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Working As a Plant Maintenance Supervisor

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Getting Information
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People

  • Make Decisions

  • Stressful

  • $52,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Plant Maintenance Supervisor Do At Smithfield

* Responsibilities and tasks are written as follows:
* Maintenance Systems
* Responsible for the development, implementation and day to day supervision of maintenance systems, processes and documentation associated with efficient and High Performing Manufacturing Organizations (Prevention and Predictive Maintenance, TPM, SOP’s, Safety, etc.).
* Support and Solutions
* Accountable for providing long term solutions and day-to-day support to all operating teams having issues with troubleshooting, problem analysis, equipment failures, etc.
* Key Performance Indicators
* Develops and/or maintains Key Performance Indicators for tracking and reporting the performance of the maintenance function (supplier performance, 3rd party contractor performance, equipment reliability, overall equipment effectiveness, etc.).
* Personal Growth
* Takes ownership for their own personal growth and professional development by soliciting feedback, getting involved in departmental/plant initiatives and projects, and developing a career plan.
* Employee Training
* Provides training of employees regarding policies concerning but not limited to the following: OSHA, EPA, USDA, PHA and PSM.
* Works with the plant maintenance team to further the development of the Plant’s Certified Maintenance Mechanic program

What Does A Plant Maintenance Supervisor Do At Ball Corporation/Ball Aerospace

* Responsible for maintaining a safe and secure work environment.
* This includes correcting unsafe acts/conditions, facilitating monthly safety meetings, performing monthly safety inspections, and investigating accidents, as required.
* Supports development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the food safety system.
* Provides administration and supervision of the plant maintenance function as directed.
* Arranges for maintenance of adequate level of supplies, materials and parts so that there will be no interruption in operations due to shortages.
* Resolves technical problems encountered related to area of responsibility.
* Provides and plans technical training.
* Arranges for all equipment in area to be properly maintained and upgraded as needed.
* Provides daily logs including daily scheduled and nonscheduled work sheets and equipment PMs.
* Stays current in new technologies and applies them as applicable to the manufacturing process.
* Accesses, inputs, and retrieves information from the computer.
* Maintain positive relations with local bargaining unit ensuring a high level of productivity (if applicable).
* Initiates, reviews, masters, and follows all standard operating procedures (SOPs) for area of responsibility.
* Establishes and maintains an employee relations climate of trust and confidence that will discourage third party interference, or establishes and maintains an employee relations climate of trust and confidence with employees, their union stewards and representatives which will promote achievement of plant and company goals.
* Establishes and maintains effective work relationships within the department, the division, the group, and the company.
* Includes ability to handle stress and to interact with others so as to establish and maintain a positive and productive work environment and minimize personal conflicts.
* While the regular working cycle of this position is usually 5 days on (Monday
* Friday), this job may include working weekends (Saturday and Sunday); working hours may vary as specified by management.
* Incumbent must be able to work overtime on a regular basis and/or be on call as directed by management.
* Performs those administrative activities necessary for effective management, including provision for selection and development of employees, salary administration, budget administration, employee safety, employee counseling, motivation, meeting objectives, planning, organizing, integrating and measuring the work performed within the organization.
* Regular and predictable attendance is required between the assigned start and end times of work.
* Assures and maintains safe and healthful working conditions while enforcing safety rules and regulations.
* Performs duties without posing a direct threat to anyone or to property.
* Direct threat is defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.
* Ability to work under general supervision

What Does A Plant Maintenance Supervisor Do At Shamrock Foods

* Clean and lubricate machine parts such as shafts, pulleys, gears, and bearings.
* Replace or repair machine belts and Cleans work area, tools, and equipment.
* Dismantle machines or equipment, replace defective parts and motors, and adjust feed mechanisms.
* Remove dust, dirt, grease, and waste material from machines and paint machines or equipment to prevent corrosion.
* Bend and cut conduit and wire, drills holes in walls, floors, and ceilings for electrical connections.
* Connect wire to motors, fixtures, and other electrical equipment, replace switches and fuses, and splice wire and insulate wire with appropriate material.
* Bend, cut, and thread pipe, cut openings in walls, ceilings, and floors for pipes, and seal pipe joints with sealing compound.
* Cut out and join parts for worktables, benches, shelves and other furnishings including repairing or replacing damaged racks in the Meat Plant.
* Patch or replace plaster or plaster board and paint walls, ceilings, and trim of building including clearing clogged drains, and replace plumbing fixtures.
* Operate welding machine to repair or join metal parts.
* Other duties may be assigned

What Does A Plant Maintenance Supervisor Do At Sonoco

* Champion the Maintenance Excellence (ME) process.
* Serve as the Maintenance Excellence Leader for the Plant SPS (TPM) Steering Team.
* Work closely with SPS (TPM) Steering Team to effectively deploy the 8 sub-pillars of the Maintenance Excellence pillar.
* Support corporate SPS initiatives and partner with Divisional SPS Practitioners and Maintenance Excellence Leaders to effectively and efficiently progress through the SPS and ME continuums.
* Provide leadership to ensure the highest standards of equipment performance are achieved and sustained.
* This involves establishing a sufficient numbers of highly-skilled, trained and qualified individuals; providing the tools, facilities, and environment needed for success; implementing sufficient controls; and providing appropriate oversight.
* Works with Plant SPS (TPM) Steering Committee to achieve zero-losses by creating an environment where personnel are fully engaged, teamwork and cooperation is routinely practiced, and maintenance personnel embrace high standards for housekeeping, craftsmanship and equipment reliability.
* Promote a culture in which production and maintenance work together to identify and resolve abnormal or degraded equipment conditions that could negatively impact safety, quality or productivity.
* Support the “Zero
* Loss” initiative; improve overall equipment effectiveness by targeting the major losses, involve operators in the maintenance of their equipment, improve maintenance efficiency and effectiveness, training to improve skills and knowledge and participating in early equipment management and maintenance prevention design.
* Ensure maintenance personnel performing work within the plant possess the appropriate skills and are qualified and proficient such that they can safely and effectively perform the work they are assigned.
* Take appropriate actions to close any identified training gaps.
* Create a valuable partnership with local high schools, vocational and technical schools for future development and succession planning of skilled hourly associates.
* Hold maintenance personnel accountable for adherence to established standards and management expectations.
* Reinforces favorable personnel behaviors and addresses performance shortfalls in a timely and professional manner.
* Personally involved with the technical details of the action plans to correct important equipment problems.
* Frequently attend critical meetings on equipment performance to establish teamwork and accountability.
* Verify that corrective actions are timely and effective.
* Overall responsibility for the Work Management process to include: identification, planning, scheduling, execution and closeout of maintenance related activities.
* Equipment problems are appropriately documented in work orders and work package content is sufficiently detailed such that the task can be successfully completed with the resources available.
* Apply reliability tools (RCA and FMEA) to determine the root cause of critical equipment failures and downtime.
* Identify the appropriate countermeasures and solutions to improve equipment reliability and prevent recurrence.
* Establish a process to identify equipment problems and equipment failures.
* Ensure personnel are adequately documenting equipment problems and that timely and appropriate permanent countermeasures are taken.
* Implement a maintenance strategy for equipment important to safety, quality and productivity that effectively utilizes proactive (preventive and predictive) maintenance and performance monitoring to detect equipment degradation, and employ appropriate maintenance to prevent failure.
* This should be in line with the SPS strategy.
* Required Skills
* Strong understanding of OSHA requirements related to equipment in-house.
* Ability to identify gaps and assist in developing/implementing countermeasures to achieve Zero Safety Incidents.
* Proficient in Root Cause Analysis techniques (FMEA’s, 5Why’s, ATS, etc) and developing/implementing Countermeasures to drive Zero Breakdown culture.
* Process-oriented.
* Can identify gaps in any process and develop/implement countermeasure to eliminate.
* Basic mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, instrumentation, lubrication and predictive maintenance understanding (or ability to learn quickly)
* Ability to manage costs and reduce/optimize where needed
* Proficient in Microsoft Office and CMMS

What Does A Plant Maintenance Supervisor Do At John Morrell Food Group

* Provides leadership and guidance to employees in the Maintenance Department.
* Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
* Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and assisting in providing appropriate resolutions

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Plant Maintenance Supervisor Career Paths

Plant Maintenance Supervisor
Maintenance Manager
Maintenance Director
11 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Manager Operations Manager Project Manager
Engineering Director
13 Yearsyrs
Maintenance Manager Manager Facilities Manager
Facilities Maintenance Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor
Plant Superintendent
9 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Manager Assistant Director
Environmental Services Director
9 Yearsyrs
Production Supervisor Manager Facilities Manager
Senior Facilities Manager
11 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager Owner/Manager Service Manager
Regional Service Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager Owner Maintenance Director
Director Of Plant Operations
13 Yearsyrs
Plant Manager Owner Chief Engineer
Assistant Director Of Engineering
9 Yearsyrs
Owner Facilities Manager Director Of Facilities
Director, Facilities & Operations
6 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Development Manager Engineering Manager
Engineering Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Project Manager Owner/Operator Site Manager
Site Operations Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Construction Manager Facilities Maintenance Manager
Facilities Project Manager
9 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Site Manager Unit Manager
Section Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Production Manager Manufacturing Manager Facilities Maintenance Manager
Plant Engineering Manager
10 Yearsyrs
Plant Maintenance Manager Engineering/Maintenance Manager Plant Superintendent
Assistant Plant Manager
7 Yearsyrs
Plant Maintenance Manager Facilities Maintenance Manager Facilities Project Manager
Manager, Facilities Services
9 Yearsyrs
Plant Maintenance Manager
12 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Maintenance Supervisor
Engineering Supervisor
6 Yearsyrs
Team Leader Quality Assurance Lead Quality Assurance Supervisor
Systems Supervisor
5 Yearsyrs
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Average Length of Employment
Plant Engineer 4.1 years
Top Careers Before Plant Maintenance Supervisor
Technician 5.9%
Mechanic 5.6%
Supervisor 4.0%
Welder 3.5%
Owner 3.0%
Manager 2.8%
Top Careers After Plant Maintenance Supervisor
Owner 4.8%
Technician 3.9%
Welder 3.5%
Mechanic 3.5%
Supervisor 3.1%

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Best Paying Company
Portland General Electric
Highest Paying City
Mundelein, IL
Highest Paying State
New Jersey
Avg Experience Level
4.2 years
How much does a Plant Maintenance Supervisor make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Plant Maintenance Supervisor in the United States is $52,190 per year or $25 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $40,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $67,000.

Top Skills for A Plant Maintenance Supervisor

  1. Safety Program
  2. Equipment Repair
  3. Facility Maintenance
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Improved safety and reduced maintenance costs by efficiency, reliability, and operator safety programs
  • Participated in on- site inspections and auditing equipment repairs, ensuring compliance with safety procedures and maintaining productivity schedules.
  • Managed the scheduling and planning processes and ensure outside contractors were utilized to support facility maintenance of the plant.
  • Directed and supervised union workers and implemented preventative maintenance policies and procedures to ensure quality and compliance with management objectives.
  • Supervised plant maintenance team and assisted plant operations.


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