Operations Management (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Gainesville, Georgia


Position at Pilgrim's

  • Meet and exceed production goals set forth by plant management
  • Responsible for meeting volume goals though the improvement of efficiencies
  • Responsible for minimizing down time through engineering controls
  • Participation in Operational Excellence project meeting project team no less than twice per year
  • Leverage advanced engineering skillsets to optimize production goals
  • Responsible for increased volume attainment through process flow management
  • Improve employee safety by identifying hazards and problem shooting solutions
  • Proactively looks for ways to reduce cost through the elimination of excess raw material
  • Look for continuous improvement in operating processes and procedures and encourages hourly team member’s ownership of all processes
  • Completes daily production plans by scheduling and assigning employees; accomplishing work results; prioritizing; monitoring progress; revising schedules; resolving problems; reporting results on end of shift production summaries
  • Adhere to all product specifications to reduce claims and maximize yields
  • Increases employee retention and maintains good working relationships with the USDA (meat), and all employees
  • Maintains a safe and clean work environment by educating and directing employees on the use of all control points, equipment and resources
  • Ensures food safety, human resources, and safety policies compliance by all production employees


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 employees
  • 50+ hours per week, occasionally on weekends


Requirements: Describe necessary knowledge or skills, and type and amount of formal schooling, and work experience normally required to obtain these.  Do not describe your own particular background.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering field required


  • 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



  • Internal: Employees on the production line and plant management
  • External: USDA