The Maintenance Superintendent is responsible for the supervision of maintenance related activities in support of plant production operations, including the direction and coordination of activities of staff engaged in repair, maintenance, and installation of process machines and related equipment in the plant. Will assist and support the Maintenance Manager in all aspects of the department while encouraging good work habits and promoting safety.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: This list is not intended to be all-inclusive and other duties may be assigned.
- Responsible for planning, organizing, directing and controlling the activities of the Maintenance functions to include buildings and equipment; coordinate work needed to keep Plant in operation; establish good lines of communication between mechanical and Plant operations; maintain an effective preventative maintenance schedule; and control mechanical inventories.
- Ensure compliance with the safety policies and procedures. Provide timely written feedback on causes of doctor cases and lost time accidents and recommendation for precluding recurrence.
- Be familiar with OSHA and FSIS regulations and work with FSIS to receive, evaluate and report work needed to keep the plant running in accordance with government requirements.
- Encourage and promote a positive attitude in the workplace; maintain effective relationships.
- Lead team of subordinates and delegating work functions; provide feedback and review on performance; appraise performance; reward and discipline employees; address complaints and resolve problems.
- Access skill levels and recommend developmental activities or training as deemed appropriate to keep employees at the highest level of skill to meet the company's objectives.
- Assist in the identification, development and implementation of special projects that will result in achieving or exceeding established labor goals by recommending new methods, layouts and/or equipment changes.
- Assists in the reviews and makes recommendations on cost control, cost estimates, manpower and facilities requirements forecasts.
- Coordinate and collaborate with other departments within the Plant to establish and carry out responsibilities; develop specific short and long term plans and programs to achieve the highest level results possible.
- Assist in the design of maintenance strategies, procedures and methods; develop strategies that will improve the overall safety and reliability of the Plant's production and personnel.
- Provide precise information in a timely fashion regarding the performance on all aspects of the operations at the Plant within the areas of responsibility; arrange procurement of fixtures, fittings or components for use in special project or the repair or installation of equipment.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the work environment, knowledge, skill, and/or ability required or preferred. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor of Science in Engineering preferred, five years mechanical field experience and five years supervisor in mechanical field and 2-3 years of experience in a meat processing facility desired or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent management skills utilizing sound management principles in leading a team of employees. Proven ability to recruit, train and motivate personnel.
COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and/or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports and business correspondence. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from maintenance supervisors, workers and employees using capital equipment within the company.
LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents in the English language such as safety files, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Must be able to effectively communicate with USDA, production and management personnel. Bilingual skills a plus.
MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to apply mathematical applications to practical situations. Demonstrated ability to understand basic statistics for process control.
REASONING ABILITY: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to solve practical problems and to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions furnished in written, oral, mathematical, diagram or schedule form with several abstract and concrete variables.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Ability to use computers and all standard programs used by the industry and the ability to learn and effectively use any and all other computer programs that are or will be made available. SQF Certification preferred.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to move about the facility. The employee is required to sit; use hands to finger; handle; or feel/hold objects; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; speak; hear taste and smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to cold/hot and/or humid conditions. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, cold/hot temperature and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The work environment includes climate extremes found in all areas of plant operations.
NORMAL WORK SCHEDULE: The hours and days of work are established as needed by operations and at the discretion of management and may be changed (increased or decreased) by management as required.