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Senior Maintenance Supervisor

Do you have the appetite to Grow Your Magic?

Consumers everywhere are increasingly conscious of the quality of the food they eat. Puratos develops, produces and distributes a unique range of ingredients for bakers, pastry-chefs and chocolatiers who demand the very highest quality.

Founded in Belgium in 1919, Puratos is growing rapidly with over 9000 employees in over 70 countries. Our passion for innovation, pioneering spirit and core values continue to propel our global ambitions. This, coupled with our commitment to our communities, is what makes working at Puratos so magical.


Position Overview

The Senior Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the maintenance team. They will promote a strong safety culture while leveraging diagnostic and technical skills to maximize efficiency and output of plant machinery and equipment for the manufacturing facility. They will partner closely with the production team to do preventative maintenance work and identify potential issues with equipment. Responsible for the site utilities & manufacturing equipment maintenance with the overall goal of improving productivity, food safety systems, overall plant reliability while minimizing labor and overhead costs. Manage and collaborate with cross-functional team and insure the highest levels of safety, quality, and regulatory compliance in all maintenance project work.


Primary Responsibilities

• Lead day-to-day operations of the maintenance team.

• Foster a continuous improvement environment for problem resolution by analyzing data; investigating the root cause of issues; identifying solutions; recommending action(s) to improve equipment reliability

• Manage maintenance requests and work orders, assigning work orders to the mechanic technicians.

• Responsible for delivering on metrics such as schedule attainment, PM attainment, backlog, budget, OEE downtime improvements

• Evaluate and document operations, work area design, process flow and work methods for improved efficiency

• Manage and maintain relationship with service providers and contractors.

• Lead and optimize the plant CMMS system in the effort of tracking maintenance work, automatically generating preventative maintenance requests and ensure the system works in compliance with Quality standards and plant procedures

• Develop, maintain, and implement departmental procedures in compliance with SQF

• Identify critical spare parts, assist with spare parts ordering process and inventory

• Key contributor for plant capital projects

• Identify department training needs and develop training programs to fill the gaps. Utilize OEM resources to coordinate equipment-specific training

• Ensure government compliance (wastewater discharge, equipment certification, storm water)

• Manage and maintain the utilities (air compressor, air dryer, water softener, boiler, steam generator, clarifier, cooling units, etc.). Manage required utility measurements (chemical measurements, pressure monitoring, etc.) and act when any deviation.

• Monitor team member productivity and delivery regular feedback and performance assessments

• Proficiently manage the budgeted cost lines including labor, supplies, materials, in their corresponding software and or ERP systems.



Education Requirements

  • Min/Preferred - Preferred Vocational / Technical

Years Of Experience

  • Minimum Years of Experience - 3 Years

Prior Knowledge/Experience

  • Experience leading a maintenance team in a manufacturing environment
  • Must be proficient with using computer systems and have the ability to learn maintenance software applications (SAP)
  • Food industry/FDA regulated environment experience a plus
  • Strong planning and execution skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills