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Passion is the pulse of Purina. You don’t have to be a pet owner, but you must be able to find your square – find passion in the work you do, the people you encounter and the opportunities you experience. Within our walls, you’ll discover ways to do what’s never been done before, and you’ll do it with integrity and expertise. Your relentless pursuit to break boundaries, pioneer new brands and revolutionize the bond between pets and people will help you fit right in. Working together, #WeStandTaller.

Industrial Electrician I (Class D)

Job Number 18008709 Company Nestle Purina PetCare Company Location Davenport, Iowa


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

As an Industrial Electrician in our Davenport facility, you are given a unique opportunity to be part of a Progressive Plan – providing you the tools and necessary training to become a Class A Electrician.  Your role in the bigger picture is to manage the preventative and predictive maintenance to improve the functionality and safe working order of our manufacturing equipment and machinery. So, if you’re up for the dare to expand your career in the world of manufacturing, join our Purina Family. We’ll always challenge you to think: “What’s Next?”

You’ll be responsible for maintaining, upgrading, and troubleshooting as needed all plant electrical systems, control systems, and electro – mechanical equipment that you are assigned to in a safe and cost and effective manner.  You will also need to meet all quality and safety requirements when performing job duties.  When production dictates, overtime is a required part of the job.  Due to safety needs, it may be a requirement of your job to participate as a Safety or PEO Committee Member.

1. Your primary responsibility in all of the work you perform is to be safe. Never put yourself or fellow employees at risk of injury.  Responsible for following all plant safety rules and work rules.

2. Maintain, troubleshoot, and repair all equipment that you have been assigned responsibility for by using the following criteria: 
  • All repairs must be done safety and in a craftsman-like manner.
  • Look for continuous improvement, ideas to improve safety, reliability, quality, throughput, and energy.
  • All work should abide by existing plant standards and the National Electric Code, and the Good Manufacturing Practice.
  • All work sites must be kept clear and free of debris.  All shop areas must be tour ready and prevent product safety issues.
3. Work with Engineers on capital upgrades in your area as needed with either actual installation assistance or as an advisor/Team Leader.

4. Complete any other assigned maintenance duties as directed by Team Leader including the following:
  • Electrical/Mechanical work for other plant areas.
  • Secure job-related training (new equipment, safety, new policies, Maintenance Progression Plan, etc.)

Perform all other duties as assigned



  • Do you have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent? 
  • Do you have a 2-year technical degree or a minimum of 1+ years’ of electrical maintenance experience in a manufacturing, technical, or military environment? 

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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