DoD Skillbridge - Production Supervisor - Active Military ONLY
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Posted 26 days ago
Job Description

This internship will allow the qualified candidate to participate in a learning program designed around training into a potential full time opportunity of a role similar to the one in description listed below. DoD Skillbridge participants are not elligible for compensation from Associated Milk Producers, Inc. as they continue to receive military compensation and benefits as active-duty service members.

AMPI owns eight Midwest-based manufacturing plants where 10 percent of the nation's American-type cheese, processed cheese and butter is produced. The cooperative's award-winning cheese, butter and powdered dairy products are marketed to foodservice, retail and food ingredient customers. In 2019, the co-op launched its Dinner Bell Creamery brand and accompanying Co-op Crafted promise, highlighting more than 50 years of dairy farm families partnering with skilled buttermakers and cheesemakers.

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time.

  1. All AMPI employees have an obligation to report employee safety, food safety and food quality issues to personnel of authority.
  2. This position has a heightened food safety and food quality responsibilities
  3. Manage, mentor and support production operations and employees.
  4. Work jointly with maintenance to identify equipment issues, establish day to day operational priorities, improve machine efficiency, managing the priority and completion of work on shift.
  5. Facilitate production expectations with plant personnel; ensuring that goals are met on a day to day, month to month basis.
  6. Ensure that processing equipment setups are completed in the timeframe required to meet department expectations and productivity.
  7. Establish training procedures and processes that improve job knowledge, including cross training.
  8. Provide daily updates to department managers.
  9. Build a strong working relationship with plant personnel, providing leadership, teaching, and effective communication methods, that ensure enforcement of company policies and procedures.
  10. Understand software controls which will include addressing system performance issues and training.
  11. Establish a "zero injury" safety culture and motivate employees to follow safety policies and procedures.
  12. Participate in the annual management review of the Food Safety and Quality system.
  13. Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner by gathering and analyzing information skillfully. Work well in group problem solving situations and develop alternative solutions.
  14. Create a positive team with the ability to build morale and group commitments to meet goals and objectives.
  15. Ability to manage projects by creating workable plans; communicate changes effectively, build commitments and overcome resistance.
  16. Develop realistic action plans, by prioritizing and planning work activities. Plans for additional resources as needed.
  17. Include team members in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement. Makes oneself available to employees, providing regular performance feedback, develop subordinates' skills and encourages growth.
  18. Ability to react well under pressure. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibility for own actions and follows through on commitments.
  19. Leads and guides all Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.
  20. Leads and guides all Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.
  21. Leads and guides GMP policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.
  22. Establish and maintain strong customer relationships as needed.
  23. Promptly investigate customer complaints, determine root cause, implement corrective action and provide follow-up.

High School (preferred)

5 years: Experience in dairy or food production, manufacturing, industrial process operations or equivalent combination of education and experience required. (preferred)

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Equal Opportunity Employer – minorities/females/veterans/individuals with disabilities/sexual orientation/gender identity.

If you require reasonable accommodation to apply toward our positions, please reach out to 1-800-533-3580 or for assistance. NO AGENCIES, PLEASE.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5+ years
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