Operations Management Trainee - Perdue AgriBusiness

Date:  Feb 10, 2024

Salisbury, MD, US, 21804

Req ID:  71209
Job Function:  College Recruitment (Interns/OMTS/LMTS)

Perdue AgriBusiness is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. An international agricultural products and services company, we handle agricultural commodities and have a diverse portfolio of products and businesses.


We are looking for future leaders to join us! We are actively seeking a hardworking, energetic, self-starter to join our Grain Operations team in Salisbury, MD as a Management Trainee. The Perdue Management Trainee (MT) program is an entry-level management position designed to develop talented individuals into future leaders in the company's operations management field. In this position, you will be offered the opportunity to learn and develop skills vital for a career in operations, production, logistics, continuous improvement, quality assurance, and safety. The MT program starts in June 2024.


Our 12-month program combines hands-on training by direct observation and shadowing, learning and development sessions, continuous improvement projects, and a series of structured departmental rotations. The MT will be fully immersed and actively participate in all aspects of business in an operational facility. Upon successful completion of the program, the Management Trainee will have the opportunity to transition into a supervisor role.



  • Participation in up to, two (2) Regional Trainings with fellow MT’s. Events include career development, social activities, philanthropy events, company tours, and senior leadership interaction.
  • Competitive starting salary, with pay increases at the six (6) and twelve (12) month mark.
  • Placement into a supervisor-level role upon graduation from the MT program.
  • Comprehensive benefits package including transition bonus, relocation, and student loan repayment.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develop an understanding of the merchandising responsibilities from contract to customer
  • Develop an understanding and practice of supporting the merchandising responsibilities by learning the logistics and transportation modes
  • Develop an understanding of the skills and behaviors that are required to lead a grain receiving and storage staff to include hiring, training, and developing the staff.
  • Develop an understanding of the Company and state OSHA safety policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Develop an understanding of the Company and state DEP environmental policies, procedures, and regulations
  • Develop an understanding of Local, State, and Federal grain warehousing requirements
  • Develop an understanding of the processes and procedures required to effectively manage inventory
  • Develop an understanding of the housekeeping requirements necessary to ensure the safe operation of a grain elevator
  • Develop an understanding of the routine and preventative maintenance required for the reliable operation of grain handling and storage equipment.

Minimum Education


  • Must posses a Bachelor's degree from an accredited university within 12 months of the MT program starting. Program starts in June 2024. 


  • Degree in Agriculture, Agribusiness, Business or Business Management, Logistics, or related discipline. 
  • 3.0 GPA or higher 

Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements

  • Able to move freely throughout the agribusiness facilities including climbing vertical heights (0 -150'), carrying tools and equipment (0-50 lbs.), exposure temperatures (0-100) degrees Fahrenheit, humidity (0-100%), noise (50db to 100db) and chemicals (MSDS sheets available).
  • Must be able to wear protective equipment to include self-contained breathing apparatus.
  • Required to travel to remote agribusiness facilities and customer locations.


Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Salisbury