Maintenance Supervisor
Simmons Foods
Emporia, KS
Leads, motivates and develops a technical team of maintenance employees to perform equipment repair and preventative maintenance procedures. Works to drive losses out of our systems, create consistent standard approaches and achieve production results while improving individual skills and enhancing teamwork.

Directs daily maintenance operations for assigned area. Directs the activities of employees to perform equipment repair and preventative maintenance procedures. Directs or performs layout work for each project as needed. Consults with engineers and vendors as needed. Checks to see that repairs are done correctly and in an efficient manner.

Supports site-wide maintenance function, including packaging, process, mechanical, electrical, building maintenance and stationary engineering. Works to improve the reliability of production lines & ensure machinery down times are reduced. Works to optimize maintenance and operating efficiencies through minimizing operating costs and implementing key performance indicators and measurements. Works with Engineering & Technical Services to ensure seamless introduction of capital projects, taking facility to the next level of sophistication in terms of automation. Ensures regulatory compliance in health & safety, environmental standards and equipment operations.

Builds the maintenance team's capability to understand, own and effectively execute with excellence the key systems associated with World Class Maintenance. Supports the performance development of shift maintenance, mechanical and electrical as well as the Inventory Coordinator & Maintenance Planner, including ownership, empowerment and accountability. Supports the development of the maintenance department to a world-class level in Preventive and Predictive maintenance, MRO Inventory control and Maintenance Planning. Focuses on the development of the Maintenance team to execute the technical systems associated with predictive & preventative maintenance, process control and OEE/downtime data collection and interpretation. Builds the Maintenance team's daily troubleshooting capability of the technical and process failures recognizing when, who and how to draw support.

Manages employees. Directs and supervises employees' work activities and monitors work performance. Collaborates with Human Resources to screen, interview and hire candidates. Administers disciplinary actions and recommends performance improvement actions in collaboration with the HR Manager. Monitors work performance and recommends compensation decisions based on guidelines. Follows Simmons values to develop and maintain a favorable working relationship with all employees. Promotes a cooperative and harmonious environment in order to facilitate positive employee morale, productivity, and continued improvement.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Steel toed shoes, Ear Plugs, Hair Net.

Physical Activities: Enters and locates information on a computer. Visually verifies information, often in small print. Communicates with Customers, Vendors, or Employees via telephone, in person, and/or electronic mail. May present information to small or large groups. Must be able to work in various temperatures. Move about in a manufacturing environment and surrounding property. May travel via car or plane to various work locations.

Travel: Travels to and from multiple facilities or work-sites, possibly requiring overnight stays.

Technical Experience: Demonstrated knowledge of mechanical systems, electrical, safety and preventative maintenance programs. Preference for experience leading a maintenance team. Willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction required. Must be able to read and write English. Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resource management, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. Must be familiar with computers and be proficient in Microsoft Office suite.

Industry Experience: Preferred experience within a food processing organization

Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree or 4 years related work experience with a minimum of 1 year experience in a leading role included in the 4 years related work experience

Preferred Education: N/A