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Maintenance Supervisor

Company: Ajinomoto Foods North America
Location: Hayward
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

Overview Ajinomoto Foods North America is a leading manufacturer of innovative and healthy frozen foods, with over 50 years of combined experience in premium branded frozen foods. We are passionate about what we do, what we make, and the people who make us great. Our products -- which range from Asian snacks and entrees, to quick and convenient steamed organic vegetables -- are distributed in every channel of retail, club and food service. Our nationally recognized brands continue to experience spectacular growth as our company expands its product offerings and flavor profiles.The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for coordinating and supervising maintenance activities to ensure equipment and plant assets are functional and optimized, while limiting operational delays and associated costs. Ensures safe work practices during general maintenance of equipment, including but not limited to installation and repairs. Ensures preventative maintenance of plant assets including mechanical, electrical, HVAC, plumbing systems, structures, buildings, production machinery, boilers and ammonia refrigeration are routinely taking place. Responsibilities --- Working through direct reports, ensures that plant equipment is maintained in optimum operating condition to avoid, or minimize, production down-time and costs--- Responds urgently to equipment related production issues and downtime by assigning repair work as soon as issues are identified--- Develops, maintains and administers all aspects of the critical spare parts and inventory--- Ensures timely completion of work orders; repairs, and preventative maintenance and documentation of all maintenance activities--- Approves all parts orders within approved purchasing limits and budgets --- Continually assess maintenance effectiveness and works with production team to identify opportunities for improvement, production optimization and maintenance planning--- Work with other departments and individuals to effectively coordinate equipment and building maintenance activities--- Responsible for providing after-hours maintenance resources by calling in appropriate maintenance staff; responds personally in critical or complicated situations--- Ensures that the Maintenance Shop is kept orderly and clean--- Actively participate in continuous improvement initiatives, while achieving budgeted goals for efficiency on an on-going basis--- Provides necessary guidance, technical support, and training to ensure that all employees work safely and comply with food safety programs--- Ensures compliance with all quality and food safety programs through regular adherence to Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) according to company and customer expectations--- Responsible for all supervisory activities including, but not limited to; new hire orientation and training, scheduling, performance evaluations, discipline, coaching, safety training and employee development, along with recommendations for hiring and terminations. --- Assures that associates have all the proper tools, equipment and parts in proper working condition to perform their necessary job duties--- Facilitates and promotes a team concept by working with associates as a team member through coaching, leading, listening, coordinating and supporting--- Conducts counseling sessions and issue disciplinary action as necessary--- Performs other duties as assigned#INDHAY Qualifications --- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering or related field or equivalent knowledge and skills acquired through on the job training or experience--- 5+ years supervisor experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably food manufacturing or consumer goods industry --- Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally with employees at all levels of the organization--- Must possess a strong leadership skills--- Strong organizational and planning skills--- Solid decision making skills and a strong sense of urgency--- Solid technical troubleshooting skills --- Ability to handle multiple assignments in a fast paced environment --- Knowledge of USDA and OSHA regulations, including GMPs, Sanitation, and HACCP principles and practices --- Knowledge of Boilers, Waste Water Treatment, Compressed Air Systems and Ammonia Refrigeration--- Experience using Microsoft Office suite of applications; including Word, Excel and out OutlookWORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (Requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.)The Physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.--- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to work, climb stairs and ladders, and reach with hands and arms.--- Position occasionally requires climbing to high elevations.--- Employee is required to stand; use hands and fingers to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. --- Must frequently life and/or move up to 20 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and at times up to 100 pounds. --- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.AAP/EEO STATEMENTAjinomoto Foods North America, Inc. (AFNA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. AFNA does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis protected by stated, federal, or local law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Keywords: Ajinomoto Foods North America, Hayward , Maintenance Supervisor, Professions , Hayward, California

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