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Maintenance Supervisor

at Dairy Farmers of America, inc.

Posted: 9/20/2019
Job Reference #: 5000511171206

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Maintenance Supervisor


Portales, New Mexico


The maintenance supervisor is responsible for supervising day-to-day maintenance of the facility, overseeing the function of parts ordering, preventative maintenance and departmental training. Also responsible for downtime issues, related root cause analysis, and scheduling labor for the department.
Perform replacement analysis of equipment considering space costs, depreciation, service life, maintenance costs, and advising production manager of information and recommend appropriate actions Manage and develop plant maintenance programs to ensure minimal downtime. Analyze and solve technical maintenance issues
Oversee assigned DFA and contract staff. Develop appropriate training programs to address developmental needs Ensure all aspects of Purchasing policies, objectives, and initiatives are achieved including maximizing customer satisfaction (internal and external) and minimizing cost Manage partnership relationships with purchasing vendors, suppliers, and contract manufacturers Assist in the development of short- and long-term planning, objectives, programs, goals, and department budget and cost controls Assist in the development of procedures for purchasing and maintenance department
Maintain effective preventative maintenance programs for facility, electrical distribution, plant utility systems, architecture, process instrumentation, and all production machinery and equipment through assigned staff and outside contractors to support sustained plant operations and efficiency
Ensure all plant environmental policies and procedures reflect current DFA guidelines and regulatory requirements and proper reporting is completed Perform routine environmental plant audits and maintain environmental and Department of Transportation (DOT) facility records.
Prepare and submit all facility regulatory environmental permit renewal applications Ensure plant meets current regulatory and corporate requirements through plant environmental program Ensure DFA products are produced and distributed to highest food safety and quality standards Verify adherence to DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate, regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements Ensure safe working conditions for employees and compliance with all state and federal regulations regarding health and safety issues Dedicate effort to safety as we expect every employee to leave work in the same condition as they arrive Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all corporate regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements Exhibit the values and ethics of Dairy Farmers of America through honesty, discretion, and sound judgment Adhere to all DFA Quality, Safety and GMP policies and procedures and report any nonconformity Attend required training, including but not limited to Safety, GMP, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP), and Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Ensure availability to respond to emergencies or other unexpected operational requirements (i.e., nights, weekends, or holidays).
Participate in on-call rotation 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.


High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) and 10 years of experience in food manufacturing environment, including 4 years of direct supervisory experience


High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED), 5 years of technical training in related mechanical and/or electrical studies, and 4 years of experience in food manufacturing environment, including 2 years of direct supervisory experience

Must have strong knowledge of equipment including: boilers, HVAC, refrigeration, electrical, PLCs, and general mechanical items.

Strong analytical skills for data analysis and root cause analysis are required.

Prefer SAP experience

Certification and/or Licenses -- May be required to obtain and maintain other certifications and/or licenses in the future

Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and company computer systems, specifically Excel and SAP

Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management, especially in union environment

Knowledge of federal, state, and local environmental regulations regarding waste, air, wastewater, land application, and storm water

Knowledge of safety related issues, including regulation compliance

Skill in proficient computer usage

Skill in critical thinking, analysis, mathematical calculations, and statistical evaluations

Skill in leadership and coaching

Able to complete basic arithmetic in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals

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

Able to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork

Able to take appropriate steps to find solutions to problems

Able to handle challenging or conflict situations with tact and professionalism

Able to promote a team environment

Able to multi-task and problem solve

Able to respond courteously and efficiently to inquiries, complaints, and requests

Able to interpret and apply company policies

Able to adapt and manage to change effectively

Able to perform task and duties without constant supervision

Must be able to read, write, and speak English