Sep 13, 2023

Maintenance Supervisor

  • Michael Foods
  • Chaska, MN, USA
Full-time Management - Maintenance

Job Description

This position is responsible for the daily operation of the Maintenance Department. The Maintenance Supervisor will interface with Production Supervisors, leads, and operators to gather information on issues surrounding the performance of Production and Process equipment. The Maintenance Supervisor coordinates repairs, labor and resources, as well as provides requisitions for repair parts.  The Maintenance Supervisor schedules Union and Non Union labor for routine scheduled and overtime work. The maintenance Supervisor approves Vacation and PPT requests. The Maintenance Supervisor provides reviews of their direct staff.



Medical, Dental, Vision Company

Paid life insurance

Supplemental life insurance

Up to 136 hours paid time off per year

Paid holidays

401(k) with up to a 6% company match

Yearly incentive bonus

Employee assistance program

Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per year

Short and long-term disability



  • Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks. Insures regulatory compliance.
  • Supervision of maintenance crew.
  • Oversee operation of Boiler and Refrigeration Equipment.
  • Responsible for forklift maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment.
  • Provides a safe work environment for employees.
  • Recognizes and takes steps to resolve operating problems in order to minimize their impact on the operations.
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records (I.E. timecards, downtime records, absentee records, etc.)
  • Enforces company policies in a fair and consistent manner.
  • Encourages suggestions from employees which will improve production, quality, safety and/or control costs
  • Keeps manager informed on operating and/or employee problems which may require their attention
  • Effectively communicate relevant information to employees on shift & to on-coming employees at shift change.
  • Communicating all process inefficiencies, equipment malfunctions, safety concerns and GMP issues to the Production Supervisor & Sanitation Supervisor
  • General cleaning of equipment and maintaining good housekeeping throughout the department per the daily sanitation checklist.
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Recruit, Train, Develop Craftsman in multiple disciplines
  • Actively Lead/Participate in Maintenance Reliability and CI projects




Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Engineering or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.



  • Minimum of 5 years of maintenance management
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles preferred



  1. Knowledge of basic mechanics, welding, electrical, fabrication, preventative maintenance, plant operations, government environmental and safety regulations.
  2. Refrigerated foods processing and packaging
  3. Food safety and sanitation principles (GMP, SQF)
  4. State and Federal rules and regulations (USDA, FDA, OSHA, etc.)
  5. Knowledge of plant operations and production scheduling


  1. Supervising personnel in a manufacturing environment
  2. Communication and interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  3. Be able to recognize problem situations and take appropriate steps to resolve.
  4. Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) Auto CAD and inventory control computer programs (SAP)
  5. Advancement planning of direct reports.
  6. Leadership and team skills (interpersonal, leading teams, communication)
  7. Good written and verbal communication skills, able to make detailed presentations and present them to upper levels of management. Managing employees and production operations
  8. Able to supervise department personnel in a fair and consistent manner.

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