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Position Title: Maintenance Supervisor 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Burley 

Requisition ID: 13407 





This is a night shift Maintenance supervisor role


Maintenance Supervisors are responsible to ensure the safe execution of all maintenance and mechanical repairs for the Processing and Packaging Departments.  The Maintenance Supervisors oversee all facets of maintenance to ensure maximum operational potential is realized for the entire factory operation, with a minimum of expense and downtime.  In large part this is accomplished through preventative maintenance and immediate repairs of failed equipment.  Additionally, Maintenance Supervisors are responsible to ensure that all buildings, grounds, and industrial vehicles are appropriately maintained.



  • Maintains equipment in good operating condition to minimize downtime.
  • Supervises hourly employees (approximately 10 to 25 direct reports) as assigned.
  • Assists the Maintenance Manager in the preparation of and adherence to annual maintenance budgets.
  • Trains, coaches, and holds direct reports accountable in a manner that assures maximum development and utilization of talent.
  • Maintains and improves employee and plant productivity.
  • Provides scheduled appraisals of all direct reports.
  • Conducts departmental meetings.
  • Supports the safety program(s) and departmental safety requests.
  • Develops a strong safety awareness and consciousness within the Maintenance Department.
  • Communicates all pertinent information to direct reports, peers, and supervisors both within and outside of the Maintenance Department.
  • Categorizes and prioritizes necessary work and integrate this into the current workload while maintaining a low but complete inventory of required parts and materials.
  • Ensures that the Maintenance Department is in compliance with BOS’s, safety programs, and shop audits.
  • Oversees the execution of planned and scheduled work, including auditing performance and quality of work.
  • Works with contractors as needed to execute necessary work.
  • Takes an active role in process improvement initiatives, employee training, and utilization of SPC for process improvement.
  • Supports Processing, Packaging, Sanitation, Quality, and other departments to the extent affected by the responsibilities of the Maintenance Department.
  • Coordinates the maintenance of the entire factory, including buildings, grounds, and rolling stock.
  • Oversees landscaping activities, the maintenance of parking areas, and the removal of trash and snow.
  • Monitors the operation of all utility systems such as heating, ventilating, and air conditioning.
  • Monitors the operation of the truck shop and ensures that industrial vehicles are maintained in an appropriate and timely manner.
  • Prepares necessary requisitions to ensure required parts and materials are at the plant site in a timely manner to avoid unnecessary downtime.
  • Coordinates and maintains an effective preventative maintenance program.
  • Support and develop training schedules and activities for the Maintenance Department
  • Completes and submits required reports in a timely manner.
  • Other projects and duties as assigned or required.



To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each job duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.



  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field preferred.



  • Three years of related maintenance experience required.
  • Prior leadership experience preferred.
  • Prior training experience preferred.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Technical knowledge of production equipment, pumps, hydraulics, pneumatics, and familiarity with machine shop and tools, maintenance, and construction priorities.
  • General understanding of factory operations, including raw product systems, processing, packaging, and palletizing.
  • Intermediate computer skills with Microsoft Office, Excel, and Outlook.  Experience with CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) – SAP experience preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in time management and managing multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated administrative and supervisory skills.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports, documents, and procedures.
  • Ability to read and comprehend complex instructions, correspondence, and regulatory requirement.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Basic math skills, including the ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Requires a high degree of autonomy and the ability to effectively perform complex and technical tasks.



  • Must provide professional representation of McCain mission and values both inside and outside the organization.  Must adhere to the McCain Code of Conduct.





  • As a member of the leadership team at the facility, your participation in the continuous improvement process is expected. This includes taking an active role in process improvement initiatives, employee training, and upgrading your current skill base.



  • Attend training sessions as required to improve and develop skills that will improve employee relations, productivity, and efficiency.



  • Responsible to monitor work areas, area systems, and watch for suspicious behavior and report any concerns regarding unidentified visitors and/or unauthorized personnel.
  • Authority to question and take appropriate measures regarding the safety of yourself, other employees, visitors, contractors, vendors, all products, and equipment.
  • Responsible for maintaining a high standard of cleanliness throughout the food processing facility, especially where any raw or finished product is produced.
  • Authority to report and/or eliminate hazards to the safety of the food that is produced in the facility.
  • Maintenance Supervisors are required to work from a McCain office or facility location and may travel as business needs require (the mission of the organization may sometimes take them to non-standard workplaces).  Typically, Maintenance Supervisors work a standard business work week, but the job may occasionally require work on evenings and/or weekends to accommodate deadlines, unplanned requirements, and/or production shift schedules.
  • Maintenance Supervisors may have responsibilities for maintenance oversight in production plants, receiving, buildings, yards and grounds, truck shop, utilities, and/or any combination of areas mentioned above.



The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and telephone; walk; talk or hear; and stand.  The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell.
  • Performance of this job requires close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and visual acuity to focus on desktop and/or laptop computer screen.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10-25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.





The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • While performing the duties of this job the employee regularly works near moving mechanical parts; exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals; risk of electrical shock; and vibration.  The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, extreme cold, and extreme heat.
  • The noise level associated with the performance of this job is moderate.


The health and safety of McCain employees and their families has been our number one priority since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supported by science, and in line with our culture and values, we believe that being vaccinated is the most effective way to protect each other, our families, our customers, and our communities.  It is therefore a requirement that the successful candidate for this role be fully vaccinated and have completed the mandatory incubation period prior to the candidate’s start date with McCain, subject to reasonable accommodations if you are unable to be vaccinated for protected grounds under applicable human rights legislation (e.g. medical or religious reasons).


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


McCain Foods is an equal opportunity employer. We see value in ensuring we have a diverse, antiracist, inclusive, merit-based, and equitable workplace.  As a global family-owned company we are proud to reflect the diverse communities around the world in which we live and work. We recognize that diversity drives our creativity, resilience, and success and makes our business stronger. 
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Job Family: Manufacturing; Engineering & Technical      
Division: NA Potato Manufacturing 
Department: ​Manufacturing Maintenance ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Idaho : Burley 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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