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Pilot Plant Trainee (Associate Technician Pilot Plant)

Pilot Plant Trainee (Associate Technician Pilot Plant)

We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

Position Summary

As a Pilot Plant Trainee, you'll be responsible for assisting with, organizing, and performing Pilot Plant trials with training and guidance from Pilot Plant Technicians and Project Leaders. Every day brings a new challenge – preparing new formulas, set-up and operation of food-processing equipment all while completing trials in a safe, clean work environment. You’ll gain the skills necessary in this developmental position to grow as a Pilot Plant Technician. 

 

  • Maintain equipment in good sanitary and working condition 
  • Organize and record data as outlined in the pilot plant request 
  • Prepare summaries of trial results with recommendations for processing/product improvements based on observations 
  • Working skills/knowledge of equipment and unit operations in the pilot plant 
  • Adhere to all facility policies concerning safety, security, Good Laboratory and Good Manufacturing Practices (GLP & GMP) 
  • Provide hands on support to Project Leaders, Pilot Plant Team Members, and others in pilot plant with preparation, execution, follow up, review and process improvement with trial work 
  • Light mechanical repair/plumbing as required 
  • Interact with project teams and participate in project discussions as required 
  • Actively participate in cross-training as needed as well as learning new skills required due to technology advances 
  • Reviews/Updates SOP’s and SSOP’s  
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and sanitary work area 
  • Travel as required for training 

 

Requirements: 

  • High school diploma (or GED) required 
  • Good mechanical skills or aptitude 
  • Ability to become a licensed forklift operator 
  • Working knowledge of factory pet food/food processing equipment and operations is preferred 

 

Requisition ID

144404 

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.

We’re a leader in the pet care industry, which means we’re not only ahead in volume, profit and market share, but our associates dare to Stand Taller. We innovate new products, impart new agilities into existing processes, constantly advance pet nutrition, and always pay it forward in the form of service for our communities and families. Are you up for the dare?

Position Summary

As a Pilot Plant Trainee, you'll be responsible for assisting with, organizing, and performing Pilot Plant trials with training and guidance from Pilot Plant Technicians and Project Leaders. Every day brings a new challenge – preparing new formulas, set-up and operation of food-processing equipment all while completing trials in a safe, clean work environment. You’ll gain the skills necessary in this developmental position to grow as a Pilot Plant Technician. 

 

  • Maintain equipment in good sanitary and working condition 
  • Organize and record data as outlined in the pilot plant request 
  • Prepare summaries of trial results with recommendations for processing/product improvements based on observations 
  • Working skills/knowledge of equipment and unit operations in the pilot plant 
  • Adhere to all facility policies concerning safety, security, Good Laboratory and Good Manufacturing Practices (GLP & GMP) 
  • Provide hands on support to Project Leaders, Pilot Plant Team Members, and others in pilot plant with preparation, execution, follow up, review and process improvement with trial work 
  • Light mechanical repair/plumbing as required 
  • Interact with project teams and participate in project discussions as required 
  • Actively participate in cross-training as needed as well as learning new skills required due to technology advances 
  • Reviews/Updates SOP’s and SSOP’s  
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and sanitary work area 
  • Travel as required for training 

 

Requirements: 

  • High school diploma (or GED) required 
  • Good mechanical skills or aptitude 
  • Ability to become a licensed forklift operator 
  • Working knowledge of factory pet food/food processing equipment and operations is preferred 

 

Requisition ID

144404 

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.

St. Joseph, MO, US, 64503

St. Joseph, MO, US, 64503


Nearest Major Market: Kansas City

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