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Cargill General Production Supervisor II in Eddyville, Iowa

General Production Supervisor II

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 160,000 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

The Production Supervisor II position is responsible for day-to-day management of operations of the facility. The position is responsible for transforming departmental goals into measurable results. This includes supporting the team structure through leadership of department non-exempt personnel; supporting safety, food safety, environmental, and quality requirements; managing costs of operations. This position works closely with all areas of the facility in supporting projects, including Manufacturing Technology Groups (MT), and Continuous Improvement (CI) operational improvement opportunities.

Principal Accountabilities

40%Development and supervision of direct and indirect reports (coaching, Performance Management Plans (PMP's)). Work with peers at location in establishing consistent personnel policies. Lead department and area in a manner that results in an engaged and safe environment. Provide leadership, organization, and communication to the department; ensure structure, training, and a team that operates as a high performance work team.

30%Key member of the department leadership team. Will develop deep technical knowledge of the department. Assist in project selection and implementation including assisting other members to accomplish the goals of the department to align with the site business plan. Develop plans for continuous improvement of the department including actions and driving accountability.

25%Focus will be on creating a zero injury culture, food safety, environmental compliance, and reliability.

5%Any other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree or High School Diploma/GED with minimum 5 years operations experience in lieu of a degree.

  • Minimum 2 years manufacturing and/or project management experience.

  • Willingness and ability to work in a challenging and physical production and industrial environment.

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

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

  • Knowledgeable of basic HR practices, Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), Guiding Principles, etc.

  • Leadership: A demonstrated ability to lead people and get results through others.

  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment.

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving and analytical skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Science related field.

  • Minimum of 5 years direct or indirect supervisor experience.

  • Past experience in manufacturing.

  • Working knowledge of environmental regulations.

  • Working knowledge of principles of reliability.

Other relevant information to the position

This position develops the skills of motivating others, delegation, developing employees, and listening and communication. The supervisor position will build key planning and coordinating skills, along with priority setting, and optimization skills. The supervisor position can prepare a person for other positions including, but not limited to Team Leader and MT engineer.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-IA-Eddyville

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: EDD01403