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Maintenance Supervisor

Catelli Brother’s, located in Collingswood, NJ, is a producer of the finest quality veal and lamb products. In the Maintenance Supervisor role, you will be a key member of our Maintenance Operations Team, dedicated to maintaining smooth operation of our food processing equipment and facility. The Maintenance Supervisor divides time equally in providing administrative, and technical support for The Maintenance Department. The position is responsible for developing associates under her/his direct Supervision. Position is also responsible for supporting and accomplishing goals and objectives using the “team” management approach by working closely with other departments, especially Production and Engineering. To plan maintenance jobs in detailed steps designed to maximize the effectiveness of manpower, skills, material, equipment and all other resources. Required to carry out maintenance functions. To communicate information to all concerned parties regarding work order data. To generate detailed bills of material, and tools necessary to complete scheduled maintenance work in an efficient and effective manner to generate manpower utilization reports through the computerized maintenance program. To manage the computerized maintenance program. This position administers the computerized maintenance department work order system that supports the overall department function. The computerized work orders, the interface with the purchasing function and tool Crib inventory. Additionally, the position helps manages the receiving function. The position requires constant and effective communication within and outside of the department to keep key personnel Informed.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Plans and supervises a Maintenance system programs to meet Plant requirements.
  • Enforces purchasing plans and programs to implement plant policies and objectives for use throughout the plant.
  • Recommends purchasing objectives and ensures understanding of approved objectives by subordinates.
  • Develops additional or alternate sources of supply for important materials.
  • Handles negotiations with suppliers on all conflicts or questions on prices, deliveries, and specifications.
  • Maintains necessary records and documents.
  • Supervises and verifies receipt of material or services and checks the correctness of unit prices and extensions.
  • Cooperates with production, maintenance, engineering and other departments in the developments of product specifications and substitute materials.
  • Establish systems, file correspondence and other records.
  • Maintain all confidential information in an appropriate manner.
  • Responsible/reconcile open purchase order on weekly files.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate vendor file.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Meets daily to discuss and resolve problems relating to production equipment, discuss production line equipment, work order status, provide feedback on work status and backlog
  • Meets as needed to order parts, clarify purchase requisitions.
  • Ensures that associates under his/her supervision follow all corporate safety procedures and comply with Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) requirements.
  • Assigns work to mechanics in her/his area of responsibility.
  • Ensures that proper sanitation is performed after maintenance has been performed on all production line equipment
  • Promotes and maintains positive relationships between intermediate levels of management and maintenance associates
  • May perform other duties and assignments from time to time when directed by management
  • Requires technical and working knowledge of computerized maintenance programs.
  • Must be knowledgeable of preventative maintenance techniques and have the ability to develop preventive maintenance techniques and have the ability to develop preventative maintenance programs from vendor manuals.
  • Should have excellent verbal and communication skills.
  • Must be familiar with food processing and packaging equipment and parts in general sense.
  • Must be able to interface with different levels of management and other departments to plan and schedule work (i.e., vendors, purchasing, production, upper management to present reports).
  • Ability to plan ahead and take initiative in resolving problems.
  • Working knowledge of personal computer spread sheet software programs.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA, FDA, and GMP requirements as they pertain to maintenance activities at a food processing facility.
  • Moderate physical effort required, entailing the use of ladders and catwalks to reach production equipment and develop meaningful scopes of work.


  • Ensures that scheduled work orders specify applicable safety procedures and list Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) requirements for performing job.
  • Responsible for generating on a monthly basis. All maintenance shop equipment inspections for compliance with safety requirements.
  • Promptly reports all unsafe plant conditions and takes corrective action.

Manpower Utilization:

  • Ensures that daily work schedules maximize the mechanic utilization, evaluates paperwork turned in and provides timely and meaningful feedback on work completed or pending.
  • Communicates effectively with all Management and supervisors to inform on the progress of repairs generated by the work order system.

Computerized Maintenance System:

  • Maintains the MaintScape CMMS software and implements program enhancements as they become available.
  • Reviews work orders for accuracy and complete equipment codes.
  • Supervises the prioritizes of work orders according to requester requirements.

Preventive Maintenance:

  • Update’s equipment routine work orders, reviews equipment manuals and enters preventive maintenance programs in the computerized maintenance system to ensure that equipment performance and reliability remains at high levels.
  • Supervises that all parts generated by preventive maintenance inspections are order on a timely matter.
  • Develops Equipment maintenance history downtime reports using the computerized maintenance system.
  • Identifies critical parts required to maintain equipment, obtains minimum on hand requirements by talking to equipment experts and supervisors and ensures through the storeroom buyer that parts are available to minimize out-of-service time.
  • Audits existing preventive maintenance programs on an on-going basis and recommends to the Director of Maintenance changes to improve reliability and reduce maintenance costs.
    • Maintenance: 5 years (Required)
    • Food industry: 3 years (Required)
Related Experience/Requirements
  • Maintenance: 5 years (Required)
  • Food industry: 3 years (Required)
Physical Requirements Work in refrigerated areas.
Excellent Benefits Competitive Wages
401k with Employer Match
Medical Coverage & Prescription Plan
Dental Plan
Life Insurance
Vision Insurance
Paid Time Off
Holiday Pay
Tuition Reimbursement


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