Shipping & Logistics Management Trainee 9/13/2019

Seaboard Foods Guymon, OK

Guymon, OK
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Associates Degree


SUMMARY: Shipping and logistics management trainees will gain knowledge and training in Seaboard Foods' fresh pork processing plant, specifically the warehouse, shipping and distribution departments. Trainees will receive management, supervisory and leadership training necessary to prepare them for a supervisory or technical role within the processing plant. The training period will take place in our fresh pork processing plant in Guymon, OK. Upon completion of the training period, shipping and logistics management trainees will be able to apply for open positions in our processing plant and be promoted within Seaboard Foods. If you're someone who has an interest supply chain, logistics, analytics, warehouse distribution and has a technical mindset, apply today!


* Participating in new hire orientation, an overview of the plant and support operations as well as introductions to senior level departments that work with the plant to improve product efficiencies and yields.

* Understanding and ensuring that you are following all standard operating procedures (SOPs) and wearing all personal protective equipment appropriately.

* Understanding the different areas in the shipping department and the overall design and logistics behind the shipping department.

* Ensuring and maintaining proper product flow, material handling, inventory control, and fresh and frozen shipping.

* Working closely with the production and quality assurance teams to ensure proper product specifications and timely shipping of our fresh pork products.

* Understanding and ensuring that you are following all standard operating procedures (SOPs) and wearing all personal protective equipment appropriately.


* Bachelor's degree from a four-year university or college, an Associate degree or equivalent from two-year college or technical school preferred; or two to four years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Related areas of study include: supply chain operations, business management, industrial engineering, agribusiness, ag systems and technology, food science, meat science, and other related fields or experience.

* Numbers oriented and logistics driven.

* Enjoys problem solving and works well in a rapidly changing environment.

* Ability to facilitate, encourage and lead a team to reach set goals.

* Good critical thinking and judgement skills to reach the best possible solution to a problem.

* Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse group of people such as employees, managers, and senior management.

* Stand for extended periods of time -- typically 8-10 hours a day.


* Orientation and connected food system overview, with exposure and understanding of core areas of the business, including support departments

* Specific technical training in areas of interest and skills, depending upon needs

* Supervisory, leadership, communication and problem-solving training

* Business management and strategies

* Trainees may be asked to work in various areas and locations in production, processing, or support areas, as needed throughout the training period


* Traditional benefits include: competitive pay, affordable medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage, retirement savings plans for full-time and active employees, flexible spending accounts, life/AD&D insurance, family life insurance and employee assistance program.

* Other benefits: career training and advancement, discounted pork products, employee referral bonuses, wellness programs, annual family events and discount programs.


At Seaboard Foods, we create the most sought-after pork. Together, more than 5,000 employees in five states work in our farms, feed mills, and processing plant, to produce Prairie Fresh(R) pork. A top U.S. pork producer/processor and leading exporter to 30+ countries, we are committed to the pursuit of pork perfection, seeking a better way to produce wholesome pork and connect every step between our farms and family tables. This ensures the well-being of our animals, the environment, our employees and the communities we call home.

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