Maintenance Supervisor

Job Location US-NJ-Somerset
# of Openings
Direct Hire


We are looking for a Maintenance Supervisor! Your primary responsibilities are to assist the Maintenance Manager, through the supervision of the skilled trades mechanics, to keep the manufacturing facility and all production processes mechanically operating at maximum rated capacity and producing quality products in a cost-effective manner. This involves the installation, repair, maintenance and troubleshooting of all machinery, tools and mechanical systems. Oversees and directs the speed of repairs to minimize downtime, minimizes the use of labor and parts, removes glitches in start-up, and addresses problems pro-actively. Interfaces with plant management, shift supervisors, engineering, warehouse production and packaging supervisors and QA/QC personnel.


  • Ensures speed of repairs, minimizes downtime, limits labor usage, avoids start-up glitches, promotes safety, provides staff training and addresses problems in a pro-active way
  • Oversees and maintains preventive maintenance programs
  • Report food safety and quality issues to Plant management and SQFP
  • Follow GMP rules
  • Monitor fellow employees for adherence to GMP’s.
  • Conducts regular assessment of facility needs, improvements and repairs and routinely inspects operating machinery, equipment and supporting systems
  • Maintains and repair machinery, equipment, systems and mechanized vehicles
  • Ensures production operations by setting work priorities, supervising and assisting with repairs and maintenance schedules, installation of machinery and equipment
  • Provides emergency response including equipment repair, situation stabilization and the mobilizing of resources as needed
  • Directs staff on projects, tasks and assignments within cost and time budgets, and on schedule
  • Provides staff training and development
  • Evaluates work and performance
  • Ensures safe work practices and ensures a safe work environment
  • Oversees and supervises assignments and work performed by the mechanics
  • Verifies and ensures the documentation of all repair records, preventive maintenance records and logs all filters and replacement parts
  • Develops new tools and techniques to improve monitoring and performance of machinery, equipment and maintenance staff
  • Oversees and monitors the scheduling and safe use of all shop equipment, and that they are in good working order
  • Maintains log of all maintenance orders
  • Resolves maintenance problems and issues by working closely with plant management and supervisors, and QA/QC
  • Completes maintenance operational requirements by scheduling and assigning staff, monitors and ensures performance for maximum efficiency and effectiveness and follows up on results and completed tasks
  • Works closely with plant management and the production staff to ensure that production schedules and needs can be met because production machinery is operational
  • Responsible for staff working in a safe manner and that workplace safety issues are addressed and corrected
  • Provides training for staff
  • Thoroughly familiar with physical plant services
  • Attends and participates in production meetings as the maintenance manager's designee
  • Monitors and minimizes down time, identifies and advocates for improvement opportunities
  • Ensures that maintenance to all equipment is completed and complies with customer specifications, and ensures that food safety and quality are not jeopardized by complying with all GMP and HAACP Guidelines as well as SOPs
  • Ensures maintenance of equipment complies with desired processing rates
  • Ability to work additional hours as needed




  • High School education or equivalent is strongly preferred
  • 5 years’ experience working with manufacturing equipment preferred
  • Adequate years of supervisory experience
  • Working knowledge in operation and maintenance of facility management services, steam generators, refrigeration, air conditioning, generators, blueprint reading and equipment maintenance
  • Must possess knowledge of OSHA requirements and Confined Space/Lock-Out Tag-Out requirements
  • Must be computer literate with office, technical and parts and maintenance software packages
  • Must have the ability to plan, organize, develop, implement and interpret programs, goals, objectives, policies and procedures in a food manufacturing environment
  • Ability to read, speak, and write English is required


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