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Technical Sales Internship--Food, Beverage and Dairy Plant Sanitation

Ecolab is seeking candidates for our Technical Sales (Account Manager) Internship program in our Food & Beverage division. Our interns gain valuable hands-on experience in the food & beverage manufacturing industry by learning the various components involved in servicing Ecolab customers. 
See how Ecolab helps make 27% of the world’s processed food safe. In Food & Beverage, you’ll help a wide variety of food, beverage, and brewery processors manage the increasing risks of foodborne illness and contamination. By providing cleaning and sanitizing programs, animal care products, antimicrobial food tissue treatment and many other operational efficiency and product quality programs, Food & Beverage offers the opportunity to work with a combination of innovation and world-class service. 
What’s in it For You: 

  • 10–12-week paid summer internship for you to grow both professionally and personally 
  • The opportunity to take on some of the world’s most meaningful challenges, helping customers achieve clean water, safe food, and healthy environments 
  • The ability to make an impact and shape your career with a company that is passionate about growth 
  • The support of an organization that believes it is vital to include and engage diverse people, perspectives, and ideas to achieve our best 
  • Apply what you learn in the classroom to meaningful projects that have genuine business impact 
  • Grow your professional network through one-on-one meetings with Ecolab leaders, professional development workshops, and peer get togethers 
  • Finish your internship with a realistic job preview of what a “day in the life” of an Ecolab associate looks like 
  • Be considered for a full-time job offer (to start upon graduation) at the end of a successful internship with us. 
What You Will Do: 
  • Work closely with existing Account Managers in customer plant environments, focusing on food safety and food quality using effective, efficient sanitation products and processes. As strong business partners, our Account Managers work with customers to develop sanitation plans and programs, evaluate processes and procedures, and identify and implement operational efficiencies.  
  • Learn the daily responsibilities of an Ecolab Account Manager and work on specific value-added projects throughout the summer for which you ultimately present findings to our leadership team 
  • Work alongside successful Account Managers and other field associates to learn customers' operations, understand their cleaning challenges, and devise solutions to meet their needs 
  • Cultivate business relationships with all levels of plant staff through professional demeanor & interpersonal skills 
  • Apply mechanical aptitude to repair, adjust, test and install Ecolab chemical dispensing systems as well as food, beverage and dairy processing equipment including clean in place (CIP) equipment and systems 
  • Monitor product performance and adjust chemical concentration levels to advance operational efficiency and effectiveness 
  • Provide industry expertise and training to customers regarding plant sanitation, standard operating procedures, and issues of food safety/quality 
  • Introduce new product/service offerings to existing accounts to help them disinfect surfaces in a plant facility 
  • Learn how to successfully prospect to generate new business 
  • Be exposed to potential career path roles within the organization and considered for our full-time entry level Account Manager in Training opportunities upon graduation 
Position Details: 

  • Nationwide locations available in urban, suburban, and rural environments (dependent on specific industry) 
  • Relocation assistance is available for those meeting requirements 
Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Currently pursuing a bachelor’s degree in dairy, food or agricultural science, engineering, chemistry, or related major - to be completed Spring/early Summer 2023 or Dec 2022 
  • Willingness & ability to work off hours, including nights & weekends 
  • Valid driver's license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and access to a personal vehicle 
  • Must be authorized to work in the US without any sponsorship now and anytime in the future  
Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience within the food, beverage, or dairy processing/manufacturing industries 
  • Mechanical aptitude and problem-solving ability 
  • Relationship management and consulting abilities 
  • Self-motivation and drive for results 
  • Effective organizational and time management skills 
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities 
  • Bilingual – English/Spanish