Operations Associate
Cargill - Wichita, KS

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Cargill's meat business, headquartered in Wichita, KS, is comprised of beef, pork, turkey, value added meats, case ready, distribution and feeder operations. Cargill's meat businesses employ approximately 35,000 worldwide with processing facilities and sales offices in the US, Canada, Australia, China, Honduras, Japan, Korea and Taiwan.

The job responsibilities of an Operations Associate are to learn the work process flow within a particular department. The associate will be trained in a number of areas to learn basic skills necessary to understand meat processing. These skills include:

  • Processing plant process flow
  • Determine & manage yields
  • Meat variances
  • USDA regulations and requirements
  • Labor costs, fixed costs, variable costs, packaging and ingredient costs.
  • Additional training in people leadership skills, OSHA requirements, ramp in and rotation schedules, safety training, HACCP, good manufacturing practices (GMP), coaching and HR practices.
A new hire will participate in a training program (up to 6 months in length) consisting of rotations through the various departments, online and live e-learning modules and formal leadership development at the Wichita headquarters. Upon completion of training, an Operations Associate’s first assignment will be at the individual’s training location as a department supervisor in the fabrication, cut, slaughter, primary processing, further processing, or de-bone departments.

A candidate’s first assignment will be at one of our plant locations in Beardstown, IL, Dayton, VA, Fresno, CA, Fort Morgan, CO, Plainview, TX, Schuyler, NE, or Wyalusing, PA.



Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, Food Science, Ag-Business, Ag-Econ, Business Administration, Industrial Engineering or related fields

Ability to motivate a team

Problem Solving Skills

Demonstrated ability to multi-task

Willingness to relocate

Ability to interact with different cultures

Willingness to work multiple shifts

Right to work in US that is not based solely on possession of a student visa or a visa sponsored by a third-party employer


GPA of 3.0 or higher

Bilingual skills

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.



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