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Dairy Farmers of America Maintenance Supervisor - Second Shift (12-1pm start time) Ice Cream in Athens, Tennessee

Position : Maintenance Supervisor - Second Shift (12-1pm start time) Ice Cream

Location : Athens, Tennessee

Requisition ID: : 24693


Provide work direction and supervision to maintenance employees to ensure the effective delivery of maintenance services in accordance with the company’s policies, OSHA regulations, and applicable laws. Function as a resource and point of escalation to direct reports. Coach, mentor, and provide performance development opportunities to team members on an ongoing basis.


· Prioritize and assign daily jobs and work orders and provide clear direction to maintenance employees. Oversee pass down issues. Monitor activities to ensure an efficient and safe maintenance operation

· Ensure maintenance staff has a good understanding of work practices and procedures

· Assist the maintenance manager to ensure that all preventative maintenance work orders are completed within the given time. Assist with everyday maintenance issues and repairs

· Actively support and implement preventative maintenance programs; schedule and provide constant monitoring of the preventative maintenance program and make adjustments as needed

· Serve as first point of contact for emergency maintenance requests

· Oversee the repairs and maintenance of all plant equipment

· Assist in developing procedures and policies for maintenance department

· Complete and maintain record keeping using databases and computerized maintenance management systems

· Support work for proper root cause analysis on breakdowns or failures to ensure equipment breakdown issues are addressed and resolved

· Assist the maintenance manager on capital and special projects

· Work with inventory or supply employees to ensure an adequate inventory of spare parts and equipment

· Demonstrate ability to work unsupervised and make competent decisions when the maintenance manager is not available

· Remain current with latest and emerging industry regulations and codes relative to mechanical and electrical systems design and operation

· Provide staff with the necessary training on existing and new equipment

· Complete supervisory activities such as administering employee promotions and transfers; reviewing and editing employee timekeeping; completing performance evaluations; mentoring, training, and coaching employees

· Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all company regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements

· 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


· Undergraduate degree (or equivalent combination of experience and education)

· 2 to 5 years of maintenance or related experience coupled with demonstrated leadership aptitude, team lead experience, or supervisory experience

· Experience leading and following safety policies and procedures

· Certification and/or License – may be required during course of employment; electrical, welding, boiler, refrigeration, compressed air, wastewater, or plumbing licenses or certificates preferred


· Strong knowledge of facility equipment

· Knowledge of and skill with Microsoft Office Suite and company computer systems

· Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management

· Able to lead and instruct others on the proper and safe procedures

· Able to perform all required preventative, productive, predictive, and scheduled maintenance procedures

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

· Able to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork

· Able to think and use independent judgment in planning and organizing multiple tasks and information

· Able to demonstrate initiative and follow through on day-to-day responsibilities

· Able to adapt to changing operational needs and lead others through change

· Able to select, coach, develop, engage, and retain a team of employees

· Must be able to read, write and speak English

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