Maintenance Supervisor

AP Professionals
May 4, 2021
Job Type
Street Address
500 Linden Oaks
Rochester, NY


AP Professionals has partnered with a food manufacturer looking to add a Maintenance Supervisor to their team. Open due to a retirement. The Maintenance Supervisor will oversee mechanics, assign and direct work, motivate and train staff, and plan work assignments. Previous maintenance supervision experience in a manufacturing environment required.

This is a direct hire, full time position with hours of 3:00 – 11:30PM, Monday – Friday.


  • Carry out departmental production plans and to establish objectives.
  • Be the first to respond and troubleshoot activities. Lead and assign crew members and utilize all available resources to correct maintenance issues and/or equipment/system breakdowns.
  • Assess maintenance impact online performance with respect to improving uptime, cost reduction, maintenance labor allocation and line output focusing on product quality.
  • Communicate daily activity of work order status with Production Supervisors and coordinate shift-to-shift handoff.
  • Document all modifications to equipment, systems and respective documentation.
  • Execute the Shift Plan for planned work orders, predictive/preventative maintenance, on-the-floor training and assist in the planning for the follow-on shifts.
  • Understand and promote food quality, personal safety, good manufacturing practices, production standards and maintenance mechanical/electrical/PLC standards.
  • Provide leadership to employees to achieve departmental objectives, while following Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Safe Work Practices, Standard Sanitation and Security Procedures along with established SQF & HACCP practices to ensure consistent high-Quality products and a safe work environment.
  • Follow-up with employees to investigate all variances and keep all supervisory staff informed of lost time to ensure adequate time for scheduled adjustments.
  • Report to the Manager on all operation issues during the shift. Investigate events and provide full details of facts leading to the event, along with conclusions, and recommendations. Communicate openly to all other Supervisor/Management staff, sharing problems and solutions.
  • Ensure that all areas of responsibility are fully staffed. Ensure that all employees are fully trained on equipment, regulatory requirements, safety and sanitation of the rooms and equipment, troubleshooting, etc..
  • Develop, upgrade and maintain SOP's for all processes within the department. Ensure that all employees are fully aware of these SOP's and able to carry out their responsibilities.
  • Partner with Production, Quality Assurance and R&D to maintain an ongoing uninterrupted operation to produce high quality products, while maintaining the department in an acceptable manner. Lead Preventative Maintenance programs and Quality programs for areas.
  • Supervise employees within a union environment. Administer policies & practices in a timely and equitable manner, to maintain a safe, healthy, efficient, and harmonious work environment.
  • Cover for the Maintenance Manager in their absence.


  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a 4 year College or University desired or equivalent combination of education and experience


  • 1 – 2 years related experience and/or training
  • 2+ year’s supervisory experience, with proven ability in planning, organizing, motivation, controlling and leadership.
  • Use of high volume highly automated processing equipment.
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