Production Supervisor – (Nights)

Associated Milk Producers



AMPI owns eight Midwest-based manufacturing plants where 10 percent of the nation’s American-type cheese, processed cheese and butter is produced. The cooperative’s award-winning cheese, butter and powdered dairy products are marketed to foodservice, retail and food ingredient customers. In 2019, the co-op launched its Dinner Bell Creamery brand and accompanying Co-op Crafted promise, highlighting more than 50 years of dairy farm families partnering with skilled buttermakers and cheesemakers.


AMPI is immediately hiring for a Night Shift Production Supervisor. The Production Supervisor is responsible for providing leadership for plant operations during the overnight hours, while creating an environment of respect and responsibility through professional communication, accountability, budget consciousness, teamwork, quality, safety and productivity. This individual will work closely with all departments to establish and enforce safe process methods that ensure operational effectiveness.


This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time:

All AMPI employees have an obligation to report employee safety, food safety and food quality issues to personnel of authority.

This position has a heightened food safety and food quality responsibilities.

Manage, mentor and support production operations and employees.

Work jointly with maintenance to identify equipment issues, establish day to day operational priorities, improve machine efficiency, managing the priority and completion of work on shift.

Facilitate production expectations with plant personnel; ensuring that goals are met on a day-to-day basis.

Ensure that processing equipment setups are completed in the timeframe required to meet department expectations and productivity.

Establish training procedures and processes that improve job knowledge, including cross training.

Work with safety to establish training procedures and processes that improve job knowledge, including cross training.

Provide regular updates to department Superintendents.

Build a strong working relationship with plant personnel, providing leadership, teaching and effective communication methods that ensure enforcement of company policies and procedures.

Understand software controls which will include addressing system performance issues and training.

Participate in the annual management review of the Food Safety and Quality System.

Establish a “zero injury” safety culture and motivate employees to follow safety policies and procedures.

Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner by gathering and analyzing information skillfully. Work well in group problem solving situations and develop alternative solutions.

Ability to management projects by creating workable plans; communicate changes effectively, build commitments and overcome resistance.

Develop realistic action plans, by prioritizing and planning work activities. Plans for additional resources as needed.

Include team members in planning, decision-making, facilitating and process improvement. Makes oneself available to employees, providing regular performance feedback, develop subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.

Create a positive team with the ability to build morale and group commitments to meet goals and objectives.

Make oneself available to employees, providing regular performance feedback, develop subordinates’ skills and encourages growth.

Ability to react well under pressure. Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position. Accepts responsibilities for own actions and follows through on commitments.

Leads and guides all Quality and Food Safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformity.

Leads and guides all GMP policies and procedures, reporting nay nonconformity.

Take an active role in investigations of customer complaints, determine root cause, implement corrective action and provide follow-up.

Monitor quality specifications for production and have an awareness to customer expectations.

Maintain accurate and complete production records and charts.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.


High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required

Bachelor’s degree in food science, manufacturing or similar area preferred.

Five years’ experience in dairy or food production, manufacturing, industrial process operations or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Three years of supervisory experience, preferred.

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Knowledge of SQF, HACCP, GMP’s, OSHA and loss control programs is highly desirable.


AMPI offers competitive starting pay, PTO, 401k, short-term disability, health, dental, vision, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, employee assistance programs and more.

Military and Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. (AMPI) is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.




High School or better


Bachelors or better

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)