Process Shift Supervisor

Position Reports To

Operations Manager

Positions Supervised

General Utility, Mill Utility Operator, Process Utility Operator, Mill/Process Operators


  • Responsible for overseeing the production crew and operation of the plant while working a 12-hour rotating shift schedule.
  • Responsible for ensuring maximum production quantity and quality, while supporting the policies, goals and objectives of the company.
  • Supervise and coordinate the activities of production and operations of milling and gluten processes within standards set by PureField Ingredients.


  • Meet with Operations Manager to discuss production parameters and daily tasks.
  • Constantly review the operation of the plant to monitor production and quality, anticipating and solving problems in a timely manner, and identifying opportunities for improvement.
  • Participate in projects that improve efficiency and/or reduce operating costs.
  • Maintain adequate records of key production variables such as production volume, yield, plant uptime, utility consumption, etc., on a daily, weekly, and/or monthly basis, as required.
  • Facilitate communication directly with quality assurance (QA) laboratory to ensure effective participation in the implementation of QA policies and procedures.
  • Monitor the sampling and testing of process streams as required by the QA program and procedures.
  • Understand and help crew interpret QA results to ensure appropriate action is taken, when required.
  • Assist Operators and Utility Operators with sample collection and testing, as needed.
  • Ensure Operators and Utility Operators are cleaning areas according to master cleaning schedules.
  • Responsible for handling unexpected and emergency situations within the plant and the safety of employees.
  • Communicate with other Shift Supervisors to provide information on any changes or problems that occurred during the shift.
  • Troubleshoot operations to find production problems and correct them.
  • Complete production reports using 24-hour process and mill production and master cleaning schedule for Operations Manager and Plant Manager.
  • Attend all facility safety meetings.
  • Conduct annual employee performance appraisals on direct reports with Operations Manager and Plant Manager.
  • Assist in meeting additional requirements brought on by the absence of key employees holding various food safety obligations.
  • Create and distribute work requests to the operations manager and maintenance manager to coordinate maintenance and repair work in process areas.
  • Follow and enforce the procedures of the Safe Work programs, including Confined Space, Hot Work, and Lock-out Tag-out.
  • Ensure follow through of completing items listed on master cleaning schedules to ensure plant cleanliness.
  • Monitor use and inventories of process chemicals and supplies.
  • Understand and follow all SQF and FSMA policies.
  • Additional duties as assigned.



High school diploma or equivalent certificate required.


  • Basic math and communication skills.
  • Physical ability to perform the functions of the position.
  • Basic computer skills.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Prefer minimum of 2-years of experience in flour/gluten processing.
  • Raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of flour and gluten.
  • Machine and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance.


  • Critical thinking.
  • Reading comprehension.
  • Monitoring self and personnel.
  • Time management.
  • Complex problem solving.
  • Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions.
  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong.
  • Work and cooperate with all members of PureField Ingredients in a professional and courteous manner.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, climb, bend and walk.
  • The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts.
  • Significant time will be spent in the plant.
  • May be exposed to loud noises, wet and humid conditions, airborne particles, and extreme hot and cold depending on weather conditions.
  • Must be able to climb ladder.
  • Must be able to speak and listen clearly.
  • Fine visual acuity to read for accuracy.
  • Travel may be required, as needed.

PHYSICAL STRENGTH: This job may require lifting of up to 50 pounds occasionally.


  • All candidates must have a high school education or equivalent.
  • Pre-employment screening, including drug testing and criminal background checks.