Maintenance Supervisor
Dean Foods - Dallas, TX

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The Maintenance Supervisor directly supervises maintenance employees on assigned shifts to ensure the effective delivery of maintenance services and support production in a 24-hour 7-day per week operation. This includes planning, assigning and directing work, coordinating weekly Continuous Improvement (CI) meetings, addressing product and employee complaints, and resolving problems. This person carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the Company’s policies, OSHA regulations and applicable laws while following all CI processes and the Management Operating Structure (MOS).
  • Collaborates with the plant engineer, maintenance manager, and facility management to utilize equipment to improve employee safety, production quality, equipment reliability, and overall equipment effectiveness.

  • Supervises both the maintenance and capital projects for the site.

  • Utilizes mechanical and electrical expertise to maintain production systems, utilities, buildings and grounds.

  • Utilizes a computerized maintenance management system to optimize asset utilization through scheduled preventative maintenance.

  • Implements corrective actions identified by key maintenance performance indicators as a means to create overall equipment effectiveness.

  • Remains current with latest and emerging industry regulations and codes relative to mechanical and electrical systems design and operation.

  • Ensures corporate policies and standards are followed in both capital project implementation as well as daily maintenance.

  • Shares “best practices” within the Maintenance Department.

  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating and delegating.

  • Provides management of employees directly or through supervisors to ensure effective selection, retention, development, disciplinary action and performance management. If a collective bargaining agreement exists, may participate in negotiations, grievances or other contract related activities and discussions.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering preferred, or a minimum of 2 years plant maintenance experience.


  • Familiarity with Good Manufacturing Practices.

  • Experience leading and following Safety/Security Policies and Procedures.

  • Ability to follow all Sanitation and Quality Policies and Procedures, and report and follow through on any deficiencies.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and computer-based applications.

  • Excellent verbal/written communication skills.

  • Ability to adapt to changing organizational and operational needs; ability to lead others through change.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

  • Skill in organization and prioritization, and attention to detail.

  • Strong team player and leader with the ability to work across multiple functions and disciplines.

  • Ability to select, coach, develop, engage and retain a team of employees.

Dean Foods Company is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V

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