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Spring 2023 Nestlé Packaging Co-Op

Spring 2023 Nestlé Packaging Co-Op

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

Position Summary

What to expect
At Nestlé, we offer a paid, 6-month co-op program in Packaging during a school semester; Spring (January–June) or Fall (June/July–December). 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 Nestlé 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 

Locations

  • Solon, OH – Nestlé USA
  • Arlington, VA - Nestlé USA
  • Seattle, WA - Nestlé Coffee Partners

Requirements

  • 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
  • Willing to relocate as necessary for the assignment 
  • Willing to travel to Nestlé factories and/or supplier locations throughout the US 

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 Perks 

  • Competitive pay rate
  • Fully furnished corporate housing at no cost to you. Excludes our Fremont location, instead a sign on bonus is provided to help with costs. (Subject to change pending travel restrictions)
  • Full reimbursement of all relocation expenses 
  • Participation in a Mentorship/Buddy Program designed to help grow your social and professional network
  • Volunteer in community service opportunities with a variety of Nestlé Creating Share Valued Organizations
  • Work for the largest food and beverage company in the world with access to a global network of experts in their field

Job ID

146128 

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 Nestlé. 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.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé 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.

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. 

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact. 

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

Position Summary

What to expect
At Nestlé, we offer a paid, 6-month co-op program in Packaging during a school semester; Spring (January–June) or Fall (June/July–December). 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 Nestlé 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 

Locations

  • Solon, OH – Nestlé USA
  • Arlington, VA - Nestlé USA
  • Seattle, WA - Nestlé Coffee Partners

Requirements

  • 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
  • Willing to relocate as necessary for the assignment 
  • Willing to travel to Nestlé factories and/or supplier locations throughout the US 

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 Perks 

  • Competitive pay rate
  • Fully furnished corporate housing at no cost to you. Excludes our Fremont location, instead a sign on bonus is provided to help with costs. (Subject to change pending travel restrictions)
  • Full reimbursement of all relocation expenses 
  • Participation in a Mentorship/Buddy Program designed to help grow your social and professional network
  • Volunteer in community service opportunities with a variety of Nestlé Creating Share Valued Organizations
  • Work for the largest food and beverage company in the world with access to a global network of experts in their field

Job ID

146128 

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 Nestlé. 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.  Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé 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.

Solon, OH, US, 44139 Arlington, VA, US, 22202 Seattle, WA, US, 98104

Solon, OH, US, 44139 Arlington, VA, US, 22202 Seattle, WA, US, 98104


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland

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