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Operations Management Associate 2021

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Job ID UNI05905 Date posted 08/14/2020 Location : Butler, Wisconsin | Schuyler, Nebraska | Monticello, Minnesota | Mason City, Iowa | Lake Odessa, Michigan | Fort Worth, Texas | Fort Morgan, Colorado | Dodge City, Kansas | Columbus, Ohio | Columbia, South Carolina | Albert Lea, Minnesota | Wyalusing, Pennsylvania | Waco, Texas | Springdale, Arkansas | Hazleton, Pennsylvania | Friona, Texas | Houston, Texas

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Position Application: Operations Management Associate 2021

Early Careers at Cargill:

From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.


Operations Management Associate Position:

The Operations Management Associate role is a training role that will prepare you for the plant Operations Supervisor role following a 6-18 month training program. It enables you to become familiar with the workflow of plant operations giving you learning and shadowing across plant teams and department. The duration of that training will vary based on the business and previous experience.  Primary training could include:

  • Operations
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Leadership
  • Engineering/Maintenance
  • Accounting
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Human Resources/Talent Management/Employee Relations
  • And much more based on your areas of interest

This role requires the associate to learn about the business through performing critical tasks executed within the production environment that will involve physical activity in our food, and/or grain processing facilities. This generally requires a moderate amount of physical exertion on a fairly regular basis. The work may also involve other conditions or exposures (i.e. heat, cold, grain dust, etc.). Depending on the business, this role will require occasional shifts including 2nd and 3rd shift hours.

Associate Program Benefits:
  • Relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage)
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, retirement benefits package
  • Tuition reimbursement to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field
  • Access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities
Potential Business Areas:
  • Beef processing
  • Poultry processing
  • Egg processing
  • Cooked further processing
  • Grain processing
Job Locations:
  • Across the United States; must be open to relocation
  • Plant setting.


  • Pursuing an agriculture, business-related degree, or engineering degree (including but not limited to Animal Science, Ag-Economics, Ag-Business, Ag-Education, Agronomy, Food Science, Feed Science, Meat Science, Grain Science, Operations Management, Ag-Systems Management, Ag-Engineering, Supply Chain, Mechanized Systems Management, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Distribution).
Professional Networks:

We promote a culture that celebrates differences. This is a reflection of the clients we serve and generates intellectually diverse employees. Cargill’s Business Resource Groups (BRG’s) help us embrace our diversity, make our culture more inclusive, and leverage our employee’s unique talents and perspectives to benefit our organization and employees.

Our U.S. Business Resource Groups include:
  • Cargill Young Professionals Network
  • Cargill Ability Network (iCAN)
  • Cargill Ebony Council
  • GROW
  • Hispanic-Latino Council
  • Cargill Pride Network
  • Veterans & Military Support Network
  • Cargill Women’s Network
  • Asian Alliance Network
Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive. 
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability status.
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