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Plant Foreman

Date Posted:  Nov 17, 2023
Requisition ID:  434072

Pendleton, IN, US, 46064

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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. As a proud equal opportunity employer, reasonable accommodations may be available to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of a role.


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About Pendleton Correctional Facility:
The Pendleton Correctional Facility (PCF), formerly known as the Indiana Reformatory, is a state prison located on 500 acres, 33 acres of which are located within the perimeter of the 30 foot wall. This is a maximum security facility that was built in 1922. PCF currently houses over 1,600 male offenders. This facility offers many opportunities to its offender population, including 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. Pendleton 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 Information:

This role starts at a base salary of $34,398.

About the Job:

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

What We're Looking For:

  • 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. 

What You'll Need for Success:

  • 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 benefits package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) as well as vision and dental plans.
  • Wellness program (offers a premium discount for the medical plan and gift cards);
  • Health savings account, which includes bi-weekly state contribution; 
  • Flexible work scheduling options, including the potential for hybrid remote work for employees whose work may be performed outside state facilities;
  • Deferred compensation 457B account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match; 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options; 
  • A robust, comprehensive program of leave policies covering a variety of employee needs, including but not limited to:
    • 150 hours of paid new parent leave; 
    • Up to 15 hours of paid community service leave;
  • Combined 180 hours of paid vacation, personal, and sick leave time off; 
  • 12 paid holidays, 14 on election years; 
  • Education Reimbursement Program;
  • Group life insurance; 
  • Referral Bonus program;
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits; 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program; 
  • Free Parking for most positions;
  • Free LinkedIn Learning access;


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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