Maintenance Supervisor (2nd shift)

Skokie, IL 60077

Employment Type: Permanent Job Category: Production Management Job Number: Rd875463110 Compensation: 77500

Job Description

Title: Maintenance Supervisor

Location: Skokie, IL


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Hire Type:  Direct hire


Job Summary

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for leading the maintenance staff, delegating work orders with a high sense of urgency, and communicating with the maintenance planner / scheduler on the status of work orders. This role will also evaluate equipment breakdowns, non-breakdowns, and PM’s to identify root cause and will keep operations informed on the progress of breakdowns to reduce unnecessary downtime time contributing to operational variances. 


Job Duties:

  • Report food safety and quality problems to personnel with the authority to initiate action 
  • Ensures that GMP’s are enforced at all times  
  • Communicate quickly and precisely both written or verbally, ideally by end of shift 
  • Ensure department and company policies and procedures are enforced at all times 
  • Interview and hiring maintenance staff when needed 
  • Execute disciplinary action (progressive discipline policy) when associates fall short of expectations 
  • Review maintenance work orders from the planner / scheduler and delegates the work to the maintenance staff and follows up to ensure work orders are completed timely and accurately.  
  • Provide necessary support and technical expertise to maintenance staff as needed 
  • Ensure maintenance staff is accurately documenting information on work orders / time allocation sheets (time in and time out, parts used, etc.) 
  • Assist in the development of writing PM SOPs for each piece of equipment 
  • Conduct PM audits to ensure proper execution and effectiveness of PM’s. 
  • Evaluate performance and quality of the work performed by Maintenance staff 
  • Assist planner / scheduler with planned scheduled work, which includes time / cost estimates for projects assigned to the Maintenance Department (equipment rebuilds, major repairs etc.) 
  • Assist maintenance staff in troubleshooting of the equipment while also training mechanics on how to perform tasks at hand 


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred, certificate or diploma from trade school in related field 
  • 5+ years' experience in the maintenance and/or operation of a process manufacturing facility  
  • 3+ years' experience in food production environment, preferably in the candy / confection industry 
  • 3+ years of leadership experience 
  • Ability to set priorities and juggle multiple projects despite interruptions and changing priorities 
  • May be required to work weekends and during plant shutdowns 
  • Working knowledge of the following:   
    1. Programmable Logic Controls 
    2. Working knowledge of basic and high voltage electrical systems 
    3. Experience with reading electrical blue prints  
    4. Mechanical Systems  
    5. Compressed air system and components 
    6. HVAC and Boilers 



Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information 

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