Maintenance Supervisor
Burlington, WI 
Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestle is the place for you. Nestle USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestle's presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We're determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for all maintenance functions necessary to ensure efficient plant operations: manufacturing, utility services, boilers, ammonia refrigeration, compressed air, electrical services, and building maintenance.Maintenance Supervisor also provides coaching and Skill development to the Maintenance and Operations teams in: loss elimination, risk management and life cycle asset management to sustain a proactive - planned maintenance program.Other responsibilities include training, coaching and assessing mechanics on maintenance & engineering related elements of Nestle Continuous Excellence (NCE) using TPM as the multi-disciplined approach to establish "Continuous Improvement and Zero Loss" culture, preparing the yearly budget in addition to supervision and regulatory compliance of the environmental program, project installation, modification, or renovation of building and equipment.

Maintenance Responsibilities
* Guide the factories to reduce technical stoppages in equipment or areas of common occurrence (priority given to areas of highest incidence or impact). Ensure the systematic review all line, processes, and utilities that are critical to the business and those where failure can have an unacceptable impact on safety, personnel safety, food safety, environment, or compliance with the law.
* Monitor plant/equipment trends to ensure best possible operation and reduction of planned/unplanned downtime.
* Propose and monitor key performance indicators in accordance with the Best Maintenance Practices.
* Facilitate the evolution/refinement of Maintenance activities to minimize planned and unplanned downtime (PM's, changeovers, etc.).
Supervisory Responsibilities
* Ensure the implementation of all repairs/modifications resulting from Gap assessments, plant audits, and notifications are executed on time and offer a high quality workmanship.
* Ensure that the job planning, material and services planning is accurate and effective.
* Ensure that the equipment history, damage code and root cause analysis are completed correctly.
* Develop and lead a network of Factory SME's (subject matter experts). Train and guide them in the implementation and leadership of the NCE Reliability program in their factories.
* Evaluate the performance of team members and provide periodic feedback to ensure development.
* Share NCE/NEE and other maintenance-related best practices across all Nestle USA and Canada factories, via the Nestle USA Corporate Engineering website, leadership/training guides, etc.
* Collaborate with corporate engineers, suppliers, contractors, and plant partners to ensure customer needs are met.
* Encourage close team work between all functions (Engineering, Productions, Quality Management, etc.).
* Conduct regular inspections of plant to seek out potential problems and to solicit operator feedback.
* Consolidate and analyze the factory M&R budgets, drive value-added and sustainable improvements with the assistance of Group Engineering Specialists and Engineering Managers.
* Manage the technical stores, scheduled Work Orders, labor hour allocation and the equipment Bill of Material (BOM).
* Support and back-fill the roll-out and sustainability of TPM-PM Pillar across all Nestle USA and Canada factories.
* Assures compliance with government regulatory agencies.
* Other duties as assigned.

HS Diploma required

Bachelors Degree in Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Process, Reliability, Chemical or other related field) preferred

Minimum 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment and knowledge of Utilities, Facilities or Production equipment maintenance.

CMRP (Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional) or Direct experience with Maintenance Planning and/or supervision preferred.

* Strong technical and leadership skills: Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Ability to lead, motivate and develop others; Able to organize, coordinate, and direct users and teams.
* Knowledge of TPM / PM Pillar Tools including:

  • Asset Management Software (SAP Preferred)
  • Breakdown Analysis
  • Reliability Center Maintenance Practices
  • FMEA
  • PM Optimization
  • Predictive Maintenance Technologies including (infrared, ultrasonic, vibration analysis, etc...)
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.

* Understanding of regulatory requirements for food safety, preferred
* Strong interpersonal skills.
* Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
* Proficient of computer programs such as Microsoft Office.
* Ability to adjust quickly to changing demands.
* Excellent organizational skills.
* Knowledge and understanding of the cost drivers of Maintenance in manufacturing operations.
* Good working knowledge of CMMS systems (SAP, Maximo) with the ability to mine and analyze data for trends/reports.



It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestle. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestle seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestle home.

The Nestle Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
3+ years
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