Maintenance Supervisor

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Oakland, CA, United States
Dec 26, 2016
Mar 25, 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

As the nation's leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we're also committed to developing our people - enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestlé Waters consists of four business units: Corporate, Retail, Supply Chain and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé.
Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you'll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that's challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You'll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It's a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions - all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

We are seeking a Maintenance Supervisor (Technical Resource) who will be part of the leadership team of our 5 gallon manufacturing plant, located in Livermore, CA.  We are seeking someone who would have flexibility to work either a day or overnight shift or a combination thereof, as required by the needs of the plant. This also includes weekend days if scheduled.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Lead, coach, evaluate and optimize plant technical operations, specifically production line maintenance, processing equipment maintenance and utility equipment maintenance

  • Assist with leading the preventative maintenance process, defining processes, driving improvements and achieving KPI targets

  • Coach, mentor and develop front line employees to meet current and future business requirements

  • Help lead change initiatives and continuous improvement efforts, including the implementation of a LEAN manufacturing environment and Break Down Analytics

  • Utilize and model our beliefs in the execution of daily work activities and decision making

  • Build relationships with frontline team members to help create and maintain a positive work environment

  • Partner with internal customers and suppliers, colleagues and support services to ensure achievement of key performance objectives for the factory operations

  • Hold employees accountable for achieving performance measures, including attendance, PM effectiveness, Kronos compliance and others. Handle disciplinary measures, together with Manager.                                                                                                                                    

  • Understand, adhere to and manage internal and external regulations, procedures & policies, including all technical GIs and Engineering Functional Compliance requirements.

  • Maintain adherence to GMP standards and ensure all safety standards are met

  • Effectively communicate safety, quality, technical and training issues to team

  • Review and assess daily maintenance effectiveness to identify opportunities for improvement and work with the Operations team to get resolution

  • Ensure the development and implementation of action plans to address root causes of failures


Key qualifications include:

  • Associates' Degree in Engineering or Industrial Technology or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

  • 2-5 years of experience in industrial maintenance with at least two or more years of experience in a leadership capacity preferred

  • Prior experience in a beverage, food or other clean manufacturing environment with familiarity specifically around quality, GMP and hygiene regulations preferred

  • Prior experience with pneumatics, hydraulics, electric systems and PLC control systems and communication systems. Ability to write basic PLC code.

  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance programs with a grasp of financial factors in maintenance

  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Suite applications and business management software (SAP preferred) needed.

  • Understanding of production processes & technical troubleshooting and root cause analysis skills.

  • Continuous improvement or process improvement experience. Green belt or black belt certification or prior TPM experience preferred

  • Effective communication and presentation skills with the ability to facilitate change

  • Time management, delegation and organization skills with strong problem solving ability

  • Ability to grow relationships with business partners and to lead, coach, motivate, recognize and develop employees

  • Flexible work schedule with the ability to provide on call coverage.

Nestlé Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water company.  Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna.  Our tea brands are Nestea, Tradewinds and Sweet Leaf.  We're passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship - most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America.  As a valuable part of our team, you'll receive a competitive total rewards package - something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It's not just the work that you'll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you'll receive exactly the kind of benefits you'd expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?

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