nestle Coffee Partners
    • Solon, OH - Nestle Professional
    • Fremont, MI - Nestle Nutrition
    • Bohemia, NY - Nestle Health Science (Manufacuring site)
    • Eau Claire, WI - Nestle Health Science (Manufacuring site)



      • Must be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program with a focus on Packaging Science, Packaging Engineering, or another related field (i.e. Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Food Science) during the 6-month co-op program
      • GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred

        Knowledge and Skills:

        • Effective communication skills
        • Analytical skills for data tracking and results analysis
        • Strong problem solving skills and a continuous improvement mindset
        • Collaborative and able to work in a team environment
        • Ability to deliver results on challenging assignments

          Additional Requirements:

          • Willing to relocate as necessary for the assignment
          • Willingess to work in a corporate site or a manufacutring site during the duration of the co-op
          • Willing to travel to Nestle factories and/or supplier locations throughout the US

            Additional Perks:

            • Competitive pay rate
            • Relocation package for the duration of the program (for those who qualify)
            • Participation in a Mentorship/Buddy Program designed to help grow your social and professional network
            • Immersion into a dynamic and collaborative work culture with diverse colleagues

              It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

              To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.

              The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at accommodations@nestle.com or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

              This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

Keywords: Nestle, Eau Claire , 2024 Nestle Spring Packaging Co-Op, Other , Eau Claire, Wisconsin

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