General Foreman
Archer Daniels Midland - Cedar Rapids, IA

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For more than a century, the people of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM) have transformed crops into products that serve vital needs. Today, 30,000 ADM employees around the globe convert oilseeds, corn, wheat and cocoa into products for food, animal feed, industrial and energy uses. With more than 265 processing plants, 400 crop procurement facilities, and the world’s premier crop transportation network, ADM helps connect the harvest to the home in more than 160 countries. For more information about ADM and its products, visit .

General Foreman- Cedar Rapids, IA

This is a full time, exempt position.


  • Ensure safety and environmental compliance at all times and be proactive in your support, leadership and participation in the company safety program.

  • Is the Haz-mat Leader on shift and is responsible for conducting monthly activities and drills.

  • Ensures shift employee safety training is completed in a timely manner.

  • Develops employees to focus on safety behaviors of themselves and their fellow employees

  • Insures that Incident Investigation Reports are completed in a timely manner for incidents that occur on their shift.

  • Knowledgeable and responsible for environmental compliance and decisions on reportable issues.

  • Maintains an understanding and proactively addresses quality issues throughout the plant.

  • Coordinates and follows through on personnel issues that arise on shift with the appropriate Supervisor and Department Superintendent.

  • Ensure compliance with all company policies, procedures and practices and recommends changes and/or improvements as needed.

  • Mentors new Shift Supervisors. Works with the Shift Supervisors and Department Superintendents to identify training needs and coordinate the training of employees, establishing a high level of skill and job proficiency.

  • Provides input on hourly shift personnel to Shift Supervisors and provides feedback to Area Superintendents regarding the performance of the Shift Supervisors.

  • Works with the Shift Supervisor to maintain discipline within shift and discuss the need for appropriate disciplinary action with the Area Superintendent and Human Resources Manager.

  • Maintains a global understanding the plant operations and is responsible for decision making in all areas of the operation in the absence of day shift management.

  • Ensures completion of requests and instruction in individual department communications.

  • Work on special projects as assigned by the Plant Superintendent and assists Area Superintendents with project work.

  • Make necessary contacts with sales, environmental and other contacts where appropriate.

  • Coordinates all maintenance resources in the absence of day shift maintenance management. Strives to adhere to the schedule to maximize efficiency, while addressing any immediate plant operational needs.

  • Acts as the main contact for all security issues in the absence of day shift management.

  • May perform reasonably similar or related duties as assigned

    · Minimum of 3 years of production and supervisory experience or equivalent.
    · Prompt and consistent self-starter with ability to manage deadlines while juggling multiple tasks
    · Demonstrated participation and leadership in plant safety programs.
    · Excellent communication skills – both oral and detailed written are needed to be effective in this position.
    · Strong leadership, management, and interpersonal skills are necessary to effectively interact with multiple employees, management personnel, and other stakeholders. Interpersonal skills employed include handling conflict; motivating, instructing, and training personnel in a fair, honest, and direct way.
    · The candidate must be able to utilize independent judgment to solve problems, have excellent organizational skills, and strive for continuous improvement.
    · Technical aptitude in math, chemistry, and chemical processes.
    · Ability and willingness to travel as required for training.
    · Basic computer knowledge
    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 a pre-employment drug/alcohol screen, pre-employment physical, and a background check.
    ADM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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