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Associate Coordinator, Reproduction - Trainee (Nestlé purina research and development)

Position Summary


For thirty years, Nestlé Purina has been proud to call St. Joseph, MO home to two facilities, a wet pet food factory and our Product Technology Center (PTC) dedicated to research and development. The PTC is home to dogs and cats who help us learn, research and better understand the well-being of pets all while enjoying the best quality of life. Located an hour north of Kansas City, the community of 77,000 people is packed with character and a rich history – just like Nestlé Purina is. The city was recognized with the All-America City Award, given to communities with citizens who work together to pinpoint and address community-wide challenges and achieve exceptional results.As the Associate Coordinator, you’ll be responsible for performing care and maintenance on kittens or puppies in the facility. By maintaining a safe, clean, and sanitary work environment, you’ll be able to ensure we practice safety in the workplace. You will also actively participate in training and skill development as needed. 

  • Provide care and monitor growth of puppies or kittens including daily feedings and basic grooming

  • Learn and provide socialization and training programs as per guidelines for puppies/kittens 

  • Perform all necessary cleaning and sanitation duties

  • Learn and adhere to Nestlé Quality Management Systems (QMS) and Good Laboratory Practices (GLP)

  • Acquire knowledge of and compliance with the Animal Welfare Act and all procedures and protocols in the Nestlé Purina Petcare Manual

  • Report to the veterinary staff sick animals or unusual behavior observed in the pets


  • High School Diploma or equivalent

  • 6+ months of experience of animal husbandry and/or regular care of animals


  • 6+ months of professional animal training experience is preferred

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