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The Maintenance Supervisor, supervises maintenance employees to perform maintenance or service functions within established timing, quality, and cost parameters at the San Antonio, Seguin Plant.

  • On a daily basis the supervisor coordinates activities between the operations and maintenance.
  • This position requires a high level of technical proficiency to make informed decisions and assist subordinates in troubleshooting and problem solving and a high sense of urgency.  The type of work performed usually includes troubleshooting of breakdown repairs, skilled fabrications, installation or replacement. 
  • The incumbent is accountable for ensuring that all work and product produced is in accordance with established quality requirements.  He/she assigns jobs and determines priorities based on established schedules however, considerable judgment is required to adjust the schedule in response to critical equipment breakdowns.
  • The Maintenance Supervisor is accountable for establishing shift schedules, prioritizing jobs, procuring material, and conducting preventive maintenance to ensure work continuity and balance. Schedules are coordinated with the plant to minimize down time, maximize production and maximize maintenance compliance and productivity. 
  • Where opportunities exist, the incumbent is expected to recommend improvements in equipment and production methods consistent with cost and quality objectives. 
  • The incumbent is responsible for selection, training, performance appraisal, discipline, safety in the maintenance department.
  • He/she implements plant/departmental safety initiatives to ensure the safety of the employees.
  • The Maintenance Supervisor communicates daily with the production and engineering leadership in support of the PM programs and emergency work.
  • The Maintenance Supervisor manages the core maintenance team on all three shifts daily.
  • The incumbent also liaises with Finance to ensure timely processing of all Maintenance department purchases.


  • High school diploma; 5-7 years in mechanical maintenance and/or related skilled trades. College or post-secondary technical training preferred.
  • Previous supervision experience. Previous experience supervising maintenance is strongly preferred.
  • Extensive technical knowledge of following plant unit operations (how they work, how to repair, safety considerations):
    • Facilities infrastructure (HVAC, Electric Power distribution, compressed air, water, sewer and other plant utilities like steam boiler, cooling tower and chillers).
    • Process equipment (Pumps, motors (incl. 3 phase), agitators/mixers, filling equipment, conveyors, consumer packaging equipment such as case packers, stretch wrappers)
    • Process Controls (instrumentation, basic controls on above unit operations)
    • Support equipment (rolling stock, material handling equipment)
    • PLC controls and process control networks preferred
  • Leadership skills to motivate, train and develop hourly maintenance workforce
  • Organization skills to plan department work, especially PMs, projects and process improvements
  • Teamwork and conflict resolution skills to support production and other departments
  • Problem solving skills (both technical and people) to address day to day downtime and opportunities for improvement.

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