Cargill Operations Supervisor 2nd Shift in Butler, Wisconsin

Operations Supervisor 2nd Shift

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.


Position Purpose

This role is responsible for leading the 2nd shift operations team at our Cargill Protein facility in Butler, Wisconsin, which is just ten miles north of Milwaukee. This facility is one of the largest beef patty plants in Cargill with a diverse population of over 500 stakeholders originating from over six different countries. This operations team produces frozen and restructured beef products as safely and efficiently as possible while meeting all corporate, customer, and government requirements. This role also requires a high degree of collaboration with Maintenance/Engineering, FSQR, Finance, Continuous Improvement, and Human Resources to effectively serve our customers, employees, community, and the overall corporation.

  • Customer: to ensure all products meet quality, cost, volume and service delivery requirements.

  • Employee: to engage the workforce to create a culture focused on safety and accountability, and to ensure an inclusive environment where people are developed and careers can be fulfilled.

  • Community: to operate as a good corporate citizen through community involvement and giving, and environmental leadership.

  • Corporation: to manage operational expense budgets and deliver on all safety, food safety, operational, product quality, and engagement metrics.

Principal Accountibilities

30% Personnel Safety: Be a genuine safety champion and build on strong safety culture. Lead safety processes, ergonomic efforts, and hold everyone accountable for keeping their co-workers safe. Partner with EHS team to proactively work eliminate hazards that cause injury or illness to employees.

20% Food Safety/Food Quality: Be a trusted partner with Food Safety Quality Regulatory (FSQR) to ensure food safety program and quality specifications are followed. Monitors risks associated with products and ensures HACCP/USDA requirements are met in production process. Educates and train supervisors and workforce in the food safety fundamentals.

20% Operational Leadership: Be an authentic leader who achieves high performance through an engaged team. Ensure effective and efficient operations with a culture of continuous improvement. Recognize and celebrate successes. Challenge people to achieve more than they thought possible. Create opportunities for growth and development. Build a pipeline for high performing operators, leads and supervisors. Ensure an inclusive environment that is representative of the local market.

20% Operational Excellence: Direct oversight of all daily operational aspects of department including people, product, equipment and process. Drive operational excellence through a culture of continuous improvement. Partner with maintenance team to achieve reliability excellence goals. Involve employees in the business and hold them accountable to expectations. Assist operations manager with developing operational budgets and managing department expenses. Proactively identify opportunities for improving efficiency, develop business case and partner with other departments to execute.

10% Customer Focus/Innovation: Partner with commercial and R&D teams to support development of new product and modifications to existing products. Will have direct customer contact primarily at the facility. Build deep customer insights and application to plant team.


Required Qualifications:

  • High School degree or GED equivalent

  • 1 years of experience leading teams in a labor intensive manufacturing environment (operations, maintenance, technical service, etc).

  • Strong communication (verbal and written) – ability to get message across to a variety of audiences.

  • Strong people management skills – ability to engage, empower, develop, and motivate a large workforce.

  • Strong presentation skills – comfortable putting together presentations and talking to a variety of audiences.

  • Ability to work in a cold environment

  • Ability to work nights, holidays and weekends as needed

  • Ability to travel (varies but typical is 10% or less)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience leading teams in a labor intensive manufacturing environment (operations, maintenance, technical service, etc).

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Engineering, Business or related field.

  • Experience working with key customers.

  • Experience building a culture of teamwork, collaboration, accountability, and the empowerment of employees.

  • Meat processing and / or beef patty production experience.

  • Bilingual English – Spanish

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Maintenance and Reliability

Primary Location US-WI-Butler

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: BUT00608