Maintenance Supervisor

AFP Visalia Plant


This position plans and implements a maintenance program for the facility, utility system, production machinery and equipment. Direct and/or participates in making necessary repairs promptly to assure safe and efficient operation at all times. Provide direction and technical assistance to the maintenance employees with emphasis on electrical issues.


• Plans, implements, and maintains a preventative maintenance program for all equipment.
• Directs special projects with outside contractors in support of plant repairs and capital projects.
• Evaluates maintenance needs and makes recommendations for new equipment and design changes to improve safety, increase efficiency and reduce operating costs.
• Establishes work assignments for maintenance employees and training when necessary.
• Maintain plant support equipment to include air, refrigeration, steam, building and HVAC systems.
• Maintains high standards of housekeeping practices within the department and where repair work is done.
• Encourages a neat, clean work area conducive to maximum safety, productivity and efficiency.
• Requisitions maintenance supplies and parts as needed to carry out work activities efficiently and minimize losses from waste or theft.
• Evaluates requests for maintenance service, determine service required, time involved and whether to repair or replace damaged or defective parts or components.
• Responsible for adhering to all quality systems requirements.
• Follow plant rules and complies with applicable regulatory standards.
• Responsible to meet quality and customer requirements for this position.
• Develop electrical specification and standards for the plant.
• Follow up and correct re-occurring electrical and mechanical problems.
• Provide technical support for electrical issues.
• Develop and or edit PLC programs as assigned.
• Stay abreast with competition activities, new technologies and practices of the industry.
• Assure compliance with all Federal, State, Governmental regulations or compliance with appropriate regulatory laws or guidelines.
• Responsible for implementing and following Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s).
• Work with and help develop personnel to provide for well managed and effective unit.
• Enforce compliance with all safety rules and regulations taking prompt action concerning any potential safety hazards.
• Provide support and guidance to all employees, delegate appropriate authority, motivate and build self-esteem.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


• A four-year college degree or equivalent in Electrical/Industrial Engineering preferred but not required.
• Five to ten years of progressive maintenance experience in a food processing environment.
• Supervision experience preferred.

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