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Multi Department Shift Supervisor



People & HR, Operations
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Shift Supervisor- Corn Plant Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Shift Supervisor- Corn Plant Decatur, IL
This is an exempt level position.

Job Summary:
This position is responsible for multi-department overseeing and leading of all aspects of the day-to-day operations for their assigned shift. Multi-department is defined as, but not limited to, Alcohol Loadout & Process, Syrup Refinery Loadout, Feedhouse Loadout, and Sorbitol Process. This position also requires coverage for the Shift General Foreman, Refinery Supervisor, Feedhouse Supervisor, and/or Mill Supervisor if/when the need arises. The Shift Supervisor will lead all aspects of employees who operate and tend control stations or areas in an automated or semi-automated processing operation. This position may initiate and communicate a variety of personnel actions such as performance, scheduling, and/or approving overtime. The facility processes corn into value added products and includes approximately 650 ADM and contractor colleagues.
Essential Job Functions:

  • Focused on personnel safety, quality, and product safety
  • Lead plant operations to maintain personnel and process safety
  • Manage plant operations to ensure in spec final product quality
  • Estimate personnel needs
  • Assign work and establish expectations for completion
  • Provide training and development for direct staff
  • Interpret and ensure consistent application of organizational policies
Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Strong commitment to safety
  • Concern for quality
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Demonstrated strong problem-solving skills
  • Good written and verbal commutation skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to plan priorities effectively
  • Implement operational procedures, and enforce company plans, policies, and rules
  • Addresses employee concerns and maintains good communications and morale on shift and within the plant.
  • Oversee completion of GMP Audit and Sanitation items throughout the facility.
  • Ability to look beyond the task at hand, to anticipate challenges and develop options to overcome them
  • Knowledge of a variety of process unit operations
  • Ability to work a rotating shift including nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Basic understanding of continuous improvement tools & concepts to help capture opportunities, correct the issue, & sustain the gains.
  • 1 to 3 years of experience in a food processing production environment or similar industry
  • Direct supervision of people is preferred (in a union environment is a plus)
  • Emergency response training or experience is preferred
Working Conditions:
  • Dust
  • Chemicals / Irritants
  • The scope of the position requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed
  • Inside areas, Spring / Summer: Temperatures in some areas of the facility will be up to or exceed 100 degrees
  • Fall / Winter: Temperatures in the facility may be at or below freezing.
  • Outside areas, Spring / Summer: Outside temperature may be up to or exceed 100 degrees with potential for high humidity. May be exposed to inclement weather conditions including, but not limited to, rain and wind.
  • Fall / Winter: Outside temperatures may reach freezing or below. May be exposed to inclement weather including, freezing rain, sleet, snow, and wind.
  • Some manufacturing processes within the facility are highly reliant on machinery and other processing equipment and, as a result, noise levels may reach or exceed 85 decibels and require use of hearing protection for most of the work shift.
Physical Requirements:
  • Able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 30 pounds on a frequent basis, up to 50 pounds on an occasional basis and up to 55 pounds overhead
  • Lifting or carrying of weights over 50 pounds is rare. Employees are encouraged to request assistance in lifting or carrying objects that weigh more than 50 pounds
  • Able to traverse up to two (2) miles during a workday
  • Able to move about or to a work site by stooping, bending, kneeling, or squatting frequently during a workday. May require periods of prolonged sitting or standing
  • Able to operate equipment or diagnose / detect issues of machinery that may be located at different heights. May require work on ladders, scaffolding or other work at heights
  • Occasional work is required in and around confined spaces
  • Requires a full range of physical motion to operate manual and electrically powered tools and test equipment, to move throughout the facility, including climbing stairs in all buildings, and to work at heights
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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