The Production Supervisor is a member of the Production Team reporting directly to the Plant Manager. The Production Supervisor is accountable and responsible for managing departmental safety, environmental controls, development of production employees, plant production including Production Planning, develop and implement Work Procedures, quality control, protection of equipment, and departmental cost controls. Aligns production performance with business strategy, customer focus and World Class achievement. Owned continuous improvement process with a Production Score Card (KPI).
Reporting to the Production Supervisor are the Mixer Operator, premix Operator/Drugman, Pellet/Extruder Operator, Packing Operator, and Contract workers for Housekeeping, Dumping, Plastic bag storage.
Productivity – To leads and manage the people to produce the excellent products quality as efficiently as possible. Living in the Model Mill program and accountable in process improvement and reporting; actively use the Model mill to measure and improve performance, develop costs and budget. Maintaining the up-to-date production scheduling to the best advantage to improve productivity in the areas of inventory control, production costs and services. Continuously improved the productivity by knowing the proper Production process and bottlenecks and controlling the Shrink/rework.
Physical Facilities –Use the audits (Best Practice Audit, Appearance audit, Housekeeping Audit, Shrink Audit and all permits) to effectively identify improvement or opportunity areas.
Administration –Understand and manage manufacturing P&L and balance sheet reports and takes immediate action on deviations; Make accurate monthly projections of costs; Complete all routine reports to improve operations on a timely and accurate basis; Develop production budgets and understand how production costs impact; Know what inventory turns are and what the inventory costs are in interest and insurance, and strive to control these costs; Know the basis of energy management and use that knowledge to implement energy saving ideas.
Improvement Processes - Uses the audit system to improve all programs striving for 100% compliance; Constantly improve through modification of equipment, techniques and processes; Integrate coaching model, learning model and freedom scale effectively into plant operations.
Product Quality - To manufacture products which conform to the product formula and all other requirements of the product design, i.e., PDI, color, density, etc. Knows how operation's physical quality compares in detail to major competitors' quality; Understands and complies with Cargill Animal Nutrition Quality Control Program; Assures the formulas are reviewed before manufacturing for projected quality control and takes necessary steps to assure all formulas will meet Business Unit quality control needs; Participate actively in evaluation and effect of ingredients for their potential to impact on costs and quality.
Environmental, Health and Safety - Sincere concern for the health and safety of all its employees. Accidental injuries can be prevented (therefore eliminated) and health exposures can be reduced to extreme minimal levels through employee learning, safe behavior and the application of engineering principles to facilities, equipment and process design; Employees must be educated and trained to perform their jobs safely and to accept responsibility for their own safety performance and safe behavior; Provide the necessary time, tools and resources that foster employee ownership of the safety process; Actively assure that all incidents are investigated in depth and reported on time ; Get personally involved in all areas of safety management at meetings, inspections, investigations, and audits; Have an active near miss reporting program and effectively follow up on the corrective actions; Immediately address non-conformance to safety issues; Provide an environment where unsafe acts and conditions are identified and eliminated; Lead the production with a solid safety culture to achieve zero accidents; Have a training program to insure that all employees are informed of hazardous materials, spill reporting and other pertinent environmental activities.
Housekeeping/Appearance - To assure that production hall and Plant offices are consistently representing our brand and meet all Cargill standards. Assure a trained employee performs a formal housekeeping inspection at least monthly. Post the results and take appropriate action; Utilize the audit concept to improve housekeeping to achieve "World Class" standard; Have a training program for housekeeping; Maintain a plant that can win hearts and minds of employees and customers
• Minimum 2+ years in Production Management experience
• Advanced degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering) or Operations / related field or equivalent experience
• Good communication skills both written and verbal
• Collaborative approach to problem solving
• Demonstrated capability to successfully partner with peers and senior business leaders.
• Experienced in change management
• Good analytical skills
• Self motivated, results oriented with focus on continuous improvement
• Billingual (English with other appropriate for the cluster/country)
• Prior experience and knowledge in Manufacturing and Engineering : quality management systems, operations excellence, process improvement, six sigma’Lean manufacturing, TQM.
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