Leprino Foods

Maintenance Supervisor

Job Locations US-NY-Waverly
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Posted Date
6 days ago(4/7/2021 4:16 PM)
Category (Portal Searching)
Production Operations


This position provides guidance and direction to a team of Maintenance Technicians in the Maintenance department. Makes strategic and sound decisions pertaining to equipment maintenance, department safety, and department efficiency for team.  Monitors maintenance activities of team related to production processes, controls systems, utilities, and overall plant facilities to maximize equipment uptime, plant efficiencies, product quality, safety, and cost control. Monitors completion of preventative maintenance, schedules and emergency equipment maintenance, and employee actions.  Builds an effective employee team by engaging, mentoring, and developing direct reports.  



  • Plans and schedules daily staffing needs to maximize labor efficiency and ensure production needs are met. 
  • Leads and coaches team employees in Maintenance department by implementing programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition, and internal employee development in order to ensure peak employee engagement and productivity.   
  • Builds and fosters strong working relationships, collaboration within their team, and a positive work environment.  
  • Reinforces company and plant policies fairly and consistently. 
  • Ensures team employees have completed all required training. 
  • Responds to employee questions and concerns. 


  • Supervises the daily shift activities to ensure minimal production downtime related to equipment failure, preventative maintenance, and planned maintenance.  
  • Achieves scheduled preventative maintenance. 
  • Prioritizes production equipment repair needs to minimize production downtime, while assuring safety and quality. 


  • Implements plant safety programs to ensure compliance and a safe working environment.  
  • Ensures work is accomplished in a safe manner and the workplace is free of safety hazards.   
  • Provides employees with the training, equipment, and tools to be able to safely perform their jobs. 
  • Leads and demonstrates safe practices. 
  • Participates in safety investigations and corrective actions. 


  • Leads and executes the department’s quality systems to achieve quality goals. 
  • Oversees the sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met in the department. 


  • Monitors team operations and makes recommendations for labor and manufacturing efficiencies, cost savings, and quality improvements.  
  • Manages to the Maintenance department’s financial performance goals to assure that a quality product is provided at the least possible cost.  


Minimum Qualifications & Experience: 

  • 5+ years of industrial maintenance experience in food manufacturing environment, additional education may substitute experience where applicable 
  • 1+ year of experience leading, mentoring, and/or delegating work to others 
  • Proficient computer knowledge, with familiarity or ability to learn SAP or other manufacturing computer systems 

Preferred Qualifications & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial maintenance or related field or similar work experience in related industry 
  • Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience 
  • Previous supervisory experience in manufacturing environment 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities/Competencies:   

  • Strong knowledge of reliability principles 
  • Technical knowledge of industrial equipment maintenance and repair, and overall facility maintenance 
  • Working knowledge of pumps, valves, motors, general construction, welding, electrical principles, programmable logic controls 
  • Mechanical aptitude 
  • Knowledge of safety and sanitary design principles 
  • Strong project and organizational management skills 
  • High level of people management skills 
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills 
  • Ability to develop and influence others 
  • Strong planning/time management skills and balancing of resources 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills 


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