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Maintenance Training Specialist

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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Located in North America’s wind belt, Davenport is at the forefront of renewable energy technology and has remained home to one of our largest manufacturing facilities since 1927. Originally producing cereal, the factory became a pet food-only manufacturer in the late ‘90s and as the largest pet food manufacturing facility in the U.S., it carefully produces, packages, and ships several varieties of our Dog Chow®, Puppy Chow®, Alpo®, Beneful®, Purina ONE®, Cat Chow®, Friskies®, and Kit N Kaboodle® brands.

As the Maintenance Training Specialist, you will be responsible for the overall management of all Technical Maintenance competency building (World Class Manufacturing), Education & Training (E&T), Leadership initiatives and Pillar activities involving the factory maintenance personnel, as well as all Technical Training that occurs within a factory Technical Training Center (TTC).

+ Define and communicate Technical Maintenance Education and Training rollout plans for the area of responsibility.

+ Support, coordinate and oversee the development of standardized onboarding for the factory technical (Maintenance) teams including Local Leadership Team, building leadership, functional, NCE/TPM, line centric and technical competencies, following the Business priorities in alignment with top factory losses.

+ Monitor and coordinate ongoing onboarding and competence management for maintenance personnel at factory location as well as the determination of onboarding content and plans for development of materials for key competencies.

+ Coordinate efforts and oversee deployment of a digital competence management platform (Poka, Power BI and other solutions) and development of a digital structure strategy for maintenance space.

+ Coordinate efforts, monitor and recommend improvements to World Class Technical Training Center, including development of technical training modules and oversight of technical training curriculum development.

+ Manage, monitor, and coordinate execution of Technical Training roll out plan within Priority business needs.


+ High School Diploma or GED Equivalent

+ 5+ years of experience in maintenance, mechanical, electrical, or related field


+ Bachelor’s Degree preferred

+ 1+ years of training experience within a manufacturing, industrial, military, or related environment preferred

Don’t meet all the qualifications listed under “other”? These are preferred, but not required. When you apply for a role with Nestlé Purina, we ensure that individual confidentiality is held to the highest regard. We are intentional about creating an inclusive workplace for everyone. We consider our associates our most valuable assets. Please apply for full consideration.

The approximate pay range for this position is $55,000 to $87,000. Please note that the pay range provided is a good faith estimate for the position at the time of posting. Final compensation may vary based on factors including but not limited to background, knowledge, skills, and abilities as well as geographic location of the position. Nestlé offers performance-based incentives and a competitive total rewards package, which includes a 401k with Company match, healthcare coverage and a broad range of other benefits. Incentives and/or benefit packages may vary depending on the position. Learn more at About Us | Nestlé Careers (



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