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Job Title: Fall 2020 Nestlé Packaging Co-op Program
Company Name: Nestle
Location: Cleveland, OH
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 05/17/2020
Expire Date: 05/28/2020
Job Categories: Manufacturing and Production, Quality Control, Research & Development
Job Description
Fall 2020 Nestlé Packaging Co-op Program

You know us as the food and beverage company behind a lot of your favorites like Stouffer’s, Nesquik, Toll House, Lean Cuisine, and Häagen-Dazs, as well as new discoveries like Sweet Earth and Chameleon Cold-Brew coffee. Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is encouraged, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day!

Let’s challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. Here at Nestlé USA, you are empowered to become a student of the business and deliver the best to our consumers and your peers. We’re inviting forward-thinking and courageous future leaders to embrace an entrepreneurial mindset and start their journey of growth!

If you're a current undergraduate student eager to make an impact on an enormous scale, take strides into greatness and pursue your career with Nestlé USA.


What to expect:
At Nestlé, we offer a paid, 6-month co-op program in Packaging during the Fall school semester (June/July – December), with the possibility of extending through the winter breaks. 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 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/productivity initiatives to help reduce the material usage of existing packaging platforms by identifying, testing, and qualifying different materials or processes
  • 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)
  • Assist in preparation of documentation and specifications for packaging materials

Assignments for co-op program will be located in Solon, OH, Arlington, VA or Seattle, WA.

Qualifications & Requirements




  • Must be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program with major in Packaging Science, Packaging Engineering or other related field during the co-op program
  • For Fall (June/July-December 2020) Co-op:
    • Bachelor’s degree to be completed on or before Spring 2022.
  • Must have completed packaging introduction course
  • GPA of 3.0 or higher preferred

Preferred Requirements:
At least 12 credits or two years of Materials Science, Distribution Packaging and/or Food Packaging already completed before the start of the co-op.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong communication skills
  • Analytical skills for data tracking and results analysis
  • Strong problem solving skills and a continuous improvement mindset
  • Presentation creation and delivery skills
  • Collaborative and able to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrate outstanding learning capabilities
  • Ability to deliver results on challenging assignments

Additional Perks

  • Potential opportunity for full-time employment within Packaging team based on performance in the role
  • Exposure to senior leadership/project presentationImmersion into a dynamic and collaborative work culture with diverse colleagues
  • Work with an influential industry leader in consumer packaged goods
  • Volunteer in community service opportunities with a variety of Nestlé
  • Creating Share Valued Organizations (e.g. Feeding America, Boys and Girls Club, etc.)
  • Mentorship/Buddy Program
  • Furnished subsidized housing and relocation for qualified individuals

The Nestlé Companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment.

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