Assistant Department Superintendent
Assistant Department Superintendent ? Decatur, ILDecatur Corn Processing PlantThis is an exempt level position. Job Summary:This position will supervise and oversee the day-to-day operations and provide support for Performance Excellence activities and several administrative functions for the department.
The Assistant Department superintendent will provide support to the Department Supt. in the areas of daily and weekly scheduling, coordination of training, as well as completing updates on standard operating procedures and training updates/development.
This position will be a day shift position, but may be called upon to provide coverage for supervisors on other shifts when needed.
Essential Job Functions:
Manage plant operations to maintain personnel and process safetyWork proactively with Supt. to meet project and production completion deadlinesCommunicate timely with dept. management to troubleshoot situations that may ariseInterpret and ensure consistent application of organizational policiesEnsures, daily, the safety of all operations personnel through;Encouraging employees to work safely with environmental awareness and good manufacturing practices in mind.Compliance with occupational safety and health regulations. Recommendations for improvements to company facilities, equipment and safety programs.Coordinates operation of the production area to insure adherence to established product, environmental, safety and housekeeping quality guidelines set by the company.Interacts directly with Shift Supervisors to produce desired operational results and employee development.Continually fine-tuning and optimizing the process, to improve efficiency and safety in the production area.Serves as a primary contact for operational, production and maintenance planning, giving guidance as to the priorities.Conducts daily review of paperwork (i.e. operational & Shift Supervisor, quality reports and Production Review).Supports outlying areas of the plant (Elevator, Wastewater, and Traffic) and gives guidance to the area supervisors.Leads in the development of area optimization projects through;MOC generating AFE generatingIssuing of Work RequestsWalking down and punch list development of projects and jobs.Supports Quality and the Food Safety Management System and possibly as member of the Food Safety Team.Involved in employee coaching and discipline.Is the primary point of contact for the Facility Environmental department and partners with them to ensure environmental compliance.Mentors and coaches production engineers.
Reviews all upcoming engineering projects.Manages the Matrix report.
Delegates action items and prepares for auditsEducation/Training: Bachelor?s Degree or equivalent experience Experience: 2-3 years? experience in direct supervision of people; supervisory experience in a union environment a plus5-8 years? experience in direct supervisory position preferredStrong commitment to safetyStrong organizational skills and ability to plan priorities effectivelyStrong communication skills (verbal and written) for coordination, training, and reporting Certifications & Licenses Required: None required.
Food Safety training, DOT certified, Hazmat Shipping certified, preferred.
Working Conditions: DustChemicals / IrritantsThe scope of the position may require 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 degreesFall / 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.
Able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 40 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 the course of a work day.Able to move about or to a work site by stooping, bending, kneeling or squatting frequently during the course of a work day.
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. Requires a full range of physical motion in order 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.