Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Maintenance Supervisor

    Job Locations US-IL-Toluca
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/5/2018 8:59 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Job Field
    Maintenance and Engineering
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    First Shift
  • Overview

    The Maintenance Scheduler-Supervisor is responsible for the efficient and effective use of department resources to coordinate maintenance activities at the plant. Essential functions of this position include assigning work priority, developing job plans, defining parts and materials and supervising department maintenance mechanics. In collaboration with the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Scheduler-Supervisor will prioritize maintenance activities to minimize downtime and maximize productivity.  


    • Provide department supervision to ensure work efficiency and quality craftsmanship.
    • Troubleshoot problems causing delays of tasks and projects where a high level of technical knowledge and capability are required
    • Review work requests and work orders and update work orders to appropriate status
    • Develop work procedures for maintenance jobs with necessary information; including skills, tasks, parts, tools, auxiliary equipment, contractors, and estimated time required
    • Determine required manpower and parts/materials on each work order and verify availability before scheduling
    • Determine the need for special support equipment and inform Maintenance Manager
    • Coordinate with buyers to identify material requirements, generate purchase orders and coordinate delivery
    • Review department schedule and recommend work order start dates based on priorities and production needs
    • Review completed PMs and update changes to part lists and tasks
    • Create and maintain standard task list for PMs and frequent jobs
    • Work with the Maintenance Manager to develop and monitor KPI’s for maintenance
    • Work with maintenance manager, tradesmen, operations and production scheduling to coordinate maintenance shutdown schedule with the production schedule
    • Monitor in progress work being completed to understand status of ongoing work, including delays and overruns  
    • Backlog management including weekly and monthly backlog reviews and purging aged work orders as required
    • Promote and maintain safe work environment through compliance with plant safety program
    • Perform all other work as required by the Company


    • High school diploma or GED required. Some college coursework preferred
    • Five years of technical maintenance experience with one year of supervisory experience required
    • Working knowledge of Ammonia Refrigeration Systems required
    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written required
    • Ability to lead and supervise fairly, firmly and consistently
    • Ability to interact and to manage conflict while maintaining composure and perspective
    • Troubleshooting skills to identify, define and solve problems, and to coach team member to do the same
    • Strong organizational skills and the ability to focus on details required
    • Strong initiative and the ability to work with others to achieve desired results
    • Working knowledge of MRO materials and equipment
    • Understanding of plant and facility equipment
    • Understanding of material procurement process
    • Thorough understanding of maintenance procedures and processes
    • Working knowledge of CMMS (MP2) (JDE) systems
    • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft office, specifically Outlook, Excel and Word



    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk, climb stairs and ladders, and reach with hands and arms. Position occasionally requires climbing to high elevations. The 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. The employee must frequently lift 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.





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