Production Trainee

Chief Agri Manufacturing/Production Kearney, Nebraska


Chief Agri is seeking Production Trainees to join the Chief team. These openings are entry level positions to learn our products and processes.  You will be performing a variety of basic and intermediate production related duties as directed by supervision. 

Job Responsibilities:

  • Performing basic to intermediate production duties while supervised which may include basic machine operation, CNC machine operation, assembly, and/or painting. 
  • Using hoists, cranes, forklifts, or other material handling equipment to move materials as required.
  • Assuring the proper care of equipment and reporting any concerns to supervision.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • Requires basic mechanical and mathematical skills for performing general production operations generally gained through high school vocational training or equivalent employment experience.


  • Schedule is Monday-Thursday with overtime as required on Friday and Saturday
    • 1st Shift – 6:00am – 4:30pm
    • 2nd Shift – 4:15pm – 2:45am (may require training on 1st shift)
    • 3rd Shift – 7:45pm – 6:15am  (may require training on 1st shift)

The Company:

Putting the needs of customers first has taken Chief Industries, Inc. from a small construction company in 1954, to a highly diverse company with a reputation for manufacturing quality products and offering unparalleled customer service. Through its many divisions and subsidiaries, Chief Industries employs over 1,400 skilled and dedicated employees who produce a wide variety of products, many of which are used around the world.

A division of Chief Industries, Chief Agri originated in 1961 and offers a full line of aeration and material handling products to help grain producers minimize storage costs and maximize the selling price of their commodities. Manufactured to exacting standards using heavy-duty materials and innovative designs, Chief grain conditioning, handling, and storage systems are sold throughout the world and have a reputation for providing many long years of dependable service.

Our Benefits:

This full-time position is eligible for full company benefits, including

  • Paid vacation and PTO policies
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life Insurance
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k) retirement with company match
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • And much more.