Maintenance Supervisor

Job Location US-IL-Mattoon
# of Openings
Direct Hire


This position is responsible for the planning, scheduling, execution, and monitoring of maintenance and building / facilities activities. This position is also responsible for managing plant preventive maintenance, work order, and parts inventory systems.


Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.


  • Direct, coordinate, and schedule the activities of maintenance personnel in responding to plant production and maintenance needs.
  • Direct, coordinate, and schedule activities necessary for maintaining and repairing facility grounds and structures. 
  • Direct, coordinate, and schedule activities necessary for managing plant preventive maintenance, work order and parts inventory systems.
  • Manage maintenance personnel staffing levels to current labor contract / labor standards.
  • Provide continual leadership and guidance to maintenance personnel for the purpose of increasing their effectiveness and establishing good working relationships.
  • Promote an environment conducive to teams, teamwork, and line-driven accountability.
  • Apply disciplinary actions in accordance with plant policies and procedures.
  • Actively promote plant safety and environmental programs and procedures that are in compliance with corporate and regulatory requirements.
  • Conduct routine inspections of the facility grounds and structures to identify and initiate corrective action for safety and environmental discrepancies, as well as physical and systems discrepancies.
  • Schedule and supervise work assignments on production equipment during plant shutdowns.
  • Track, analyze and take corrective action to prevent equipment down time. 
  • Plan, organize, implement and monitor the installation of assigned capital projects. 
  • Facilitate training of maintenance and plant personnel in the operation, safety and maintenance of equipment, as required.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of maintenance systems policies and procedures.
  • Provide technical assistance resources for production related activities, such as plant trials.
  • Keep management informed of the status of maintenance issues impacting production and product deployment.
  • Support the implementation of reliability based maintenance elements in alignment with the corporate standards (Work Management, Asset Management, Preventive Maintenance (PM), Predictive Maintenance (PdM) and etc.). Direct and coordinate the activities of maintenance personnel in responding to plant production and maintenance needs.
  • Ability to use innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
  • Ability to communicate at multiple levels both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency
  • Complete special projects, duties and assignments, as appropriate. 

Title: Supervisor, Maintenance



  • To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility 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 of this position.



  • This position provides direct supervision to maintenance personnel.
  • Passion towards driving continuous improvement in maintenance systems.


  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering or related discipline, preferred but not required. Equal work experience and technical training will be considered.


  • Minimum of five years of project engineering or related maintenance experience, required.
  • Minimum of three years of maintenance or production supervision experience, preferred.
  • Demonstrated “hands on” management experience.
  • Experience with continuous improvement methodologies, preferred.
  • Experience working in a food manufacturing environment, preferred.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of people.


  • Strong interpersonal skills, written, and verbal communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Solid analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, and project planning, etc. to identify opportunity areas.
  • Ability to use innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
  • Strong computer skills, including a proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
  • Must be able to read and interpret technical drawings and documentation of all types (mechanical, electrical, electronic, schematic, hydraulic, pneumatic, etc.) in order to accurately apply their skills in any particular situation.
  • Ability to quickly come up to speed on complex production processes.
  • Ability to analyze data and information, and to make effective and timely decisions.
  • Ability to work with others to identify opportunities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Solid problem solving, project management, multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
  • Detail oriented, organized, reliable and resourceful.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.
  • Formal training certificate in planning/scheduling, reliability based maintenance, purchasing and budgeting is preferred.
  • Certified Maintenance and Reliability Technician (CMRT) certification preferred.



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