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Maintenance Supervisor


Job Title: Maintenance Supervisor         

Reports to: Operations Manager

Number of Direct Reports: 4

Key Internal Partners: Operations Supervisor, Maintenance Supervisors, Technical Services, Engineering

Key External Partners: Contractors

Project Management: Yes 

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for leading a team of Maintenance Technicians, and all maintenance related operations in a specified area within the plant.

Job Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Manage your environment and team’s safety
    • Monitor work areas to ensure compliance with safety protocols, including OSHA and safety requirements.
    • Monitor work areas to ensure compliance with food safety and quality protocols.
    • Enforce Materne North America policies, standards and procedures, ensuring fair and consistent application and employee accountability.
  • Oversee maintenance related operations
    • Communicate with management, co-workers, and direct reports to coordinate work activities and share information (this includes attending daily pass-downs and regularly scheduled meetings and completion of troubleshooting reports).
    • Deliver action plans developed from fact and data-based root cause analysis and enforce standards defined by workshop managers.
    • Enforce 5S principles, support continuous improvement initiatives, and implement lean manufacturing principles to ensure world class performance.
  • Manage performance
    • Manage the work and performance of a team of Maintenance Technicians, ensuring that equipment for a designated area within the manufacturing plant is in good operational condition at all times.
    • Schedule preventative maintenance.
    • Assign work orders.
    • Ensure line repairs occur with high priority during production.
    • Track and monitor progress in reducing repair time of manufacturing equipment.
    • Oversee troubleshooting, corrective and preventative maintenance of equipment.
    • Use data, best practices, proven methodologies, and established PM system to be able to anticipate and avoid a breakdown (Predictive Maintenance).
    • Manage and optimize use of spare parts for an assigned work area.
    • Oversee training and qualification of new mechanics.
    • Train employees on technical aspects as of the operator functions (ex: markers) as needed.
    • Develop employee competencies and provide detailed and fact-based feedback.
  • Cross-functional Projects
    • Partner with operational group in assigned area to ensure organizational teamwork.
    • Work with the operations supervisor to ensure workshop needs are met.
    • Oversee other maintenance teams in the absence of that team’s supervisor.
    • Partner with human resources in raising and resolving employee personnel issues.
    • Lead and/or participate in investigations, perform root cause analysis and work with plant leadership to implement corrective action to eliminate reoccurrence.
  • Drive continuous improvement
    • Identify, justify and propose improvements to machines and maintenance processes which positively impacts safety, food safety, quality and operational efficiency.
  • All other duties as assigned

Key Performance Indicator (KPI):

OEE, Downtime, and Preventative Maintenance completion

Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field preferred
  • Combination of education and experience will be considered


  • 3+ years of experience in maintenance within a manufacturing environment
  • 1-3 years’ experience as a Maintenance Supervisor preferred
  • Food or pharmaceutical industry manufacturing experience is strongly preferred
  • VFD & Gear Box experience required
  • PLC experience is highly desired.


  • Must be willing to work flexible hours to ensure adequate visibility to employees on day shift, evening shift and the night shift.
  • Experience with a form, fill and seal machine is highly preferred
  • Ability to understand technical processes and automated mechanical equipment.
  • Strong background in preventative maintenance and repair of industrial manufacturing equipment.
  • Ability to demonstrate logic and reason to identify problems and offer solutions.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet operational goals while also fostering a positive work environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to employee safety and food safety.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, leadership, training and coaching skills.
  • Microsoft office proficiency.


  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. regularly.
  • Must be able to wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Must be able work in normal office conditions and in the manufacturing plant.
  • Must be able to work a minimum of 8 hours per day and be on his/her feet for extended periods of time.



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