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2022 Diversity Leadership Symposium: Engineering Co-Op

2022 Diversity Leadership Symposium: Engineering 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.
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Position Snapshot

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!
Are you a current undergraduate student who is passionate about diversity, equity and inclusion? Are you looking for a full-time Engineering Co-Op role? If you've got an appetite for an exciting career, apply now for Nestlé's 2022 Virtual Diversity Leadership Symposium (DLS)! It's a three-day, professional development and hiring event, taking place from August 9-11, 2022, for college students of diverse backgrounds! If selected to participate in the symposium, you will learn about Nestle’s wining culture, network with peers & current Nestlé employees, and interview for our Nestlé USA Engineering Co-Op!
What to expect from the 2022 Diversity Leadership Symposium:
  • Gain valuable exposure to life and careers at Nestlé and discover how a diverse and inclusive environment fuels career growth
  • Network with business leaders and develop relationships with peers from universities across the nation while participating in hands-on culinary experiences
  • Interview for our Nestlé USA Engineering Co-Op, with a chance to return to school with a job offer in hand

Here's a breakdown of what the big picture entails for this program:

The Nestlé USA Engineering Co-op program is a development program that provides the opportunity for select individuals to gain real world experience and an understanding of Technical & Production at Nestlé USA. The Co-op program consists of 3 or 6 month rotational experiences intended to build capability and understanding of the core Engineering Functions at Nestlé USA. As you progress through your schooling and work experiences, you will build your expertise in Electrical & Automation, Industrial Services or Process Engineering.
Whether you are joining the program as a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior, you will receive an exciting introduction to the world of Nestlé USA and begin to understand the various departments working in collaboration to make our products. As you further your educational career, you will begin to experience a unique breadth of work assignments within your area of expertise, focusing on becoming a subject matter expert within the Engineering team. As an Engineering Co-op, you will play a key role in leading and executing projects and gaining an understanding of Electrical & Automation, Industrial Services or Process Engineering in our factories.


Primary responsibilities:

As an Engineering Co-op, you will be learning and growing as an Engineer while delivering results for Nestlé USA through key projects, systems, and people. Depending on your area of focus, you may have experiences similar to the following:
Electrical & Automation Potential Experiences Include: Power Distribution, Basic Motor and Power Controls, Electrical Safety/Arc Flash, Factory Automation Standards, Instrumentation Calibration, Manufacturing Execution System (MES), Advanced Process Controls, Robotics and Digital Technologies like Data Analytics and IIoT
Industrial Services Potential Experiences Include: Hygienic Engineering, Refrigeration and Thermal systems, Process Capacity and mass/heat balances, compliance and reliability, process safety, Water and Waste Water treatment and other utilities, mechanical integrity and Sustainability
Process Engineering Potential Experiences Include:  Batch and Continuous Processing, Hygienic Engineering, Cleaning in Process (CIP), Thermal Processing, and an in-depth view on the different production processes related to the food production like product preparation and standardization, evaporation, spray drying, filling and packing, etc.



  • Various Factory or Corporate Locations across Nestlé USA
  • Co-ops will likely move to different site(s) throughout various rotations as necessary



  • Working towards a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering or other related engineering discipline
  • GPA of 3.0 and above preferred

Skills & Knowledge

  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Analytical skillset for data tracking and results analysis
  • Ability to work and thrive in a team environment
  • Demonstrate outstanding learning capabilities
  • Ability to deliver results on challenging assignments

Additional Requirements

  • Comfortable working with people in various capacities in a factory
  • Able to work any shift, including second or third shift as required throughout program experiences
  • Open to working in facilities where ambient conditions may be very cold, wet or warm


Additional Perks:

  • Immersion into a dynamic and collaborative work culture with varied colleagues
  • Mentorship and professional guidance from experienced leaders and a training program designed to support successful project completion
  • Work with an influential industry leader in consumer packaged goods (Fortune Magazine)
  • Volunteer in community service opportunities with a variety of Nestlé Share Valued Organizations (e.g. Boys & Girls Club of America & Nestlé Adopt-A-School Program)
  • Competitive compensation with housing subsidy provided
The Nestlé Diversity Leadership Symposium is ideal for students from diverse and minority backgrounds but is open to all candidates, regardless of ethnicity, who can demonstrate that they would make a positive contribution to diversity at Nestlé.
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.
Solon, OH, US, 44139