2020 Summer Internship

American Foods Group LLC - Green Bay, WI2.9

Temporary | InternshipEstimated: $51,000 - $65,000 a year

Location: This Internship could be based out of one of our facilities across the Midwest.

Internship Dates: May 18th – August 14th, 2020

If you are working on earning your bachelors’ degree and have a desire to apply your knowledge within a food manufacturing organization, your next great career opportunity could be with American Foods Group.

In this internship, you will: Gain knowledge and understanding of the business through projects within your declared discipline. A few experiences you will gain are:

The opportunity to become exposed and develop knowledge and skills associated with the beef and further processing business.
Thrive in a team work environment, honing interpersonal skills, and formulate potential career opportunities.
Manage various projects throughout the internship that will be determined by your Mentor/Supervisor. Projects will be specific to your declared discipline.
Earn academic credits though a supervised educational internship (if applicable).
Learn specifically about American Foods Group and gain real work experience that you cannot achieve in the classroom.

Available Internships:
Note: This is not intended to be all-inclusive.

As an intern in the following department(s), you could:
Accounting, Finance, and Credit

Learn the intricacies of the balance sheet reconciliation process and prepare the monthly balance sheet reconciliations
Work closely with the sales to understand the needs of business development and strategies to support growth while monitoring risk
Become trained in basics of cash management and daily positioning to become a backup for this daily task
Learn the various activities in plant accounting to include cattle procurement, A/P, daily estimates, margin reporting, yields, inventory, and packaging
Assist in the creation of management reporting related to KPI’s
Learn and understand month end close activities
Human Resources

Learn driver talent acquisition process by observing and conducting interviews and reviewing reports for compliance
Work cross-functionally with Safety and Compliance Departments on the Company’s Wellness Program
Assume responsibility for creating a 12-month wellness calendar/program to present to Senior Leadership
Rotate through functional areas of business to learn how a Human Resource Professional partners with and influences each department
Scan and organize paper-based employee files into an electronic solution
Supply Chain/Operations

Assume responsibility for load planning, optimization, and scheduling of all loads
Proactively work with team members to solve for service failures through relays or planning changes to exhaust all efforts of operations to execute at the lowest possible cost
Pivotal link between planners, Customer Service Representatives, Backhaul Planners, Drivers, Maintenance, Safety, Payroll, Accounting and Human Resources
Assign loads to trucks, following the company’s policy on planning requirements
Process delay in transit messages for all loads and proactively communicate delays to customers on backhaul freight
Respond to customer and operational needs by answering e-mails, phone calls, tracking shipments, and recovering shipments to service our customers
Monitor KPI’s and provide solutions for continuous improvement

Quality Assurance/Food Safety

Monitor employees and plant procedures according to the SQF code and monitor the Active Food Security and Defense surveillance inside the facility and its operations
Maintain daily records of integrity of finished product leaving the facility, including but not limited to: ground beef sampling, leaker checks, HACCP temperature checks, metal detector/x-ray checks, finished product weight checks, tare checks, and specification checks
Communicate with Line Leads and Supervisors if product does not meet specifications
Account for tools, utensils, and other potentially dangerous equipment distributed daily
Complete special projects (as needed) based around; rinse and chill system, sort and weight fall, carcass swabbing, chemical titrations, etc.
Monitor intervention validation studies, sanitary operations, and animal welfare
Perform data entry, AS400 work, and generate monthly trending documents


This is a hands-on position that is heavily engaged in day-to-day production activities manufacturing millions of pounds of beef on an annual basis. You will work with experienced employees to learn all aspects of either Harvest (Barn, Hide-On, Hide-Off, and Variety Meats) or Fabrication (Boning and Packaging).
Work in different departments alongside supervisors and employees to learn, understand and positively impact production operations
Identify trends and recommends proactive or remedial action to manage business situations
Work with and through management to develop and implement actions that protect company assets and profitability or set policies and procedures
Train and develop management skills while leading and motivating others
Interpret, apply, and/or enforce all company policies, programs, rules, regulations, and safety rules in support of departmental and corporate goals for safety, quality, and production
Active involvement in employee safety and ensuring overall safety in the workplace.
Interact with vendors, suppliers or customers
Environmental Health & Safety

Accelerated internship towards Harvest facility operations, heavily lead in compliance management.
Conduct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Assessments, authoring job hazard analysis, and ensure compliance of respiratory/fall protection
Facilitate Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) orientations for new and existing employees, ensuring training(s) are current
Perform weekly EHS reporting and injury follow-ups
Lead with a high level of interpersonal tactfulness by verbalizing the needs of complex information such as Lock Out Tag Out (LOTO) profiles
Work cross-functionally with strategic partners internally and externally to present data, while compelling a convincing message, encouraging buy in, and tracking the tasks to the plant’s accomplishments
Oversee and manage special projects (as needed) throughout the summer; researching and presenting findings verbally and written in an aesthetically appealing way

You’re a prime candidate if you:
Are in currently enrolled in a credited College or University and maintain a GPA of 3.0 or higher within your chosen major.
Completed your second year of undergraduate by the beginning of the internship.
Have the desire and ability to work well both independently and cross functionally.
Are willing to engage others through strong communication and leadership skills.
Are an inquisitive individual that has a desire to gain knowledge through experience.
Ability to perform all duties required in both office and manufacturing environments wearing proper PPE
Have reliable transportation to and from working location.
Work all hours determined by your supervisor. Typical work week will be Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with infrequent overtime, weekend, or shift work.
In return, at American Foods Group you will find a winning culture that will invest in you and your future. You will:

Earn a competitive wage, have housing provided at no cost to you, attend company sponsored events, be fully immerged into the Beef Industry, and more!
Get the training and the opportunity to make a difference.
Be part of a growing organization that invests in our products, facilities, systems, processes and teams to make sure we stay on top of our game.
Be part of a global organization with solid financial results, a solid reputation in the industry and within area communities, with opportunities for personal and professional growth.
American Foods Group, LLC is a privately held beef processing company headquartered in Green Bay, WI. As the 5th largest beef processing company in the U.S. we employ over 4,500 employees, ship over 5 million pounds of beef every day and export to countries around the globe. We appreciate our employees and reward them for a job well done. American Foods Group, a "hire to retire" type of company.

What we offer:
Competitive total compensation package for you and your family.
Excellent benefit plan. Benefits include: Health and Wellness Clinic, Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Flex Spending Accounts, Voluntary Benefits, PTO, 401k, Long & Short Term Disability, Tuition Reimbursement, Discount Meat Purchase Program, and more!
Check Out the Green Bay, WI Area!

Improve your quality of life by residing in Green Bay, Wisconsin, a stunning Wisconsin city on the bay of Lake Michigan. Green Bay is known around the world for contributions to industry and agriculture, the smallest city to host a National Football League team known as the Green Bay Packers, and the area boasts a progressive atmosphere from industrial parks to shopping districts.

The area also offers:
Arts and culture including exceptional performing arts facilities, museums and visual art galleries
Family fun such as the NEW Zoo, Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, and the Bay Beach Amusement Park
Tours of the finest wineries & breweries, the Packers Hall of Fame, and more
Try to convince us that there is a better place to live and work other than American Foods Group, LLC in Green Bay, Wisconsin!