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Dairy Farmers of America Maintenance Supervisor - nights in Garden City, Kansas

Position : Maintenance Supervisor - nights

Location : Garden City, Kansas

Requisition ID: : 26148

Provide work direction and supervision to maintenance employees to ensure the effective delivery of maintenance services in accordance with the company’s policies, OSHA regulations, and applicable laws. Function as a resource and point of escalation to direct reports. Coach, mentor, and provide performance development opportunities to team members on an ongoing basis.

  • Prioritize and assign daily jobs and work orders and provide clear direction to maintenance employees. Oversee pass down issues. Monitor activities to ensure an efficient and safe maintenance operation

  • Ensure maintenance staff has a good understanding of work practices and procedures

  • Assist the maintenance manager to ensure that all preventative maintenance work orders are completed within the given time. Assist with everyday maintenance issues and repairs

  • Actively support and implement preventative maintenance programs; schedule and provide constant monitoring of the preventative maintenance program and make adjustments as needed

  • Serve as first point of contact for emergency maintenance requests

  • Oversee the repairs and maintenance of all plant equipment

  • Assist in developing procedures and policies for maintenance department

  • Complete and maintain record keeping using databases and computerized maintenance management systems

  • Support work for proper root cause analysis on breakdowns or failures to ensure equipment breakdown issues are addressed and resolved

  • Assist the maintenance manager on capital and special projects

  • Work with inventory or supply employees to ensure an adequate inventory of spare parts and equipment

  • Demonstrate ability to work unsupervised and make competent decisions when the maintenance manager is not available

  • Remain current with latest and emerging industry regulations and codes relative to mechanical and electrical systems design and operation

  • Provide staff with the necessary training on existing and new equipment

  • Complete supervisory activities such as administering employee promotions and transfers; reviewing and editing employee timekeeping; completing performance evaluations; mentoring, training, and coaching employees

  • Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all company regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements

  • The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required

Education and Experience

  • Undergraduate degree (or equivalent combination of experience and education)

  • 2 to 5 years of maintenance or related experience coupled with demonstrated leadership aptitude, team lead experience, or supervisory experience

  • Experience leading and following safety policies and procedures

  • Certification and/or License – may be required during course of employment; electrical, welding, boiler, refrigeration, compressed air, wastewater, or plumbing licenses or certificates preferred

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong knowledge of facility equipment

  • Knowledge of and skill with Microsoft Office Suite and company computer systems

  • Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management

  • Able to lead and instruct others on the proper and safe procedures

  • Able to perform all required preventative, productive, predictive, and scheduled maintenance procedures

  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Able to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork

  • Able to think and use independent judgment in planning and organizing multiple tasks and information

  • Able to demonstrate initiative and follow through on day-to-day responsibilities

  • Able to adapt to changing operational needs and lead others through change

  • Able to select, coach, develop, engage, and retain a team of employees

  • Must be able to read, write and speak English

An Equal Opportunity Employer