Operations Management Trainee (GBD)

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


Position Summary:

Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC. is seeking individuals who are willing to complete a training period in order to become Production Supervisors in our fast-paced manufacturing facilities in Green Bay, WI.


Candidates must first successfully complete a 12-18 month rotational intensive program that provides an introduction to beef processing that will serve as a foundation throughout the employee’s career with Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC.


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 Fabrication (Boning and Packaging) and Quality Assurance (GMPs, HACCP, SQF, SOPs, SSOPs, etc.).


This is designed for individuals who are self-motivated and work well with little to no supervision.  Highly desirable for candidates to have ability to relocate following successful completion of trainee period.


Trainee period does not have a specific time frame but generally takes 12-18 months to become familiar with the business in order to assume greater responsibility. It is the goal of the Trainee program to develop individuals to assume management roles.  


Production Supervisors are expected to effectively supervise assignment employees to efficiently produce a high-quality product.  Further advancement opportunities depend on individual leadership, management ability, and the capacity to assume greater responsibility.


Essential Functions:

  • Work in different departments alongside supervisors and employees to learn, understand, and positively impact production operations.
  • Accept delegated responsibilities and duties with the goal of eventually becoming a manager.
  • Work with other managers to plan and direct the work of the organization.
  • Evaluate work output.
  • Use Company reports to analyze efficiencies, profit, and inventory activity.
  • Identify trends and recommend proactive or remedial actions 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.
  • Become certified on forklifts and other material handling equipment.
  • Supervise, direct, develop, train employees within manufacturing.
  • 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.
  • Ensure the production and delivery of high quality products in a timely manner to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Active involvement in employee safety and ensuring overall safety in the workplace.
  • Foster an environment conducive to achieving continuous improvement.
  • Attend presentations, meetings, classes, or training and create projects or presentations; take tests if applicable.
  • Interact with vendors, suppliers, or customers.
  • Display strong leadership skills with the ability to develop others.
  • Influence others and problem-solve.
  • 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):

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English (speak, read, and write).
  • Good math skills required; must be able to calculate yields, efficiencies, etc. and pass math test if required.
  • Ability to travel to different plants or locations at times as required.
  • Must be self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to work extended scheduled hours Monday through Saturday with daily overtime. Must be able to work overtime as required. Start times and hours vary based on production needs.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of work temperatures warm, hot, humid, cold, wet or with slippery surfaces at varied heights in and around moving equipment and parts with the use of personal protective equipment (PPE). 

  • Must be able to perform the job duties with or without reasonable accommodations. 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate/Bachelor degree OR 3 years of food industry experience.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in Spanish or Hmong (speak, read, and write).
  • Prior lead or supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Basic computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.).
  • Exceptional organizational skills with the ability to adapt to changing assignments.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written communication with ability to interface effectively with customers and employees at all levels.
  • Ability to maintain the technical and managerial skills required to effectively administer and manage production personnel and process.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

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


Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC (Acme Street) an American Foods Group company is a privately held beef harvest facility located in Green Bay, WI.  This facility employs over 1,000 employees and and harvests on average 3 million pounds of beef per day.  We appreciate our employees and reward them for a job well done.


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, Short Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Employer Assisted Home Purchase Program, 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 Green Bay Dressed Beef, LLC in Green Bay, Wisconsin!


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