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Cargill General Production Supervisor in Sioux City, Iowa

General Production Supervisor

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose & Summary

As the Production Supervisor II for our soybean processing facility in Sioux City, IA you will report to the Crush Superintendent to provide technical knowledge, operations experience, and management skills at a first line supervisory level in the daily direction and efficient performance of activities/functions on a shift basis to attain short and long term facility objectives.

Principal Accountabilities

40% - Talent Managment

  • Supervise production employees with full human resource management responsibilities including hiring, scheduling, motivating, handling employee relations issues, and processing employee related paperwork.

  • Develop and coach employees through Cargill performance managmenet processes, as well as managing the disciplinary process.

  • Ensure work team complies with Cargill and facility policies and procedures and regulatory requirements.

  • Build employee engagement through positive working relationships and promotion of an enthusiastic and open atmosphere where employees will want to offer their ideas.

25% - Operations

  • Organize, plan, and manage a crush process on a daily shift basis in terms of safety, product safety, product quality, customer satisfaction, time delivery, costs, and environment.

  • Participate/Lead in daily production meetings.

  • Plan, lead, and support production shutdowns.

  • Contribute and monitor annual production plan for department as well as standards and goals.

  • Ensure work performed by staff are according to specifications and standards

  • Use lab analysis in making production adjustments and coordinates issues with technical services.

  • Monitor parts inventory and operating supplies, ensure availability of consumable supplies, and provide communication to ensure the procurement of necessary supplies to maintain safe and efficient operations while monitoring purchase orders.

  • Utilize technical skills and operations experience to promote the identification and solution of workplace problems and recommends and implements operating efficiencies

  • Develop, submit, and follow through with projects to meet budget and timeline.

  • Develop a portion of the budget for the plant.

  • Manage expenses and provides monthly budget report, including explanation of unusual items.

  • Troubleshoot causes of customer issues and collaborates with other functions as needed to provide efficient and effective resolution.

25% - Safety

  • Hold others accountable to Cargill’s safety standards

  • Manage Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) program and compliance within production area.

  • Follow all Cargill safety rules and regulations.

10% - Miscellaneous

  • Attend various safety, department and training meetings. Facilitate meetings as required.

  • Work on various projects as requested by the Facility Leader

  • Assist other crush and plant personnel as needed, and perform any other duty as requested by Facility Leader.

  • Inspect buildings, grounds, and equipment utilized by facility; determine immediate and long-range needs for maintenance and repair work. Enter work orders utilizing maintenance computer program.



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Engineering

  • OR high school diploma/GED or higher degree and 5 or more years of production or operations experience in a management, supervisory, or crew leadership role

  • 2 or more years of production or operations experience in a management, supervisory, or crew leadership role

  • 1 or more years of experience in a soybean solvent extraction processing plant

  • Ability to take off-hour calls and rotate on call

  • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering

  • Experience with SAP

  • 4 or more years of production or operations experience in a management, supervisory, or crew leadership role

  • 2 or more years of experience in a soybean solvent extraction processing plant Success Factors

  • Strong understanding of food manufacturing and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).

  • Proven ability to develop and manage good working relationships with internal departments (maintenance, sales, logistics, accounting), contractors, suppliers, inspectors and customers.

  • Proven performance and the ability to apply policies and procedures in the areas of safety, environmental, health and food safety.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills. Ability to speak candidly and provide constructive feedback.

  • Demonstrated ability to coach others for high performance and high engagement; motivates, inspires, and engages others to excel and work towards the vision

  • Demonstrated expertise in managing multiple tasks, projects, and deadlines in a highly dynamic environment.

  • Effective problem solving and decision making skills.

  • Strong understanding of sanitation, food handling, & personal safety practices.

  • Demonstrated teamwork and the ability to effectively collaborate with others.

  • Ability to influence others outside of formal reporting relationships.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-IA-Sioux City

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: SIO00378