Operations Department Head
Cargill 837 reviews - Mount Joy, PA

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Cargill is a unique place to grow your career, your experience and your abilities.

Every day, we grow our reputation as a leading international producer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. We take pride in our global reach, ability to contribute, and strong work ethics and values.

Founded in 1865, Cargill is a privately held company and employs 142,000 people in 65 countries with annual revenues in excess of $133.9 billion. Through innovation, creativity and teamwork, we are transforming entire markets and

people’s lives worldwide, and we can have the same impact on your career. Discover how we can be Better Together at www.cargill.com.


Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate provides stability in the dynamic world of cocoa. Our impressive infrastructure and organization in the cocoa bean producing countries allow us to buy high quality beans, essential to produce the finest chocolate and cocoa ingredients. Expertise in processing, supply chain management, market information and technical services complement the package of ingredients that Cargill offers to the food industries of the world.

We offer a complete range of cocoa and chocolate ingredients.

Position Overview:
The Operations Department Head is responsible for operation and performance of Chocolate or Liquor Production plants at either Mount Joy or Lititz, PA facility of Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate. The focus is to be on safety, process efficiency, process improvement, customer solutions, and personnel development.

Principal Accountabilities:
35% Optimize production equipment, processes, perform tests, work on innovations and execute small projects. Recommends and implements operating efficiencies within production area. Drives solutions, product quality and food safety.

20% Perform problem solving and work in “cross functional” teams.

15% Ensures proper maintenance of equipment by overseeing/coordinating of the maintenance activities with respect to production.

10% Ensures all Cargill rules and policies are followed (safety, environmental, quality, sanitation and ethics)

10% Responsible for staffing, training, coaching, daily direct supervision of employees and manages the corrective action processes. Builds employee engagement through fostering positive working relationships and promoting an enthusiastic/open atmosphere for employees to offer ideas.

10% Review and prepare paperwork, data, production reports, timecards/vacation schedules, and ensures proper scheduling of raw materials and finished goods


BS Degree and 1+ year Manufacturing Supervisory experience

Demonstrated leadership skills: drives tasks to completion with desired results, builds a cohesive team

Demonstrated coaching skills

Good oral, verbal, written and listening communication skills

Demonstrated ability to multi-task, handle projects, and meet deadlines in a dynamic environment

Knowledge of EHS policies, OSHA regulations, HACCP, GMP’s

Knowledge of operational procedures and policies

Demonstrated ability to prioritize with a keen sense of urgency and take appropriate actions

Ability to perform routine physical activities including standing and walking for several hours at a time, keyboarding, climbing, lifting approximately 55 lbs. periodically.

BS Degree in Engineering with 5+ years experience

Supervisory experience in a food manufacturing facility

Knowledge of the manufacturing of chocolate & confectionary products

Knowledge of HR policies including Diversity, FMLA, Attendance, Plant Rules

Knowledge of SAP , ISO 9001, ISO 22000

Project Management experience

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.



Primary Location

US-PA-Mt. Joy



Job Type



Day Job

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837 reviews
Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers,...