Nestle USA (


  full-time   employee

Saint Louis
United States

For more than 100 years, Purina has been revolutionizing pet food production, and its ability to enrich the lives of pets everywhere. By 1956, mastering new production techniques, we literally reshaped pet care, introducing Dog Chow® as the first extruded dry food. We?re still at it today, with Tidy Cats®, the lightweight cat litter champion of the world and the leader in our category. Such leadership requires constant innovation and renovation, which is so often rooted in our world-class food production standards.

Our Product Supply Team is seeking a Packaging Equipment Specialist, who will be a subject matter expert and uphold a safety-first mindset as you set out to help manage all Packaging equipment for our wet and dry factories in order to eliminate unplanned stoppages within the product Packaging arena.  The team will depend on you to develop and implement a preventive and predictive maintenance program to improve the performance of all Packaging equipment including packers, labelers and palletizers. You?ll work closely with factory workers, including operators and maintenance mechanics, while collaborating with our Technical Applications Group (TAG), Product Technology Center (PTC) and Co-Manufacturing groups in North America. Prepare to have your hands in everything involving Packaging equipment, which includes appearance, operation, maintenance, and inspections.  

This position will offer you an exciting opportunity to travel extensively to our factories throughout the U.S., however, the impact you?ll make in the pet care industry has global reach. If your full potential could be unleashed, what would you add to the mix?


  • Develop and implement a complete Preventive Maintenance program including inspection procedures and plans to eliminate minor stops, jamming, break downs, and unplanned stoppages for all labeling, Packaging, bundling, pelletizing and other finished product/package handling equipment
  • Coach and help all plants on instituting proper and effective Preventive Maintenance programs for the Packaging 
  • Make the necessary changes in procedures, design and systems to eliminate the jamming of the machines
  • Help develop One Point Lessons (OPLs), Standards and Standard Routines for all Packaging equipment and facilitate training of all supervisors, operators, and mechanics to run the machines efficiently and effectively
  • Incorporate Clean/Inspect/Lubricate (CIL) principles when working with operators and maintenance personnel and 5S the areas around all Packaging equipment
  • Coach and train plants in executing Go, See, Think, Do methodology to eliminate unplanned stoppages

Perform all other duties as assigned.


Education:    High school diploma or GED equivalent 

Technical degree or certification preferred

Experience:   3+ years of experience working with multiple types of Packaging equipment and systems in the consumer products industry or military environment
1+ years of leadership and/or coaching experience

Able and willing to travel at minimum 50% of the time

The Nestle companies are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers and are looking for diversity in candidates for employment: Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran


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