Maintenance Supervisor: First Shift

Supply Chain
Bloomfield, CT

November 7, 2018

Imagine…working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

General Summary:

The Maintenance Supervisor position is responsible for directing daily work activities of Zone Maintenance Mechanics. The Maintenance Supervisor position is also responsible to help manage third party contractors/vendors engaged in the setup/installation/repair/maintenance of production machinery and equipment. This position is also required to perform mechanic duties, as necessary, to support the needs of the operation.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Have advanced knowledge of industrial piping, electrical, welding, and fabricating to set up, modify, repair, and troubleshoot problems on plant production and facility equipment.
  • Diagnose machine control issues by accessing the programable logic controller (PLC) and/or troubleshooting other machine control components.
  • Use his/her technical background to act as a trade expert in keeping the plant running efficiently and within all regulatory guidelines.
  • Guide mechanics to support the operation through successful troubleshooting and repair of all production equipment as well as buildings and grounds.
  • Ensure that all Zone Maintenance Mechanics understand their goals and objectives, and how they are contributing towards them. Consistently inspect and monitor work areas for compliance with food safety regulations and handle all aspects of training (recommendation, setup, execution and documentation) for direct reports.
  • Model company policies and consistently apply to all employees.
  • Coach and discipline employees where appropriate.
  • Actively participate in Daily Direction Setting (DDS) meetings and other plant meetings as requested and respond to all crewing requirements including changes due to call-offs and production schedules.
  • Promote positive employee relations by recognizing employees for exceptional work performance, teamwork, and other contributions that assist us in meeting business objectives.
  • Work with the plant Maintenance Planner to plan daily/weekly work as well as major upcoming projects. This would include providing clarification of Work Orders, Work Requests and Work Notifications to the Maintenance Planner.
  • Improve PM system including updates to existing PM’s and add new PM’s to the system as new equipment is commissioned within the plant.
  • Determine root cause of major repairs by employing Lean Principals (i.e. A3 and 5-Why analysis) and implement the necessary corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Maintain open communication with all departments and personnel regarding safety, job efficiency, product quality, customer service, and housekeeping.
  • Proactively manages safety programs and initiatives; drives a “zero accident, zero lost time” philosophy within the team.
  • Must adhere to all GMP and Food Safety Policies and Practices. Other duties as assigned, with or without accommodation.

Job Specifications:

  • A trade school diploma/certificate or an associate degree in a related field is required
  • A bachelor’s degree from a four-year accredited college or university preferred (Engineering/Business/Management related field of study preferred)
  • Minimum of 8+ years of trade related experience
  • Minimum of 3+ years of progressive supervisory experience (maintenance/production background preferred)
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency with SAP, desktop applications, PLC Code, and machinery interface software.
  • Prior experience with lean manufacturing / TPM / Six Sigma skills preferred
  • Prior experience in manufacturing (Food Industry preferred)
  • Equipment Used: Personal Protective Equipment (JSA’s), Electrical Tools/Meters, Forklifts/Pallet Jacks/Boom Lifts/Scissor Lifts/Wave Lifts, Powered Hand Tools, Welder/Welding Equipment, Hoists/Cranes/Chain Falls, Machine Tools, Power Tools, Small Hand Tools

Work Conditions:

  • Base schedule is 8-hour shifts, Monday to Friday. Daily and weekend overtime required as needed to supervise mechanics and manage PM and Corrective work.
  • Environment – Noise levels will be minimal to moderate (hearing protection required in production areas) and temperature will be controlled.
  • Lighting is sufficient.
  • There is a possibility of slippery footing and dust from dry ingredients.
  • On occasion the maintenance supervisor will be required to work at elevations requiring fall protection such as a safety harness.
  • Situations may require time to be spent in the oven room where temperatures may exceed 120 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • In addition to the production equipment, the Maintenance Department is responsible for all equipment on the roof and on the plant grounds that may fail at any time during the year.
  • Standing and walking
  • Continuously Lifting — Occasionally (up to 50lbs)
  • Pushing/ pulling — Rarely Crouching —
  • Occasionally Assume awkward position when repairing equipment
  • Occasionally Forward bending

The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

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