2025 Pilgrim's Live Operations Management Trainee

JBS Trainee Program Russellville, Alabama


Position at JBS USA

About us:JBS USA is a leading global provider of diversified, high-quality food products, including a portfolio of well-recognized brands and innovative, easy-to-use food solutions. We process, prepare, package and deliver fresh and value-added premium meat, poultry and retail-ready food products for customers in approximately 100 countries on six continents. We are also the majority shareholder of Pilgrim’s, the largest poultry company in North America. JBS USA employs more than 100,000 team members. 
Our mission: To be the best in all that we do, completely focused on our business, ensuring the best products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers, profitability for our shareholders and the opportunity of a better future for all of our team members. 
Our core values are: Availability, Determination, Discipline, Humility, Ownership, Simplicity, Sincerity 
Purpose/General Summary: Our 12-month program is designed to give you an immersive leadership experience at one of our 60+ domestic locations. This program includes hands-on rotations throughout all of the location’s business sectors, and is designed to give you real-world leadership experience and a thorough understanding of how each sector functions to support the overall production strategy of the location. If you are passionate about leading and motivating others in a culturally diverse setting to make a sustainable agricultural impact on the global food supply– we are interested in you! 
  • Rotations-You will spend time learning and working in every business sector of your location. These rotations are designed to give you hands-on knowledge of what positions, equipment, and materials are involved in each specific production process. 
  • Will provide support to the live operations team 
  • Shadowing within the Hatchery.  
  • Understanding proper egg handling procedures, vaccinations, transferring, and chick handling.  
  • Also, understand what each employee does in that area. 
  • Broiler rotation: communicate with growers and shadow broiler techs to get a good understanding of their day to day 
  • Gain knowledge on housing and farm conditions/operations 
  • Breeder rotation: shadow rotation and working hands on with pullet crews. Get firsthand experience in servicing, vaccinations, and weighing.  
  • Feed Mill rotation: tour the feed mill and understand the entire process. 
  •  Understanding the different types of feed and testing procedures.  
  • Observe the Live Haul process overall and help unload trucks.  
  • Complete a challenging project that aligns with key performance indicators (KPI’s) and impacts our bottom line.  
  • Participate in three group-based Leadership Development Training sessions at our corporate U.S. Headquarters in Greeley, CO. 
  • Final Placement: the last 4 months of the program will provide hands-on training in an area of interest with the intention of final placement into a leadership role 
What You Bring (Qualifications): 
  • Bachelor's Degree required 
  • Alignment with JBS core values and culture 
  • Excellent communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills 
  • Willingness to work different shifts and occasional weekends 
  • Flexibility to relocate 
The applicant who fills this position will be eligible for the following compensation and benefits: 
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, and Dental coverage begin after 60 days of employment; 
  • Paid Time Off: sick leave, vacation, and 6 company observed holidays; 
  • 401(k): company match begins after the first year of service and follows the company vesting schedule 
  • Base salary range starting at $60,000 
  • Relocation available if applicable 
The Company is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our team members and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct a drug, alcohol, and background checks for all new team members post-offer and prior to the start of employment. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.