Maintenance Supervisor - 1st Shift

Lansing, IL
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Land O’Frost is searching for a Maintenance Supervisor to lead a team of electricians, mechanics, and maintenance helpers. In this role. you will ensure the continuous operation of all production and facilities-related equipment. Through partnerships with plant management and cross-functional teams, this position will work to identify proactive ways to identify and maintain efficient maintenance practices to achieve plant metrics and organizational objectives. This role will serve as a change agent by promoting and reinforcing LOF Core Values and culture with the maintenance team.

In this role you will:

  • Ensure the quality and food safety of our product, the safety of our employees, and the smooth operation of our production lines through process control.
  • Plan, organize, and schedule work activities of the maintenance department to meet production needs.
  • Supervise maintenance activities for all manufacturing lines and equipment improvement projects.
  • Work closely with CI and Engineering to develop and implement new equipment processes and packaging equipment projects to increase efficiency and reduce labor costs.
  • Coordinate the planning and scheduling of maintenance work including the weekly schedule of maintenance technicians to ensure maximum utilization of manpower and provide adequate production coverage.
  • Identify areas of improvement for plant operational efficiencies -opportunities to improve efficiency, methods, equipment, reduce waste, improve time.
  • Develop, implement, and supervise Preventive Maintenance (PM) programs and schedule downtime of work for optimum utilization of both manpower and resources during the assigned shift.
  • Responsible for keeping equipment and support systems operating at maximum efficiency.
  • Follow, maintain, and evaluate preventive maintenance (PM) program and schedule.
  • Coordinate and implement predictive and preventative maintenance scheduling.
  • Maintain 100% on-time completion of PMs and certifications.
  • Cross-train maintenance team to perform a wide range of both, mechanical and electrical repairs on a range of equipment.
  • Responsible for ensuring employees are adhering to all regulatory and internal processes – Employee, Safety, Food Safety, Quality, HR, and Process Controls.
  • Promote and reinforce LOF Core Values and culture with an hourly workforce.
  • Communicate and review plant/department objectives regularly with an hourly workforce

Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required. Technical certification or degree in an engineering-related field or equivalent is preferred.
  • 3 years supervisory experience. Experience in a food manufacturing facility is strongly desired.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of PM program development and implementation.
  • Mechanical/ electrical experience with high-speed packaging equipment.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing progressive maintenance practices including TPM and predictive maintenance.
  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing/TPM/Six Sigma methodologies preferred.
  • Pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical, PLC, welding, fabricating, and refrigeration experience required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office experience)

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