Production Shift Supervisor/Schedular
The Production Shift Supervisor will supervise, lead and coordinate the activities of a team of Production Technicians on a given shift. Generally required to be skilled in the activities of workers being supervised and will perform the tasks of workers in the group to maintain production schedule when needed. Monitors daily plant activities and ensures time and quality commitments are met. Leadership/Supervision: Review/create production schedules and allocate team members to complete schedules. Make adjustments in schedules using knowledge of machine capacities and equipment, and worker capabilities. Hold regular team meetings, providing timely business updates. Encourage team participation and involvement. Ensure employees are properly trained. Recommend and implement measures to improve productivity, performance, product quality, methods, working conditions, and efficiencies. Provide regular coaching and feedback. Provide coaching and assistance to others on performance management and development plans. Analyze and resolve problems or assist workers in resolving problems. Recommend personnel actions and may carry out actions under guidance of Production Location Manager. Assist in hiring temporary or part-time labor. General Plant Operations Activities: Accountable (and participate on an “as needed” basis) in the execution of general plant operations activities on a given shift. May coordinate seed field management activities such as planting, scouting, detasseling, roguing, inspecting and other associated tasks as needed. Help to coordinate harvest activities such as preparation, sorting, drying, shelling, etc. Accountable with conditioning, bagging, and warehousing operations on assigned shift. Monitor product quality and ensure activities meet the needs of the Quality Plan. Assist with product movement activities. Monitor the repairs and routine maintenance of equipment, buildings, and grounds to ensure assets are able to meet production needs. Teamwork and Communications: Excellent written and verbal communication skills required. Develop and maintain good communication and rapport with plant personnel, employees from other Pioneer plants or departments, growers, vendors, etc. Work with other leaders to coordinate workflow and resources between departments. Participate in location meetings. Serve on both plant and other Pioneer teams as assigned. Risk Management: Attend safety meetings and complete required safety training. Ensure team completes required trainings and enforce safety regulations. Manage risks during performance of job duties. Recommend and implement safety and operational improvements. Planning and General Administration: Provide input and assistance to Production Location Manager when planning capital and operational budgets. Provide input for workforce planning and development, scheduling, and development of annual business plan. Complete and maintain appropriate records, documents, or reports (quality, grower records, inventory records, etc.). Assist with accounts receivable, accounts payable, and payroll record keeping. May work on special projects as assigned by Production Location Manager. Conduct personal and professional development: Train for cross-functional job duties. Stay abreast of technology and plant leader concepts and methods. Establish and pursue development goals. Provide coaching and assistance to others on their learning plans. DuPont is an Equal Opportunity EmployerDuPont is an e-Verify Employer *LI-AB1Qualifications:Bachelors degree in Ag Business or related subject matter preferred. 4-5 years on-the-job or related agricultural experience that includes supervisory or leadership experience preferred. 2 years minimum experience creating plant schedules. Pioneer Lean Practitioner Certification required. Experience may be substituted for formal secondary education. Ability to manage work processes, balance workload, train & motivate employees are key for this role. Position works across the location. However, position will focus on several specific areas (conditioning, warehousing, maintenance, etc.) as a process expert. Knowledge of production agriculture and production plant operations preferred including knowledge of Seed Processing/Conditioning/Quality. Supervisory and team leadership skills. Training skills. Must be able to work with a rotating shift schedule. Priority management and the ability to adjust quickly to changing conditions. Workforce flexibility. Good verbal communication skills. Intermediate level of PC skills desired. Willingness to work in a variety of conditions (field, plant, warehouse ??? hot, cold, dust, etc.). Machine operation skills.