Elevator Supervisor
Hastings MN
Full Time


Hastings MN

Elevator Supervisor 


Your role: 

As Elevator Supervisor, you will be responsible for overseeing and executing day-to-day operations for elevator department ensuring direct reports are following policies and procedures related to employee safety and food/feed Safety. To succeed, you must be able to: 

  • Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day.  

  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care.  

  • Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency.  

  • Deal with and drive change.  

  • Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines.  

  • Learn and apply new technology, and share your knowledge with others.  

  • Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner. 


Your responsibilities: 

  • Oversees and executes day-to-day operations for department ensuring direct reports are following policies and procedures related to employee safety and food/feed safety. 

  • Partners with Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and Food Safety, Quality and Regulatory experts to implement the most effective approach for complying with corporate safety policies and procedures. 

  • Monitors production outcomes, quantity, and quality to ensure customer and food safety requirements are within specifications while providing recommendations for continuous improvements  

  • Participate and lead process improvement initiatives including Centerlining, Preventative Maintenance, Pristine, 5S and ELEMEDS (Every Load, Every Mill, Every Day Safely)  

  • Partners with local plant management to develop approaches for meeting/tracking efficiency standards (scorecard and metrics control, total cost of maintenance, monthly review of compliance audits, etc.) 

  • Develops planning for future production workforce needs and participates in selection of employees 

  • Perform grain inventory and provide corrective actions/investigations to solve for any inventory variance outside of variance range in the digital vs. physical count 

  • Responsible for workforce engagement, recognition as well as development and coaching to hourly team members 

Essential skills and experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree or High school diploma/GED equivalent with 4 years of production experience  

  • Minimum of 1 years’ experience having leadership responsibilities in an elevator or industrial environment (milling, agricultural, food production, or equivalent) 

  • Demonstrated understanding of safety hazards and protocols 

  • Understanding of computerized maintenance management systems 


Good to have: 

  • 2+ years in a leadership role within an elevator 

  • Knowledge of maintaining, operating, and troubleshooting cleaning, and conveying systems  

  • Training in LEAN, Six Sigma, or other manufacturing and warehousing optimization processes 

  • Reliability centered maintenance training around packaging equipment best practices. 


Physical requirements and working conditions (with or without reasonable accommodation): 

  • Ability to perform work at a computer and other administrative/managerial tasks 

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as is required by the operating areas (i.e. safety glasses, protective footwear, hard hat, hearing protection and, at times, a respirator) 

  • Ability to work a rotating schedule including nights, weekends and holidays 

  • Ability to work a machine-paced continuous process that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with conditions which include: 

  • Hot/Cold temperatures (inclement weather) 

  • Indoor/Outdoor environment 

  • Dusty environment (to include Wheat/Gluten allergens) 

  • Noisy environment 

  • Frequent moving/vibration/ or other motion of equipment/processes 

  • Elevated Places 

  • Ability to perform work safely which may require: 

  • Frequently standing, walking, rotating, bending/stooping, twisting, crouching, kneeling, balancing and reaching or lifting at varying heights and levels 

  • Frequently climbing stairs and/or ladders 

  • Occasionally lifting, shoveling and/or carrying  

  • Occasionally pushing and/or pulling   

  • Working in confined or elevated places 


Other considerations: 

  • Must be able to read, interpret instruction and technology and communicate effectively in English 

  • Must be willing to work alongside your team including long days (days, evenings, and nights) as well as weekends or holiday work.  

  • Must be authorized to work in the Unites states without sponsorship now and in the future 

  • Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test and pre-employment background check  

At Ardent Mills, everyone matters and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills. 


The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.   


Hastings MN


2005 South Vermillion Street, Hastings MN, 55033

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