Production Supervisor

Chief Agri Manufacturing/Production Kearney, Nebraska


Chief Agri is seeking a Production Supervisor to join the Chief team. This position will be responsible for leading a diverse and talented manufacturing team. Their primary goals will include promoting a culture of continuous improvement, properly utilizing personnel to assure efficient workflow, and meeting customer commitments. They will also be responsible for directing, disciplining, training, developing, coaching, process improvements, record keeping, planning, and assisting the team in a manufacturing setting.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop, train, and motivate team members to achieve desired safety, efficiency, proficiency, cooperation, and morale; maintain awareness of plant and/or engineering policies and procedures ensuring employee adherence; may recommend and/or implement new plant policies and procedures. Requires strong interpersonal and communication skills to interact with and motivate a diverse group of employees.
  • Will analyze potential production problems (delays, material shortages, equipment repairs, etc.), devices, and implement procedures to minimize lost production due to these occurrences.
  • Reviews operations schedules, coordinates production/testing activities, and manages team member assignments.
  • Uses data to estimate work-hour requirements and productivity for continuous improvement projects. Recommends and initiates projects; sees those projects through to completion with measurable improvements within anticipated time frame.
  • Manages departmental costs and provides corrective action plans to improve spending control.
  • Inspects materials and finished product for quality compliance as required. Has indept ability to read, interpret, and explain blueprints, engineering drawings, shop orders, and production specifications related to the department.

Qualifications and Skill Requirements:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Applicable manufacturing training or equivalent work experience required.
  • Previous leadership and/or management experience preferred.
  • Computer skills and familiarity with office productivity software and business control software such as IFS strongly preferred.

The Company:

Putting the needs of customers first has taken Chief Industries, Inc. from a small construction company in 1954, to a highly diverse company with a reputation for manufacturing quality products and offering unparalleled customer service. Through its many divisions and subsidiaries, Chief Industries employs over 1,200 skilled and dedicated employees who produce a wide variety of products, many of which are used around the world.

A division of Chief Industries, Chief Agri originated in 1961 and offers a full line of aeration and material handling products to help grain producers minimize storage costs and maximize the selling price of their commodities. Manufactured to exacting standards using heavy-duty materials and innovative designs, Chief grain conditioning, handling, and storage systems are sold throughout the world and have a reputation for providing many long years of dependable service.

Our Benefits:

This full-time position is eligible for full company benefits, including

  • Paid vacation and PTO policies
  • Paid holidays
  • Medical, dental, vision, and life Insurance
  • Wellness program
  • 401(k) retirement with company match
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • And much more.


**Chief Industries Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the basis of equal employment opportunity for all and to providing employees and applicants with a work atmosphere free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on professional demand, job requirements and qualifications, without regard to color, race, family status, religion or belief, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the settings in which work is being completed. Chief Industries Inc. will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Chief Industries Inc. encourages all to apply for any available jobs. If you need additional assistance with the application process, please call 308-389-7200.**