Plant Manager

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Poinciana, FL:Kissimmee, FL:
Jan 26, 2017
May 27, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Plant Manager-POI00042 Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 150,000 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. Learn more at


Cargill Feed & Nutrition develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of animal feeds and customized animal nutrition solutions direct to producers and through dealers in more than 25 countries. The business sells branded products in many species segments, including:

  • Aquaculture
  • Beef
  • Dairy
  • Poultry
  • Pork
  • Pet food

The majority of product is sold through the Cargill®, Nutrena® and non-U.S. Purina® brands. Additional products are sold under the Loyall® pet food brand and Promote® feed additives brand. Commercial agricultural feed is sold in different forms such as concentrate and complete feed.
The business also includes CAN Technologies Inc., which provides technical services, technology licensing, software and management services to both internal and external customers.

Position Purpose
The Plant Manager is responsible for managing a facility and personnel to produce animal nutrition products as efficiently as possible while meeting all of CAN's corporate and government guidelines. This includes setting performance standards, establishing budgets, managing costs, hiring and training, employee relations, safety compliance, and implementation of all maintenance, production, and customer service excellence programs.

Principal Accountabilities

50% - Productivity

  • Understand the Model Mill program and accounting report and actively use them to measure and improve performance, develop costs and budget, and impact on business unit margin management and pricing.
  • Understand and use LRT or an up-to-date scheduling program to the best advantage to improve productivity in the areas of inventory control, production costs and services.
  • Develop and utilize warehouse square footage and cost return plan to evaluate products inventoried. Mins. and maxs have been developed for effective management.
  • Understand the plant flow and what restrictions or bottlenecks cost vs. the cost to remove those restrictions or bottlenecks.
  • Lead the location toward the achievement of World Class status

20% - Facilities Management

  • Oversee the maintenance of the facility's physical condition and appearance which reflect the standards of quality and service of our business.
  • Follow specifications that follow the guidelines for general repair and capital projects.
  • Use the preventive maintenance audit system to improve maintenance and operational efficiency.
  • Manage improvements and repairs as cost effectively while maintaining the business unit standards in housekeeping, safety, quality, service and brand image.
  • Develop and enforce a security program that protects Cargill assets and safeguards the corporation against third party liabilities.
  • Complete annual environmental audit and insure compliance in all areas.
  • Maintain a record of all location's environmental and operating permits, including expiration dates.
  • Apply for permit renewals, when necessary, or any time that physical or equipment changes are made to the facility.
  • Have a training program to insure that all employees are informed of hazardous materials, spill reporting and other pertinent environmental activities.

10% - Product Quality/Food Safety

  • Manage receipt of raw materials to assure they meet specifications.
  • Understands and complies with Cargill Animal Nutrition Quality Control and Food Safety Programs.
  • 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 costs and quality.

20% - Employee Safety

  • Ensure that employees are trained to perform their jobs safely and to accept responsibility for their own safety performance and safety behaviors.
  • Provide the leadership to develop and direct a safety program and a safety culture.
  • Actively assure that all incidents are investigated in depth and reported on time.
  • Understand safety statistics and how they compare to the company goals.
  • Get personally involved in all areas of safety management at meetings, inspections, investigations, and audits.
  • Understand and comply with the laws that relate to safety in our business, i.e., OSHA, local ordinances, etc.
  • Understand and manage the workers compensation claims, vehicle accident claims, property damage claims and insurance inspection reports.
  • Hold well planned, informative safety meetings with all plant and contract personnel at least monthly.
  • Have an active near miss reporting program and effectively follow up on the corrective actions.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • 3 or more years supervisory experience in a feed milling or similar industry OR 5 or more years of supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Demonstrated mathematical skills and mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work effectively within a team
  • Must be able and willing to work from heights (i.e. ladders, catwalks, etc.)
  • Working in an indoor/outdoor environment
  • Must be able to be on-call to respond to plant emergencies
  • Exposure to dust, noise, and temperature fluctuations

  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in Animal Science, Business, or Engineering
Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-FL-Poinciana

Other Locations US-FL-Kissimmee

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

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