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Training Manager

November 28, 2023

America's Heartland Packing

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

Seeking a dedicated and experienced training leader who will be responsible for the design, implementation, and management of all training programs at our beef harvest facility in Warren City, Missouri.  The training leader will be responsible for developing training materials, conducting hands-on training sessions, assessing training needs, and continuously improving training processes to enhance the skills and capabilities of our employees.

Training Program Management

  • Collaborate with Safety, Quality, and HR leadership to keep new hire training content up to date.
  • Sustain the Extreme Ownership by coaching and reinforcing the Laws of Combat and other desired behaviors.
  • Champion the Management Trainee and Supervisor Development Programs by partnering with the learning and development team and supporting the participants.
  • Subject Matter Expert (SME) and point of contact for any Alchemy training.
  • Partner with Learning and Development to implement training and initiatives.
  • Develop and maintain training materials, modules, and resources.


Training Delivery

  • Oversee all training efforts, including new hires, cross-training, and leadership.
  • Observe and provide feedback to trainers, both positive and constructive.
  • Ensure training is an engaging and hands-on experience that uses in-person, technology, and on-the-job components.
  • Conduct training when a trainer is not available.


Training Evaluation and Improvement

  • Ensure that knowledge checks are completed and passed. When not completed, arranges retesting.
  • Evaluate the training programs by collecting feedback from new hires after 30 days of training.  Using the feedback to make positive.
  • Review data to identify knowledge & skill gaps.
  • Create skill assessments to ensure new hires have the skills as well as the knowledge.
  • Foster a continuous improvement mindset with the team and the site, ensuring the training is the most effective it can be.


Compliance and Documentation

  • Validate that all training activities align with industry regulations, company policies, and safety guidelines.
  • Maintain accurate and current training records, showing employee progress and certifications.
  • Ensure training programs meet and exceed compliance standards.


Team Collaboration

  • Work cross-functionally with Operations, Safety, and QA.  Identify training needs and efficiently resolve the issues.
  • Partner with plant leadership in all departments to monitor and evaluate the quality of training programs.
  • 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.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Previous operations experience in meat or manufacturing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and proficiency in instructional design, training development, and adult learning principles.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous experience in training, preferably in a beef harvest facility.
  • Bilingual in Spanish, a plus.
  • Experience in the beef processing industry.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of Safety protocols, Operations, Quality, and Leadership.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage and train diverse groups of employees.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and documentation skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a dynamic and fast-paced work environment.
  • Strong leadership & team collaboration abilities.
  • Strong computer skills, including experience with Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook).


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 ny 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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