Production Supervisor in Fort Madison, IA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 1/1/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for a Production Supervisor to join our team at our Fort Madison, Iowa liquid filling production facility!

If you enjoy leading a team of highly effective individuals in a fast-paced, high speed work environment and have the capacity to positively influence and drive a culture of safety-first attitude then you will thrive as the Production Supervisor at our Fort Madison, IA production facility!

What you’ll do in this role:

  • Supervise a workforce of approximately 30-40 hourly full-time and 30 contract associates performing tasks associated with operating liquid filling packaging equipment and manual applications. 

  • Communicate, implement and monitor safety programs and procedures. Participate and perform investigations and provide detailed documentation as it pertains to safety incidents, including root causes and corrective actions.

  • Assign work and monitor progress, develop associates, interview and recommends hiring of applicants, evaluates associate work performance, counsels associates and/or implements disciplinary action.

  • Ensuring quality and quantity standards are achieved in a cost-effective and efficient manner along with the availability of materials and supplies; problem-solving quickly when things do not go according to plan. 

  • Influence positive change and employee lead activities for safety, quality, and plant improvements through communication and leading by example.

  • Provide daily schedules and direction; communicate targets for production tasks.  Communicate and prioritize tasks and provide direction to support departments as needed in the absence of other leaders.

  • Accurately obtain, record, and explain both written and verbal, variance to shift targets, machine breakdowns, off quality products, and labor inefficiencies and participate in creative solutions to overcome rate gaps.

  • Establishes associate work schedules, perform absence tracking, process and approve time off via Workday systems.

  • Execute and enforce regulatory, company and/or plant, procedures, and/or policies.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor's degree (preferably in an Engineering discipline).

  • Experience working in a high speed manufacturing environment, preferably in a liquid bottling facility.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Google Suite and experience with SAP preferred.

  • Experience in a supervisory or lead role, specifically experience in associate development and safety.  

  • Working knowledge of all facets of manufacturing including continuous improvement, team building, safety, associate relations, quality, and customer service.

  • Good oral and written communication skills and strong leadership skills are required.  

  • Must have strong interpersonal skills.  

  • Must be able to effectively multi-task, problem solve in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to manage, motivate and train others to achieve required goals.    

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • 401K match (up to 7.5%). No waiting period on vesting or match.

  • Discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and a generous vacation policy.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network, GroPride Network, Scotts Associates for a Greener Earth (SAGE), TREE (Together Respecting, Empowering, and Encouraging Families) and Scotts Young Professionals

Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts. With the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring certain associates to get a COVID vaccine*. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns.

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.

*Except where prohibited by state or local law


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