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ADM Elevator Superintendent- Mendota, IL in Mendota, Illinois

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Elevator Superintendent- Mendota, IL



Job Description:

Elevator Superintendent – Mendota, IL

ADM Milling – Carbohydrate Solutions

This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary:

This key operational role is responsible for all aspects of the daily operations for the grain elevator and flour car loading operation that supports a new 30,000 cwt/day wheat flour mill. The Elevator Superintendent sets and maintains ADMs high standards for Safety and Quality while maintaining production and efficiency excellence. The ideal candidate will have a leading role in developing and implementing Programs and Standard Operating Procedures and must be excellent at training and developing operational staff. A successful candidate will be a good communicator who can nurture outstanding interdepartmental, commercial and customer relationships. They will have the ability to identify and decisively solve problems as they arise, develop and supervise capital improvement projects and maintain records in accordance with established ADM policies.

The Elevator Superintendent reports directly to the Plant Manager and has approximately 5 direct reports.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Manage a Grain Elevator that receives wheat via shuttle trains as well as by truck to support a 30,000 cwt/day wheat flour mill.

  • Manage and blend wheat inventory to provide consistent in-spec. grist to mill.

  • Manage railcar movements and switching activities for the site including cleaning and loading flour cars.

  • Proactively lead and support operational excellence initiatives.

  • Provide technical knowledge for processes and equipment to obtain performance.

  • Utilize production personnel and equipment in a safe and efficient manner to obtain maximum performance with outstanding quality product.

  • Plan, initiate and put into operation, improvement projects on time and on budget.

  • Continually train and develop operational staff.

Health, Safety & Environmental:

  • Facilitate and ensure adherence to safety laws, regulations, rules and sound practices.

  • Work with regional and local management on the continued development and implementation of Health & Safety programs, policies and procedures.

  • Coordinate and participate in audits, prioritizing and tracking completion of findings.

  • Ensure that unsafe behavior and conditions are corrected.

  • Maintain the necessary Health, Safety & Environmental records and documentation.

  • Perform Safety audits and set the example for safety.

Sanitation/Food Safety:

  • Ensure the Elevator maintains world class sanitation standards.

  • Communicate food safety/sanitation/quality programs to direct reports.

  • Prepare the elevator for, and participate in, regulatory/third party/customer/company audits.

Required Skills:

  • Must have a strong commitment to employee safety.

  • Must have experience with rail switching and car movements (i.e.; Trackmobile operation, loading and cleaning railcars, etc.).

  • Strongly prefer 4-year degree in a related field such as Engineering or minimum of seven years of hands-on production supervisory experience.

  • Require excellent command of the following: leadership, problem solving, self-motivation, organizational skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and Outlook)

  • Must have confident and courteous manner.

  • Must have established leadership skills.

  • Must be able to hear and speak clearly, read, comprehend and communicate orally and in writing.

  • Position requires standing and walking for long periods, climbing stairs and ladders, working with tools, working within close-confined spaces, and working within extreme temperatures.

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