Pinnacle Foods

Supervisor, Maintenance - 3rd Shift

US-IL-St. Elmo
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At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


This position is responsible for the execution and monitoring of all 3rd shift maintenance related to production machinery, utilities and building. This position is also responsible for the maintenance and continuous improvement of control and data management systems throughout the facility.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following; other duties may be assigned.


  • Plan and schedule the activities of maintenance personnel according to plant production and maintenance requirements to facilitate seamless maintenance and production flow.
  • Plan and schedule activities necessary for maintaining and repairing facility grounds and structures in accordance with local ordinance and good manufacturing practices. 
  • Utilize CMMS to direct the Maintenance Planner and Parts Specialist in the management of MRO inventory and planned work.
  • Manage maintenance staffing levels to accommodate production load.
  • Promote professional development of the maintenance team through effective leadership and strict adherence to standards. Conduct performance appraisal and remediation on schedule.
  • Assist the leadership team in enhancing a culture of Trust, Candor, and Ownership causing actionable business results and a positive work place.
  • Actively pursue safety and environmental business metrics through high performance management programs and a collaborative team approach.
  • Conduct routine GMP and Safety inspections of the facility grounds and structures. Action plan around observations and findings to ensure continuous improvement.
  • Interpret downtime, MTTR, and MTBF data from a Production Efficiency Management Database application such as CDC Factory software .  
  • Facilitate training of maintenance and plant personnel in the operation, safety, and maintenance of equipment.
  • Complete special projects, duties and assignments, as appropriate. 




This position provides direct supervision of up to 25 maintenance personnel. This position will manage the progressive training of all maintenance technicians throughout the organization.



To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility 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 of this position.


  • Must possess a passion for continuous improvement in manufacturing.



  • Bachelor of Science in an Engineering or related discipline, preferred.



  • Minimum of 3 years of operations supervision, project engineering or related maintenance experience, preferred.
  • Experience with continuous improvement methodologies, preferred.
  • Experience working in a food manufacturing environment, preferred.
  • Experience working with a diverse group of people.



  • Strong interpersonal skills, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to effectively communicate throughout all levels of the organization.
  • Solid analytical skills using tools such as statistics, downtime tracking, mechanical history, project planning, etc. to identify opportunities.
  • Ability to use innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
  • Ability to analyze data and information, and to make effective and timely decisions.
  • Ability to work with others to identify and seize opportunities.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to react to situations with a strong sense of urgency.
  • Solid problem solving, project management, multi-tasking and prioritization skills.
  • Detail oriented, organized, reliable and resourceful.
  • Ability to work effectively both independently and within a team environment.



Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
other legally protected basis.


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