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Management Trainee

Jefferson City, MO, USA Req #1011
Thursday, May 9, 2024


Break Time Management Trainees work under the supervision of the Area Supervisor to learn all company policies, procedures, and duties while completing a formal training program to become a Store Manager. They are energetic leaders who believe it only takes a moment to make your day better.    


MFA Petroleum Company is an Equal Opportunity/Drug-Free Employer.



As a Break Time Management Trainee, a typical day might include the following:

  • Working with customers —provide excellent customer service by engaging with the business and with the customers and encouraging store team to do the same; consistently and courteously greet and thank each customer and provide fast and friendly customer service; handle complaints quickly and courteously; conduct accurate and efficient transaction
  • Day-to-day store operations—oversee all aspects of store operation in the absence of a store manager including daily reporting, banking, inventory, bookkeeping, fuel management, and ensuring that all equipment/store/property is well maintained and in good condition; maintain store cleanliness
  • Merchandising and sales—assist in the timely execution of marketing programs; perform all merchandising activities including proper pricing, knowledge and implementation of promotions and sales, suggestively sell to customers, proper vendor check in, keep all merchandise stocked, clean, fronted, and faced (including the cooler)
  • Supervising – train to manage and assume full responsibility for operations of a Break Time store once successful completion of training is accomplished and a Store Manager position is available; help control merchandise, cash shortages, and other selling expenses; assist in the proper training of new employee
  • Communication —maintain timely and professional communication with customers, vendors, other employees, and management as it relates to all aspects of the store operations
  • Working closely with management – understand store finances and how it impacts the business; help control shortages and other expenses; prepare for and participate in inventory audits; help meet or exceed company goals for sales and controllable expenses; successfully complete Break Time’s training programs; train new employees on company policies and procedures
  • Teamwork—assist with recruiting, training, coaching, and developing a successful team of associates that strive to meet customers’ needs; exhibit professionalism in appearance, conduct and judgement—always setting the appropriate example; create a positive and fun work culture and promote teamwork every day to drive performance; work as a team to adhere to all local, state and federal regulations concerning all facets of job responsibilities and duties, and store operations
  • Working with technology – learn and utilize the store’s technology; perform mathematical calculations to make change, complete shift reports, and count product; follow scheduling template


Job Requirements

This job might be for you if you meet the following requirements:

  • Prior management/leadership experience preferred
  • Experience in retail sales preferred
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and vehicle insurance with adequate transportation to/from bank (the vehicle must be locked and secured when transporting the deposit to the bank)
  • Flexible availability which may include all shifts, weekends, and holidays
  • Thrives in a fast pace environment
  • Works well individually and in leading a team
  • Physical ability to move and position products in the cooler with temperatures as low as 30 degrees for up to one hour, and to move and position products in the freezer with temperatures as low as 0 degrees
  • Physical ability to both move and position yourself to move and retrieve products and supplies from shelves, under counters, or stacks of inventory weighing up to 50 pounds, and to remain in a stationary position (standing and/or driving) for up to nine hours per shift
  • Ability to perform mathematical calculations in order to make change, complete shift reports, and account for numbers of products during vendor check in
  • Ability to learn new concepts, use technical materials, and consistently operate a computer and other office productivity machinery
  • Willingness to occasionally ascend and descend ladders to handle inventory or products
  • Ability to perform these duties and others as assigned, with accuracy, and with minimal supervision

All items shown above are requirements for the position. In addition, Break Time employees must be 18 years of age with legal authorization to work in the United States. All Break Time employees are expected to adhere to policies, procedures, and expectations by following company checklists, following posted work schedule and proper time recording procedures, and assisting in training others. Break Time employees must meet all company requirements, including successful pre-employment drug screening and criminal background checks, ability to exchange accurate information with Break Time customers in English, and ability to visually observe and inspect items and work environment for regular job responsibilities and safety concerns.



MFA Petroleum is a subsidiary of MFA Oil Company, a farmer-owned cooperative founded in 1929. MFA Petroleum operates Break Time convenience stores in Missouri and a Big O Tires franchise in Missouri, Arkansas, and Kansas.

MFA Oil supplies fuels, lubricants, and propane to customers in Missouri, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and Tennessee. MFA Oil also operates BluSphere Energy, a solar panel installation company, and APM, a wholesale fuel distributor.

Our benefits are designed to invest in you! We offer a comprehensive benefits structure for regular full-time positions including competitive wages; paid time off and paid company holidays; and the opportunity to share in company success through profit sharing and/or performance incentives. Retirement benefits include a 401(k) plan with a company match. Health benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short- and long-term disability.

The core values of MFA Oil are aligned with our purpose and are the cornerstones upon which our culture is built.

  • Put Customers First
    • Respect Everyone – Demonstrate high regard or show special attention to customers, coworkers, vendors… everyone you come in contact with.
    • Provide Excellent Service – Go the extra mile to ensure our customers are happy and satisfied with our products and services.
    • Deliver on Your Promises – Do what you say you are going to do, when you say you are going to do it. Every time.
  • Be Tenacious
    • Give Your Best – Always give your best effort and seek to improve every day.
    • Never Settle – Settling can lead to compromising on effort and quality of work. Find a way forward and don’t settle for “It can’t be done.”
    • Work Passionately – Passion accelerates your abilities, propels you to overcome obstacles and shows customers and co-workers that you care.
  • Lead by Example
    • Do the Right Thing – When we let honesty and integrity be our guide, we will always be headed in the right direction.
    • Take Ownership – Each of us must be accountable for ourselves, our colleagues, our customers and our company.
    • Act with Empathy – When we recognize and understand each other’s challenges, we communicate better and grow stronger as a team.


We believe there’s always room to learn and grow, from entry-level employees to senior leaders. Opportunities exist for internal advancement and professional development including on-the-job training. Educational expense assistance is available for employees seeking to continue their education ambitions aligned with their employment within the company.

Other details

  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education High School
Location on Google Maps
  • Jefferson City, MO, USA