Ajinomoto Foods North America

Maintenance Supervisor

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 2 months ago(4/6/2020 5:55 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Field
Maintenance and Engineering
Targeted Job Start Date
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
Second Shift


Ajinomoto Foods North America is a leading frozen foods company, committed to providing nutritious and delicious meals globally. With a rich history of diverse ethnic brands, our brands have become household favorites all across America. We are dedicated to contributing to a healthier lifestyle through nutritious and balanced Umami foods. With a commitment to excellence and innovation, all our products are cooked with our customers in mind, providing healthy and delicious meals for all.

We are looking for a Swing Shift Maintenance Supervisor to join our rapidly expanding Maintenance team in the Portland area.    A summary of duties are as follow:

  • Responsible for the safe, efficient and uninterrupted operation of the facility
  • Effectively utilize the staff and CMMS system to complete maintenance work orders and achieve the mechanical downtime targets for the plant.
  • Provide leadership to the Maintenance Team regarding maintenance best practice, safe work practices, effective utilization of time, accurate records, and teamwork.
  • Plan and supervise day to day maintenance activities in conjunction with the Maintenance Planner as well as CMMS system.


1. Direct, Supervise and Coordinate


  • Supervise and direct maintenance staff employees by providing safe training and development of maintenance activities which promote regular and ongoing consistent production
  • Develop and implement Preventative Maintenance procedures for all plant equipment and drive successful implementation.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems with machinery and equipment. On call 24 hours

2. Facilities Requirements


  • Ensure parts inventory levels are adequate to support regular Preventative Maintenance Schedule and intermittent unscheduled downtime of machinery
  • Avoid unnecessary expenses by keeping records, monitoring prices and sourcing parts for competitive bidding/purchasing   

3. Fiscal Responsibility


  • Work with the Maintenance Manager to monitor expense purchases necessary to support and stay within the F-OH (Fixed Overhead) allotment for department monthly and annually
  • With the Maintenance Manager, interview prospective vendors for annual renewal contracts, vendor services for facilities

4. Regulatory Compliance


  • Regularly review and monitor the waste water program to eliminate and avoid any undesirable reporting to the Portland Department of Waste Water Management
  • Achieve a 0 safety accident/incidence for all areas of responsibility in support of company established objective.


  • This position has supervisory responsibilities over maintenance mechanics and electricians.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



Associates of Science Degree (AS) from a four year college or university; or at least five years minimum related experience and/or training; or at least 8 to 10 years direct maintenance (in absence of degree) mechanical experience background or equivalent combination of education and experience.



Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from group managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.



Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.




Certificate in Ammonia preferred, but not required.



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 use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to lift 25 – 100 lbs.



The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


The noise level in the work environment is moderate to very loud noise. Regularly exposed to wet and humid conditions, extreme hot and cold temperatures, moving mechanical parts, work in high places, exposed to fumes and airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, explosives and vibration.



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