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Nestle Maintenance Intern (Project Opportunity) in Clinton, 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

Project Opportunity incorporates finely tuned classroom education, professional mentoring and practical work experience. The Maintenance Intern is an entry-level, or, junior Maintenance Associate who works alongside experienced Maintenance Mechanics (Technicians). The Maintenance Intern will have the opportunity to observe and participate in multiple projects (or one large project with diversity of work). A mentor will be assigned who is a Manager or experienced Mechanic (Technician) on the Maintenance Team. This mentor will have the primary responsibility for planning the Maintenance Intern’s day-to-day workload and for the intern and will oversee performance. They will also help connect the dots that exist between your technical education and the factory floor. This is important since our Maintenance Interns are enrolled students pursuing a degree or certificate in an electrical or mechanical type program, and who are able to work at least 16 hours per week as an intern.


  • Mechanical support for the safe installation, assembly, and repair of machines, safety systems, mechanical drive mechanisms and associated parts.

  • Provide support for fabrication of various metals and welding (mig, tig, AC/DC, torch, brazing, etc).

  • Support corporate and division Engineering and IT personnel with maintenance and installation of plant and corporate initiatives.

  • Adhere to all Safety and NPPC manufacturing systems guidelines.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Requires full time enrollment in a technical program for this spring semester.

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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.

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