At J.B. Hunt, our dynamic Operations teams make us move. Serving our five business units, Operations professionals work with internal and external teams to move freight by road or rail for customers, utilizing company assets and third party logistics.
With available positions across the country, a career in Operations provides hands-on experience and growth opportunities that can take your career to the next level. Keep reading to learn more about the exciting career opportunities with our operations teams, and a few of the benefits of working at J.B. Hunt.
From professional development to nationwide relocation opportunities, there are many ways a career in Operations can impact your success.
“If you’re wanting to further your career at J.B. Hunt, a stop along the way in Operations is vital in doing so,” shared Jama, an operations manager at corporate. “Not just so you understand the network and overall way the business operates, but also for the networking connections you make along the way. You are essentially the middleman between internal and external contacts, and in doing so, the relationships you build also help build your overall knowledge for the company.”
J.B. Hunt is one of the leading transportation and logistics companies in North America, providing unique and innovative transportation solutions to customers across the country. We’re a company focused on growth, and because of that, many of our operations careers are based at field locations or customer sites in most major cities and regions.
Career Growth Potential
Within Operations, there are clear paths to advancement if you’re willing to put in the work. Operations professionals benefit from management training programs and networking opportunities that can fast track your professional growth and help you achieve your career goals.
Careers in Operations
Through our operations positions and management training programs, we offer valuable experience that strengthens your understanding of supply chain and sustains your career for the long haul. Here are just a few of the many career opportunities available within Operations!
“I do believe that with the right effort, there is an opportunity for anyone to move up into whatever role they desire,” said Nate, a regional equipment manager. “J.B. Hunt recognizes people who are loyal and commit to working hard. This is evident if you look at the people in leadership roles. They likely have been with the company for years and have a proven track record of a great work ethic.”
Manager Trainee Programs
Our Manager Trainee program lasts three-to-six months and supports our Intermodal, Dedicated Contract Services® and Final Mile Services® business units at our field locations. Throughout the program, you’ll gain hands-on experience working with our internal teams and customers to learn how to move freight in the most efficient way possible. After completing the program, you will be placed with the team that best fits your passions.
Like the Manager Trainee program, our Intermodal Manager Trainee program helps you gain a deeper understanding of rail operations. The program is based at our corporate campus in Northwest Arkansas, where upon completion, you will be placed with one of our Intermodal teams.
Dispatcher and Capacity Coordinators
A career as a dispatcher or capacity coordinator is a great way to develop your communication skills and build your knowledge of supply chain operations. Based in Northwest Arkansas, these teams are responsible for keeping us connected with company drivers, contractors and carriers to manage scheduling and on-time delivery of all freight.
Capacity Procurement Representative
Our capacity procurement representatives leverage our people, technology and capacity to provide value for our customers using third party logistics. These teams work with internal contacts and our Carrier 360™ platform to manage loads and ensure we’re delivering service in a timely and efficient manner.
Join Our Operations Teams
Whether you’re at the start of your career, or bring years of industry experience, a career in Operations could be a great move for your success. Search jobs to join our team today.