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Maintenance Superintendent

Company: Wayne Farms LLC
Location: Decatur
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Primarily responsible for managing all aspects of the maintenance function to ensure safe working conditions and to meet or exceed regulatory compliance (i.e. USDA, GMPs OSHA, etc.). Partners with management team to create and maintain a safe work environment.RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS: Independently manage a large maintenance team over multiple shifts through subordinate supervisors to ensure production machinery is functioning at optimal capacity and facilities and grounds are well maintained Establish and maintain the preventative maintenance program to ensure machinery is maintained at optimum and safe working conditionDetermine work order priority and schedule repairs, maintenance and installation of machines/equipment to keep disruption of manufacturing to a minimumSupervise maintenance department personnel in day-to-day operation to insure minimal downtime and costs and optimal accountability, productivity, and efficiencyManage the department budget within approved limits, monitor and recommend cost saving and standardization methodsIdentify and implement cost reduction opportunities in conjunction with operating teamsWork closely with other departments such as Accounting, Engineering, Product Development and Quality Assurance in resolving maintenance related issues, installation of new equipment, capital projects and/or process improvement initiativesEstablish and enforce Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) to regulate the maintenance function within the processing plantMentor, coach and train/ cross-train employees encouraging career development; provide consistent feedback concerning strengths and areas in need of improvementAdminister performance improvement plans and disciplinary actions on a fair and consistent basisFollow, promote and ensure subordinates adhere to all safety initiatives helping to maintain a zero accident cultureEstablish, communicate and maintain expectations to support safety, company standards and to provide clear direction to employeesPerform other duties as assignedSUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:This is a Leader of People position with required competencies: Sizing up People, Delegation, Planning, Customer Focus and Conflict ManagementEDUCATION AND CERTIFICATIONS: Bachelors' degree in related field from an accredited institutionCombination of five (5) years' education and experience may be substituted for degreeEXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:Minimum three (3) years relevant progressive maintenance experience in a manufacturing setting; five (5)+ years' experience in food industry or protein industry strongly preferredMinimum three (3) years' experience in managing a large team across multiple shiftsKnowledge of food processing systems, as well as SPC and CADKnowledge of relevant regulatory requirements governing the food industry and a thorough understanding of the required support for maintaining utility function, such as various refrigeration/freezing system, boilers, HVAC, PLC controls. etc.; specific experience with bread and batter equipment a plusStrong customer focus with the ability to communicate with all levels of the organization in a timely and professional mannerMust have exceptional communication, both verbal and written, attention to detail and the ability to resolve issues efficiently and effectively Proficient computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Excel, Word)Ability to work in a fast paced environment using excellent organizational skills and precise attention to detailMust possess a strong customer-centric attitude, high energy level and a strong sense of urgencySAFETY REQUIREMENTS:Follow and ensure others follow departmental and company safety policies and programsWear required protective equipment in all areas where mandatoryPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:Ability to traverse throughout facilities, up and down stairs as needed, both indoors and outFrequently subjected to all environs (i.e. extreme wet and cold or hot and humid)Occasionally lifts up to 50 lbsWe are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Keywords: Wayne Farms LLC, Decatur , Maintenance Superintendent, Professions , Decatur, Alabama

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