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Maintenance Supervisor - 3rd Shift


Job Title: Maintenance / Pre- Process Supervisor (Third Shift)  

Reports to: Maintenance / Pre- Process Manager

Number of Direct Reports: 8 to 10

Key Internal Partners: Operations, Technical Services

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 that take place on third shift, along with managing the apple dumping, sorting, and extracting operators & activities that take place in the pre-process areas. This includes about 8 to 10 direct hourly reports (Both maintenance and production).

Job Responsibilities & Tasks:

  • Lead maintenance troubleshooting activities on an off shift pertaining to automated food processing / packaging equipment. 
  • Deliver action plans and enforce standards defined by management. 
  • Enforce 5S principles and implement lean manufacturing principles.
  • Maintain the operational condition of manufacturing equipment for a designated area within the manufacturing plant.
  • Manage the work and performance of a team of maintenance technicians. Track and monitor progress in reducing repair time.
  • Lead corrective and preventive maintenance of equipment. Use data and best practices to be able to anticipate and avoid a breakdown (Predictive Maintenance).
  • Able to ensure very detailed intervention reports are generated in our CMMS system along with necessary corrective actions or follow ups from off shift activities.
  • Assist, support and backup other maintenance supervisors as necessary.
  • Ability to work with other shifts to proactively manage staffing for the shift each week, & coordinate start-up and shut down activities pertaining to both production and maintenance.
  • Ability to become subject matter expert on machine manuals / drawings and have ability to locate parts in the store room and request appropriate parts not carried through our CMMS system while following proper purchasing procedure.
  • Ability to manage & execute follow up corrective work on equipment at the end of a production week with minimal assistance.
  • Ensure compliance with OSHA and company safety requirements.
  • Always prioritize consumer safety and product quality
  • Maintenance workforce planning
  • Seek to continually optimize spare parts management & have a solid understanding of how the maintenance budget works & proactively try to maintain it.
  • Assume responsibility for plant-wide maintenance programs as assigned.

Key Performance Indicator (KPI):

  • Preventative Maintenance weekly completion rate.
  • Maintenance Budget management for labor and spare parts
  • Work order management and completion

Position Requirements: 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or a related field.


  • 3+ years of experience as a maintenance supervisor in a manufacturing environment is preferred.
  • Food or pharmaceutical industry manufacturing experience is strongly preferred.


  • Strong background in troubleshooting automated production equipment.
  • PLC experience is highly desired
  • Demonstrated ability to meet operational goals while also fostering a positive work environment.
  • Ability to navigate difficult personnel challenges effectively.
  • Demonstrated commitment to employee safety and food safety.
  • Ability to understand technical processes and automated mechanical equipment.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, leadership, training and coaching skills.
  • Microsoft office proficiency (basic to intermediate excel knowledge)
  • Experience managing maintenance activities through a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) such as SAP would be highly preferred.


  • 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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