• 2020 Summer Internship

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    US-WI-Green Bay
    1st Shift
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    Requisition ID
  • Overview



    Location: This Internship could be based out of one of our facilities across the Midwest.

    Internship Dates: May 18th – August 14th, 2020


    If you are working on earning your bachelors’ degree and have a desire to apply your knowledge within a food manufacturing organization, your next great career opportunity could be with American Foods Group.


    In this internship, you will: Gain knowledge and understanding of the business through projects within your declared discipline. A few experiences you will gain are:

    • The opportunity to become exposed and develop knowledge and skills associated with the beef and further processing business.
    • Thrive in a team work environment, honing interpersonal skills, and formulate potential career opportunities.
    • Manage various projects throughout the internship that will be determined by your Mentor/Supervisor. Projects will be specific to your declared discipline.
    • Earn academic credits though a supervised educational internship (if applicable).
    • Learn specifically about American Foods Group and gain real work experience that you cannot achieve in the classroom.

    Available Internships:

    Note: This is not intended to be all-inclusive.


    As an intern in the following department(s), you could:


    Accounting, Finance, and Credit

    • Learn the intricacies of the balance sheet reconciliation process and prepare the monthly balance sheet reconciliations
    • Work closely with the sales to understand the needs of business development and strategies to support growth while monitoring risk
    • Become trained in basics of cash management and daily positioning to become a backup for this daily task
    • Learn the various activities in plant accounting to include cattle procurement, A/P, daily estimates, margin reporting, yields, inventory, and packaging
    • Assist in the creation of management reporting related to KPI’s
    • Learn and understand month end close activities

    Human Resources

    • Learn driver talent acquisition process by observing and conducting interviews and reviewing reports for compliance
    • Work cross-functionally with Safety and Compliance Departments on the Company’s Wellness Program
    • Assume responsibility for creating a 12-month wellness calendar/program to present to Senior Leadership
    • Rotate through functional areas of business to learn how a Human Resource Professional partners with and influences each department
    • Scan and organize paper-based employee files into an electronic solution

    Supply Chain/Operations

    • Assume responsibility for load planning, optimization, and scheduling of all loads
    • Proactively work with team members to solve for service failures through relays or planning changes to exhaust all efforts of operations to execute at the lowest possible cost
    • Pivotal link between planners, Customer Service Representatives, Backhaul Planners, Drivers, Maintenance, Safety, Payroll, Accounting and Human Resources
    • Assign loads to trucks, following the company’s policy on planning requirements
    • Process delay in transit messages for all loads and proactively communicate delays to customers on backhaul freight
    • Respond to customer and operational needs by answering e-mails, phone calls, tracking shipments, and recovering shipments to service our customers
    • Monitor KPI’s and provide solutions for continuous improvement


    Quality Assurance/Food Safety

    • Monitor employees and plant procedures according to the SQF code and monitor the Active Food Security and Defense surveillance inside the facility and its operations
    • Maintain daily records of integrity of finished product leaving the facility, including but not limited to: ground beef sampling, leaker checks, HACCP temperature checks, metal detector/x-ray checks, finished product weight checks, tare checks, and specification checks
    • Communicate with Line Leads and Supervisors if product does not meet specifications
    • Account for tools, utensils, and other potentially dangerous equipment distributed daily
    • Complete special projects (as needed) based around; rinse and chill system, sort and weight fall, carcass swabbing, chemical titrations, etc.
    • Monitor intervention validation studies, sanitary operations, and animal welfare
    • Perform data entry, AS400 work, and generate monthly trending documents



    • This is a hands-on position that is heavily engaged in day-to-day production activities manufacturing millions of pounds of beef on an annual basis. You will work with experienced employees to learn all aspects of either Harvest (Barn, Hide-On, Hide-Off, and Variety Meats) or Fabrication (Boning and Packaging).
    • Work in different departments alongside supervisors and employees to learn, understand and positively impact production operations
    • Identify trends and recommends proactive or remedial action to manage business situations
    • Work with and through management to develop and implement actions that protect company assets and profitability or set policies and procedures
    • Train and develop management skills while leading and motivating others
    • Interpret, apply, and/or enforce all company policies, programs, rules, regulations, and safety rules in support of departmental and corporate goals for safety, quality, and production
    • Active involvement in employee safety and ensuring overall safety in the workplace.
    • Interact with vendors, suppliers or customers

    Environmental Health & Safety

    • Accelerated internship towards Harvest facility operations, heavily lead in compliance management.
    • Conduct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Assessments, authoring job hazard analysis, and ensure compliance of respiratory/fall protection
    • Facilitate Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) orientations for new and existing employees, ensuring training(s) are current
    • Perform weekly EHS reporting and injury follow-ups
    • Lead with a high level of interpersonal tactfulness by verbalizing the needs of complex information such as Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) profiles
    • Work cross-functionally with strategic partners internally and externally to present data, while compelling a convincing message, encouraging buy in, and tracking the tasks to the plant’s accomplishments
    • Oversee and manage special projects (as needed) throughout the summer; researching and presenting findings verbally and written in an aesthetically appealing way


    You’re a prime candidate if you:

    • Are in currently enrolled in a credited College or University and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher within your chosen major.
    • Completed your second year of undergraduate by the beginning of the internship.
    • Have the desire and ability to work well both independently and cross functionally.
    • Are willing to engage others through strong communication and leadership skills.
    • Are an inquisitive individual that has a desire to gain knowledge through experience.
    • Ability to perform all duties required in both office and manufacturing environments wearing proper PPE
    • Have reliable transportation to and from working location.
    • Work all hours determined by your supervisor. Typical work week will be Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with infrequent overtime, weekend, or shift work.

    In return, at American Foods Group you will find a winning culture that will invest in you and your future. You will:

    • Earn a competitive wage, have housing provided at no cost to you, attend company sponsored events, be fully immerged into the Beef Industry, and more!
    • Get the training and the opportunity to make a difference.
    • Be part of a growing organization that invests in our products, facilities, systems, processes and teams to make sure we stay on top of our game.
    • Be part of a global organization with solid financial results, a solid reputation in the industry and within area communities, with opportunities for personal and professional growth.


    American Foods Group, LLC is a privately held beef processing company headquartered in Green Bay, WI.  As the 5th largest beef processing company in the U.S. we employ over 4,500 employees, ship over 5 million pounds of beef every day and export to countries around the globe. We appreciate our employees and reward them for a job well done. American Foods Group, a "hire to retire" type of company.


    What we offer:

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

    Check Out the Green Bay, WI Area!

    Improve your quality of life by residing in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a stunning Wisconsin city on the bay of Lake Michigan. Green Bay is known around the world for contributions to industry and agriculture, the smallest city to host a National Football League team known as the Green Bay Packers, and the area boasts a progressive atmosphere from industrial parks to shopping districts.


    The area also offers:

    • Arts and culture including exceptional performing arts facilities, museums and visual art galleries
    • Family fun such as the NEW Zoo, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Bay Beach Amusement Park
    • Tours of the finest wineries & breweries, the Packers Hall of Fame, and more

    Try to convince us that there is a better place to live and work other than American Foods Group, LLC in Green Bay, Wisconsin!


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