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Maintenance Supervisor (Night Shift)

Company: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc.
Location: Batavia
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Owned by 250+ family farms, Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc. is a food and beverage company that has offered innovative, award-winning, high-quality dairy products since 1965. Our progressive cooperative's success is based on a commitment to quality in everything we do that extends to every stage of operations, from our farms to the consumer. Our product offerings include milk, flavored milk, yogurt, dip, sour cream, cottage cheese, Italian cheese, and ice cream mix marketed under the Upstate Farms®, Bison®, Milk for Life®, and Intense Milk® brands. Duties and Responsibilities: Responsible for the Maintenance Manager position in their absence. Carry out the departmental production plans and to jointly establish objectives. First responder to troubleshooting activities, leading and assigning crew members and utilizing all available resources to correct maintenance issues and/or equipment/system breakdowns in an expedient manner. Responsible for assessing maintenance impact online performance with respect to improving uptime, cost reduction, maintenance labor allocation and line output focusing on product quality. Communicate daily activity of work order status with Production Supervisors and coordinate shift-to-shift handoff. Document all modifications to equipment, systems and respective documentation. Responsible for the execution of the Shift Plan for planned work orders, predictive/preventative maintenance, on-the-floor training and assisting in the planning for the follow-on shifts. Understand and promote food quality, personal safety, good manufacturing practices, production standards and maintenance mechanical/electrical/PLC standards. Provides leadership to employees to achieve departmental objectives, while following Standard Operating Procedures, Good Manufacturing Practices, Safe Work Practices, Standard Sanitation and Security Procedures along with established SQF & HACCP practices to ensure consistent high-Quality products and a safe work environment. Meet all operation requirements. Follow-up with employees to investigate all variances. Keep all supervisory staff informed of lost time to ensure adequate time for scheduled adjustments. Report to the Manager on all operation issues during the shift, or as they become available. Investigate all events and provide full details of facts leading to the event, along with conclusions, and recommendations. Communicate openly to all other O-AT-KA Supervisor/Management staff, sharing problems and solutions. Ensure that all areas of responsibility are fully staffed. Ensure that all employees are fully trained on equipment, regulatory requirements, safety and sanitation of the rooms and equipment, troubleshooting, etc.. Develop, upgrade and maintain SOP's for all processes within the department. Ensure that all employees are fully aware of these SOP's and able to carry out their responsibilities. Partner with Production, Quality Assurance and R&D to maintain an ongoing uninterrupted operation to produce high quality products, while maintaining the department in an acceptable manner. Lead Preventative Maintenance programs and Quality programs for areas. Supervise employees within a union environment. Administer O-AT-KA policies & practices in a timely and equitable manner, to maintain a safe, healthy, efficient, and harmonious work environment. Other duties as assigned. Experience & Education Required: Bachelor's degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a four-year College or University, or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience, with proven ability in planning, organizing, motivation, controlling and leadership. Knowledge & Skills - Required: Dairy and/or food processing knowledge, especially Mixing & Blending, Retort operations, automatic packaging, mechanics of systems and equipment and sanitation and safety. Use of high volume highly automated processing equipment. Confidentiality The Maintenance Supervisor is exposed to O-AT-KA customer and product information on a consistent basis. Management Responsibility The Maintenance Supervisor directly manages union workforce employees. This position operates under the guidance and general direction of the Maintenance Manager. Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts, high speed and processing equipment; is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions and toxic or caustic chemicals; is frequently exposed to moderate to high noise levels in the work environment.

Keywords: Upstate Niagara Cooperative, Inc., Rochester , Maintenance Supervisor (Night Shift), Other , Batavia, New York

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