Operations Management Associate 2020
Calgary, AB
From day one, you will be an integral part of the team. You will have the opportunity to build specific skills, knowledge and attitudes that will enable you to transition to various roles within Cargill. We pride ourselves on having one of the most diverse career trajectories in the industry. As an associate, you will collaborate and build relationships with colleagues and clients who represent diverse work, culture and resolution styles. At Cargill we look for people who want to grow, support, think and produce. You've got big plans. We can help you pursue them.

Operations Management Associate Position:
This 6-18-month training program enables you to become familiar with the workflow of plant operations.

Your training will include:
  • Risk Management: Leadership in safety and regulatory compliance consistent with Cargill’s Guiding Principles. Food and Feed Safety are of critical importance to Cargill’s businesses.
  • Talent Management: Lead, coach, and develop a diverse team of operations employees to ensure goals and standards of the organization are being met. Gain knowledge of Human Resources policies, participate in the hiring of new team members, and develop and implement strategies to maintain and increase employee engagement.
  • Reliability Excellence: Maintain plants to ensure they are always capable of serving and meeting customer requirements.
  • Operational Effectiveness: Lead plant operations in alignment with all business functions to effectively and efficiently achieve business and profitability objectives.
  • Capital Effectiveness: Effectively deploy capital and manage capital projects to ensure ongoing market competitiveness of plant assets.
  • Continuous Improvement: Lead production process improvements through utilization of continuous improvement tools/activities.
This role involves physical activity in food, and/or grain processing environments which generally requires a moderate amount of exertion on a fairly regular basis – involving bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects of 10-25 pounds. The work may also involve other exertions, conditions or exposures (i.e. heat, cold, grain dust, etc.). There is also a possibility of working various shifts including 2nd and 3rd shift hours.

Associate Program Benefits:
  • Relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, vision, retirement benefits package.
  • Tuition reimbursement to associates who wish to continue their education in their career field.
  • Access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities and paid time off to participate in volunteer activities.
Potential Business Areas:
Protein- Beef harvesting/processing- Locations: High River, AB
Protein- Beef Case Ready- Locations: Calgary, AB & Chambly, QC
Protein- Poultry harvesting/processing- Locations: London, ON

Job Locations:
  • High River, AB
  • Chambly, QC (must be Bilingual French & English)
  • Plant setting

Required Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited program in any discipline graduating between December 2019 and May 2020.
  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Willing and able to relocate
  • Ability to contribute, both as part of a team and individually
  • Strong communication skills – written and oral
  • Willingness to work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts
  • Willingness to work weekends
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Pursuing an agriculture or business-related degree (including but not limited to Animal Science, Ag-Economics, Ag-Business, Ag-Education, Agronomy, Food Science, Feed Science, Meat Science, Grain Science, Operations Management, Ag-Systems Management, Ag-Engineering, Supply Chain, Mechanized Systems Management, Industrial Engineering, Industrial Distribution).
  • Bilingual (French and English). Please list in your application if you are bilingual.
Cargill is an equal opportunity employer and committed to providing accommodation to our job applicants with disabilities.

Job Operations
Primary Location Canada-Alberta-Calgary
Other Locations Canada-Quebec-Chambly, Canada-Ontario-London, Canada-Alberta-High River