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Harvest Manager

June 3, 2024
Lucas King

America's Heartland Packing

Location: Wright City, MO
Position: Harvest Manager
Status: Full Time


American Foods Group, LLC has an opportunity for a Harvest Manager to join the team for our new AFG manufacturing facility in Wright City, Missouri.


Oversee the harvest floor and all aspects of production from set up to yields, quality, employee safety, food safety, volume, costs, claims, turnover, absenteeism, and training of supervisors. This position requires an essential understanding and control of the production process, accurate record keeping, and general line maintenance, and staffing.

As our Harvest Manager you will:

  • Be responsible for providing leadership and ensure execution of departmental business plans in the Harvest area.  Interface routinely with peers.  Reports to Director of Operations – Harvest.
  • Oversee production operations (Leads and hourly production employees) to provide for day-to-day control of assigned department activities according to prescribed schedules, priorities, operation sequence, and processing specifications.
  • Be responsible for crewing, scheduling, work quality, productivity, and employee training in assigned areas.
  • Be responsible for safety and housekeeping and for proper operation of equipment.
  • Accountable for ensuring that all health and safety policies and regulations are enforced, by reporting policy infractions to HR and being involved with taking appropriate disciplinary actions. Perform accident investigations.
  • Participate in plant management and operational meetings and conduct line meetings.
  • Update, maintain, and implement documents, records, or product specifications.
  • Conduct employment actions in accordance with EEO/AA guidelines (hire, selection, promotion, demotion, transfer, termination, etc.).
  • Evaluate department work performance and take corrective action. Take disciplinary or termination action in accordance with company standard practices and procedures.
  • Coordinate material flow through various stages of assigned departments and with other departments.
  • Suggest and/or develop improved processes and production methods.
  • Perform SQF checks for all areas to assure all assignments are being completed; constantly monitor all departments for cleanliness and ensure that product contamination is kept to a minimum.
  • Verify labor hours (Kronos) to ensure all department crewing and payroll report accuracy.
  • Use Kronos reporting information to establish crewing shortages in departments.
  • Run report(s) and complete/distribute Supervisors reports.
  • Promote and drive succession development with areas of responsibility.
  • NOTE: this description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization; these duties are considered marginal.


Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Diploma or GED.
  • 3-5 years supervisory experience in Harvest.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English (speaking, reading, and writing).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post high school education, associate, or bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good computer skills: ability to use designated programs including Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Display a strong work ethic and a professional attitude and appearance.
  • Must be assertive and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to perform consistent, accurate work with minimal direction, and work successfully as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Develop and maintain effective employee relations.
  • Encourage professional team building.
  • Follow and enforce safety rules, housekeeping, and proper operation of equipment.
  • Follow and monitor proper safety equipment usage and safety practices.

American Foods Group, LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Learn more: EEO is the Law and EEO is the Law Supplement. Applicants with a disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact Human Resources at the location(s) where you are applying. American Foods Group, LLC will not discriminate against applicants who inquire about, disclose or discuss their compensation or that of other applicants. Learn more: Pay Transparency. American Foods Group, LLC participates in the E-Verify program in certain locations as required by law. Learn more: E-Verify


American Foods Group, LLC (AFG) is building a state-of-the-art beef processing operation in Warren County MO along interstate 70.

What we offer:

  • Competitive total compensation package for you and your family.
  • Excellent benefit plan.  Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Accounts, Voluntary Benefits, PTO, 401k, Long & Short Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Discount Meat Purchase Program, and more!

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