Agropur, Inc.
  • Production
  • Lake Norden, SD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Health, Dental, Vision, HSA/FSA plans; Life, Disability, and 401(k)

Agropur is looking for Production Supervisors.

Job Summary:

Production Supervisor's positions are available as we are in the process of expanding our facility. These positions will be responsible for assisting the Department Manager in overseeing cheese production. The Production Supervisors will supervise a 24/7/365 operation of workers and equipment in the cheese and/or whey production area, while applying learned knowledge of processes involved and production methods.

Positions will be on 12 hour shifts rotating day/night on a monthly basis.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervises and coordinates workers engaged in production, while applying learned knowledge of processes involved and production methods.
  • Plays key role in maintaining the quality of the products produced at our facility.  
  • Trains employees in work methods and procedures.
  • Inspects products to verify conformance to specifications and directs/oversees setup and adjustments of machines.
  • Drive training and coaching to ensure compliance with Safety standards and incident prevention.
  • Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in producing dairy products, ensuring all aspects of production are handled at the highest level of quality.
  • Oversees workers in receiving and testing milk and in operations, such as pasteurizing, separating, evaporating, drying, cooling, and storing dairy products.
  • Ensures all areas of the plant are following company standard GMP's in their daily production runs.
  • Able to complete and/or assist in the duties of all jobs related to production when circumstances demand.
  • On call 24/7 and may be asked to report to the plant during non-regular scheduled hours.
  • Shares responsibility for all aspects of plant functions as it relates to production.
  • Ensure that all routine functions and mandatory paperwork are performed accurately and completed at the required frequencies.
  • May be asked to perform periodic reviews of employees as directed by manager and/or Plant Manager.
  • Address any human resource needs, relating to those being supervised, (in a timely manner) ensuring proper documentation and communication with necessary parties and HR department.
  • Work with plant, corporate and client personnel to resolve day-to-day production tasks/needs as they arise.
  • Examines samples of products, orders changes in cooking temperature, and oversees recipe use.
  • Able to produce specified texture and viscosity of product.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

                This document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be perform

Technical Competencies:

  • Excellent computer literacy/skills-work load requires working with data recorded on spreadsheets.
  • Knowledge of quality assurance procedures and sampling requirements.
  • Ability to pay strong attention to detail and multitask effectively.
  • Basic math skills (addition, subtraction, multiplication, procedures and related documents as needed).
  •  Understanding of Corporate and Plant QA policies including implementation and accountability to the policies.


Non-technical Competencies:

  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.
  • Requires the ability to communicate and document work.
  • Daily use of communication via email, telephone, in written form, or in person.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Good to excellent spelling, grammar and written communication skills.



  • BS Degree in a science related field or a minimum of 3+ years' experience in a food production plant.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Completion of related college courses a plus.


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