Maintenance Suervisor - Staffing, Inc.

Location: Coopersville, MI

Compensation: Yearly at $50000.00-$75000.00

Department: Maintenance
Reports to: Maintenance Managers
FLSA Status: Exempt

The Maintenance Supervisor will be part of the management team within fairlife, LLC. reporting to the Maintenance Manager. Under limited Supervision, the maintenance supervisor is responsible for planning and overseeing the work of maintenance staff to ensure safe and efficient operations of the facility. The maintenance staff is tasked with the upkeep of buildings and grounds, as well as upkeep of machinery and processing equipment needed to operate and maintain the facility. In addition to directing the work of subordinates, the maintenance supervisor may also be required to perform maintenance duties himself as needed. The maintenance supervisor monitors and adheres to operating policies, and procedures in accordance with established company policy.

1. Maintain sufficient inventories of tools, parts and supplies in order to properly maintain the facility and property.
2. Maintains systems for monitoring and tracking service requests, preventive maintenance work performed, compliance with Hazard Communications program requirements, compliance with safety requirements, supplies and parts inventories, purchases, and turn-key operations.
3. Keeps parts room and shop areas in a neat, well-stocked, clean, organized manner, per company visual control, 7’s, audit ready standards and programs.
4. Assists maintenance manager with preparation of yearly and monthly maintenance operating budgets in accordance with facility objectives. Assists with preparation of re-forecasts, re-builds or project costs as required.
5. Works with maintenance manager to adhere to budgeted cost parameters.
6. Order and purchase supplies, equipment and contract work according to required purchasing and bidding procedures.
7. Ensures adherence to customer service standards. Works with maintenance staff to ensure that production, processing and facility maintenance equipment issues are dealt with in a timely manner and that proper follow-through is done.
8. Regularly inspects facility property/grounds and insures required maintenance and repairs are completed, as necessary.
9. Solicits bids for outside contract work and schedules and supervises outside contractors.
10. Works with Maintenance Manager to hire, train and develop on-site maintenance employees according to company policy and procedure.
11. Schedules maintenance employees according to forecasted workloads.
12. Works with Maintenance Manager to counsel and review maintenance employees as necessary and as required by company policy and procedure.
13. Works with maintenance employees and other department Supervisors and managers to develop an effective, proactive team that works together to achieve facility objectives.
14. Ensures adherence to company safety standards, policies and procedures. Insures maintenance staff correctly wears and uses safety equipment, as required. Also, insures that all safety inspections are completed as required and ensures adherence to company policies.
15. Maintains facility drawings/maps that clearly identifies all utility cut-offs, the location of hydrants, gas mains and any other property safety information.
16. Works with Maintenance Manager to conduct regular on-site safety meetings and insures compliance with all federal, state and local safety regulations, including OSHA, EPA, Workers’ Compensation and Hazard Communications. Insures that all hazardous materials are properly labeled, stored and handled.
17. Completes facility maintenance tasks and responds to facility service requests. Repairs and maintains facility plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and security systems.
18. Oversees and ensures the computerized maintenance management system for tracking work orders, spare parts, and maintenance history of plant equipment is maintained and updated timely, accurately and promptly.
19. Reviews the operation of plant equipment to minimize unplanned downtime and identify opportunities for improvement.
20. Ensures city, county, state, and federal regulations relating to electrical and instrumentation maintenance are met at all times.
21. Responsible for the trouble shooting, root cause analysis, safe maintenance, repair and replacement of plant equipment and systems, to ensure maximum productivity and quality.
22. Supervises and coordinates the daily activities of the maintenance planning, parts room, mechanical, electrical and instrumentation personnel.
23. Follow all safety and working rules.
24. Perform other duties as assigned by management.

•This position has employee supervisory responsibilities in the area of discipline.
•If there are employee problems you are to report and consult with the Maintenance and HR Managers.
•Have the responsibility of calling in employees if needed to cover a shift.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
•Must have the ability to trouble shoot problems and be persistent until a highly repairable solution is found.
•Must work in a safe manner and follow all safety procedures including use of safety equipment.
•Must be willing to ask for assistance when the process is unclear.
•Must have mechanical, electrical, utilities and PLC knowledge.
•Treat everyone with respect and fairness.
•Ability to lead teams successfully towards common goals.

Education and/or Experience
A Bachelors Degree in a related discipline is preferred or six years of experience in a leadership role; or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required.
•College level verbal and written communication skills.
•Leadership, team development, coaching, and / or teaching experience.
•Good math and statistical skills.
•Must be able to operate and repair equipment efficiently.
•Ability to work different shift including off shifts.

Language Skills
English is required as the spoken language. Other languages are definite asset. A well-modulated tonal volume is required with excellent diction skills needed.
Reasoning Ability
Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions given in written, oral, or diagram form. Must have the ability to discern when issues may require input from levels of authority within the corporation.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sitting/Standing/Walking: The operator stands throughout their shift. The operator walks on uneven concrete and tiles surfaces.
Lifting/Carrying: The operator lifts up to 60 pounds on a frequent basis and 80 pounds on an occasional basis. Two or more employees complete lifts of greater than 80 pounds.
Pushing/Pulling: Some pushing or pulling could be involved in assisting operators make hook ups of piping or equipment.
Bending/Stooping: The operator stoops throughout the workday, for varying lengths of time. The operator may have to bend and stoop when servicing product pumps and during clean up duties and when picking up items off of the floor.
Squatting/Kneeling/Crawling: The operator may assume any combination of these positions during cleanup duties, including kneeling on the floor and crawling under equipment. The operator may squat to use legs for leverage when using a large wrench to open product presses.
Twisting/Turning: The operator may assume any combination of these positions during cleanup duties. The operator may be required to work in tight places.
Climbing/Balancing The operator is involved in the loading out of condensed skim milk, requiring climbing a flight of stairs to the top of the tankers and balancing on the tanker while making the necessary hook ups and opening of the dome covers. The operator is involved in the inspection of processing equipment, which could involve climbing 100 steps to the top of the dryers or evaporators.
Reaching: The operator reaches at or above shoulder level at various times during the shift when making adjustments on the control panel or making pipe fitting connections or washing milk silos. The operator may have to reach during clean up assignments or to climb vertical ladder.
Grasping/Manipulating: Frequent use of the hand and fingers is required.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. Employees will be subject to ambient temperatures as well as elevated temperatures, up to 100 degrees, due to equipment operation and cleaning.


  • Start as Soon as Possible
  • Start Date: 05/05/2017

Contact Information

  • Phone: (616) 451-8955

Job Number: 231780

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