Operations Management Support (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Ottumwa, Iowa


Position at JBS USA Food Company



DATE:January 22, 2020

POSITION:Assistant Traffic Manager





Purpose & Scope: Monitor delivery of product, confirm deliveries, evaluate performance and keep record of carriers, communicate with carriers concerning status of trucks, develop and maintain reports. Print and organize orders daily, collaborate with distribution center and other duties as needed.


Principle Responsibilities:

  •  KPI Management: Responsible to oversee department targets and controls.  Monitor shift operations and productivity. Maximize the efficiency of the department and ensure Daily Production plan targets available for the Operations team in time for an effective shift start.


  • To ensure effective communications at all levels and complete all necessary administrative work. Actively resolve problems that team members raise to you. Provide positive feedback and constructive criticism to help build their confidence and to develop their skills. Responsible for coaching and discipline of team members. 


  • Food Safety: Ensure compliance with Technical and Quality standards as identified on Product Specifications, to isolate and address any non-conformance’s and monitor measures designed to maintain and improve standards within the Department.  


Working Conditions: 

• Production and maintenance settings

• Exposure to various chemicals, machinery, and knives

• Slippery floors, cold temperatures, and loud ambient noise



          High School degree or equivalent required, or equivalent combination of education and experience  

          Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field preferred 


  • Experience:  Proven previous experience with transportation and scheduling.


Special Skills:

          Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally in English

          Excellent conflict resolution skills

          Computer knowledge required

          Good organizational skills

          Ability to work 50+ hours

          Good attendance and safety records   





Internal: Employees on the production line and plant management  

External: USDA and Union  



  • Experience working in a food manufacturing environment applying common processes, procedures and equipment. Experience managing in a chilled food manufacturing business preferred.
  • Must have a good understanding of continuous improvement production techniques and use the tools to deliver improved performance.
  • Must have a demonstrable record of delivery through being a team player.



Comments:  The schedule for this position is typically Mon - Sat. Weekend work required as scheduled. During Fall Season, Saturdays are typically scheduled.


This position is best suited for a person wishing to advance their career.



JBS offers a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

JBS is an equal opportunity employer.






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