Maintenance Supervisor - Hermiston


The Maintenance Supervisor handles various areas of business repair and aids in the implementation of maintenance procedures. The Maintenance Supervisor directly supervises and coordinates the activities of maintenance technicians engaged in setup, install, repair, and maintaining of machinery, provides training on equipment, and keeps personnel records.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Directs and monitors the activities of employees engaged in maintenance operations and procedures

  • Ensures that behaviors, practices and the work environment supports a safe workplace through training, LOTO. hot work, confined space, and others

  • Support continuous improvement objectives to improve safety, quality, and throughput processes

  • Provides direction, expertise, work execution decisions and compliance reviews for all maintenance work

  • Provides specific recommendations for maintenance plan improvements based on machine performance, observations & data analysis.

  • Ensures all work plans, specifications, labor & materials are accurately & consistently recorded against specified assets in Maintenance Connection.

  • Drives the development & implementation of maintenance improvement processes aimed at improving overall equipment reliability

  • Supports, coaches, mentors and develops plant technical team members

  • Utilize problem solving tools such as 5Ys and the Fishbone diagram

  • Attend and provide input to assigned DDS meetings in support of operations

  • Fill-in for the maintenance manager in his/her absence

  • Partner with outside contractors to complete work as needed

  • Inspects and monitors work areas, and examines tools and equipment

  • Requisitions materials and supplies, such as tools, equipment, or replacement parts

  • Inspects, tests, and measures completed work, using devices such as hand tools or gauges to verify conformance to standards or repair requirements

  • Examines objects, systems, or facilities and analyzes information to determine needed installations, services, or repairs

  • Utilizes metrics/data to evaluate and improve work processes

  • Inspects materials, products, or equipment to detect defects or malfunctions

  • Utilizes standard work processes to ensure repeatable performance

  • Monitors production levels to ensure they are consistent with goals

  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate operations and activities within or between departments

  • Investigates accidents or injuries and prepares reports of findings

  • Evaluates maintenance policies and procedures

  • Computes estimates and actual costs of factors such as materials, labor, or outside contractors


    Supervises, leads, and develops team members

  • Determines schedules, sequences, and assignments for work activities, based on work priority, quantity of equipment, and skill of personnel

  • Provides employee safety training to prevent, detect, and correct unsafe conditions or violations of procedures and safety rules

  • Conducts or arranges for worker training in safety, repair, or maintenance techniques, operational procedures, or equipment use

  • Monitors employees' work levels and review work performance to drive engagement and change initiatives


    Performs additional related duties as assigned


    Education and Work Experience

  • High school or equivalent degree required; a two-year technical or bachelor’s degree is preferred

  • 2+ years of demonstrated experience in a plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and carpentry experience

  • HVAC certification preferred

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles involved in Preventative/Predictive Maintenance

  • Knowledge of maintenance project implementation

  • Knowledge of basic and advanced methods of training and coaching individuals and groups

  • Interpersonal skills

  • Decision-making skills

  • Organizational skills

  • Ability to work within an integrated operating enterprise

  • Ability to manage team members in executing complex programs

  • Ability to work a variable schedule

  • Strong business sense with excellent financial skills

  • Self-reliant to find resources with entrepreneurial resourcefulness

  • Excellent problem solving and situation assessment capability