• Multi-Department Coverage (MDC) Supervisor- Decatur Corn Plant

    ADMDecatur, IL 62523

    Job #818511615

  • Job Title:

    Multi-Department Coverage (MDC) Supervisor- Decatur Corn Plant



    Job Description:

    For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve the vital needs of a growing world. Today, we're one of the world's largest agricultural processors and food ingredient providers, with approximately 31,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries. With a global value chain that includes approximately 500 crop procurement locations, 270 ingredient manufacturing facilities, 44 innovation centers and the world's premier crop transportation network, we connect the harvest to the home, making products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. Learn more at ~~~ .

    Multi-Department Coverage (MDC) Supervisor- Decatur Corn Plant, Decatur IL

    This is an exempt level position.

    Job Summary:

    This position will provide job coverage for Shift Supervisors in the four processing departments, as well as the General Foreman. The MDC Supervisor will have oversight of employees and day-to-day operations in each of the four processing departments, depending on the assigned position and shift. Demonstrated leadership skills are necessary, as this position will be required to initiate and communicate a variety of personnel actions; e.g., assigning job tasks, addressing performance, and scheduling and/or approving overtime. The MDC Supervisor must be available to work twelve hour shifts both days and nights, weekends, and holidays. This position requires the ability to adapt to a flexible schedule based on plant coverage needs.

    Essential Job Functions:

    • Provide job coverage for Shift Supervisors in the four processing departments and General Foreman

    • Manage plant operations to maintain personnel and process safety

    • Manage plant operations to ensure in spec final product quality

    • Assist with the development and deployment of Performance Excellence processes throughout the plant

    • Train and develop subordinate staff

    • Estimate personnel needs

    • Assign job tasks, clean-up work, overtime, etc.

    • Interpret and ensure consistent application of organizational policies

    • Provide timely follow-up communication with department and plant leadership

    Job Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience

    • 5-8 years' experience in direct supervision of people within a manufacturing environment is preferred

    • Supervisory experience in a union environment is a plus

    • Strong and demonstrated commitment to safety

    • Strong communication (spoken and written) skills for coordination, training, and reporting

    • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize effectively

    Job Description (Continued):

    Working Conditions:

    • Dust

    • Chemicals / Irritants

    • The scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed

    • Inside areas:

    • Spring / Summer: Temperatures in some areas of the facility will be up to or exceed 100 degrees

    • Fall / Winter: Temperatures in the facility may be at or below freezing

    • Some manufacturing processes within the facility are highly reliant on machinery and other processing equipment and, as a result, noise levels may reach or exceed 85 decibels and require use of hearing protection for most of the work shift

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to thirty (30) pounds on a frequent basis, up to fifty (50) pounds on an occasional basis

    • Lifting or carrying of weights over fifty (50) pounds is rare; employees are encouraged to request assistance in lifting or carrying objects that weigh more than fifty (50) pounds

    • Ability to traverse up to two (2) miles during the course of a work day

    • Ability to move about or to a work site by stooping, bending, kneeling, or squatting frequently during the course of a work day; may require periods of prolonged sitting or standing

    • Ability to operate equipment or diagnose/detect issues of machinery that may be located at different heights; may require work on ladders, scaffolding, or other work at heights

    • Full range of physical motion is required in order to operate manual and electrically powered tools and electrical test equipment, to move throughout the facility, including climbing stairs in all buildings, and to work at heights

    This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life, dental, and vision insurance.

    ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment background check and drug screen.




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    ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

    Updated 02/12/2019