Agropur, Inc.
  • Production
  • Le Sueur, MN, USA
  • Full Time

Agropur is currently looking for a Production Supervisor.


Job Summary:

Supervise 24/7/365 operation of workers and equipment for the following functions (not inclusive of all functions) within Le Sueur Cheese:  clarifying whey, separation of butterfat, evaporation of whey permeate and whey protein concentrate.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Apply knowledge gained from managing and operating the processes to improving those processes.
  • Be a leader in maintaining and growing a quality-based environment.  Conduct regular department meetings.
  • Provide leadership and initiative by driving quality and process related improvements.
  • Maintain and follow existing plant and quality SOPS and SSOPs.
  • Analyze lab data and react accordingly, data trending.  Manage reporting of department metrics.  
  • Inspect products to verify conformance to specifications and direct setup and adjustments of machines.
  • Work with maintenance department so that all equipment is maintained at the highest level to reduce unnecessary down time. .
  • Drive training and coaching to ensure compliance with safety standards and incident prevention.  Train employees in work methods and procedures.
  • Complete performance reviews of employees.
  • Understand and obey all Good Manufacturing Practices.
  • Ensure that all routine functions and mandatory paperwork are performed accurately and completed at the required frequencies.
  • Address any human resource needs, relating to those being supervised, (in a timely manner) ensuring proper documentation and communication with necessary parties and HC department.
  • Work with other plant departments and individuals to resolve day-to-day production tasks/needs as they arise.
  • Ensure that all routine functions and mandatory paperwork are performed accurately and completed at the required frequencies.
  • Work with plant, corporate and client personnel to resolve day-to-day production tasks/needs as they arise.
  • Be able to move up and down stairs.
  • Able and willing to work safely with chemicals.
  • Ability to wear hearing protection and safety glasses.
  • Have the flexibility to work non-typical business hours when dictated by needs of the plant.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Practical experience in and working knowledge of the operations of dairy plant evaporators and clarifier/separator.
  • Knowledge of plant SOPs and SSOPs.
  • Understanding of Corporate and Plant QA policies including implementation and accountability to the policies.
  • Microsoft Office proficient, ability to create spreadsheets and documents for tracking information, providing information, writing reports, creation of SOPs, etc.
  • Ability to mass balance unit operations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Requires the ability to communicate and document work.    Good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to pay strong attention to detail and multitask effectively.
  • Able to work within and lead a teamwork-based environment.



  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a food production plant or industry using the same or similar unit operations.   Knowledge of other dairy plant unit operations pasteurization, membrane, drying, packaging a plus
  • BS degree in science or engineering related field could be substitute for experience
  • 2+ years of supervisory/lead experience preferred
  • Completion of college related courses a plus
  • Maintenance experiences a plus


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