Cargill First Line Supervisor - 2nd Shift Columbus in Columbus, Nebraska

First Line Supervisor - 2nd Shift Columbus

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Cargill Turkey and Cooked Meats is a business committed to serving a broad range of retail, foodservice, deli, club store and branded food customers. We are focused on the success of our own national brands as well as the brands of our customers. We utilize state-of-the-art turkey, beef, and chicken processing capabilities to deliver high-quality meat products to our partners. Advanced technologies and imaginative people create innovative solutions and distinctive value for our customers.

This position is responsible for leading the Columbus, NE production, hourly team members to attain production and quality goals while ensuring the safest working environment possible. Accountable for daily operations of the department and creating an engaged and team-oriented workforce to obtain business results.

A high performer in this position will identify problems or bottlenecks in production processes and resolve issues; ensure production resources (including materials, equipment, and human resources) are available as needed to maintain product schedules; support continuous improvement goals in safety, quality, cost, and customer service.

Principal Accountabilities

30% Operational Leadership: Ensure effective and efficient operations with a culture of continuous improvement. Maintain the production practices that support the food safety program in the facility. Monitor product quality and production operations to meet customer expectations.

30% Safety: Champion safety processes, ergonomic efforts and creating an environment where all team members hold each other accountable for keeping their co-workers safe. Actively work to prevent/eliminate hazards that cause injury or illness.

40% Engaged Employees: Create an environment where all are expected to be active members of the team – involved in the business. Recognize and celebrate successes. Challenge people to be better than they thought possible. Create opportunities for growth and development. Ensure an inclusive environment that is representative of the local market.



  • GED or High School Diploma

  • 1 year experience in a manufacturing/production environment

  • Must have effective interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written and maintain a positive attitude.

  • Must have demonstrated decision-making and problem-solving skills.

  • Must be able to work flexible hours, including some weekend work as assigned.

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint).

  • Demonstrated skills of team building, conflict resolution, innovation and change within the workforce.

  • Effective communication (verbal, written, presentation) skills at multiple levels of employee and customer organizations.


  • 4 year degree in Business or related field strongly preferred

  • Bilingual skills

  • Supervisory experience

  • Previous experience with computerized timekeeping system (such as Kronos)

  • Occasional travel required (10%).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Operations

Primary Location US-NE-Columbus

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Evening Job

Req ID: COL00889