Operations Management Trainee

Location : Location US-WI-Green Bay
1st Shift
Regular Full-Time


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. Individuals in the trainee program will work with experienced employees to learn all aspects of Harvest (Barn, Hide-On, Hide-Off, and Variety Meats), Fabrication (Boning and Packaging), and Quality Assurance (GMPs, HACCP, SQF, SOPs, SSOPs, etc.).


Operations Management Trainees are expected to effectively lead and develop assigned employees to efficiently produce a high-quality product. They will work cross functionally with the Plant Manager, and Vice President of Operations in the day-to-day management of the production Process of the facility.  Further advancement opportunities depend on individual leadership, management ability and the capacity to assume greater responsibility.



  • 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 Company reports to analyze efficiencies, profit and inventory activity.
  • Manage daily production, yields, and downtime.
  • Identify trends and recommend proactive or remedial action to manage business situations.
  • Expertise in government statuettes, law and regulations, and company policies, procedures and guidelines.
  • 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.
  • Foster an environment conducive to achieving continuous improvement.
  • Proven ability to 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 or customers.
  • 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.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in operations or related field (Operations Management, Business Management, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing, Engineering, Agriculture, and Agriculture Business).
  • 7-10+ years’ experience working in a food manufacturing facility.
  • Prior lead or supervisory experience.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written communication with ability to interface effectively with customers and employees at all levels including corporate executives.
  • Ability to relocate to any of the facilities throughout American Foods Group.
  • Ability to maintain the technical and managerial skills required to effectively administer and manage production personnel and process.
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to adapt to changing assignments.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to calculate yields, efficiencies, etc. and pass math test.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Able to effectively communicate (speak, read, and write) in Spanish.
  • Protein processing industry experience.


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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