Maintenance Supervisor

MAC Incorporated

Maintenance Supervisor Newark, California
Job Ref:


  • Maintenance Supervisor (Exempt)


  • CA


  • Maintenance



  • Maintenance Manager


This job description should not be viewed as an all-inclusive list of the responsibilities related to your position. Your position will necessitate performing duties and tasks that are not outlined herein. Company makes no guarantees as to the nature and scope of the work performed by this position and retains the right to change an employee’s position or job description at any time.



Supervises maintenance technicians, performs maintenance activities, schedules employees and coordinates activities to keep manufacturing plant running in 24/7 environment. Supervises and assists in repairs of breakdowns, alignment, troubleshooting and operations of building and plant equipment. Initiates preventative maintenance action, schedules and supervises preventative maintenance activities.



  • Directs workers in electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.
  • Supervises work assignment and personnel performance of staff technicians; hire, trains, coaches and evaluates staff.
  • Assists workers in diagnosing malfunctions in machinery and equipment.
  • Directs workers engaged in dismantling, assembling, and installing industrial machinery.
  • Requisitions and keeps supply of spare parts.
  • Modifies programming of robots and related equipment such as robot controllers and programmable controllers.
  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Interprets specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assigns duties.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Enforces a safe work place by supervising all tasks are performed in accordance with O.S.H.A., E.P.A., F.D.A., Food Safety, Lock-out/Tag-out safety rules, codes policies, and regulations, and Confined Entry policies.
  • Contributes to a safe workplace by enforcing and complying with Federal, State and Company’s rules and procedures.
  • Responsible for keeping work area clean and tidy at all times and reporting any potential contamination and suspicious activity immediately.
  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of shop, department, or work crew.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Maintains time and production records.



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

Analytical – Uses intuition and experience to complement data.

Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations.

Project Management – Completes projects on time and on budget.

Technical Skills – Shares expertise with others.

Customer Service – Meets commitments.

Interpersonal – Focuses on solving conflict, not blaming others; remains open to others' ideas and tries new ideas; listens to others without interrupting; keeps emotions under control.

Oral Communication – Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; participates in meetings.

Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; contributes to building a positive team spirit; able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; recognizes accomplishments of other team members.

Written Communication – Writes clearly and informatively.

Delegation – Delegates work assignments; provides recognition for results.

Leadership – Exhibits confidence in self and others; inspires and motivates others to perform well; inspires respect and trust; accepts feedback from others; gives appropriate recognition to others.

Supervising People – Takes responsibility for subordinates' activities; makes self-available to staff; provides regular performance feedback; continually works to improve supervisory skills.

Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality.

Cost Consciousness – Works within approved budget.

Ethics – Treats people with respect; keeps commitments; inspires the trust of others; works with integrity and ethically.

Diversity – Shows respect and sensitivity for cultural differences; promotes a harassment-free environment.

Organizational Support – Follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organization's goals and values.

Attendance/Punctuality – Is consistently at work and on time; ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; arrives at meetings and appointments on time.

Dependability – Follows instructions; responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals.

Initiative – Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; seeks increased responsibilities; takes independent actions and calculated risks; asks for and offers help when needed.

Innovation – Displays original thinking and creativity; generates suggestions for improving work.

Judgment – Displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; makes timely decisions.

Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles.

Planning/Organizing – Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks.

Professionalism – Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.

Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance.

Quantity – Meets productivity standards; completes work in timely manner; strives to increase productivity.

Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures; reports potentially unsafe conditions; uses equipment and materials properly.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • 5 years supervisory experience in a food manufacturing plant environment.
  • HS degree or GED; BA/BS degree in Engineering or related field preferred
  • Must have a very strong industrial electrical knowledge in motor control, VFD, and PLC
  • Additional mechanical, welding, refrigeration, and plumbing knowledge preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and application of preventative maintenance techniques/scheduling and safety management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of efficient and safe manufacturing operations to include product and associate safety, OSHA standards, product quality (success rates), cost control (minimizing downtime and waste, optimizing yield)
  • Demonstrated ability to direct, coach, and train mechanics as well as plan, monitor and schedule work.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Demonstrated mechanical and spatial aptitude, including the ability to disassemble and reassemble equipment
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Windows; MS Word Processing software; MS Excel Spreadsheet software; MS Outlook; Crystal Report Writer; Internet software; MP2 Access 2000.


Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents such as production schedules, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of employees or colleagues in organization.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Word processing software, Excel spreadsheet software and Outlook email software. Knowledge of inventory control and manufacturing software helpful.


Working knowledge of FDA regulations, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), sanitation processes/procedures and HACCP. Certifications preferred but not required.



Directly supervises employees in the Maintenance Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include recruiting, interviewing, hiring and training employees; time and attendance record keeping (ADP/e-time), planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and coaching employees; addressing complaints and resolving concerns.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. The employee is frequently exposed to work in high, precarious places. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather); toxic or caustic chemicals and extreme cold (non-weather). The employee is expected to tolerate the flour dust that floats in the work environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee must frequently lift and or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must frequently push; pull manual or automated pallet jacks and other equipment. With the aid of co-workers, the employee is occasionally expected to push, pull equipment and racks on wheels up to 75 to 1,500 pounds approximately 15 to 520 feet. Frequent flexing, extending and turning of the neck and head are required. Specific vision abilities required by this job include ability to adjust focus.