Production Supervisor

Akron, OH
Feb 14, 2017
May 03, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Production Supervisor-AKR00149 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


Position Purpose & Summary

This position within the Salt BU supervises and develops direct reports, leads safety and process efficiency initiatives, training and site capital and expense projects. The position implements and executes all production processes within and supporting a multiple effect evaporation process including a natural gas boiler and drying system, ensuring areas of responsibilities meet BU/Plant standards for safety, quality, efficiency and financial performance.

This position works closely with the location's supervisors and superintendents, departments, EHS managers, QA department, office personnel and plant management to achieve goals set by the BU/plant.

Principal Accountabilities

Direct supervision of daily operations of assigned areas to achieve safe operation and production throughput requirements including managing work flow, job assignments, scheduling, shift coverage, emergency failures, addressing safety concerns, etc.

Coach, train and provide management support to production employees to achieve their individual, department and location's goals

Ownership of department maintenance back log. Weekly scheduling of planned work, work identification, shutdown planning, etc.

Develop and implementation of capital and expenses related projects that support location goals, daily management of contractors on-site executing expense or capital related projects, ownership of operating budget for department, executes purchase orders and ensures timely payment of invoices, and accountable for compliance with department non-base capital investment plans.

Lead continuous improvement efforts for the department associated with safety, reliability, food safety, etc. as identified thru business initiatives, completing root cause analysis, etc.



  • Bachelors degree or higher with 2 or more years of proven experience leading, mentoring, developing and or influencing high performance teams in a manufacturing/production environment OR
    in lieu of degree a minimum of 6 or more years of experience with 2 more or years of proven experience leading, mentoring and or influencing high performance teams in a manufacturing/production environment.

  • Ability to create an environment conducive to teamwork; strong interpersonal skills.

  • Leads by holding self and others accountable; delivers on commitments.

  • Strong listening, written, and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong problem solving and decision making.

  • System thinker with strong continuous improvement mindset


  • 4 year Engineering Degree.

  • Proven success in EHS (Environment, Health & Safety).

  • Operations Leadership experience.

  • Project management and equipment installation experience.

  • Experience with all types of salt processing equipment (pumps & piping systems, material conveyance equipment, evaporation or refining processes, automation, packaging equipment, etc.).

  • Working knowledge of SAP, Maximo, Microsoft Office, and Windows; and capacity to learn new computer systems.

  • Mechanical aptitude demonstrated in previous roles

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-OH-Akron

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job