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Food, Beverage, Dairy Plant Sanitation – Chemical Sales Intern
St. Paul
, MN





Job ID: 74668BR
Category: Sales
Work Location: Saint Paul, MN
Posted Date:
August 21, 2017

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Job Description:
We are seeking highly motivated applicants to join Ecolab’s Account Manager Internship program for 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.

Interns will work closely with existing Account Managers in customer plant environments, focusing on food safety and food quality through the use of 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. Not only do our interns learn the daily responsibilities of an Ecolab Account Manager, but they also work on specific value-add projects throughout the summer for which they ultimately present the findings to our leadership team.

Additionally, our interns are given exposure to potential career path roles within the organization and are given consideration for our full-time entry level Account Manager in Training opportunities upon graduation.

Main Responsibilities:

  • 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 & install Ecolab chemical dispensing systems & food, beverage & dairy processing equipment including clean in place (CIP) equipment & systems
  • Monitor product performance & adjust chemical concentration levels to advance operational efficiency & effectiveness
  • Provide industry expertise & training to customers regarding plant sanitation, standard operating procedures & 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

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing Bachelor’s Degree in dairy, food or agricultural science, engineering, chemistry, or related major, to be completed May/June 2019 or December 2018
  • Willingness & ability to work off hours, including nights & weekends
  • Valid driver’s license, acceptable motor vehicle record, and access to a personal vehicle
  • Permanent U.S. resident

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Attendance at a Food & Beverage core school or actively recruited program
  • Experience within the food, beverage or dairy processing/manufacturing industries
  • Mechanical aptitude & problem solving ability
  • Relationship management & consulting abilities
  • Self-motivation & drive for results
  • Effective organizational/time management skills
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities
  • Bilingual skills – English/Spanish

This internship is a field internship, and location is flexible based on housing options within the United States.

A trusted partner at more than one million customer locations, Ecolab (ECL) is the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. With 2015 sales of $13.5 billion and 47,000 associates, Ecolab delivers comprehensive solutions and on-site service to promote safe food, maintain clean environments, optimize water and energy use and improve operational efficiencies for customers in the food, healthcare, energy, hospitality and industrial markets in more than 170 countries around the world. For more Ecolab news and information, visit

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