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Production Supervisor

Date:  Mar 30, 2024

Assumption, IL, US

Brand:  Grain & Protein
Workplace Type:  Onsite

Job Title: Production Supervisor, Shipping

Department: Shipping

Reports to: Shipping Manager Classification: Exempt


Job Summary

Provide leadership and support to ensure material is stored and delivered by plan to ensure the shipping team has the material needed to ensure their shipping goals are met. Ensure effective and efficient operational performance with regard to areas assigned. Establish and implement programs that align with production and shipping goals by ensuring material is where it is needed, when it is needed and guiding team members on attaining the goals set.


Job Responsibilities

  • Meet and exceed delivery expectations of material from the warehouse to assigned areas.
  • Direct and promote a work environment of continuous improvement through proactive process improvement.
  • Promote a team environment through effective communication and delegation.
  • Proactively engage the support of indirect support personnel to achieve departmental and business objectives.
  • To foster an environment of learning through effective cross training of assigned employees.
  • Expected to develop and maintain required relationships with Manufacturing Engineering, Quality, Human resources, Engineering, Production Control, Shipping, and other areas as required meeting targeted business goals and objectives.
  • Staffing (Job Assignment)
  • Interviewing
  • Safety investigation 5 why’s
  • Coaching
  • Ensure skill training matrixes are in place, train new hires and manage training
  • Employee/ situation investigation
  • Standard work documentation


  • Execute to daily, weekly, monthly, schedule/ plan/ schedule attainment
  • Meet daily cell goals (5s, Safety, Quality, Maintain, hourly metrics boards)
  • Daily start up checks
  • Daily Departmental KPI’s
  • 85% time on the warehouse floor
  • Departmental communication
  • Cell communication process/toolbox/ shift changeover reports/handoffs/ensure smooth transition
  • Cycle counts
  • Inventory accuracy/adjustments
  • Impulse management
  • Storage and Pick accuracy audits for each operator
  • IPQ cell scrap reporting/Scrap back parts when necessary
  • 5 why’s and Prompt Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA)
  • Implement all aspects of AGCO Lean and Quality Management systems.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
  • Conduct 7 am stand up meetings
  • Promote employee suggestions and employee recognition programs



Safety Responsibilities

Supervisors are responsible for their individual compliance with safety rules and procedures.

Supervisors are also responsible for assuring that employees perform their duties in a safe manner by following the specified safety rules and procedures. Supervisor responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Comply with all safety rules, policies and procedures.
  • Report any unsafe practices and/or conditions to their supervisor.
  • Wear required personal protective equipment (PPE) and report any defective PPE.
  • Report all near-misses, incidents, injuries, illnesses, including mobile equipment or property damage.
  • Participation in the site Safety and Health Program.
  • Facilitate the monthly safety walk in the department
  • Lead and investigate 5S+1 audits (twice a month)
  • Promote the use of “Hats” tag program
  • Ensuring that employees attend required training as assigned and Tool Box Safety Training.
  • Encourage conformance with safety rules and procedures and intercede when violations of rules and/or procedures are identified.
  • Take immediate action on any safety audit item / issue.
  • Ensure all safety equipment and PPE are provided, adequate, and operable.
  • Schedule incident investigations and corrective action development and implementation per


AGCO incident Investigation Program.

  • Address near-miss incidents when identified.
  • Participate in safety audits and assessments and take corrective action when necessary.
  • Report all near-misses, accidents, injuries, illnesses, including mobile equipment and property damage.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.





Bachelor's degree in a relevant field of work or an equivalent combination of education and work related experience in addition to a minimum of 5 years of manufacturing leadership experience.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Intermediate to advanced proficient in the use of Microsoft office suite software especially Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong leader and excellent communicator
  • 2+ years of progressively responsible or related experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Solid grasp of manufacturing concepts, methods, and manufacturing techniques to include but not limited to: Assembly, welding, machining, painting, and other related manufacturing methods.
  • Prior experience in lean, flow-through manufacturing a plus.
  • Knowledge in use of SAP or other related ERP application software preferred.
  • Basic understanding of production planning and production control functions.
  • Exceptional influencing and communication skills with ability to communicate at all management levels.
  • Demonstrated ability to think conceptually with a real commitment to change and continuous improvement.
  • Ability to collaborate cross-functionally to develop improved manufacturing strategies that will support AGCO business objectives on a departmental and building wide basis.


Supervisory Responsibility

This position is responsible for leading, developing, coaching, and mentoring a functional team of 30 to 40 plant hourly associates. Leads and inspires cross-training and development of associates and workforce effectiveness.


Work Environment

This job generally operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines. The employee is also exposed to a variety of extreme conditions in the work environment. The noise level in the work environment can be loud.


Physical Demands

The physical demands here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit; stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle or feel; and reach with hands or arms.


The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to focus.



Minimal travel is expected for this position.


Additional Eligibility Qualifications



AAP/EEO Statement

AGCO is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of inappropriate or unlawful conduct on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or other protected group status as provided by law.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Smart Solutions

Our five grain and protein brands help our customers manage seeds and grains, protect animal health and improve productivity. GSI and Cimbria offer advanced, integrated systems that make storing, conditioning, moving, and managing grain and seed easier and more profitable. Cumberland and AP leverage the latest high-tech solutions to improve poultry and swine production, including state-of-the-art climate control, biosecurity, and feeding systems. And Tecno’s innovative layer housing helps egg producers protect the well-being of their birds and achieve better results.

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