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Dairy Farmers of America Maintenance Supervisor - 2nd shift in St. Albans, Vermont

Position : Maintenance Supervisor - 2nd shift

Location : St. Albans, Vermont

Requisition ID: : 26199

Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a dairy marketing cooperative owned by more than 12,500 family farmers. Our mark matters and it represents the wholesomeness of dairy that we share with our communities and loved ones. DFA manufactures a variety of dairy products, including cheese, butter, fluid milk, ice cream, dairy ingredients and more, under well-known and established regional brands. Our fingerprints touch thousands of brands across the marketplace, and we’re passionate about delivering the simple pleasures of dairy to people everywhere, straight from our family farm-owners.

We are proud to provide families with fresh delicious dairy products. By joining DFA, you can help us continue to make a difference that matters. We care deeply about the well-being of our neighbors and friends, and we celebrate the diversity of our company and our world. It takes an incredible team to deliver the goodness of dairy and enrich our communities – come join us!

Provide work direction and supervision to maintenance employees to ensure the effective delivery of maintenance services in accordance with the company’s policies, OSHA regulations, and applicable laws. Function as a resource and point of escalation to direct reports. Coach, mentor, and provide performance development opportunities to team members on an ongoing basis.


· Prioritize and assign daily jobs and work orders and provide clear direction to maintenance employees. Oversee pass down issues. Monitor activities to ensure an efficient and safe maintenance operation

· Ensure maintenance staff has a good understanding of work practices and procedures

· Assist the maintenance manager to ensure that all preventative maintenance work orders are completed within the given time. Assist with everyday maintenance issues and repairs

· Actively support and implement preventative maintenance programs; schedule and provide constant monitoring of the preventative maintenance program and make adjustments as needed

· Serve as first point of contact for emergency maintenance requests

· Oversee the repairs and maintenance of all plant equipment

· Assist in developing procedures and policies for maintenance department

· Complete and maintain record keeping using databases and computerized maintenance management systems

· Support work for proper root cause analysis on breakdowns or failures to ensure equipment breakdown issues are addressed and resolved

· Assist the maintenance manager on capital and special projects

· Work with inventory or supply employees to ensure an adequate inventory of spare parts and equipment

· Demonstrate ability to work unsupervised and make competent decisions when the maintenance manager is not available

· Remain current with latest and emerging industry regulations and codes relative to mechanical and electrical systems design and operation

· Provide staff with the necessary training on existing and new equipment

· Complete supervisory activities such as administering employee promotions and transfers; reviewing and editing employee timekeeping; completing performance evaluations; mentoring, training, and coaching employees

· Follow all DFA good manufacturing practices (GMP) and work in a manner consistent with all company regulatory, food safety, quality, and sanitation requirements

· The requirements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employee, but is not a complete list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Other duties may be assigned as required


· Undergraduate degree (or equivalent combination of experience and education)

· 2 to 5 years of maintenance or related experience coupled with demonstrated leadership aptitude, team lead experience, or supervisory experience

· Experience leading and following safety policies and procedures

· Certification and/or License – may be required during course of employment; electrical, welding, boiler, refrigeration, compressed air, wastewater, or plumbing licenses or certificates preferred


· Strong knowledge of facility equipment

· Knowledge of and skill with Microsoft Office Suite and company computer systems

· Knowledge of principles and practices of supervision, training, and personnel management

· Able to lead and instruct others on the proper and safe procedures

· Able to perform all required preventative, productive, predictive, and scheduled maintenance procedures

· Able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing

· Able to work in collaboration effectively and foster good teamwork

· Able to think and use independent judgment in planning and organizing multiple tasks and information

· Able to demonstrate initiative and follow through on day-to-day responsibilities

· Able to adapt to changing operational needs and lead others through change

· Able to select, coach, develop, engage, and retain a team of employees

· Must be able to read, write and speak English

An Equal Opportunity Employer