Cargill Production Supervisor – 2nd Shift FPD in Lake Odessa, Michigan

Production Supervisor – 2nd Shift FPD

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. 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.


Cargill Protein - Eggs is a leader at delivering further processed and value added egg products into the Foodservice, Retail and Ingredient market channels. It operates four food processing facilities located in the United States. Our customers in Foodservice are comprised of large national restaurant chain operators and both national and regional foodservice distributors. Our Retail customers are comprised of primarily large national grocery retailers. Our Ingredient customers are comprised of large branded manufacturers of retail consumer packaged goods. The customers from these channels are attracted to working with Cargill because of our demonstrated leadership in delivering innovative products, integrity, operational excellence, food safety and risk management regarding refrigerated and frozen liquid eggs, egg patties, omelets, French toast, and diced and hard cook eggs.

You will play a vital role in the success of the further processing department (FPD) at the Lake Odessa, MI facility managing three production lines (2 extruded lines & 1 patty line). As a Production Supervisor, you will develop a deep understanding of production responsibilities and assess and initiate opportunities for improvement. You will create and promote a team-building environment, which promotes customer and stakeholder enthusiasm. Also, you will implement and recognize continuous improvement through ensuring stakeholder involvement in problem solving and decision-making. Additionally, you are responsible for executing safety initiatives and communicating safety awareness. This position will assure all HACCP's, GMP's, and SOP's are executed as planned. This position will communicate business results and achievement of departmental goals and milestones. Lastly, you will promote stakeholder focus through training and development and be a leader for change, new ideas, and getting the job done.

Must be willing to work a second shift (2-10pm) and occasional weekends in a supervisor coverage rotation.

Principal Accountabilities

55% Development and supervision of direct and indirect reports

15% Develop strategies for operations of assigned area to include technical optimization of processes

10% Oversee product quality to ensure total customer satisfaction

10% Ensure safety of team through plant wide initiatives and safety awareness

5% Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned

5% Additional Responsibilities:

  • This position shall have the responsibility to report problems with the food safety management system to identified person(s). This position has the responsibility and authority to initiate and record actions.

  • Acquire and maintain knowledge of HACCP/OPRP/PRP (GMP) policies and requirements to complete all monitoring and/or verifications tasks as outlined in Food Safety Management System and ensure that corrections and corrective actions, if needed, are taken per the Food Safety Management System.


Required Qualifications

  • 4 year degree OR 4 years related operations or leadership experience

  • Positive attitude and problem solving mentality

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Previous experience in a manufacturing environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 and knowledge

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-MI-Lake Odessa

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Evening Job

Req ID: LAK00510