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Operations Management Trainee

Operations Management Trainee

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The Operations Management Trainee position is a developmental role that is designed to develop individuals into leadership oriented positions in the areas of manufacturing, materials, supply chain, etc. This individual will be exposed to front-line leadership, safety, quality, continuous improvement, materials management, supply chain, etc.


  • Monitor production to be sure all products are produced to the established specifications and quality set forth by Palermo’s.
  • Participate in continuous improvement (CI) and lean activities.
  • Monitor production to ensure daily schedule attainment for lines are meet.
  • Supervise daily activities of team members in the operations department.
  • Ensure proper staffing levels are maintained.
  • Monitor material usage on lines to prevent over or under usage of materials.
  • Make sure all production related paperwork is completed according to Palermo, USDA and BRC policies.
  • Must participate in the training of rules, regulations, safety, job expectations through coaching and mentoring to achieve desired performance, GMP’s and CI projects.
  • Help secure building during emergency situations and drill.
  • Additional duties in areas outside front-line leadership will be provided as part of this developmental role as indicated in the Purpose section above.

Safety and Health:

  • Conduct regular work site reviews to assure that team members are working in a safe and proper manner according to company policies.
  • Monitor the condition of equipment in the department, notify maintenance of needed repairs.
  • In the event of an accident or injury, investigate the accident and prepare necessary reports defined by Safety department and Palermo policies.
  • Enforce rules and regulations of Palermo Villa Inc., USDA, OSHA and BRC as set forth in the respective manuals or documents. 


  • Maintain accurate records for team members attendance histories, disciplinary actions, promotions, etc.
  • Prepare daily, weekly, and monthly reports as directed. 


  • Manufacturing experience, frozen food a plus
  • Excellent organizational and follow­up skills.
  • Ability to problem solve effectively and efficiently.
  • Effective oral and written communication, must be able to read, write and communicate in English, bilingual a plus.
  • Time and stress management skills. 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor Degree in Operations Management, Supply Chain, Business, or related field.
  • Experience level is flexible, dependent upon education, internships and other work experience.

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