Cargill Production Supervisor in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Production Supervisor

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.


Purpose of this position:

This position is responsible for the supervision of daily operation and performance of the Packaging & Molding department in Milwaukee, WI. The focus of this position is safety, process efficiency, operational excellence, customer solutions, and personnel development. This is a day shift position that requires the individual to work a 12hr, 4 days on / 4 days off schedule.

Key Responsibilities:


  • Executes and monitors day-to-day operations for all production processes for a single department, process, or shift.

  • Directly supervises daily operations of assigned area to achieve production throughput requirements including work flow, job

Assignments, scheduling, shift coverage, etc.

  • Actively measures performance and implements leading common practices to promote operational efficiencies.

  • Implements and supports common reliability processes and ensures the reliability culture is foundational to operations

  • Supports/partners with local plant Reliability and Engineering management to develop approaches for meeting/tracking efficiency standards.

  • Champions a culture that promotes operational excellence. Recommends process improvements, and supports business case for new investments/innovations.


  • Executes day-to-day operations of assigned area, ensuring direct reports are following policies and procedures related to employee safety and food/feed Safety.

  • Partners/collaborates with Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory (FSQR) experts to implement the most effective approach for complying with corporate safety policies and procedures:

  • Health & Safety: Enforces a culture of zero injury and illness.

  • Environmental: Understands and proactively avoid environmental impact and potential risk to the businesses.

  • Food Safety: Directly monitors risks associated with products. Ensures HACCP/FDA requirements are met in all food and feed processes.

  • Educates workforce in the food safety fundamentals and completes safety inspections and housekeeping audits.

  • Documents and investigates EHS/Food Safety incidents to identify risks, root causes, recommends and implements corrective actions.


  • Supervises and provides coaching to Team Leads and production workers, including coaching Cargill’s core values.

  • Assists in planning for future production workforce needs and participates in selection of employees.

  • Assist with production talent development and engagement within the department.

  • Responsible for training and on boarding new/transferred employees as well as workforce engagement, recognition, development and coaching.

  • Applies disciplinary actions when needed.


  • Directly monitors production outcomes, quantity, and quality to ensure customer and food safety requirements are within


  • Documents and investigates quality issues that occur and compiles information and provides recommendations for improvement for review by Department Superintendent.

  • Supports BU/Plant customer relationship by meeting businesses objectives and by understanding how operational performance impacts internal/external customers.


Minimum Required Qualifications:

  • Technical Bachelor’s Degree; or High School diploma/GED with 3 years production or maintenance experience in lieu of degree

  • Demonstrated computer proficiency

  • Strong organizational, leadership and planning skills

  • Strong team player

  • Demonstrated self-starter

  • Must be willing to work a 12hr, 4 days on / 4 days off schedule.

  • Working knowledge of Food Safety, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA and Environmental regulations).

  • Ability to communicated effectively both verbal and written within multiple levels of the organization

  • Demonstrated effective systematic approach to problem solving

  • Ability to organize, coordinate and accomplish multiple tasks

  • Ability to adapt and learn in a changing work environment

  • Ability to travel as needed (less than 5%)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge and experience using SAP

  • Working knowledge and experience with GFSI initiatives and programs

  • Experience working in an environment with a collective bargaining agreement

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-WI-Milwaukee

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Req ID: MIL00878