Operations Trainee-Skillbridge Program

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Date: Jul 10, 2024

Location: Council Bluffs, IA -Iowa, US, 51503-6593 Decatur, AL -Alabama, US, 35601-2678 Morristown, IN -Indiana, US, 46161 Destrehan, LA -Louisiana, US, 70047-5304

Company: Bunge

At Bunge, people don’t just come here to work, they come here to grow – solving challenges that directly impact the world with a diverse team of thinkers and doers. Most importantly, in all we do, we live our values:
•    Act as One Team by fostering inclusion, collaboration, and respect
•    Drive for Excellence by being agile, innovative and efficient
•    Do What's Right by acting safely, ethically, and sustainably

Position Summary:


Bunge is proud to be a DOD SkillBridge partner. SkillBridge participants will have the opportunity to gain hands on training and develop knowledge of Bunge’s operations. 


Bunge is currently recruiting for SkillBridge participants at our Council Bluffs, Iowa; Morristown, Indiana; Decatur, Alabama; and Destrehan, Louisiana locations.  


Upon successful completion of the SkillBridge program, participants will have the opportunity to apply for full-time front-line leadership, engineering, maintenance and other operational roles. Willingness to relocate for future growth opportunities and/or business demands is required.


Candidate must be approved to participate in the DOD SkillBridge program


Core Functions:

  • Train, develop and lead the Bunge safety culture by learning, understanding and demonstrating safe work habits.
  • Participate fully in the day-to-day physical operation of a Bunge facility to understand fundamental operations and processes.
  • Develop a thorough understanding of operational processes.
  • Demonstrate level of understanding by responding to verbal or written inquiries from supervisors, mentors, or the program manager.
  • Assist location and corporate staff in evaluating changing operational conditions and communicate findings to appropriate personnel in a timely fashion.
  • Assist the facility in prioritizing and optimizing ‘Key Performance Indicators” KPI’s.
  • Assist plant management with projects, drawing reviews, equipment specifications, operational narrative preparations, employee training, commissioning a start-up.
  • Support regional continuous improvement efforts  
  • Assist with review of production data routinely to ensure accuracy and to analyze for continuous improvements throughout the facility.



Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • Candidate must be approved to participate in the DOD SkillBridge program
  • Bachelor’s, Associate’s or vocational degree is a plus
  • Collaborative team player with a priority focus on safety
  • Ability to manage multiple and shifting work priorities, ambiguity, adversity, and change
  • Exceptional verbal, written and listening and communication skills
  • Must be well organized, goal oriented and self-directed
  • Demonstrates mechanical and analytical aptitude with strong problem-solving skills
  • Proficiency in standard PC applications
  • Willingness to relocate for future growth opportunities is required


Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

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