Cargill Sr. Production Supervisor in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sr. 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

This position is responsible for the executing on the longerterm objectives of the CSST site at the West Soy Bean facility in Cedar Rapids, IA. This role will indirectly supervise all aspects of the operation, including, but not limited to: safety, production, environmental, quality, costs and talent management.

Principal Accountabilities

30% - Engaged Employees: Develop a strong culture of accountability where employees are motivated to contribute their ideas and efforts through flawless execution of Cargill’s people processes, including Performance Management, Development, Compensation, etc. Keep the entire work group optimistic and discussing ways to continually improve. Train and develop talent on all levels for engineering co-ops to production employees.

30% - Operational Excellence: Review, monitor and follow-up on area results. Increase the capability of the operating team. Improve plant reliability by championing operator care and reliability excellence initiatives. Collecting and reviewing department data, managing department cost to remain within operating budget, guidelines, lead investigating that drive improvement from production and quality issues, safety etc. Develop and maintain area budget. Work with customers to improve our product quality to meet or exceed customers expectations.

30% - EH&S, Food Safety & Regulatory Compliance: Drive a 0 injury safety culture by ensuring accountability for safety and effective utilization of Cargill safe work policies. Ensure compliance with Cargill, federal, state and local EH&S regulations. Responsible for EH&S performance including training, EH&S Audit Compliance, Food Safety procedures and training.

10% - Projects:Complete projects aimed at improving safety, reliability, production, and efficiency.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, technical science discipline OR, in leiu ofdegree, 3 or more years manufacturing experience with a high school diploma

  • Three or more years production supervision or engineering experience

  • General knowledge of production management with understanding of plant processes and plant operational needs.

  • Basic knowledge of OSHA and Food Safety regulations and requirements.

  • Demonstrated skills of leadership and team building, conflict resolution, innovation and change within the workforce.

  • Effective communication (verbal, written, presentation) skills across multiple levels of an organization.

  • Keen sense of time management and prioritization skills.

  • Ability to manage area that operates on a 24/7 schedule.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience leading and influencing change

  • Five or more years experience in a related field

  • Experience managing, developing and coaching personnel and teams

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-IA-Cedar Rapids

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: CED01020