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Nestle Advanced Controls & Automation Engineer in Solon, Ohio

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 Summary

The goal of the Electricity & Automation team within Nestle USA is to drive the identification, development and industrialization of modern manufacturing technologies, provide technical assistance leading to people safety and assets efficiency, and support building people capabilities to enable our factories to produce affordable, high quality products using less natural resources.

The Process Control Engineering role at Nestle USA is a key position in driving the current and future Automation at our factories. As part of the Electricity and Automation team, we have to assess, plan and deliver, together with factories, a solid automation strategy for the US market. Our team also focuses on continuous improvement of our production lines to reduce losses and improve yield. The use of new technologies, like Advanced Process Control and Data Analytics, will enable this progress.

Primary responsibilities

Assess and analyze current conditions in NUSA factories related to the automation area, bringing a systematic and sustainable plan to return all facilities to their basic conditions

Execute the improvement plan with the full participation of the E&A teams in the factories as well as other support teams like Quality, Industrial Performance and IT

Apply new standards working closely throughout the global Electricity and Automation network

Research, experiment and deliver the actual and future trends on Process Control and Advanced Process Control (APC), including new technologies like machine learning, data analytics, vision systems and robotics

Lead market networks in Process Control to provide regular training sessions for the regional E&A community

Support capital projects


Bachelor of Science in Engineering, preferably electrical and/or automation engineering/technology or equivalent

Willing to travel throughout the United States/Canada up to 50% of the time

Strong communication and willing to work as a standout colleague

Bring business insight in a technical environment

Programming experience in software development context.

Exposure to automated data collection, databases, visualization, quality and efficiency in manufacturing, SCADA, automated decision control

Exposure to enterprise level large-scale applications

Experience with SQL programming and databases

Experience with IT environment or organization

Experience to application integration to factory floor equipment

Required experience

Minimum 3 years industry experience in software development, programming, or engineering discipline

Experience with one or more of the following systems – HMI, PLC, MES applications, advanced analytics, machine learning, vision systems, robotics


Result driven

Analytical skills in problem solving - ability to think objectively through various options and scenarios

Strong conflict resolution and transversal leadership skills

Strong technical skills

Ability to adapt quickly to changes

Knowledge of food industry or other process driven industries

Passionate about new technologies

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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.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.