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Production Manager



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Sunday, June 9, 2024

Production Manager


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Job Description:
Production Manager - West Plant - Decatur, IL

The Production Manager is responsible for overseeing the effective planning of the production facility. This includes leading employees and ensuring safety and quality procedures are met. Additional responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

Job Responsibilities:
  • Directs the operation of the plant facility within established quality, housekeeping, safety and environmental guidelines set by the company.
  • Coordinates daily operations performed by hourly production employees to ensure that work is performed safely and efficiently while meeting expected environmental quality, housekeeping and quantity levels established by the company.
  • Creates and delegates work assignments to all shift personnel that most effectively utilize their experience, training, and capability.
  • Ensures the safety of all personnel through compliance with occupational safety and health regulations.
  • Maintains an attitude that incidents are preventable.
  • Provides employees with resources, in good working order, to safely perform tasks and provides necessary training on operations and personal protective equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Makes recommendations for improvements to company safety and environmental programs, quality and good manufacturing practices, and production and material handling procedures.
  • Recognizes environmental, safety, and GMP hazards and identifies, discusses, and contains hazards to avoid or mitigate risks to employee safety, product quality, and environmental purity.
  • Communicates concerns for the environment, health, safety and product quality with all employees.
  • Listens and responds to employee suggestions and concerns about safety, health, environment, product quality and housekeeping.
  • Addresses employee concerns and maintains good communications and morale on shift and within departments.
  • Keeps plant management informed of all matters affecting the morale and safety of employees.
  • Leads by example and encourages employees to work safely and with a constant focus on environmental awareness and good manufacturing practices.
  • Identifies training needs and communicates with Plant Superintendent to develop training plans.
  • Trains and mentors employees to develop a high level of job proficiency.
  • May perform production duties temporarily in the event of an emergency or employee absence.
  • Evaluate employee performance, and provide regular feedback to employees.
  • Attends and actively participates in supervisor meetings, operations area meetings, and safety meetings.
  • Analyzes safety incidents by preparing and completing Incident Analysis and Risk Management proposals within 24 hours of an incident.
  • Maintains accountability with all employees on shift and reviews any proposed disciplinary action steps with the Plant Superintendent and Plant Manager.
  • Conducts GMP, safety, health and environmental inspections.
  • Evaluates management programs.
  • Provide positive reinforcement/recognition to employees for good performance in production, quality, and safety.
  • Drive colleague engagement in safety and continuous improvement efforts
  • May perform reasonably similar or related duties as required.
Minimum Requirements:
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) or equivalent work experience
  • 3-5 years of manufacturing and/or warehousing experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word etc.)
  • Ability to build, engage with, and motivate teams.
  • Experience in employee training and development.
  • Willingness to assume and learn new responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong organizational and accurate record-keeping skills.
  • Ambient conditions – Work area is, typically, a non-air-conditioned production environment. Hot or cold Temperatures, all seasonal elements, both indoors and outdoors.
  • Atmosphere: Dust (Peanut - known allergen), cotton, canola seed, and odor
  • Must be able to work around noise levels that may reach or exceed 85 decibels and require use of hearing protection for most of the work shift.
  • Protective clothing required: Uniforms, hardhats, earplugs, safety glasses, hair restraints, steel-toed shoes, gloves and safety harness may be required based on task performed; employees are required to wear all required PPE (i.e., hard-hats, safety glasses, earplugs, uniforms, and steel-toed boots) in addition to job specific PPE requirements. *Employees in roles that require respirators will need to be clean shaven.
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to move about or to a work site by ascending/descending stairs, bending, kneeling and prolonged periods of standing and sitting, stooping, bending, kneeling or squatting frequently.
  • Ability to operate equipment or machinery that may be located at different heights; may require work on ladders, scaffolding or other work at heights or in confined spaces.
  • Ability to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds on a frequent basis, up to 55 pounds on an occasional basis and up to 50 pounds overhead.
  • Requires ability and willingness to wear respirators.

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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