Operations Management Support (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Waco, Texas


Position at Pilgrim's

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Meet and exceed production goals set forth by plant management.
  • Responsible for meeting volume goals, reducing claims, maximizing yields, reducing cost, increasing team member retention and maintaining good working relationships with the USDA (meat), and all team members
  • Directly supervise hourly production team members and salary team members to include direction of activities and ensuring training of all team members to product specifications, techniques, and requirements
  • Monitor and ensure proper procedures, safety, and cleanliness of production team members; provide positive and/or corrective feedback as necessary
  • Ensure food safety, human resources, and safety policy compliance with all production team members
  • Look for continuous improvement in operating processes and procedures and encourage hourly team member ownership of all processes.
  • Manages all aspects of processing for the assigned department
  • Coordinates with Sales & Marketing, and fellow Superintendents to ensure orders are filled on a timely basis and meet all quality standards.
  • Promotes and maintains plant safety
  • Develops leads and coaches production team members. 

Working Conditions:

  • Production and maintenance settings
  • Exposure to various chemicals, machinery and knives
  • Slippery floors, extreme temperatures and loud noises
  • High level of interaction with other departments and team members
  • 50+ hours per week, occasionally on weekends


  • High School degree or equivalent required, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field preferred


Experience:  1-2 years proven supervisory experience in the food industry; industry-specific experience encouraged

 Special Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully, both written and verbally
  • Bilingual skills helpful
  • Capable of independent decision making
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrates integrity and fairness
  • Able to quickly and effectively adapt to new and changing situations
  • Desire for continuous improvement
  • Shows compassion towards and has an interest in others
  • Basic computer knowledge required
  • Good organizational skills
  • Able to work assigned hours/days, including occasional weekends as required
  • Good attendance and safety records