American Foods Group, LLC

Fabrication Supervisor (CPP)

1st Shift


Position: Fabrication Supervisor

Working Location: Peoria, IL


Calihan Pork Processors, LLC. is a pre-rigor pork processing company and a leading U.S. fresh sausage supplier who is wholly owned by American Foods Group, LLC. Working at Calihan Pork Processors gives you the unique opportunity to become part of a large, growing company that maintains a down-to-earth atmosphere where the CEO knows you by name. We remain a family business, with a long tradition of providing quality raw materials for companies that utilize our pork for finished, value-added, products. Our customers are our partners, not our competition. Calihan Pork Processors is a place where you can develop your career to the fullest, while working in a friendly environment. 


The Fabrication Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and supervising daily activities of the Line Leads throughout the assigned production process to ensure efficient production of wholesome quality products, the safety of our staff and that employees follow established rules and procedures. 


As our Fabrication Supervisor, you will:

  • Maintain high production, quality, and yields while ensuring the safest working environment possible.
  • Ensure every position is filled before start-up of production line.
  • Oversee team members and job rotation to facilitate ergonomics.
  • Ensure all workstations have passed USDA Inspection.
  • Promote safety on a daily basis.
  • Oversee various fabrication operations and problem solve alongside other supervisors.
  • Provide continuous education on the importance of quality.
  • NOTE: this job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. An employee may perform other related duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization; these duties are considered marginal.


Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must be able to work in the United States without sponsorship.
  • Must have 2 years' experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of work temperatures: warm, hot, humid, cold, wet, or slippery surfaces at varied heights in and around moving equipment and parts.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate in English (speak. read, and write).
  • Must be able to successfully complete training:
    • Safety.
    • Safe Quality Food (SQF).
    • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs).
    • Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP).
    • Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
    • Food defense.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively communicate in Spanish or French (speak, read, and write).
  • Prior production experience in a USDA inspected beef, pork, or poultry facility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Display a strong work ethic and a professional attitude and appearance.
  • Strong computer skills: ability to use designated programs including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing with all levels of employees from hourly to upper management across the organization, as well as government officials. 
  • Ability to perform consistent, accurate work with minimal direction and work successfully as part of a team.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective relationships with employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to pass knowledge and skills to hourly production employees to create a training and succession plan.
  • Knowledge of SQF, GMP, SOP, HACCP, and OSHA regulations.

  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to lead by example, encourage teamwork and learning, and motivate the workforce.

  • Must have a high math aptitude; be assertive; and be able to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.


Calihan Pork Processors, LLC an American Foods Group company is a privately held pork harvest facility located in Peoria, IL.  This facility employs over 100 employees and harvests on average 250,000 pounds of pork per day.  We appreciate our employees and reward them for a job well done.


What we offer:

  • Competitive total compensation package for you and your family. 
  • Excellent benefit plan.  Benefits include: Health, Dental, Life Insurance, PTO, 401k, Short Term Disability, and more!  



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