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Manufacturing Operations Career Training Program $38,500 to $67,400
Company: The Kroger Co.
Location: Denver, CO
Employment Type: Full Time
Date Posted: 06/23/2021
Expire Date: 07/23/2021
Job Categories: Manufacturing and Production
Job Description
Manufacturing Operations Career Training Program $38,500 to $67,400
Are you ready to drive efficiency and sustainability, improve operations, and fuel our growth while feeding America?

We’re looking for people who are resourceful — true problem solvers who challenge themselves to find the most effective and efficient solutions to complex challenges to join our Operations Career Training Program (CTP). This program is an exciting avenue to gain experience in manufacturing operations, quality control, supply chain, and engineering, in preparation for future leadership roles with us.

In this program, you'll experience cross-functional rotations designed to give you a solid foundation and on-the-job experience to enhance your understanding of critical business operations.

You will learn from Kroger leaders, hear from industry experts, and roll up your sleeves experiencing all functions of the company. You will engage in challenging and dynamic experiences throughout various Kroger business locations, product lines, and functional groups (Finance, Marketing, Food Science, Supply Chain, Operations, Human Resources, Quality etc.).

If you love and want a career in Manufacturing Operations Leadership, the Career Training Program is for you.

PLEASE NOTE: Mobility for promotion to additional plants throughout the United States is expected.

Position Summary:

Entry level professional opportunity for recent college graduates. The CTP Program is designed to prepare candidates for first level leadership positions upon successful completion of the 12-24 month program. CTPs build technical and leadership competencies in the selected area of expertise while gaining a broad knowledge base of all core business functions critical to the manufacture of Kroger products. Relocation is a requirement of the CTP Program. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire division in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System Principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

Initiate active development through interactions with team members, mentors, Corporate and Plant sponsors
Demonstrate excellence in project planning, execution, and timing through project evaluation and use of available resources to expedite project completion
Participate in the multi-faceted orientation process
Demonstrate commitment in the plant safety process
Contribute and participate in practical, challenging and meaningful assignments
Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements
Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF Systems
Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles
Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Position Qualifications/Education:

Must relocate as a requirement of the CTP Program
Experience through internships, part time, or full time positions
Self-motivated; able to meet deadlines with limited supervision
Strong oral and written communication skills
Strong attention to detail, with high degree of accuracy and precision
Bachelor’s degree in Operations Management, Business or related field

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

Graduate degree in discipline related field
Experience in manufacturing environment
Experience in union environment


Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: To support and reward our hardworking and friendly associates, we offer much more than just a paycheck. We strive to feed your future by offering the ingredients you need to create your own recipe for success at work and in life. Our associates receive a full plate of benefits that promote their physical, emotional and financial well-being, including access to competitive health care and retirement benefits, paid time off, mental health resources, associate discounts and opportunities to learn, grow and advance. Our associates also get to help us make a difference in our communities through our Zero Hunger | Zero Waste and Framework for Action: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion plans. Visit the thekrogerco.com to learn more about our work in the communities we serve and how our associates help us be a good neighbor.

Below is a list of some of the benefits we offer our associates.

Health & Well-being Benefits:

Health care benefits
Paid time off such as vacation, sick leave, and parental leave
Mental and emotional support resources through our Employee Assistance Program

Financial Benefits:

Participation in a 401(k) plan, subject to certain eligibility requirements
Group term life insurance eligible
Eligible for an annual bonus based upon company performance
Associate discounts
Growth and Development Benefits:

Tuition assistance, college scholarships and educational leave of absence, depending on varying criteria by location and subject to certain eligibility requirements
Robust internal training and development resources to grow your career
We want the best for associates and our customers, and together, we strive to create a welcoming and engaging environment where you’ll love to work. If you are interested in becoming a valued member of our team, apply now. We look forward to getting to know you!

Company Overview: Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve over 11 million customers daily through a seamless shopping experience under a variety of banner names. At The Kroger Co., we are Fresh for Everyone™ and dedicated to our Purpose: To Feed the Human Spirit®. We are committed to creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025. Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.
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Company Description:
The Kroger Co. is a Fortune 25 company founded in 1883, that today manufactures and markets more than 5,000 corporate brand products. One of the largest retailers in the United States, Kroger employs more than 326,000 associates who support processes, facilities, information technology and food and dairy manufacturing for over 2,475 stores and 40 food processing plants in the United States. We want to further enhance the quality of your career by offering opportunities in the following programs: Kroger Career Training Program: As a CTP at Kroger Manufacturing, you will experience technically challenging rotations with different teams, plants and locations that are driven by continuous improvement. Your experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors, will prepare you with the technical skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career in Manufacturing. The 12 to 18 month program provides work in areas including Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. You will gain hands-on experience while working on challenging projects, network with professionals, and learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Co-op/Intern: As a Co-op or Intern with Kroger, you will work with managers and teams in the areas of Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance or Procurement on challenging and rewarding assignments that are tailored to your education/experience and interests.
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