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Nestle Engineering Management Development Associate in Davenport, Iowa

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?

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Position Summary

For more than 30 years, our Management Development Associate program has developed our future leaders. This program allows you to embark on a personal and professional development experience a classroom can’t offer.

You'll be coached from the beginning, solidifying your career trajectory to learn and grow as an Engineering Management Development Associate. By joining Nestle Purina as an Engineering Management Associate; you’ll experience information systems, quality assurance, supply chain, accounting, human resources, production, R&D engineering, and operations performance to understand how each of these areas collaborate with the engineering management work that you’ll do. Following from there, you’ll experience leading and executing capital projects that impact the larger business.

Why a leadership developmental role with us versus somewhere else? Taking the engineering path of our Management Development Associate program is a full-time position that puts you on the fast track to management on the manufacturing side of our business. You are the future leader!

• Develop detailed project scopes that account for operational impact.

• Be a problem solver by crafting solutions to problems in accordance with engineering standards

• Prepare specifications, bid scopes as well as evaluate bids and awards for construction projects.

• Oversee project start-ups and contractors.

• Master plant process flows, utility flows, capacities, procedures, and practices.

• Develop leadership skills and experience and demonstrate maintenance supervisory capability.


• Must be open to relocation to one or more of our 22 production facilities across the U.S.

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering attained or expected by December 2023.


• Prior co-op or practicum experience; manufacturing experience; student organization or other leadership experience



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 or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.