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Continuous Improvement Supervisor - Corn Plant - Decatur, IL



People & HR, Operations
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, May 4, 2024

Continuous Improvement Supervisor – Corn Plant – Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Continuous Improvement Supervisor – Corn Plant – Decatur, IL
This is a full-time, exempt level position.

Job Summary:
The Continuous Improvement Supervisor has influence on the safe, efficient and sustainable operation of the Corn Plant facility. The focus of this position is to improve the performance of their process while using the tools provided by the ADM Performance Excellence process.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist Corn Plant plant personnel (operators, technicians, supervisors) with the strategies to collect, analyze and interpret relevant data to develop a loss landscape for the purpose of prioritizing resources and focus.
  • Partner with department leadership to determine short, medium and long term plans to mitigate and eliminate the causes of losses in all aspects of their process.
  • Continuously apply Performance Excellence tools in efforts to contribute to the continuous improvement and readiness of the facility.
  • Develop pillar champions for all pillar teams Support efforts to implement technology and practices to reduce contamination, increase efficiency and yield and increase utilization of idle equipment Provide training, mentoring, and transfer knowledge to colleagues at all levels of the organization Provide feedback to colleagues regarding effective operations and performance Understand their role in food safety and quality systems, is actively engaged in plant and food safety efforts, and ensures conformance to good manufacturing practices Support the department as a backup operations champion Audit the process daily for accountability with PE activities and have discussions with operators and supervisors Track the daily/weekly/monthly PE metrics and assessments Fill in as needed for department coverage on nights/weekends/holidays Develop and implement high-priority issue mitigation plans.
  • Assist with the development and execution of plans to bring colleague skills to a level of proficiency that translates into improved process operation and results.
  • Follows and incorporates all safety, quality and site rules while performing work and crafting training processes Read and utilize plant documentation including Process Manuals, Process Flow Diagrams (PFDs), Piping & Instrumentation Diagrams (P&IDs), Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Permits, etc.
  • Conduct training needs analyses
  • Support the design and development of training materials and assessments along with learning/certification plans.
  • Deliver learning content for classroom and field training as well as develop others to do the same.
  • Facilitate written and performance assessments as well as vital remediation plans.
  • Provide effective feedback and mentoring Develop and support a system for maintaining training records and data.
  • Analyze surveys, assessments, field audits and key performance impacts to determine training efficiency.
Job Experience/Skills:
  • Three or more years of experience in an ADM operating facility preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work across functions Creative/analytical problem solving skills and innovative ways to resolve complex problems Strong root cause analysis experience Experience with Value Stream Mapping and working to find efficiencies in process.
  • Strong TPM background
  • Willingness to learn and develop Pi Process-book pages Demonstrated strength with trouble-shooting activities Strong Microsoft office skills such as PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Visio and PiVision
  • Minimum of a high school diploma/GED
  • Working Conditions:
  • Able to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as hot and cold temperatures and a dusty environment & various chemical safely.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs
  • Ability to move/transport 55 pounds
  • Sit and stand for long periods
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Work at heights
  • Bending and Kneeling
  • Be respirator qualified

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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