Operations Management Trainee

CGB West Memphis , AR 72301

Posted 2 months ago

Job Summary

This job is primarily responsible for training to assume a management role (i.e. Superintendent or Operations Manager) to maintain the maintenance and operations of a facility while maintaining the safety and well-being of employees. The most important responsibility is guarding employee safety. This role will learn and utilize leadership skills and assume responsibility to ensure the facility operates in an efficient and profitable manner while facing different and new challenges every day. The job has direct input on personnel issues, financial decisions, construction projects and proposals, as well as the daily operations of the facility.

Job Responsibilities

This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive nor imply that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent in this job. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed or may perform related duties as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Manage the company's safety initiative: work with management and assumes authority to lead, direct, communicate, and enforce the company's safety program at assigned facility/facilities.

  • Manage the facility operation for efficiency and profitability; this will include learning how to independently plan staff daily work.

  • Lead the elevator employees to accomplish the work at hand and improve the facility; this may include job duties such as working with employees to coach and manage them to complete necessary tasks, assisting in planning the incoming/outgoing commodities for storage, loading, etc., or monitoring the commodity for quality issues.

  • Provide recommendations for facility and equipment repairs and construction projects.

  • Work with management on staffing activities and provide input and/or take action on such issues (hiring, staffing/scheduling, training, employee performance management, promotions, corrective actions, terminations, etc.).

  • Depending on business needs, may rotate through various departments at a facility or facilities.

  • Other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in related field.


  • Bachelor's degree in Agriculture or Technical Systems Management.


Required -- None.


  • Experience leading a group of people.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of grain or bulk materials handling.

  • Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills with the ability to interact with all levels of people within and outside the organization.

  • Intermediate computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Leadership and managerial skills.

  • Conflict management skills.

  • Ability to relocate once training is finalized and ready to promote into new role.

Physical Demands & Requirements

Medium work. Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 30 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

Balancing. Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling and walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces. This factor is important if the amount of balancing exceeds that needed for ordinary locomotion and maintenance of body equilibrium.

Climbing. Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps, poles and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms. Body agility is emphasized. This factor is important if the amount and kind of climbing required exceeds that required for ordinary locomotion.

Confined Spaces. Ability to work in confined and space restricted areas.

Lifting. Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position-to-position. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires substantial use of upper extremities and back muscles.

Stooping. Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist. This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires full motion of the lower extremities and back muscles.

Talking. Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.

The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts, and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly or fabrication parts at distances close to the eyes.

Environmental Conditions

The work environment described here are meant to be representative of those an employee would normally encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.

The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. Frequently required to use personal protective equipment.

Exposure to such conditions such as fumes, noxious odors, dusts, mists, gases, and/or poor ventilation that affect the respiratory system, eyes, or skin.

Travel, approximately 25%

This description reflects the assignment of essential functions and is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job. Nothing in this job description restricts the organization's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.

Founded in 1970, CGB is known as an innovative and progressive leader in the grain and transportation industries. CGB Enterprises Inc. (CGB) is a private US corporation with foreign ownership (Japanese). The Zen-Noh group and the Itochu group are each 50% owners of CGB. The owners consider CGB to be a long term, strategic investment and have jointly owned CGB for 20+ years.

CGB (www.cgb.com) is comprised of a diverse group of businesses involved in: domestic & export grain operations, farmer risk management services, fertilizer wholesale and retail, inter-modal bulk product terminaling, vessel anchorage & stevedore services, barge-rail-truck logistical and transportation services, barge fleeting & shipyard repair services, oilseed processing, and mortgage financial services.

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