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4 Sep 2018

West Coast Maintenance Supervisor – California

Posted by Mark Teague, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #34022

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for supervising and directing the day-to-day activities within the maintenance department.  Position supervises employees; enters work orders; works with the Maintenance Manager to oversee budget, parts inventory and PM program; and leads, develops, executes and supports solutions to improve process system/energy performance, food safety, employee safety and product quality.


This position reports to the Maintenance Manager and supervises maintenance mechanics and/or electricians.  The position works closely with all plant staff, vendors, and contractors.


(The essential functions listed below are not intended to reflect all duties that may be assigned to this position.  It is the responsibility of every employee at the Company to report food safety and food quality problems or risks to personnel with the authority to initiate action against these said possible risks. The Company has identified personnel that will serve as backups for key personnel in the event that said employee is absent or unavailable. These provisions can be found within the organizational chart.  The Company may augment duties, including essential functions, at its discretion.)

  1. Provide leadership and supervision of maintenance mechanics and/or electricians. Manage goals and objectives for staff.  Provide formal and informal feedback through coaching, monitoring and evaluating job results.
  1. Provide maintenance support for operational, process equipment, buildings and grounds, and all infrastructures. Input and review required work orders.  Establish, assign, and deliver prioritized work lists and enter and close out work orders in the system.  Maintain preventative maintenance program.  Comply with established sanitation, safety, and quality policies, procedures, and regulations.
  1. Ensure compliance with departmental and operational safety and regulatory requirements. Lead and/or coordinate activities related to SQF, Safety, and Energy committee responsibilities.
  1. Coordinates and inspects major contract work on the electrical, mechanical, and other food industry related systems.
  1. In conjunction with the Maintenance Manager, oversee budget and parts inventory. Coordinate with inventory and purchasing to ensure items are purchased and received in a timely manner and in accordance with company policies.  Control expenditures within limitations of departmental and project budget.
  1. Have regular attendance and work appropriate number of hours to get the essential functions completed.
  1. Perform under the Working Conditions described below.

Additional Functions:

(Incumbents may not perform all the following functions listed below):

  1. Perform maintenance/electrical work as needed.
  1. Perform on-call duties for after-hour emergencies, such as reviewing nature of emergency and determining appropriate course of action.



  • Principles and practices of food manufacturing, including: food safety, quality, manufacturing concepts.
  • Principles and practices of coordinating capital projects.
  • Principles and practices of maintenance, electrical, electronics, PLC, fabrication, and welding.
  • Knowledge of financial forecasting, budgeting, and accounting.
  • Working knowledge of FDA and OSHA regulations, GMPs, Sanitation, and HACCP.
  • Understanding of associated processing equipment and engineering.
  • Principles and practices of continuous improvement concepts and related application technique.
  • Pertinent Federal, State, and local laws, codes, and regulations.


  • Effectively manage and lead multiple projects with multidisciplinary teams toward a shared goal.
  • Gain cooperation through discussion and persuasion.
  • Identify, research, and analyze problems, identify alternative solutions, and project consequences of proposed actions.
  • Effectively organize, plan, and execute.
  • Use computers and computer software including word processing, spreadsheets, and databases.
  • Meet behaviors established in the Company’s performance management and development process.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Food Science, Operations, Engineering, Manufacturing, or related field is preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years of industrial maintenance experience, as well as experience in implementing and maintaining a preventive/predictive maintenance system.
  • HACCP Certification, SQF Certification, Food Safety Programs training, ammonia training, boiler operator training, and/or pneumatics training are preferred.
  • Electrical license and welding are preferred for some plants.


  • Frequently works in an office and manufacturing/plant environments and occasionally has exposures to an outdoors environment
  • Occasionally deals with highly confidential information
  • May constantly work under tight time constraints or with business activities of a seasonal/cyclical nature
  • Occasionally travels, including overnight stays, to other worksites, for off-site meetings, and for training purposes
  • May occasionally work from home
  • Physical requirements of the job:
    • May frequently lift up to 50 pounds and may occasionally lift over 100 pounds with assistance
    • Vision requirements: Frequently uses far vision, near vision, depth perception, and/or color vision
    • May frequently climbs, lifts, crouches, talks, stands, walks, pulls, kneels, types, reaches, uses repetitive hand motions, pushes, stoops, grasps, crawls, listens/uses hearing, sits, and/or drives
    • Types of exposures encountered on the job: Frequently has exposures to loud machine/equipment noise and/or electrical current and occasionally has exposures to human blood and pathogens, toxic or caustic chemicals, odors or fumes, and/or extreme heat/cold temperatures

Persons with disabilities may be able to perform the essential duties of this job with reasonable accommodation.  Reasonable accommodation will be evaluated on an individual basis and depends, in part, on the specific requirements for the job, the limitations related to disability and the ability of the department/division to accommodate the limitation.

Please contact Mark Teague,


Job Categories: Engineering, Maintenance. Job Types: West Coast. Job expires in Endless.

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