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Associated Milk Producers MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR in Freeman, South Dakota

Description

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time:

  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, directing work and approving time worked; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Provide direct supervision to the maintenance department.

  • Provides daily task assignments to maintenance employees and communicates completed repairs to leadership.

  • Coordinates a rotational schedule for maintenance employee completion of special projects.

  • Actively participate in the following meetings: SQF management review, safety and loss control, quality, staff, and employee training.

  • Ensure all maintenance employees are properly trained and certified with the following OSHA requirements: arc flash, aerial lift, confined space, first aid/CPR, fall protection, forklift, hazardous communication – Right To Know, hearing conservation, hot works, lockout/tagout, and general shop safety.

  • Frequently review the complete operation of the plant and recommend improvements; and revise procedures to improve plant performance.

  • Conduct routine inspections of equipment and property and report findings to the Division Manager. Create work orders, assign the work and verify completion.

  • Follow up with plant employees and outside contractors to ensure that work has been completed as approved, within the timeframe indicated, and within the amount allocated.

  • Examine and maintain the safe and efficient operations of the plant’s production and packaging equipment.

  • Review preventative maintenance schedules, effectiveness and assignments for continuous improvement.

  • Oversee all basic electrical and mechanical troubleshooting and repairs on all plant equipment.

  • Maintain cooling water systems.

  • Assist the plant’s regulatory manager with sampling and necessary repairs of equipment.

  • Must be able to take rotating “on call” leadership coverage to provide weekend assistance.

  • Review the maintenance employee’s documents on assignment/scheduling of daily work orders.

  • Prepare purchase orders for properly requisitioned items.

  • Coordinate with corporate purchasing department to assist with purchasing of supplies, packaging and other items with company-wide pricing.

  • Ensures total compliance with all company rules and regulations.

  • Safeguards confidentiality of company information.

  • Follows Good Manufacturing Practices and supports Food Safety Practices.

  • Fosters a “safety first” atmosphere. Champions safety with employee engagement and participation, instilling behavior based safety observations. Identify and investigate safety concerns and implement corrective plan of action.

  • Provides backup to Emergency Response Coordinator and participates in the ERT team.

  • Other duties as assigned.

An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.

REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:

The following are required competencies of the position that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job:

  • Use graphic instructions, blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts, or other visual aids.

  • Observe or monitor objects such as mechanical devices to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards.

  • Demonstrated strong teamwork skills, with the ability to lead, participate, and/or work directly with cross-functional teams and/or individuals.

  • Knowledge of Occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions applicable to mechanical maintenance and repair work, including lockout procedures and confined space entry procedures.

  • Must have proven working knowledge of electrical/mechanical skills and have operational knowledge of basic tools and equipment. PLC experience a plus.

  • Must have high level of discretion and ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately.

  • Thorough understanding and board application of safety regulations, standards, principles, theories, and techniques.

  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of situations and events and respond accordingly.

  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills.

  • Ability to adapt effectively within a continually changing and demanding environment.

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the products manufactured and the processes involved.

  • Basic understanding of equipment operations and minor troubleshooting ability.

  • Must be able to demonstrate an ability and willingness to communicate effectively in order to maintain high levels of safety, quality and efficiency.

  • Ability to read and comprehend standard operating procedures and company guidelines in order to maintain regulatory compliance.

  • Ability to understand daily production needs.

  • Participation in a team environment safely.

  • Detail oriented, be quality minded.

  • Able to perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment.

  • Maintain a valid driver’s license.

  • Possess traits of honesty, integrity, creativity and flexibility.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

  • High School Diploma or General Education Degree (GED) required.

  • Associates degree from two-year college in a related technical field or certificate or diploma from trade school in related field preferred.

  • Three to five years of experience in the maintenance, mechanical maintenance, and/or repair work and/or operation of a process manufacturing facility or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Three to five years of supervisory experience, preferably in a maintenance department.

  • Prior maintenance experience in the food manufacturing environment is preferred.

  • Food manufacturing, material handling and forklift operation experience preferred.

  • Prior experience in the dairy or cheese industry is preferred.

  • Knowledge of SQF, HACCP, GMP’s, OSHA and loss control programs highly desirable.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS MENTAL DEMANDS:

The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Office – Work is performed in a general office environment with low to moderate noise exposure. May on occasion be exposed to loud sounds and distracting noise levels, such as from office equipment. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch; talk or hear; taste or smell. The majority of the time is spent seated at a work station with access to telephone, computer, printer, files, and reference materials. Requires frequent verbal communication either in person, by telephone or by use of online interactive communication, to interact with vendors, suppliers, and consultants. Requires frequent written communication by requiring frequent typing and writing. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Manufacturing – Work is performed in a manufacturing plant. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee will frequently have to walk and stand. The employee should have the ability to regularly lift up to 55lbs. The employee must be able to push and pull up to 75lbs. Must be able to climb ladders and work at elevations above 4 feet. Employees are regularly exposed to cold temperatures when performing tasks in storage areas. Employees are regularly exposed to warm or hot temperatures with moderate to high humidity levels varying based on the location of the work area. The employee is regularly exposed to wet walking surfaces. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Office - This job operates in a professional office environment. Employees will work face-to-face with others on a daily basis. Some may share office space. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually low. May on occasion be exposed to loud sounds and distracting noise levels, such as from office equipment. The employee may be exposed to very low levels of ammonia.

Manufacturing - Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, wet work conditions, fumes or airborne particles. Employee is occasionally exposed to warm conditions with regular exposure to temperature conditions in excess of 100*F or cold temperatures when working in cold storage areas. The employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. Employee is regularly exposed to chemicals during sanitation processes. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally at a high level. The employee is not routinely exposed to weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to very low levels of ammonia.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – Personal protective equipment is required depending on the job being performed, including protective eye wear, or face shields, hearing protection, hair and beard nets, uniforms and footwear. Additional equipment is required when working with chemicals, such as rubber gloves and use of chemical proof aprons as appropriate for the job being performed.

Associated Milk Producers Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Qualifications

Education

Preferred

  • Associates or better in Mechanical Systems

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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