Utilities Manager (Rendering and Wastewater)

Location : Location US-NE-Gibbon
1st Shift
Regular Full-Time
Relocation Assistance
Temporary Housing Assistance


Gibbon Packing, LLC, an American Foods Group Company has opportunities for a Utilities Manager (Rendering and Wastewater) at our Gibbon, NE plant.


As a Utilities Manager (Rendering and Wastewater) you will:

  • Provide leadership and oversee the day-to-day utilities operations (leads and hourly production and maintenance employees) and ensure efficient and complaint processing of animal by-products and wastewater.  Interface routinely with peers.  Reports to Plant Engineer.
  • Ensure all rendering and wastewater processes run in accordance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Develop and implement operational strategies to maximize productivity, efficiency, and quality in the rendering process.
  • Monitor and maintain the performance of the rendering equipment, ensure optimal functionality, and minimize downtime. 
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations, laws, and industry standards related to rendering operations and the handling of animal by-products.
  • Be responsible for crewing, scheduling, work quality, productivity, and employee training in assigned areas.
  • Be responsible for safety and housekeeping and for proper operation of equipment.
  • Be accountable for ensuring that all health and safety policies and regulations are enforced, by reporting policy infractions to HR and being involved with taking appropriate disciplinary actions. Perform accident investigations.
  • Participate in plant management and operational meetings and conduct line meetings.
  • Conduct line meetings.
  • Update, maintain, and implement documents, records, or product specifications.
  • Conduct employment actions in accordance with EEO/AA guidelines (hire, selection, promotion, demotion, transfer, termination, etc.).
  • Evaluate department work performance and take corrective action. Take disciplinary or termination action in accordance with company standard practices and procedures.
  • Perform SQF checks for all areas to assure all assignments are being completed; constantly monitor all departments for cleanliness and ensure that product contamination is kept to a minimum.
  • Verify labor hours to ensure all department crewing and payroll report accuracy.  
  • Use our timekeeping system reporting information to establish crewing shortages in departments.
  • Run report(s) and complete/distribute Supervisors reports.
  • Promote and drive succession development with areas of responsibility.
  • Ensure all Preventative Maintenance (PMs) and Work Orders are completed correctly and timely.
  • 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.
  • Current Level 1 Wastewater certification.
  • 3-5 years proven rendering and/or wastewater operations management experience in a beef kill/slaughter facility.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English (speaking, reading, and writing).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Post high school education, associate, or bachelor’s degree.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing).

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Good computer skills: ability to use designated programs including Office products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Display a strong work ethic and a professional attitude and appearance.
  • Must be assertive and be able to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to perform consistent, accurate work with minimal direction, and work successfully as part of a team.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Develop and maintain effective employee relations.
  • Encourage professional team building.
  • Follow and enforce safety rules, housekeeping, and proper operation of equipment.
  • Follow and monitor proper safety equipment usage and safety practices.

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


Gibbon Packing, LLC an American Foods Group Company is a privately held beef processing company located in Gibbon, Nebraska. We appreciate our employees and reward them for a job well done.  As a member of the team, you will find yourself challenged and contributing in a significant way to the success of the business, and you will be rewarded for that success. If you want to feel appreciated for a job well done and be part of something bigger, then consider joining American Foods Group, a “hire to retire” type of company.  


What we offer:

  • Competitive pay
  • Excellent benefit plan. Benefits include: Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Accounts, Voluntary Benefits, PTO, 401k, Short Term Disability, Discount Meat Purchase Program, and more!  
  • Training, growth and advancement opportunities that will make this the best and last company you work for.


Check Out the Gibbon, NE Area!

Improve your quality of life by residing in Gibbon, Nebraska, a rural city located in the center of Nebraska.  Gibbon is located close to many recreational areas and is a short drive from Kearney, NE.


The area also offers:

  • The Great Platte River Road Archway – a museum and monument commemorating the valley’s role in westward expansion. The campus surrounding the museum includes hiking/biking trails, artwork and sculptures, and picnic shelters.
  • Windmill State Recreational Area which includes a swimming beach, 6 lakes for fishing, hiking trails, and more!
  • Year-round community events that the whole family will love.

Try to convince us that there is a better place to live and work other than Gibbon Packing, LLC in Gibbon, NE!




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