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Plant Foreman - Indiana State Prison

Date Posted:  Jan 12, 2022
Requisition ID:  302565

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 Correctional Industrial Facility:
The Correctional Industrial Facility (CIF) is a medium security facility located on 89 acres in Pendleton, IN, and established in 1985. Currently, CIF houses over 1,400 male offenders, and the facility offers many opportunities to its offender population. This includes the opportunity to work, obtain their High School Equivalent, and be involved in facility-led programs.  One specific program, PLUS (Purposeful Living Units Serve), is a faith- and character-based program aimed at helping offenders avoid criminal behavior by teaching them to demonstrate the following core values: honesty, integrity, respect, responsibility, compassion and tolerance. CIF also has 4 different programs for our offenders that deal with animals, including ICAN (Indiana Canine Assistance Network), a facility apprenticeship program which allows inmates to train dogs to become service animals to assist the disabled.


Salary Statement:
The salary for this position starts at $34,398.00 per year.



About the Job:

As the Plant Foreman, you will be responsible for supervising offender workers within the Indiana Department of Correction's ICI Industries operations. Operations include, but are not limited to, traditional industries, joint venture partnerships, service operations, commissary, and warehousing. In this role, you will be supervised by the Plant Manager.  

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Supervise offender workers in the production work of assigned shop. 
  • Provide on-the-job training to offenders in the manufacturing, processing, and/or shipping of products. 
  • Ensure that the offenders register and fulfill the training according to work processes as defined by United States Department of Labor (USDOL) Apprenticeship Program. 
  • Perform or supervise the set up and maintenance of equipment. 
  • Provide all applicable safety training to offender workers for assigned areas of supervision. 
  • Monitor quality control of finished goods and work being performed. 

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. 

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 full-time experience in the production of goods or services, or related experience.  
    • Substitution: Each two (2) years of high school may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.  
  • Completion of an accredited vocational training program related to the area of assignment may substitute for the required experience with a maximum substitution of one (1) year. 
  • Thorough knowledge of one or more of the areas of manufacturing, including knowledge of equipment maintenance and set-up.  
  • Ability to follow production schedules and monitor quality of work. 
  • Ability to resolve operational problems. 
  • Ability to supervise offenders performing work that requires exactness and accuracy, while ensuring that all work is performed in accordance with custody policy and procedure. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.
This role provides supervision for offenders and requires a high level of judgment and care.


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