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Production Supervisor

Dayton, Virginia

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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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Key Traits

What makes a successful Production Supervisor at Cargill?
Check out some of the key traits that are important for this job to see if you have the right mix.

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

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Compensation & Pay Equity

We pay for performance and provide equal pay for the same work.

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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 DAY03268 Date posted 10/01/2020
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 protein and salt business, where we provide wholesome, high-quality food products to a wide range of customers, from foodservice operators and grocery stores to manufacturers and exporters. 

Job Purpose

The Plant Supervisor will implement and execute production for a less complex plant. We seek a professional to ensure responsibilities meet standards for safety, quality, efficiency and financial performance.

Key Accountabilities
  • Monitor and provide guidance on all aspects of the overall operational management of a less complex plant.
  • Administer production budget for a department, process or shift.
  • Monitor deliverables to ensure customer and product/quality standards are met within specifications.
  • Execute day-to-day operations, ensuring direct reports follow policies and procedures related to employee safety and food/feed safety.
  • 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.
The business will not sponsor applicants for work visas for this position.

This position is posted internally as well as externally.

If selected for an interview you will be required to submit your past two performance reviews.

Minimum Required

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
• Minimum one year of directly related work experience
• One year of supervisory experience
• Demonstrate computer proficiency and Microsoft Office (Word, Exel, PowerPoint) experience 
• Must be willing to work 8-10 hr. and weekends as necessary
• 2 + years of Working knowledge of Food Safety Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA and Environmental regulations)


• Emphasis in processing, Food Engineering, Food science or equivalent experience 
• 2+ years Supervisory Experience-People Leadership proficiency 
• Knowledge of Continuous Improvement practices
• Knowledge of Reliability Excellence
• Computer literacy
• SAP experience 
• Previous experience in a manufacturing environment
• Bilingual (Spanish-English) a plus

Success Factors

• Strong organizational leadership and planning skills
• Strong team player 
• Demonstrated self-starter
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbal and written within multiple levels of the organization 
• Demonstrated effective systematic approach to problem solving 
• Ability to organized, coordinate and accomplish multiple tasks
• Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment

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