Job Description

Job Title: Maintenance Supervisor
Job Location: North Carolina


  • Oversees maintenance of processes in order to reduce mechanical downtime and keep product flows running at maximum efficiency
  • Directs training of employees in electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment
  • Assists employees in diagnosing and troubleshooting malfunctions in machine and equipment
  • Directs employees in dismantling, assembling, and installing industrial machinery during plant repair, modification and/or expansion
  • Interprets company policies to employees and enforces safety regulations
  • Conduct training programs for department employees on specific equipment
  • Interprets specifications, blue prints, and job orders to employees and outside contractors
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet project and production schedules with the approval of the Maintenance Manager
  • Conducts regular verification of SAP entries to ensure accuracy of data submitted
  • Inspects, plans and evaluates use of space and facilities
  • Plans, budgets and schedules facility modifications including cost estimates, bid sheets, layouts, and contract for construction and acquisitions
  • Maintains accurate records of maintenance work performed and inventory
  • Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Maintenance Department, including mechanics and refrigeration, fabrication, and microwave generator technicians
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions

Required Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or GED and one+ year of process and project engineering experience in a leadership position; or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • One+ year of previous supervisory experience with refrigeration and boiler maintenance
  • Advanced technical skills in ammonia refrigeration, high pressure boiler, compressed air, mechanical and electrical fields, e.g. PLCs, instrumentation, mechanical engineering, etc.
  • Must be able to operate powered industrial vehicles, such as forklifts and pallet jacks
  • Ability to analyze trends and identify improvement opportunities
  • Experience working in a high energy, fast paced, customer service focused environment
  • Ability to read, interpret, and proof documents, write routine reports and correspondence
  • Able to lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts associated with high-level process issues
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Good planning and priority setting skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering is preferred
  • Experience in the meat industry is a plus
  • Able to lead resource planning efforts in a large manufacturing environment
  • Thorough knowledge of maintenance systems, work order processes, preventive/predictive maintenance, TPM, inventory, and scheduling software
  • Experience with electrical and pneumatic systems is desired
  • Experience with SAP
  • Strong leadership skills (conflict resolution, facilitation, change management skills, decision making, empowerment and delegation)
  • Bilingual is preferred

QBH#: 1876

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