Founded in 1851, Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities across a diversified range of business lines span the entire value chain, from origination to distribution, helping to feed and clothe up to 500 million people every year. Our strong values, rich heritage, and clear vision for a safe and sustainable future guide us in our work to contribute to the global effort of providing sustenance for a growing population. The Crush Superintendent is responsible for all aspects of production and operations of the Soybean Crush Plant, which include reception of beans, storage, pellet hulls, silos and meal load out area, and the Preparation and Extraction process. This position works independently with supervision to help develop and support the goals and strategies of LDC and the facility. Primary function is to ensure that process in the Crush Plant is completed in a safe and efficient manner in compliance with government regulations and Company standards.

Along with the below listed responsibilities, the employee should conduct any other business related to the function as required by his supervisor.
Management of Crush Plant Operations:
Manages daily performance of the Crush team to achieve or exceed Company objectives:
•Completes regular checks of Crush staff and equipment to ensure that standard operating procedures are followed, and Company standards are met
•Maintains proper coverage by managing the Crush staffing schedules
•Plans and manages the Crush budget to meet facility needs and production goals
•Maintains inventory of supplies to ensure efficient Crush operations
•Makes improvements, propose and follow Capital Expense Projects to Crush process as necessary to maximize efficiency, increase product quality and/or lower costs.
•Accountable for all operational aspects of the crush process and efficient performance of production supervisor functions on a daily basis consistent with ensuring a safe workplace, meeting Key Performance Indicators, producing food safe product, and maintaining an environmentally sound facility
•Ensures all applicable government regulations are met at all times.
•Accountable for meeting budgets, efficiencies, manufacturing costs, and capital expenditures in all areas of production to meet facility needs and production goals
•Maintains proper coverage by managing the crush staffing schedules
•Makes improvements to crush process as necessary to maximize efficiency, increase product quality and/or lower costs.
•Reviews operations and confer with technical or administrative resources to
resolve production opportunities, improve efficiency, or otherwise reduce cost
•Completes regular checks of Crush staff and equipment to ensure that standard operating procedures are followed and Company standards are met.
•Develops training and operating procedures as needed / directed.
•Responds to Crush Plant issues or alarms and leads investigations as necessary
•Maintains inventory of supplies to ensure efficient crush operations.

Reporting and Communication:
•Collects, records and analyzes Crush Plant data to optimize efficiencies and product quality
•Serves as the liaison between the Operations Manager the Crush staff
•Notifies the Operations Manager of potential safety hazards, equipment failures, operational inconsistencies and employee incidents
•Reports any Preparation and extraction equipment issues to maintenance staff

Training and Coaching:
•Delivers job-related training to Crush staff to increase efficiency and safety
•Coaches staff on the Company’s performance expectations and provides ongoing performance feedback

Basic qualifications:
•5-7 years of experience as an Operations Manager within an food processing facility.
•Experience with the Crush Process (Preparation and Extraction)
•technical knowledge/experience with maintenance of agricultural processing equipment in a plant setting; preferably within a soybean crushing/biodiesel refining facility.

Basic qualifications:
•Demonstrated leadership ability in a plant management position. Able to set clear, reasonable expectations and hold staff accountable
•Knowledge of Process Safety Management
•Knowledge of the regulatory requirements the facility operates under (e.g., OSHA, EPA, USDA)
•Knowledge of ISO 9000 and BQ-9000 desirable
•Strong verbal and written communication skills
•Demonstrated ability to provide and maintain a safe and effective working environment.
•Project development and management experience desirable
•Reliability-Centered Maintenance training and experience is highly desirable.

Preferred qualifications:
•General knowledge of soybean/oilseeds crushing processing operations preferred

• English (Basic)

•Bachelors Degree (Engineering degree or Technical Science discipline is preferred).