DuPont Production Shift Supervisor in Rushville, Indiana

Production Shift Supervisor (Job Number: 191498W-01)


DuPont Pioneer has an exciting opportunity for a Production Shift Supervisor at our Rushville, IN commercial corn production site.

This position is located at our Rushville facility near Indianapolis, IN. At our clean and safe facility, you will join a close team of professionals that will welcome you like family. We are a high energy, fun team who functions with semi-autonomous work cells. If you are a natural leader who loves continuous improvement and are independently driven, then this is the place for you! DuPont Pioneer offers excellent benefits including a very strong 401K matching plan, health insurance, 15 days of PTO, variable bonus program and many more benefits for you and your family! Come grow your career with DuPont Pioneer.

As the Production Shift Supervisor, you will supervise, lead and coordinate the activities of a team of Area Team Leads and Production Technicians on a given shift. You will monitor daily plant activities and ensure time and quality commitments are met. Utilize your organization skills by managing work processes and balancing workloads. Supporting a team of Technicians, you will capitalize on your leadership skills by training and motivating employees. This position works across the location as a process expert. No day is the same as the duties of your role will vary throughout the year due to the seasonal demands of our business.

This position will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following:

  • Review production schedules and allocate team members to complete schedules and ensure production expectations are met.

  • Ensure employees are properly trained. Analyze and resolve problems or assist workers in resolving problems. Provide coaching and feedback to workers.

  • May coordinate harvest activities such as preparation, husk sort operations, drying, shelling, etc. Accountable with conditioning, sizing, treating, packaging, and warehousing operations on assigned shift. Monitor product quality and ensure activities meet the needs of the Quality Plan.

  • Develop and maintain good communication and rapport with plant personnel, employees from other Pioneer plants or departments, growers, vendors, etc. Work with other leaders to coordinate workflow and resources between departments.

  • Provide input for workforce planning and development, scheduling, and development of annual business plan. Complete and maintain appropriate records, documents, or reports.

The Rushville facility runs a 24/7, then a 24/5 schedule during peak periods. Our 24/7 schedule runs on 12 hour shifts, with 36 total work hours one week, then 48 total work hours the following week. Our 24/5 schedule runs with three 8 hour shifts. Shift schedules for this role will vary and depend on demand. Required on-call work to ensure processes are running will apply to this role also.


In order to be qualified for this role, you must possess the following:

  • High School Diploma/GED/HSE

  • 3-5 years of leadership or supervisory experience in operations, warehousing, production, manufacturing, or related field (Equivalent years of education and experience will be considered)

  • 3-5 years of coaching and feedback experience (including training and counseling others.)

  • Able to interact effectively at all levels of the organization. Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

  • Excellent at problem solving and analysis skills.

  • Able to adjust to changing conditions, prioritize and manage work processes and workforce flexibility

  • Strong computer skills

  • Willing and able to work in a variety of conditions (field, plant, warehouse – hot, cold, dust, etc.).

  • Willing and able to lift up to 50 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodations

  • Willing and able to work rotating shift schedule and overtime hours during seasonal peaks (including weekends, nights, and holidays).

The following are preferred:

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Agriculture knowledge/background

  • Six Sigma or Lean Manufacturing Methodology experience

Primary Location: NA-United States-Indiana-Rushville

Organization: Pioneer

Schedule: Full-time

Education Level: High School Diploma/GED (±11 years)

Employee Status: Regular

Job Type: Experienced

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