Pinnacle Foods

  • Maintenance Supervisor

    Location US-IL-Centralia
    Job ID
  • Overview

    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.





    • Lead utilization of Pinnacle’s Maintenance Management System to ensure the Maintenance function is performed with optimum effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Direct, coordinate and schedule the activities of Maintenance Department personnel in accordance with current labor contract / labor standards.
    • Provide continual leadership and guidance to Maintenance Department personnel for the purpose of increasing their effectiveness and establishing good working relationships.
    • Promote plant safety and environmental programs and procedures that are in compliance with Corporate and regulatory requirements.
    • Promote an environment conducive to teams, teamwork, and line-driven accountability.
    • Apply disciplinary actions in accordance with plant policies and procedures.
    • Conduct routine inspections of the facility grounds and structures to identify and initiate corrective action for safety and environmental discrepancies, as well as physical and systems discrepancies.
    • Schedule and supervise work assignments on production equipment during plant shutdowns.
    • Track, analyze and take corrective action to prevent equipment down time.
    • Plan, organize, implement and monitor the installation of assigned capital projects.
    • Facilitate training of Maintenance Department and Plant personnel in the operation, safety and maintenance of equipment, as required.
    • Assist in the development and implementation of maintenance systems policies and procedures.
    • Provide technical assistance to production related activities, such as plant trials.
    • Keep management informed of the status of maintenance issues impacting production and product deployment.
    • Be available as necessary to service as the key contact for maintenance related issues that may arise outside of standard business hours.
    • Complete special projects, duties and assignments, as appropriate.
    • Passion towards driving continuous improvement in maintenance systems.


    This position provides direct supervision to maintenance personnel.





    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.

    Passion towards driving continuous improvement in maintenance systems.



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



    • Minimum of 3 years of Maintenance and Plant Utilities supervision experience, required.
    • Experience supervising the maintenance of Ammonia Refrigeration systems, highly preferred.
    • Experience working with Maintenance Management Systems, required.
    • Capitol project management 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 opportunity areas.
    • Ability to use innovative approaches to resolve complex problems.
    • Strong computer skills, including a proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel and Word.
    • Ability to quickly come up to speed on complex production processes.
    • Ability to analyze data and information, and to make effective and timely decisions.
    • Ability to work with others to identify 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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