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ISP Industries Foreman Supervisor

Date Posted:  Nov 22, 2021
Requisition ID:  286527

Michigan City, IN, US, 46360


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Correction (IDOC):

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism. 


Salary Information:

This position traditionally starts at $39,650.00 annually but may be commensurate with job experience.

About the Job:

As a Plant Foreman Supervisor, you will serve in an administrative, technical, and supervisory role and will be responsible for the daily manufacturing/service/warehousing operations of the industries operation at the institutional level.  You will report to the Indiana Correctional Industries (ICI) Plant Manager, Facility Warden, and the Industries Operations/Reentry Manager in the ICI Central Office.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows:  

  • Monitor expenditures, and review and analyze the fiscal status of the operation. 
  • Assist in the preparation and development of annual and biennial budgets to include building and equipment needs, staffing, trucking requirements, production capacity, and offender workforce needs. 
  • Monitor and direct necessary corrective measures in the areas of shop productivity, shipping performance, quality reports, performance against standard, material usage, and excessive costs. 
  • Supervise, instruct, and coordinate the individual shop supervisors to attain a profitable operation. 
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new industry enterprises. 
  • Perform analysis of equipment requisitions to determine and establish equipment needs. 
  • Assist with the development of industry job opportunities which compliment an offender’s prior work experience, educational, and/or vocational training. 
  • Interact with the offender classification section to effectively utilize qualified offenders within the industries operations at the institution. 
  • Assist in the development, application, and enforcement of general policies and procedures for the industries operation. 
  • Perform work in accordance with approved health and safety practices. 
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role. 

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment:

  • High School Diploma or High School Equivalent (HSE). 
  • Four (4) years of experience in the production of goods or services, or related experience; plus, at least one (1) year of experience as a foreman or supervisor in the production of goods or services, or a related area. 
  • Knowledge of theories, principles and practices of industrial management and plant facility engineering. 
  • Knowledge of current production methods, techniques of industrial plant operations, and modern business practices. 
  • Ability to monitor the financial condition of the operation to include basic accounting and cost principles. 
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws regarding environmental protection and occupational safety and health hazards. 
  • Working knowledge of methods and operations used in rehabilitation and resocialization. 
  • Considerable knowledge of materials management and production/inventory control systems, material flow and storage or raw materials, work- in-progress materials and finished goods storage. 
  • Ability to effectively direct, train, supervise, and coordinate the activities of the institutional staff. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role provides direct supervision for one or more staff members.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Nearest Major Market: Michigan City