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ADM Continuous Improvement Supervisor- Decatur, IL in Decatur, Illinois

Job Title:

Continuous Improvement Supervisor- Decatur, IL



Job Description:

Continuous Improvement Supervisor- Corn Plant- Decatur, IL

This is an exempt level position.

Job Summary:

The Continuous Improvement Supervisor has influence on the safe, efficient and sustainable operation of the Decatur Corn facility. The focus of this position is to improve the performance of their process while leveraging the tools provided by the ADM Performance Excellence process.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist plant personnel (operators, technicians, supervisors) with the strategies to collect, analyze and interpret relevant data to develop a loss landscape for the purpose of prioritizing resources and focus.

  • Partner with department leadership to determine short, medium and long term plans to mitigate and eliminate the causes of losses in all aspects of their process.

  • Continuously apply Performance Excellence tools in efforts to contribute to the continuous improvement and readiness of the Decatur Corn facility.

  • Assist with the development and execution of plans to bring colleague skills to a level of competency that translates into improved process operation and results.

  • Develop pillar champions for all pillar teams

  • Support efforts to implement technology and practices to reduce contamination, increase productivity and yield and increase utilization of idle equipment

  • Provide training, mentoring, and transfer knowledge to colleagues at all levels of the organization

  • Provide feedback to colleagues regarding effective operations and performance

  • Understand their role in food safety and quality systems, is actively engaged in plant and food safety efforts, and ensures conformance to good manufacturing practices

  • Support the department as a backup operations champion

  • Audit the process daily for accountability with PE activities and have discussions with operators and supervisors

  • Track the daily/weekly/monthly PE metrics and assessments

  • Fill in as needed for department coverage on nights/weekends/holidays

  • Work with Ops Champion on weekly maintenance needs, as well as being the secondary contact for maintenance supervisor

  • Rotate departments as needed to build well-rounded knowledge of the facility

Job Experience/Skills:

  • Three or more years of experience in an ADM operating facility. Decatur Corn experience preferred

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work across functions

  • Creative/analytical problem solving skills and innovative approaches to resolve complex problems

  • Demonstrated strength with trouble-shooting activities

  • Strong Microsoft office skills such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as hot and cold temperatures and a dusty environment

  • Must be able to work with various chemicals safely

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to ascend and descend stairs

  • Must be able to move/transport 55 pounds

  • Sit and stand for long periods

  • Work in confined spaces

  • Work at heights

  • Bending and Kneeling

  • Be respirator qualified

Relocation assistance is available with this position.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.

ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.




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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

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