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Refining Department Supervisor

Company: CARGILL
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: March 28, 2020

Job Description:

This position is responsible for the supervision of daily operation and performance of the Packaging & Moulding department in Milwaukee, WI. The focus of this position is safety, process efficiency, operational excellence, customer solutions, and personnel development.

Principal Accountabilities


--- Champions a culture that promotes reliability excellence. Active participant on RE process team as assigned. Owns department backlog and responsible for scheduling weekly & monthly maintenance activities. Works with supply chain to coordinate downtime as needed.

--- Recommends changes, modifications or upgrades to equipment to improve machine reliability and performance

--- Champions a culture that promotes production excellence. Active participant on Stable Ops core team as assigned.

--- Indentifies and executes green belt improvement projects for department.

--- Analyzes production and downtime for department. Seeks opportunities for improvement

--- Active leader and participant in root cause analysis and drives culture within department.

--- Orders operating supplies as needed for department

--- Perform inquiries and transactions within SAP


--- Executes day-to-day operations of assigned area, ensuring direct reports are following policies and procedures related to employee safety and food/feed Safety.

--- Partners/collaborates with Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) experts to implement the most effective approach for complying with corporate safety policies and procedures:

o Health & Safety: Enforces a culture of zero injury and illness.

o Environmental: Understands and proactively avoid environmental impact and potential risk to the businesses.

o Food Safety: Directly monitors risks associated with products. Ensures HACCP/FDA requirements are met in all food and feed processes.

--- Educates workforce in the food safety fundamentals and completes safety inspections and housekeeping audits.

--- Documents and investigates EHS/Food Safety incident data to identify risks and recommend mitigation actions (i.e. safety index, RIFR, food safety index, CFSRA and FDA audits).

--- Support corporate compliance requirements around yield, variances, inventory counts, weights & measures, etc.


--- Supervises and provides coaching to shift leads and production workers, including coaching Cargill's guiding principles.

--- Assists in planning for future production workforce needs and participates in selection of employees.

--- Involved in talent development planning and engagement within the department.

--- Responsible for department job posting process

--- Responsible for training and on boarding new/transferred employees as well as workforce engagement, recognition, development and coaching. Responsible for signing off on training checklists and ensuring employees are meeting training check points.

--- Promotes a culture of accountability and actively coaches employees. Responsible for disciplinary action when needed.

--- Approves payroll for department employees.

--- Responsible for posting planned overtime and setting employee schedules for department

--- Back up to shift supervisor on an as needed basis.


--- Responsible for department master sanitation & housekeeping activites are completed and routinely audited. Looks for trends and initiates corrective actions.

--- Directly monitors production outcomes, quantity, and quality to ensure customer and food safety requirements are within

specifications. Ensure regular process check documentation is being completed honestly and accurately.

--- Responsible for investigating quality issues that occur and compiles information and provides recommendations for improvement for review by Department Manager.

--- Supports BU/Plant customer relationship by meeting businesses objectives and by understanding how operational performance impacts internal/external customers.

--- Partners with other functional groups (R&D, Engineering, Procurement, etc) to support innovation within the department.

Required Qualifications

--- Technical Bachelor's Degree; or High School diploma/GED with a minimum of 5 years production or maintenance experience in lieu of degree.

--- Safety Champion - help promote VBS and actively participates in safety programs

--- Demonstrated computer proficiency

--- Strong organizational, leadership and planning skills

--- Strong team player

--- Demonstrated self-starter

--- Working knowledge of Food Safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Environmental regulations

--- Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written within multiple levels of the organization

--- Demonstrated effective systematic approach to problem solving

--- Ability to organize, coordinate and accomplish multiple tasks

--- Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment

--- Ability to travel as needed (less than 5> )

--- Routine physical activity including standing and walking for several hours at a time, typing, climbing, and lifting approximately 55 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications

--- Minimum 3 years supervisory experience

--- Working knowledge and experience using SAP

--- Working knowledge and experience with GFSI initiatives and programs

--- Experience working in an environment with a collective bargaining agreement

--- Knowledge of Continuous Improvement practices

--- Knowledge of Stable Ops

--- Knowledge of Reliability Excellence

--- Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

Keywords: CARGILL, Milwaukee , Refining Department Supervisor, Other , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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