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Maintenance Supervisor - Elkhart, IN

Bimbo Bakeries USA • Elkhart, IN

Posted 19 days ago

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Industrial, Manufacturing

Job Description

Maintenance Supervisor - Elkhart, IN


Employment Type: Regular

Location: ELKHART,IN

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas'® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann's® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world's largest baking company with operations in 32 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA ("BBUSA") includes BBUSA and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, including, but not limited to, Wholesome Harvest Baking, East Balt, and Acelerada. BBUSA employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more - the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.



Responsibilities include the consistent production of a high quality product in a Muffin/Bread baking facility while incorporating safety and sanitation standards. Through leadership and support of IPM initiatives, the Resource Leader is charged with managing a changing culture in a team-based environment. Additionally, the successful candidate will be challenged with controlling production costs and downtime, monitoring production and finished products, and communicating with associates.

Effective leader who creates results-oriented, winning teams. Successful candidate will have a broad management perspective, be technically current, and be experienced in planning and implementing production strategies. They will also be a team player, have solid interpersonal skills, and a strong commitment.

This position is committed to ensuring the best quality products, excellent customer service by maintaining regular quality audits (AIB), good manufacturing practices, compliance with federal/state/local regulations (FDA, OSHA, Department of Agriculture, Department of Health, etc.), HACCP, meet or exceed Global Food Safety Standards (BRC), environmental compliance, and DOT mandates.


• Supports without hesitation General Plant Safety, Food Safety, Food Defense Initiatives and Good Manufacturing Practices with an understanding that these are absolutes & are Priority #1.

• Assures that General Safety and Food Safety is an absolute priority by setting the example as a member of senior management.

• Assures that Product Quality is an absolute priority utilizing IPM, Plant Teams and outside resources to accomplish this.

• Supervise the activities of team members to ensure they are working safely and efficiently

• To plan, schedule and supervise effective, on time completion of maintenance tasks

• Supervise effective recovery of equipment failure within area through management of maintenance resources and effective communication with Production and Maintenance management

• Proactively identify improvement focus areas/activities through data analysis

• Facilitate root cause problem solving by team members

• Work closely with the entire facility Leadership team to enable effective maintenance support

• Ensure all new associates are supported during their induction period

• Ensure all associates in area attend training as defined in training and development plans

• Communicate clear performance expectations to team members

• Give timely feedback, coaching and mentoring to team members to help maintain or improve expected performance
Provide and facilitate appropriate consequence management for under-performing team members

• Provide and promote a strong teamwork environment

• Ensure team members wear appropriate PPE

• Ensure team members are working in a safe manner and in accordance with defined safety regulations and procedures

• Ensure equipment in area is maintained, guarded and operated in accordance with defined safety regulations and procedures

• Understand levels of scrap and rework in area caused by equipment issues and associated points of cause

• Use effective data analysis and root cause problem solving to eliminate scrap and rework caused by equipment issues

• Understand and manage budgetary requirements for maintenance costs within area

• Identify potential cost savings and cost avoidance

• Participate in budget planning for area and department

• Understand levels of line downtime caused by equipment issues and associated points of cause

• Use effective data analysis and root cause problem solving to eliminate scrap and rework caused by equipment issues

• Ensure all work orders are generated correctly and in a timely manner

• Ensure all team members remove parts from inventory in accordance with inventory management system and procedures

Position Requirements:


• High School diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor's degree is a plus.

• Must possess strong communication skills and the ability to work closely with all levels of operations Leadership.

• Other desired skill sets include strong knowledge of IPM, project management skills, knowledge of Bakery Equipment operations and Bakery Science.

• Must also have the ability to provide hands on leadership and contribute directly to the overall success of the bakery.

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.

Job ID: req5785
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