Operations Supervisor I
The Andersons, Inc. - Dunkirk, IN

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The incumbent is accountable for efficient operation of the grain facility. This position is responsible for the physical care, condition, binning, transferring, cleaning, processing and the loading and unloading of all grain handled at this facility. The position is also accountable for the performance of routine plant maintenance, identifying maintenance needs and priorities.

Bushels handled annually: 2 million to 3 million
Value: $25mm to $50mm
Fixed Assets: $3mm to $5mm
Operational Personnel: 4 to 8, plus seasonal

Nature and Scope
The Operations Supervisor reports to the Regional Operations Manager, or equivalent. Reporting to the incumbent and under daily direction are Operations I, II and III workers, and potentially Maintenance I, II, and III workers, when applicable. At times a varying numbers of seasonal Operations or Maintenance Workers will be employed.

The Operations Supervisor I will be fully trained in all aspects of the required scope of work and principal accountabilities. The incumbent will be able to fill in for the Regional Operations Manager (or equivalent) when needed.

The incumbent is responsible for the formulation of plans and also the coordination of daily activities leading to the fulfillment of these plans. This coordination includes providing an accurate assessment of inventory, working space, grain condition, loading schedules, logistical considerations, operational problems and solutions.

Reporting to this position is a work force comprised of full time and seasonal employees when needed. It is through this work force that the incumbent accomplishes the diverse functions of this position. The size of the operation dictates that the incumbent works very closely with subordinates. Together they will develop and implement procedures, which will improve the efficiency of the operation and ensure the optimum quality of service to the customer. It is important, therefore, that the incumbent carefully select qualified personnel to fill subordinate positions and subsequently manage, train, cross-train, and motivate them to function as a team in achieving desired goals.

In addition to the day to day operations of the grain facility, the incumbent is also accountable for the routine maintenance of the entire complex.

In carrying out the responsibilities of this position, the incumbent must interact with superiors, subordinates, peers and customers. The incumbent is required to have a high degree of human relations skills in order to maintain a good image of The Andersons in all activities.

A bachelor’s degree, or actively working towards that goal, and 2-5 years of grain (or related field) operations experience is required. Prior supervisory experience is beneficial.

Principal Accountabilities
The following accountabilities are to be carried out in a manner consistent with the spirit and philosophy outlined in The Andersons' Statement of Principles:

1. Project annual goals and develop annual operating budgets for the facility that are within the framework established by the Regional Operations Manager through participation in the total planning effort. Assist in the development of capital projects, thus having a part in establishing the objectives and direction of the Division. These goals and objectives should be:

a. Consistent with the "Statement of Principles".
b. Consistent with Division, Group, and Company goals and objectives.
c. Shared by the team.
d. Designed to meet the basic purpose of providing the highest quality food grade corn for marketing through the most efficient operation.
e. Maintain a safe, clean and efficient complex.

2. Select, develop, train, cross-train, and motivate subordinates, and so organize and coordinate their activities to function effectively as a team. Specific areas of attention in organizational development are:

a. Develop and maintain written performance standards for all jobs in the department and strive to obtain complete commitment to the achievement of these standards.
b. Regularly evaluate performance against standards in order to identify problem areas and solutions to those problems. Formal evaluations are to be conducted a minimum of twice a year for all personnel in the department.
c. Implement company policy relative to discipline, open-door policy, and two-way communications. Provide a climate where each person can realize growth as an individual and as part of the team. Make a special effort to recognize the potential in all members of the department and help them find adequate challenges.
d. Search for and have available an adequate supply of seasonal people to meet the varying demands for service.

3. Establish and implement procedures which will improve grain quality in order to meet or exceed the company and customer Quality Standards. Establish and implement training for the employees to operate the facility to meet those Quality Standards

4. Develop and implement cost control procedures and reporting which will provide for the highest degree of efficiency and utilization of personnel and facility.

5. Work closely with the Location General Manager, participating in decision making, and provide information such as physical inventory report, usable space, grain condition, and logistical information.

6. Play a leadership role in the Safety Program, Food Safety Program (if applicable), and Bio-Security Program of the facility, with particular emphasis on housekeeping and food safety issues of the physical plant.

7. Develop and implement effective security procedures that will minimize both actual losses and potential for loss.

8. Maintain the plant grounds, service roads, parking areas, rail yard, and drainage systems of the complex, thus enhancing the aesthetic, sanitary and functional value of the facility.

9. Maintain an open candid relationship with the Location General Manager openly discussing matters of importance and making suggestions and recommendations for improvement.

About this company
Andersons, Inc. is an entrepreneurial company with diversified interests in the agriculture and transportation markets. The Company operates...