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Production Supervisor

Atchison, Kansas

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Cargill operates some of the most technologically advanced plants in the world. We depend on creative, responsible and hardworking individuals like you to keep them running smoothly. We’re looking for trustworthy, safety-minded leaders who are seeking a fulfilling career. As a Production Supervisor, you’ll implement and execute all production processes at the plant for operations, safety, people and the business. Your responsibilities will include following safety principles, executing scheduled customer orders, maintaining tool accountability and sanitation and performing HR duties. Successful Production Supervisors will demonstrate ownership and problem-solving skills while also creating an including and engaging environment at their plant. Discover how your work can nourish the world and help you thrive.

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  • Goal-oriented
  • Proactive
  • Efficient
  • Results-driven
  • Leadership
  • Responsible
  • Organized
  • Problem-solver
  • Quick-thinking
  • Productive

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I have been given the opportunity to voice my thoughts and ideas in efforts to make our process safer and more efficient.”

Bianca C., Production Supervisor

Cargill has empowered me by giving me an opportunity to succeed, and they continue to give me a lot of responsibility. I lead the type of team I would like to work on - what is more empowering than that?”

Kimberly H., Production Supervisor

Production Supervisor

Job ID ATC00078 Date posted 10/20/2020

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s agricultural supply chain business, where we seamlessly connect farming customers with food, feed and industry. 



The Shift Supervisor will directly monitor staff during production shift. Responsibility for safety, product quality, housekeeping and productivity. Follow the assignment of the superior.



 Directly operate or supervise the operation of the whole production line, lead all staff in the shift, including contract workers

Responsible for the safety of people during their shift. Monitor and maintain proper safety requirements in the shift.

Monitor and maintain the product's quality according to the standard.

Train staff on relevant safety, Food Safety Quality Regulatory production to ensure that all staff are trained in accordance with regulations.

You will have some authority for personnel decisions related to hiring, performance, or disciplinary actions, and much of your time is spent completing the same tasks as the subordinate employees.

Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree in a related engineering or industrial field OR equivalent 2+ Years’ experience in operations/Manufacturing/ Warehouse or product transportation fields.

2+ years’ experience in a supervisory role or leading role.

Excellent leadership and teamwork, strong communication skills and able to communicate with all levels in the plant.

Computes skills (Microsoft Office )

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Must be willing and able to work extended hours and weekends as necessary. Flexible schedule adaptability to business needs.

Ability to effectively lead a team of diverse employees with demonstrated leadership.

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.

Other minimum qualifications may apply.


Knowledge of inventory control, quality management, operating efficiency and budget management.

Specialized knowledge of grain and crop input products and grain handling.

Ability to manage Capital Projects.

Mechanical aptitude.

Continuous Improvement experience.

Knowledge of government regulations

Experience managing an effective EHS program

Operating efficiency and expense management skills

Plan and prioritize work to meet commitments aligned with organizational goals.

Build strong customer relationships and deliver customer-centric solutions.

Secure and deploy resources effectively and efficiently.

Strong communication and listening skills

Ability to influence decision-making

Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Proven problem solving and decision making skills

Capable of delivering innovation

Ability to work effectively as part of a team.

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