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ADM Plant Manager - Arkansas City, KS in Arkansas City, Kansas


Job Title:

Plant Manager - Arkansas City, KS


Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description:

Plant Manager – Ark City East and West Plants

ADM Milling Company

This is an exempt level position.

Position Summary:

This key Management role is charged with leading and developing all operational staff, while encompassing the highest of ADM standards in the following areas: Safety, Quality, Grain Handling, Milling, Bulk Finished Product operations. Exemplify professional operational standard to exceed both external and internal customer expectation. Surpassing operational standard by leading and developing staff, dedicated up keep of process equipment and systems, nurture excellent interdepartmental and commercial relationships in agreement with ADM Milling standards. Train and develop process staff, optimize yields, moistures, capacity and product quality in agreement with budgetary parameters. Set, maintain and facilitate the execution of KPI’s, CAPA’s and plant measures ensuring plant wide awareness and engagement. Oversight of capital expenditures to be completed within scope, on time and budget. Maintain records established within ADM policies and procedures. Assist external departments as business needs arise. Follow the Management Operating System to achieve established goals for all production related performance indicators.

The Plant Manager supervises two plans and approximately 10 supervisors while indirectly guiding over roughly 75 hourly staff. Reporting to the regional manager this position is to dedicatedly set plant goals and vision in accordance with ADM Milling’s Strategic vision. The Plant Manager will base all decisions, perform acts and personify self in the best interest on the company. Demonstrate strong ability to clearly organize information and convey it in an efficient communication style at multiple levels. Actively seek to support cross functional teams to best meet the needs of the company, region and plant.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Coordinate production schedules of all department and products.

  • Support and Execute the vision of Regional and Corporate Management.

  • Dedicatedly lead and support operational excellence initiatives such as Maximo, VBS, and QIT.

  • Utilize production personnel and equipment in a safe and efficient manner to obtain maximum capacity and performance with optimum yields and quality product

  • Plan, initiate and put into operation, plant capital improvements timely and on budget

  • Champion Plant wide SOPs program

  • Health, Safety & Environmental:

  • Facilitate and ensure adherence to safety laws, regulations, rules and sound practices

  • Work with location management on the continued development and implementation of Health & Safety programs, policies and procedures

  • Coordinate and actively participate in audits, prioritizing and tracking completion of findings

  • Ensure that unsafe behavior and conditions are corrected

  • Incident investigation (root cause analysis), incident trends and related preventative measures

  • Maintain the necessary Health, Safety & Environmental records and documentation

  • Perform Safety audits and set the example for safety

Sanitation/Food Safety:

  • Ensure the facility maintains world-class sanitation standards

  • Communicate food safety/sanitation/quality programs to plant supervisors and hourly employees

  • Prepare the facility for, and participate in, regulatory/third party/customer/company audits

Job Requirements:

  • Strongly prefer degree in a related field of Engineering, Milling Science and or minimum of 10 years industry experience

  • Require excellent command of the following: leadership, problem solving, self-motivation, interpersonal skills, and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel and Outlook)

  • Confident and courteous manner

  • Established leadership skills

  • Strong dedication to employee safety

  • Must be able to hear and speak clearly, read, comprehend and communicate orally and in writing

  • Position requires standing and walking for long periods, climbing stairs and ladders, working with tools, working within close-confined spaces, and working within extreme temperatures.

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.


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Arkansas City


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About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.





Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM. (https://www.adm.com/en-us/culture-and-careers/diversity-equity-inclusion/)


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).

  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.

  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).

Additional benefits include:

  • Paid time off including paid holidays.

  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.

  • Tuition assistance.

  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.

*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.