Plant Operations Intern (Summer 2022)

Location : Location US-MN-Long Prairie
1st Shift


Location: Long Prairie, MN

Internship Dates: Full Time for approximately 12 weeks (May – August 2022)


The Plant Operations Internship is a hands-on internship 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) while developing managerial based skills. A few learning opportunities include:

  • Working alongside supervisors and employees in various departments to learn and understand daily production operations
  • Identifying trends and making recommends improving plant processes and operations
  • Partnering with management to develop and implement actions that protect company assets and profitability or set policies and procedures
  • Developing management skills while leading and motivating others
  • Interpreting, applying, and/or enforcing 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, food quality, and humane handling to ensure successful operations
  • Completing projects assigned by your mentor
  • 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 able to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Must have completed your Junior year at a credited College or University.
  • Maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • 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.

In return, at American Foods Group you will find a winning culture that will invest in you and your future. A few perks and experiences you will gain:

  • Earning a competitive wage.
  • Provided housing at no cost to you.
  • The opportunity to become exposed and develop knowledge and skills associated with the food processing business.
  • Thrive in a teamwork environment, honing interpersonal skills, and formulate potential career opportunities.
  • Manage various projects throughout the internship that are 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.

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