Operations Management (Live, Plant, Feed mill) Ottumwa, Iowa


Position at JBS USA Food Company

POSITION:                           Production Supervisor  

DEPARTMENT:                    Harvest 1st Shift

LOCATION:                           Ottumwa  

SALARY CLASS:                  Exempt

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Meet and exceed production goals set forth by plant management
  • Supervise production employees
  • Monitor and ensure proper procedures, safety, and cleanliness of production employees
  • Ensure policy compliance with all production employees
  • Perform various duties as assigned
  • Responsible for meeting volume goals, reducing claims, maximizing yields, reducing cost, employee retention and maintain good working relationships with the Union, USDA (meat), and maintenance employees
  • Ensure compliance with food safety, and all human resources and safety policies   


Working Conditions: 


  • Production and maintenance settings
  • Exposure to various chemicals, machinery, and knives
  • Slippery floors, cold temperatures, and loud ambient noise



  • High School degree or equivalent required, or equivalent combination of education and experience  
  • Bachelor’s Degree in applicable field preferred 

Experience:  1-2 years proven supervisory experience in the Beef or Pork industry

Special Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally in English
  • Bilingual skills helpful
  • Excellent conflict resolution skills
  • Computer knowledge required
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to work 50+ hours
  • Good attendance and safety records   



Internal: Employees on the production line and plant management  

External: USDA and Union  

Supervision of Personnel: Hourly direct reports (15-25), production employees 


Comments:  The schedule for this position is typically Mon - Fri. Weekend work required as scheduled. During Fall Season, Saturdays are typically scheduled.



JBS offers a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

JBS is an equal opportunity employer.