Cargill Production Supervisor - Elva/Melita, MB in Virden, Manitoba

Production Supervisor - Elva/Melita, MB

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.


Reporting to the Operations Manager and based out of a grain and crop inputs facility in Elva, MB, you will lead critical processes and systems for the safe and efficient operation of the facility by ensuring and building a world class culture around our Operational Excellence strategy and its core impact areas: Risk Management, Operational Effectiveness,

Capital Effectiveness, Reliability Excellence and Talent Management. On a daily basis, you will provide supervision to the operations staff, manage and perform physical operational duties of the facility to ensure that Cargill standards and Operational Excellence Scorecard are achieved.

Principal Accountabilities:

40% - Plant Operation and Risk Management

  • Supervise, lead and engage production team on a daily basis

  • Plan and implement our Operational Excellence processes with the Operational staff to create a safe environment and effective use of the asset to achieve production goals

  • Conduct regular plant inspections and assist in a variety of location specific audits

  • Hold monthly safety meetings with staff to review procedures and safety awareness issues to ensure the Plant and yard are clean and safe for customers and employees

20% - Operational Effectiveness

  • Perform physical operational duties which include receiving of grain and/or crop input products, operating grain cleaners and dryers, and any other operational activities

  • Meet all rail car and truck loading requirements to ensure that customers receive the products and services they require in an efficient and timely manner

  • Assist Plant management in managing the location grain or crop inputs inventory to minimize inventory loss

  • Communicate and coordinate with the staff and central logistics to ensure efficient meshing of buying and shipping programs and effective elevator space management

20% - Talent Management

  • Ensure optimum performance of staff through coaching, development, and training

  • Assist with planning and scheduling of the operations staff to ensure staffing levels are appropriate to meet customer needs, along with proper training and direction of seasonal staff

20% - Capital Effectiveness and Reliability Excellence

  • Organize and plan an assigned area of the facility within operating budget and assist with preparing capital budgets

  • Supervise onsite contractors that perform work at the location to meet safety and quality guidelines

  • Ensure operations staff are trained to operate plant equipment efficiently and effectively



  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in an agricultural service business environment

  • Proven supervisory experience with the ability to effectively lead and manage a team of diverse employees

  • Grain handling experience, preferably rail experience

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Proven problem solving, decision-making and organizational skills

  • Ability to manage compliance with Environment, Health & Safety and Operations standards and regulations

  • Proven ability to facilitate training

  • Must be legally entitled to work for Cargill in Canada


  • Related post-secondary education or training

  • Knowledge of inventory control, quality management, operating efficiency and budget management

  • Knowledge of grain and crop input products

  • Ability to manage Capital Projects

  • Mechanical aptitude

Job Operations

Primary Location Canada-Manitoba

Other Locations Canada-Manitoba-Melita, Canada-Manitoba-Elva, Canada-Manitoba-Virden

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MAN00462