Production Supervisor

Champaign, IL


Our Production Supervisor’s primary focus is to manage their shift and the effective and successful management of labor, productivity, quality control and safety measures as established and set for the Operations Department. This position is located in Monticello, IL and will be on second shift.

You will be successful by ensuring safe and efficient operations, serving as a company representative on regulatory issues, and enhancing operational procedures, systems, and principles in the areas of information flow and management, business processes and enhanced management reporting.

This job would be ideal for someone who wants to find a long-term operations/management career with an established local company.


Date Posted:
Compensation based on experience


  • Manage production line operations, including production quality, employee and asset safety, operation efficiencies, plant security, continuous improvement, and drive initiatives and innovation that generate new opportunities within the pack department. As well as coaching and mentoring team by utilizing lean manufacturing practices.
  • Be a leader for our Production Team and support cross functionally throughout the company.
  • Mandate adherence to all safety guidelines and work to provide a safe work environment for all employees.
  • Champion continuous improvement across all operational disciplines.
  • Utilize LEAN, statistical and data-visualization tools.
  • Manage daily and long-term production activities to meet or exceed budgeted quality, yield and operating cost targets by managing equipment efficiency and productivity.
  • Manage employees operating machinery and systems.
  • Coordinates all production operations on the shift. Has authority to shut down operations if non-standard or unsafe conditions develop.
  • Determines appropriate actions with respect to changing situations resulting from manpower or material changes and formulates appropriate action plans.
  • Develop and mentor professional growth & advancement of department staff.
  • Create an empowered culture to ensure that the department and its people understand the goals and objectives of the business and that they have the resources and leadership support to accomplish them. Provide an environment which ensures and provides for open and healthy communications.
  • Coordinates work in the department to insure prompt reaction to such things as changing factory schedule, material performance, production delays, mechanical problems, customer needs and quality issues.
  • Teams with Engineering and Technical Milling group to develop improved processes and/or material.



  • Ideally, Bachelor’s Degree and 2+ years relevant job experience (Or equivalent experience)
  • 2-3+ years’ experience in plant operations
  • Strong Leadership Behaviors
  • Demonstrated Safety and Food Safety Champion Behaviors
  • Grain Storage Management and Extrusion background a plus
  • Food Manufacturing / Processing
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills (communication, coaching, setting expectations, providing feedback)
  • Demonstrated problem solving/decision making skills.
  • 3+ years warehouse and/or packaging plant operations
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and lead others to work as a team.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs, word, excel, power point, access, etc.
  • Demonstrated Lean Manufacturing Processes
  • Demonstrated Continuous Improvement Processes
  • Manufacturing and warehousing optimization processes
  • Reliability Centered Maintenance leadership related to packaging equipment best practices.
  • Production department supervision
  • Packaging experience in a food environment
  • Demonstrated scheduling and process optimization for Bulk loading/unloading, warehouse and/or packaging operation.



  • Extreme climate or climate variations
  • Heat up to 100 degrees and lows of 40 degrees.
  • Changes >30 degrees within a shift
  • Exposure to manufacturing equipment hazards, especially forklifts
  • Standing and walking on concrete floor



Medical, Dental, Vision, Company Paid LI, AD&D, Matching 401K, Tuition Reimbursement, Employee Assistance Program, Paid Time off


PHM Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state, or local law. ​