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Plant Foreman

Date Posted:  Nov 16, 2022
Requisition ID:  415311

Peru, IN, US, 46970

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. 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.


Next level benefits at the State of Indiana are here! Be sure to review our expanded benefit package offerings below.


About the Miami Correctional Facility:
Miami Correctional Facility is located on the former Grissom Air Force Base, on the southeast corner of the Grissom Aeroplex, just south of Peru, Indiana, in Miami County.  This facility is classified as a medium/high maximum security correction facility, housing a maximum of 3,188 offenders.  At the DOC, 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. 


The salary for this position traditionally starts at $37,648.00 per year but may be commensurate with education and/or experience.


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) as well as vision and dental plans.
  • Wellness program (offers 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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