Feed Mill Supervisor – Ameri-Mills (St. Joseph, MO)

Listing Title:
  Feed Mill Supervisor – Ameri-Mills (St. Joseph, MO)
Company Name:
  Wilbur Ellis
Title of Position:
  Feed Mill Supervisor – Ameri-Mills (St. Joseph, MO)
  General Purpose and Scope of Position:

The Mill Supervisor will be responsible for the day-to-day Ameri-Mills production. As a key member of the production team and a working supervisor, this individual will be responsible for all mill operations, onsite FSQR, and for ensuring the efficient, safe handling and receipt of all ingredients into the facility and for the processing activities within the facility.

Key Skills and Abilities:

3-5 years of related experience
A professional individual with strong leadership and organization skills
A team player who excels at building relationships and encourages staff growth and development
A creative individual with experience in all aspects of a plant operation with an eye for efficient production methods and an understanding of best practices
Prioritizing multiple tasks for the best production efficiencies
Motivating and creating a unified team
Ability to efficiently manage production costs and align these costs to volume-produced
Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced and changing work environment
Ability to implement and oversee company policy in regard to Feed Safety & worker safety
Ability to be a self-starter who can problem solve in a fast-paced environment
Mechanical knowledge and basic maintenance experience are a plus

Key Personal Attributes:

An individual with a high level of integrity, who will represent the Company well
A relationship-building individual that can communicate strong production organizational skills
Connecting effectively with suppliers, customers, and co-workers
Partnering with others to achieve the same goal
Enthusiasm in creating a positive attitude in the work environment

Specific Responsibilities and Key Deliverables:

Coordinate the activities of employees engaged in the production or processing of goods for Ameri-Mills
Confer with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments and locations
Lead daily meetings concerning production, food safety, and human safety
Maintain timecards and attendance records, as well as help maintain working personnel folders for each direct report with the Location Manager and Operations Director
Plan production schedule utilizing ERP system to coordinate activities of the employees and meet customer demands
Work closely with the Location Manager on hiring, terminating, advising, training, and reviewing employees
Basic equipment maintenance as required
Investigate inventory discrepancies and seek out solutions for those issues
Maintain paperwork and logs, including anything pertaining to batch records
Work with the FSQR team to conduct daily onsite quality tasks and utilize their help to enforce food and sanitation regulations
Report material, product, or equipment defects/malfunctions, assure cleanliness and safety
Demonstrate equipment operations, work, and safety procedures to new employees
Work with Safety Manager to complete safety training, comply with safety rules, and ensure the working environment is safe for all colleagues
Observe work, and monitor all other indicators to ensure that operators conform to production, processing, and food safety standards
Confer with management or subordinates to resolve worker problems and concerns
Report all equipment, facility, personnel, safety, and other issues immediately
Serve as backup to all positions under your direct report; and other positions as required
Monitor incoming materials needed for production. Close jobs when Production Planning Manager is not available
Ensure compliance with all Food Safety Guidelines, Ameri-Pac work rules, Ameri-Pac Standard Operating Procedures, FDA and OSHA guidelines, as well as Federal and State laws governing the workplace
Other duties as assigned

Compensation and Benefits:

In compliance with all states and cities that require transparency of pay, the base compensation for this position ranges from $53,000 – $75,000 per year. Note that wages may vary based on location, skills, and experience. This position is eligible for vacation, holidays, health, dental, vision, mental health, retirement plans, and other benefits.

Wilbur-Ellis Nutrition, LLC is headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, and is a marketer and distributor of value-added feed ingredients in North America and Asia-Pacific. Wilbur Ellis provides feed solutions to our customers and suppliers in the Livestock, Pet Food, and Aquaculture Industries. Providing a complete supply chain, including logistics, warehousing, and customer service, in addition to expertise in import/export and regulatory, sets Wilbur-Ellis apart from our competitors. We understand the importance of providing on-time delivery of specified products and honoring our commitments to suppliers and customers.


Wilbur-Ellis is a company you can be proud to call your employer

Wilbur-Ellis markets and distributes agricultural products, animal feed, specialty chemicals, and food ingredients. A privately held and consistently profitable company, we employ more than 4,000 people throughout North America and Asia-Pacific.

Wilbur-Ellis is for and about people

Wilbur-Ellis has enjoyed over ninety-three years of success and growth, all thanks to our people. Our employees are both leaders and team players who thrive on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit, and a dedication to quality work, our customers, and each other.

Wilbur-Ellis invests in the industry’s best workforce

Wilbur-Ellis invests heavily in our employees by offering skill development and training, competitive compensation and benefits, and a tradition of promoting from within for a broad range of career opportunities. And we foster a supportive, people-first work environment.

Link to Application (if applicable):
Name of Contact:
  Jenna Kelley
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