Management Trainee – Production Operations in Mount Olive, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 9/20/2021

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Management Trainee – Production Operations

Butterball, LLC, one of America’s most iconic brands, helps consumers celebrate Thanksgiving, bringing delicious turkeys to tables around the world. We are a vertically integrated company, which simply means we start with our farms and end at our consumers’ table. Located in the thriving Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area, our business model gives us the opportunity to provide a diverse array of career opportunities and paths which include our farms, processing facilities and support offices. At Butterball, we aim to provide great-tasting foods that inspire joyful experiences and bring people together.

The Management Trainee – Production Operations program is meant to be an entry level, developmental supervisory position available to new college graduates. The program will prepare trainees to take on frontline leadership and manage a line or area in a Butterball food processing facility to produce our products safely and consistently within quality specifications. This program includes hands-on rotations throughout all the location’s business sectors and is designed to give you real-world leadership experience and a thorough understanding of how each sector functions to support the overall production strategy of the location.

What you will do:

  • Projects- Challenging goals with metrics that impact our bottom line. Your goals will tie directly into department/plant objectives.
  • Leadership Training- Participate in multiple leadership development sessions at our corporate headquarters in Garner, NC and virtually.
  • Rotations- You will spend time learning and working in every business sector of your location. These rotations are designed to give you hands-on knowledge of what positions, equipment, and materials are involved in each specific production process.
  • Responsibilities- Understanding how production supervisors manage their team, assisting to meet volume goals, maximize yields, and minimize claims. These responsibilities are accomplished all while ensuring employees follow quality and safety standards.
  • Innovation- Seeking continuous improvements in operation processes and procedures.

What you already have:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Business, Poultry, Animal or Food Science or related field.
  • Completion of at least one leadership course as part of their collegiate curriculum
  • 1 summer internships or co-op experience or equivalent work experience
  • Proficiency in math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages)
  • Experience in poultry/meat food manufacturing (preferred but not required)
  • Background in agriculture or farming (preferred but not required)
  • Has actively participated or held office in a campus or community organization (preferred but not required)
  • Exposure to lean and or lean Six Sigma practices (preferred but not required)
  • Bilingual English and Spanish (preferred but not required)

Location:

  • Production facilities in: AR, MO, NC

The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits:

  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after meeting eligibility requirements.
  • Paid Time Off: vacation and 8 company observed holidays.
  • 401(k): Contributions can start on the first day of the month following completion of 90 consecutive days of service.
  • Competitive base salary

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