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2021 Nestlé USA Technical Applications Group (TAG) Internship
Nestle USA | Solon, Ohio
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2021 Nestlé USA Technical Applications Group (TAG) Internship
You know us as the food and beverage company behind a lot of your favorites like Stouffer’s, Nesquik, Toll House, and Lean Cuisine, 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!

Here at Nestlé USA, you are empowered to become a student of the business and deliver the best to our consumers. We’re inviting forward-thinking and courageous future leaders to embrace an entrepreneurial approach 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 by joining Nestlé USA.

What to Expect:
At Nestlé, we offer a paid summer internship in our Technical Applications Group. Our product development 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 projects. The projects will vary in complexity and provide good exposure to a wide range of activities performed by our product developers.

We give students the opportunity to assist in the development and industrialization of new or reformulated products, quality improvements and cost optimization. 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. In addition, there may be opportunities for factory visits, factory or pilot plant testing, protocol development, cooking with our culinary team, and vendor presentations.

This program is designed to develop future professionals for our Technical Applications Group. 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:
• Development of a new product, or reformulation of an existing product, that meets the specified guardrails with the goal of delighting the consumer.
• Reformulation of a product(s) as needed to increase productivity/deliver cost savings, ensure supply or address consumer complaints. Execute maintenance and capital projects including (scoping, bidding, executing, handling contractors, etc.)
• Department initiative aimed at improving efficiency and consistency in systems, storage, information flow, information accessibility, etc. Coordinate project start-ups and contractors

• Assignments for internship program will be located in Solon, OH.

• Must be enrolled in a BS or MS degree program in Food Science, Food Engineering, Bakery Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field
• Completion of the required degree by Spring 2023
• GPA of 3.0 and above preferred

Skills & Knowledge
• 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
• Ability to work in a fast paced and high performing environment
• Exceptional organizational skills & ability to manage multiple projects and assignments
• Strong communication skills: interpersonal, presentation, oral and written

Additional Requirements
• Willing to relocate if necessary for assignment
• Willing to travel to factory locations throughout the nation as needed
• Sponsorship for work visas are not available for this program

Additional Perks:
• Potential opportunity for full-time employment within the Technical Applications Group based on performance in the role
• Exposure to senior leadership/project presentation
• Immersion into a dynamic and collaborative work culture with diverse colleagues
• Work with an influential industry leader in consumer packaged goods
• Mentorship/Buddy Program
• Furnished subsidized housing for qualified individuals

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

About Nestle USA

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other. At Nestlé USA, we provide high-quality products that are essential to living well. As individuals and teams, we embrace leadership, make important contributions and support each other’s professional development. Join the world’s leading nutrition, health and wellness company, and deliver the satisfying foods that help people around the world through every phase of life.