Maintenance Supervisor

Website Michael Foods

Job Highlights

Title Maintenance Supervisor
Type Full Time
Experience 3 Years
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Gaylord, MN, United States
Company Michael Foods

Company Profile

Michael Foods is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery, and potato products.

Job Profile

This company is searching for a Maintenance Supervisor who will interface with Production Supervisors, leads, and operators to gather information on issues surrounding the performance of Production and Process equipment.

Coordinates repairs, labor, and resources, as well as provides requisitions for repair parts.

Schedules Non-Union labor for routine scheduled and overtime work.

Approves Vacation and PPT requests.

Provides reviews of their direct staff.

Education Level

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management or Engineering or 3+ years maintenance experience

Work Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of maintenance management
  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles (preferred)


  • Actively Lead/Participate in Maintenance Reliability and CI projects
  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.
  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMPs, maintain sanitary conditions, and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any of the conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality, or personnel safety.
  • Assumes personal responsibility to ensure a safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks. Ensures regulatory compliance.
  • Communicating all process inefficiencies, equipment malfunctions, safety concerns, and GMP issues to the Production Supervisor and Sanitation Supervisor
  • Effectively communicate relevant information to employees on shift and to on-coming employees at shift change.
  • Encourages suggestions from employees that will improve production, quality, safety, or control costs
  • Enforces company policies fairly and consistently.
  • General cleaning of equipment and maintaining good housekeeping throughout the department per the daily sanitation checklist.
  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records (I.E. timecards, downtime records, absentee records, etc.)
  • Keeps manager informed on operating or employee problems that may require their attention
  • Oversee operation of Boiler and Refrigeration Equipment.
  • Provides a safe work environment for employees.
  • Recognizes and takes steps to resolve operating problems to minimize their impact on the operations.
  • Recruit, Train, and Develop Craftsmen in multiple disciplines
  • Responsible for forklift maintenance.
  • Supervision of maintenance crew.
  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Able to supervise department personnel fairly and consistently.
  • Advancement planning of direct reports.
  • Be able to recognize problem situations and take appropriate steps to resolve them.
  • Communication and interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.
  • Food safety and sanitation principles (GMP, SQF)
  • Good written and verbal communication skills, able to make detailed presentations and present them to upper levels of management. Managing employees and production operations
  • Knowledge of basic mechanics, welding, electrical, fabrication, preventative maintenance, plant operations, and government environmental and safety regulations.
  • Knowledge of plant operations and production scheduling
  • Leadership and team skills (interpersonal, leading teams, communication)
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) Auto CAD and inventory control computer programs (SAP)
  • Refrigerated food processing and packaging
  • State and Federal rules and regulations (USDA, FDA, OSHA, etc.)
  • Supervising personnel in a manufacturing environment


  • 401(k) with up to a 6% company match
  • Employee assistance program
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Company
  • Paid holidays
  • Paid life insurance
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Supplemental life insurance
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 per year
  • Up to 136 hours of paid time off per year
  • Yearly incentive bonus

Employer’s Statement

Michael Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The company considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran, and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

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