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Management Trainee Operations Pasco Feeders LL

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


Position exists for the purpose of "grooming" a recent college graduate with an educational background in animal health/animal science/agriculture science/management to learn and understand our business and operation, with the intent to have a qualified individual available to possibly fill a vacant or new position as the need arises.

Key Responsibilities

  • Spends time observing the flow of cattle into and out of the feedlot in the shipping and receiving areas. Learns to weigh and accurately count incoming cattle and proper procedures for processing of incoming cattle. Learns to develop daily processing schedule for the most efficient handling of cattle.
  • Spends time in the pens on horseback to observe pen riding procedures. Learns and develops the ability to visually detect sick cattle and proper pen pulls. Assists with pen movements. Develops skills to properly care for work horses.
  • Spends time in the processing barn observing the work flow and cattle receiving procedures. Learns to operate hydraulic chute and ear tag machines and administer shots, implants and ear tags.  Learns both cattle shipping and receiving procedures and develops work and cattle movement scheduling.
  • Spends time within the cattle hospitals observing health and vaccination protocols. Develops familiarity with care and treatment procedures and learns to implement. Attention is given to recognizing various cattle ailments and best practice treatments through work with consulting veterinarian.
  • Spends a limited amount of time with the dairy heifers observing feeding and care procedures. Develops familiarity with health protocols in order to better care for the animals.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from four-year college or university (Equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered for meeting the minimum requirement).

Job Requisition ID: 9034

Travel Required: None

Pay Grade: Global Grade 2 

Location(s): L&L Feedlot Pasco - Burbank 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status.**


$65,478 - $85,478, Plus annual incentive plan eligibility

The compensation offered to the successful applicant may vary based on factors including experience, skills, education, location, and other job-related reasons.

Attractive total rewards package that includes:

  • Medical, dental, vision coverage
  • 401(k) savings plan
  • Paid Family Building Leave
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Relocation Assistance program (where applicable)
  • Education Assistance
  • Benefits details available at

Nearest Major Market: Kennewick