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Position Title: Off Shift Supervisor Maintenance- Plover Potato 

Position Type: Regular - Full-Time ​

Position Location: Plover 

Requisition ID: 16581 




Job Summary

Supervise maintenance and repair activities in areas assigned by the Maintenance Manager.  Direct all facets of maintenance in assigned areas to ensure maximum operational potential is safely sustained.  Minimize maintenance expenditures as able and facilitate prompt repair of failed equipment.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Support site safety programs and objectives.  Provide for a safe working environment.
  • Direct maintenance activities for physical equipment and facilities to ensure proper operational utilization.
  • Maintain and progressively improve a Preventive Maintenance program by use of the CMMS system (SAP). 
  • Investigate and, where possible, eliminate mechanical or maintenance problems that could affect manufacturing schedules and volumes.
  • Take timely and appropriate corrective action to control unfavorable expenditure trends that could result in exceeding expense budgets.
  • Prepare and submit reports on a timely basis as requested, including Key Performance Indicators, and annual operating and capital budgets, and work within these budget guidelines.
  • Diligently work on, and strive for, operational efficiency through cost improvement programs, continuous improvement, and other mechanisms for cost improvement.
  • Conduct special projects as assigned, or perform self-initiated projects designed to improve departmental services.
  • Develop departmental employee relations through continual communication of relevant information and by conducting departmental safety meetings to promote a safe and healthful working attitude.
  • Maintain open lines of communication between departments and employees.



To perform this job successfully, the Supervisor must be able to perform each essential duty 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.


The Supervisor interacts with internal maintenance and operations workers, as well as external contractors and consultants, to ensure effective maintenance of all equipment in assigned areas. In performing these functions, the Supervisor’s lateral relationships take on significance to ensure attainment of facility and departmental objectives.


The Supervisor will consult with the Engineering Manager and Maintenance Manager to identify improvements to current maintenance methods and operational procedures.  The objective is to assist operations in realizing the highest dollar return on equipment investments through adherence to proper operating procedures, preventive maintenance techniques, work order execution, etc.


The Supervisor must accommodate a flexible work schedule.  Typical work hours are 630am to 400pm, Monday through Friday.  The Supervisor will stand weekend duty to provide site maintenance support on a rotating basis established by the Engineering Manager and Maintenance Manager.  The Supervisor must be able to flex work hours and work assignments to cover for other supervisors during absences.  When offsite, the Supervisor must be available to consult with workers as needed by phone, e.g., during evenings, weekends, holidays, etc. 


The Supervisor must be willing and able to direct all aspects of maintenance activities in assigned areas with minimal managerial oversight. 


The Supervisor must establish and maintain a high degree of decision-making autonomy to initiate unplanned and planned corrective actions, since there are occasions where the time for formal review of planned actions is not practical, inasmuch as delays could adversely affect safety conditions or factory operations.


The Supervisor must have a general working knowledge of factory operations including, but not limited to, raw product receiving; processing; packaging; freezing; waste treatment; environmental operations; boiler operations; etc.  Supervisory experience is preferred in frozen food manufacturing.  A strong technical background in maintenance is required and general proficiency in fluid power, electrical, robotics, and PLCs is preferred.  Strong communication skills are mandatory.  Project supervision experience is beneficial. 


For purposes of continuing education and professional development, the Supervisor should attend select trade shows; meetings involving engineering experts from other companies and potential vendors; informational seminars; and other training courses that present current information on manufacturing and maintenance fields. The Supervisor should subscribe to and review periodicals and trade magazines relevant to the functions of this position.


Scope of Authority

  • Employee, product, equipment, and site safety.
  • Supervise maintenance employees, including worker development and training.
  • Maintain equipment.
  • Select and supervise contractors.
  • Prepare maintenance material requisitions.
  • All employees have the right to question or refuse a work-related directive that is unsafe.
  • All employees are expected to take appropriate measures regarding employee, product or equipment safety.


Extended Training Expectations

  • Safety training.
  • Supervisory skills training.
  • Management principles training.
  • Communication training.


This job description covers the basic functions of the job and is not intended to provide a complete listing of daily tasks. Flexibility and improvement of job skills are essential to all positions at McCain Foods USA.


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).


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. 
McCain is an accessible employer. If you require an accommodation throughout the recruitment process (including alternate formats of materials or accessible meeting rooms), please let us know and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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Job Family: Engineering & Technical      
Division: NA Potato Manufacturing 
Department: ​Plover Maintenance ​
Location(s): US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Plover || US - United States of America : Wisconsin : Wisconsin Rapids 

Company: McCain Foods USA, Inc. 

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