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Operations Management Trainee

June 7, 2023

America's Heartland Pack

Location: Wright City, MO
Position: Operations Management Trainee
Status: Full Time


This is a unique opportunity for an Operations Management Trainee to join our team for the new state of the art beef harvest manufacturing facility in Warren County, Missouri.  The Operations Management Trainee program will provide an extensive training experience surrounding the areas of Safety, Quality, and Business Operations.  The ideal candidate is someone who wants to receive training in our existing facilities in other states (Gibbon NE, Green Bay WI, Long Prairie MN, Omaha NE) and then transition to a supervisor or manager role for the facility when it’s fully operational.


Key Tasks:

  • Work in different departments alongside supervisors and employees to learn, understand and positively impact production operations.
  • Partner with other managers to plan and direct the work of the organization.
  • Analyze and understand company reports related to efficiencies, profit, and inventory activity.
  • Manage daily production, yields, and downtime in assigned areas.
  • Identify trends and recommend proactive or remedial actions to address operational situations.
  • Understand governmental law, regulations, and company policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Work with and through management to develop and implement actions , policies or procedures that protect company assets and profitability.
  • Train and develop management skills while leading and motivating others.
  • Interpret, apply and/or enforce company policies, programs, rules, regulations, and safety requirements in support of departmental and corporate goals.
  • Actively engage in employee safety programs and activities to ensure safety in the workplace.
  • Foster an environment conducive to achieving continuous improvement.
  • Build strong teams and interact at all levels of the plant, including front line employees.
  • Attend or lead presentations, meetings, classes, or training and create projects or presentations; take tests if applicable.
  • Interact with vendors, suppliers, customers, and other stakeholders as needed.
  • 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):

  • Bachelor’s Degree in operations, management, or related field or an equivalent combination of both education and leadership experience (5-7+ years).
  • Willing and able to relocate upon completion of the program.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate (read/write/speak) in English.
  • Proven ability to problem-solve and think critically.
  • Must complete assessment prior to consideration.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • People and relationship focused.
  • Prior demonstrated leadership experience in the protein industry.
  • Prior internship or experience with the company.
  • Self-motivated, proactive individual who will constantly seek improvement opportunities.
  • Proficient in use of computers and Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point).


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Foundation in mathematics, business, sciences, and/or agriculture.
  • Proven problem-solving and critical thinking ability, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work across multiple functions and with all levels of employees and leadership.
  • Ability to work as part of a team or independently.
  • Ability to work with a sense of urgency in a fast-paced organization and handle multiple projects to meet deadlines.
  • Versatile, flexible, and willing to work with changing priorities.
  • Ability to quickly become proficient in software relevant to the job.


Travel (Required):

  • 25% travel.  Travel to receive training in our existing facilities in other states (Gibbon NE, Green Bay WI, Long Prairie MN, Omaha NE) and then transition to the new facility when it’s fully operational.


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 outside Foristell, 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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