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Limitless Decatur




Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024



IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Superintendent - Decatur, IL

Position Summary:

The Feed house Superintendent - North will lead day-to-day operations of the Decatur Corn Plant North Feed house department to safely produce high quality products that provide value to customers and a return to shareholders. Safety and compliance are required meeting all state and federal laws and regulations. A successful candidate will partner with commercial business unit leaders to align on supply and demand needs of the product lines, communicating when slowdowns and upsets occur. The role will be a part of the Leadership Team within the Decatur Corn Plant, reporting to the Plant Manager.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Display a dedication to lead, develop and support safety, promoting a safety culture. Promote continuous process safety improvement, knowledgeable of TPS elements a plus.
  • Lead day-to-day operations and serve as primary contact of a Decatur Corn North Feedhouse production department producing high quality products that meet or exceed Quality and Food Safety specifications.
  • Develop and deliver on a long term department strategy that delivers a safe and reliable operation meeting food safety expectations while meeting or exceeding production targets.
  • Lead day-to-day employees to work safely with environmental awareness and good manufacturing practices that is compliant with all state and federal laws and regulations.
  • Responsible for the department maintenance strategy, partnering closely with maintenance team to deliver reliable production systems including deployment of PdM, Preventative and corrective action maintenance practices.
  • Manage department to insure adherence to established product, environmental, safety and housekeeping quality guidelines.
  • Provide guidance to supervisors and technical support personnel to achieve short term and long term department performance.
  • Utilize Continuous Improvement principles to drive department performance and focus improvement prioritization and alignment.
  • Manage energy and water usages, production costs and continuously focus on efficiency improvement.
  • Interacts directly with Shift Supervisors and General Foremen to produce desired operational results and employee development.
  • Ensure training and development of all department employees.
  • Involved in employee coaching and discipline.

Required Skills:

  • Dedication to working safely and to the awareness for the safety of others.
  • Leading and developing high performing work teams including maintenance, engineering and non-technical employees.
  • Strong knowledge of the corn wet milling processes including rotary dryers, RTOS, hammermills, pellet mills, fiber and pellet cooling, drag conveyors and pneumatic convey systems..
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills for working with plant engineers, maintenance and management.
  • Willingness to spend time in plant areas – tolerate extreme temperatures, walk long distances, stand, climb stairs and ladders and move through close spaces.
  • High level of motivation and results-oriented way of working.

Required Education:

  • Bachelor's Degree in the field of Engineering, preferably Chemical or Mechanical

Required Experience:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in a production leadership role.
  • 4 years of experience in a continuous operation technical role.

Desired Experience:

  • Leading candidates will have operations leadership experience in a Corn Wet Mill processing facility with fiber drying and pelleting unit operation knowledge.
  • Experience with application of Continuous Improvement principles in a continuous production manufacturing environment.

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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