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ADM Shift Supervisor (Dry Grind) – Cedar Rapids, IA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Job Title:

Shift Supervisor (Dry Grind) – Cedar Rapids, IA


Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description:

Shift Supervisor (Dry Grind) – Cedar Rapids, IA

This is a full time, exempt position

The Shift Supervisor is responsible for achieving set tactical direction for the

entire department within the Dry Grind Ethanol facility and a specific shift. This employee will work with and report to the Dry Grind Superintendent. The duties may vary day by day. Duties include setting daily direction for operations through ensuring execution of standard work, fostering an environment that promotes a positive safety culture, aligning on priorities for operations, ensuring trainees are meeting goals, troubleshooting plant upsets, participate in plant initiative activities, and other tasks as required. The Shift Supervisor is required to drive out losses within the department to ensure the plant is able to maximize efficiencies on a given shift.

Job Function:

  • Directs the operation of the plant facility within established qualify, housekeeping, safety, and environmental guidelines set by the organization

  • Coordinates daily operations performed by hourly production employees to ensure that work is being performed safely and efficiently

  • Adjusts work assignments for hourly production employees that effectively utilized the team’s experience, training, and abilities.

  • Ensures the safety of all personnel through compliance with OSHA regulations

  • Maintains a positive safety culture, which includes coaching/mentoring on how safety is a priority for the plant and every employee

  • Provides recommendations for improvements to the department and/or programs

  • Recognizes risks and provides recommendations for improvements

  • Communicates effectively within the department to hourly employees, contractors, maintenance, vendors, and leaders

  • Keep plant management informed of all matters impact team morale and/or the safety of employees

  • Escalate plant concerns to appropriate department leaders (Operations Supervisor, SME’s, Maintenance Superintendent, and/or Department Superintendent) as needs arise.

  • Motivates hourly team members by leading by example and holding themselves to a high standard of integrity

  • Identifies training needs of the shift hourly staff and escalates concerns to ensure team is getting the resources and help needed

  • Works closely with each department to understand needs and challenges for the shift

  • Provide regular coaching and performance reviews for hourly employees

  • Lead operations meetings & safety meetings/trainings

  • Analyze safety, environmental, quality incidents as they occur entering initial reports and investigation into Sphera software

  • Maintain a culture on shift that embraces the ADM Code of Conduct and encourages positive reinforcement when team is achieving good results and safe performance

  • Issue discipline (attendance and/or job performance) as warranted as dictated through Human Resources and Department Superintendent

  • Conduct audits of the plant to ensure compliance (GMP, Safety, Health, Environmental, etc)

  • Assists with operational activities on D3 and in field

  • Enter Work Orders as issues arise that need attention with appropriate prioritization (Code 1, 4, 7, 9)

  • Must be a highly motivated individual and have the ability to motivate others for task completion.

  • Must be able to work well with others in a team environment, as well as the ability to make decisions to guide the team, sometimes with minimal information

  • Set up teams for success by issuing hot work and confined space permits

  • Assists in equipment periodic inspections.

  • Ability to align to department’s priorities and self-manage workload accordingly

  • Leads by example through following ADM’s Code of Conduct and its Core Values.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Work Environment:

  • Work directly with assigned shift, following shift rotation

  • Work with various chemicals and caustics

  • Work with vibrating equipment on occasional basis

  • Hazards: work on slippery/uneven surfaces and at high elevations on constant basis

  • High and low temperature extremes

  • Work in cramped positions on frequent basis

  • Stand for long periods of time.

  • Lift 50 lbs.

  • Carry ladders and tools.

  • Climb ladders

  • Walk long distances

Preferred Skills:

  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and prioritize accordingly

  • Ability to build a team that values safety and teamwork

  • Ability to assist with training and identify gaps when training becomes stalled

  • Good organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Demonstrated troubleshooting skills

  • Accurate record keeping skills

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.

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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





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. (


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.