The Production Supervisor assists the Plant Manager to lead critical process and systems for the operation of a grain facility, by ensuring and building a world class culture around Operational Excellence in the core impact areas, including Risk Management, Operational Effectiveness, Capital Effectiveness, Reliability Excellence and Talent Management. The incumbent manages the customer service and physical operations of the location on a daily basis to ensure that Cargill standards, productivity metrics, and customer needs are met. The Production Supervisor is responsible for direct supervision of the Operations staff at their location.
40% - Plant Operation and Risk Management
Supervise, lead and engage production team daily
Plan and implement our Operational Excellence processes with the Operational staff to create a safe environment and effective use of the asset to achieve production goals
Conduct regular plant inspections and assist in a variety of location specific audits
Hold monthly safety meetings with staff to review procedures and safety awareness issues to ensure the Plant and yard are clean and safe for customers and employees
20% - Operational Effectiveness
Lead and perform physical operational duties, which may include crop inputs and/or grain related tasks.
Meet all truck and/or rail loading requirements to ensure that customers receive the products and services they require in an efficient and timely manner
Assist Plant Manager in managing the location Crop Inputs and Grain inventory to minimize losses
Communicate and coordinate with the staff and central logistics to ensure efficient meshing of buying and shipping programs, and effective storage space management
20% - Talent Management
Ensure optimum performance of staff through coaching, development, and training
Assist with planning and scheduling of the operations staff to ensure staffing levels are appropriate to meet plant and customer needs, along with proper training and direction of seasonal staff
20% - Capital Effectiveness and Reliability Excellence
Organize and plan the facility reliability and maintenance activities within operating budget and assist the Plant Manager with preparing capital budgets
Supervise onsite contractors that perform work at the location to meet safety and quality guidelines
Ensure operations staff are trained to operate plant equipment efficiently and effectively
Physical Effort: The staff at the location performs as a team in getting work done during the busy season. The Plant Manager may be required to load containers/bags of chemicals and fertilizer weighing 40-60 lbs. Climbing ladders and stairs to various levels of the elevator or fertilizer tower requires physical effort particularly during busy periods.
Physical Environment: The physical environment that may cause some discomfort is the grain dust in the office and driveway due to receiving or shipping grain. There is some risk of accident if there is a chemical spill when handling chemical products. The Plant Manager may be required to climb to an exterior loading platform or on top of hopper cars in all types of weather, in order to load grain into cars.
Sensory Attention: In peak periods, the facility is very busy; the phone is ringing, customers are anxious to purchase products or sell their grain. There is a sense of urgency for the grower and the location staff.
Mental Stress: The nature of the business requires the Plant Manager and location staff to put in very long hours in an intense period during the spring and the fall. The long hours along with the urgency of completing the tasks at hand is stressful. Plant Manager is responsible for the safety of the employees and asset in the location
Four-year post-secondary education, or minimum 1+ year adequately lead experience
Ability to effectively lead a team of diverse employees with demonstrated leadership
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Proven problem solving, decision-making and organizational skills
Ability to manage compliance with Environment, Health & Safety and Operations standards and regulations
Ability to facilitate training
Ability to work effectively within a team
Professional education or training
Knowledge of inventory control, quality management, operating efficiency and budget management
Specialized knowledge of grain input products and grain handling
Ability to manage Capital Projects
Previous experience leading or managing people
Continuous Improvement experience
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.
Primary Location US-NE-Albion
Job Type Standard
Shift Day Job