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Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Plant Supervisorp0- in United States

At Church & Dwight, we value talented professionals with a strong desire to make a positive impact in our company. As a rapidly growing organization, we are always seeking passionate and creative individuals whose action-oriented mindset will foster continued growth throughout our leading brands.

What we’re about:

  • Innovation-We consistently generate new ideas, thinking outside the box while remaining strategically focused. We always think in terms of possibilities, not limitations.

  • Collaboration-We rely on open and honest communication to develop productive working relationships within and across our business units and functions. The mutual respect we have for our colleagues enables us to challenge each other, leading to an even more cohesive team.

  • Focus-We maintain a laser-like focus on our consumers. We will grow by leveraging consumer insights on all of our brands and will continue to be industry leaders.

  • Entrepreneurialism- We pride ourselves on fostering this spirit where risk-taking and action is encouraged. We are extremely competitive externally, but not internally.

Job Summary:

This position will directly manage the production and production operators at the production facility. This position is responsible for overseeing the assurance of cost-effective and efficient manufacturing processes. The focus is on the supervision of production, packaging, and warehouse operations at an Iowa SPD manufacturing location. This position is responsible for executing the production schedule and maintaining of proper inventories of finished goods and ensuring that production is completed on time. The Production Supervisor will act as the back-up to the Operations Supervisor when the Operations Supervisor is away or unavailable.

In addition to managing, this position will be required to coordinate & provide production operator training and back-up support, assisting in the operation and control of all phases of the production process. These duties include all daily operations from the receiving of raw materials to the load-out of finished goods. This position will require working knowledge of and operation of all production equipment, packaging equipment, and warehousing operations. All Good Manufacturing Practices and Standard Operating Procedures will be followed.



  • Support, establish, and drive safety KPI metrics in production.

  • As needed, create and deliver safety training, environmental training, and new hire training as needed.

  • Support the efforts to standardize and maintain equipment safety guidelines per OSHA regulations.

  • Be a leader in the effort to keep all work areas clean, neat, and free from safety hazards following the plant’s 6S and Housekeeping SOP.

Feed Safety

  • Per the Safe Feed/Safe Food SOP, this position is a part of the Feed Safety Team and shall adhere to the requirements of the position as outlined in that SOP.

  • Understands and adheres to all written processes related to manufacturing.

  • Understands and adheres to all processes related to feed safety requirements and demonstrates a commitment to feed safety by ensuring compliance to regulatory requirements.


  • Ability to perform and train on all production related responsibilities including: receiving, shipping, line operation, parameter adjustment, lab testing, packaging, bulk loadout, mixing, fermentation, and inventory management.

  • Oversee that the manufacturing, packaging, receiving, and shipment process as performed within SOP’s.

  • Establish workloads and schedules based on changing production plans.

  • Ensure production and packaging requirements are completed as specified and scheduled, with a target of greater than 98% Attainment.

  • Monitor finished goods inventories, and maintain proper raw material supplies.

  • Monitor production, sampling and changeover efficiencies; identify and implement ways to improve them.

  • Coordinate preventative maintenance activities with Planner/Scheduler and Operations Supervisor.

  • Ensure that employees are fully trained, following SOP’s.

  • Manage the timely approval of hourly payroll records.

  • Ensure plant safety through safe working practices and participation on the Plant Safety Committee.

  • Evaluate department employees and making hiring/termination recommendations.

  • Fulfill on-call duties as needed.

  • Act as back-up to the Operations Supervisor.

  • Act as back-up on the production floor as needed.

  • Develop and present periodic training to large groups as assigned.

  • Assist in the implementation of capital projects & process improvements.

  • Participate as a member on the plant Feed Safety Team.

  • Assist in driving processes and team members towards achieving 100% adherence to all product quality, HACCP requirements, and registration guidelines.

Project Management / Continuous Improvement

  • Assist in implementing new equipment, facilities, office, and process projects.

  • Write and submit Capital Expenditure Requests (CER’s) under direction of a supervisor.

  • Provide accurate and thorough documentation and records of all projects and duties.

  • Assist with physical installations of equipment.

  • Develop, write, and assist with implementing standard work, work instruction, and SOP’s.

  • Assist in identifying and implementing process improvements in all aspects of the facility.

  • Participate on internal and customer audits at the facility.

  • Support the efforts on Kaizen and other Continuous Improvement initiatives.


  • Follow all facility rules to maintain quality and integrity of both raw materials and finished products. Set the example to follow.

  • Back-up support for the Operations Supervisor, Lab Technician, and Engineering Support Tech as needed.

  • Travel as needed (approximately 10%) for business needs throughout the year.

  • Be an effort-demonstrated, motivated, positive, and encouraging leader of the team.


  • Four year degree in or equivalent relevant competencies.

  • Minimum of 5 years of successful management experience.

  • Strong computer literacy and accuracy (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, SAP is a plus).

Special Skills / Competencies / Requirements:

  • Able to operate industrial feed production equipment.

  • Ability to climb silos, grain bins, and grain elevators.

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to effectively interact with employees at all levels of the organization.

  • Attentive to organization, detail and accuracy.

  • Proven track record with positive employee relations.

  • Understands all processes related to animal food safety requirements.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Individuals will stand for extended periods. Will require working in all weather conditions and lifting up to 60 lbs. repeatedly


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The performance of this position will require exposure to agricultural settings including all weather conditions. Under certain circumstances the employee may have to use personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, mask and hearing protection.


Management has the right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time. This is not a contract for employment and all employees are at-will employees as allowed by law.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is proud to be an equal opportunity employer /F/Disability/Veteran

Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at

Church & Dwight is a world-leader in household and personal care products. Our global brands include ARM & HAMMER®, Batiste, OxiClean, Trojan, XTRA, Nair, First Response, Spinbrush, Orajel, vitafusion, Li’l Critters, Water Pik and FLAWLESS®. Founded in 1846, we have operations globally and are listed in the S&P 500.