Cargill Animal Agriculture Management Associate 2018 in Harrisonburg, Virginia

Animal Agriculture Management Associate 2018

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 150,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


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.

Animal Agriculture Management Associate Position:

The Animal Agriculture Management Associate role enables the individual to become familiar with the workflow of live turkey operations, and to develop knowledge of live production, including animal welfare, food safety, and overall production management. Associates will be trained in a number of areas to learn skills and gain knowledge necessary to succeed in an animal agriculture leadership role, often through firsthand exposure and extemporaneous opportunities. By starting your career as an Animal Agriculture Management Associate, you will be taught basic skills necessary to understand live production, including growing variances, livability, grade, profit and loss analysis, feed production, breeder production, artificial insemination, hatching egg production, commercial production, employee relations, grower relations, fertility and hatchability, animal welfare, food safety and overall production management. The training is designed to teach the various aspects of the business prior to placement in a role that aligns the candidate with operational needs.


This role involves physical activity in food, feed 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:

  • Cargill offers relocation benefits to associates who qualify (based on mileage).

  • Associates are eligible for comprehensive health care plans and incentives.

  • Tuition reimbursement benefits are offered to associate who wish to continue their education in their career field.

  • Associates are offered competitive retirement plans and registration assistance.

  • Full access to Cargill volunteer and community outreach opportunities.

Potential Job Locations:

  • Arkansas, Virginia, Missouri

  • Farm setting


Required Qualifications:

  • Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited program in an agriculture-related degree (including but not limited to animal science, poultry science, feed science).

  • 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.

  • Must be able to complete essential functions of this job as outlined in the job description with reasonable accommodations.

  • Willingness to work 1st, 2nd, and 3rd shifts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Overall 3.0 GPA preferred.

  • Bilingual (Spanish/English).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-VA-Harrisonburg

Req ID: UNI05257