Maintenance Supervisor – 1st shift

Job Number: 10462
Location(s): Los Angeles, CA

Careers that nourish lives.

Our people have an opportunity to nourish lives around the globe every day. One of the world’s leading food companies, General Mills operates in more than 100 countries and markets more than 100 consumer brands, including Cheerios, Häagen-Dazs, Nature Valley, Betty Crocker, Pillsbury, Green Giant, Old El Paso, Yoplait and more. Headquartered in Minneapolis, General Mills had global net sales of US$17.8 billion during fiscal 2013.

We seek out the best talent, then give them development resources, support and the chance to lead something big. Choosing a career with General Mills means joining a company that makes a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is tremendous opportunity here for individuals who want to advance the industry through innovation and nourish the world.

Job Details

Overview & Responsibilities

General Mills is seeking a Maintenance Supervisor to provide manufacturing leadership to deliver a world-class maintenance operation. Maintenance Supervisors, known as Maintenance Team Leaders, lead, motivate, and develop a team of mechanics to drive losses out of our systems, while leveraging Continuous Improvement (Lean/TPM) tools, improving individual skills, and enhancing teamwork.

Safety and efficiency are paramount at every General Mills manufacturing plant location. We are focused on continuous improvement in all areas of our business including cost, quality, customer service and productivity.

 

The manufacturing team works across plant and supply chain functions to establish goals, develop and execute strategies, and drive performance. Hands-on professionals with experience processing and/or packaging systems or flour milling systems are in demand at General Mills.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

In this role you will:

Provide Organizational Leadership in a Dynamic and Collaborative Environment

  • Perform as a first-level leader in a manufacturing facility, providing coaching, support, and direction to a team of mechanics.
  • Conduct regular team meetings which include effective communication of organizational and policy changes.
  • Provide performance feedback and coaching to team members via appraisals and/or other documentation.
  • Promote positive employee relations through effective conflict management and issue resolution.
  • Provide maintenance leadership to ensure department/plant goals are met or exceeded in critical success areas (Cost/Quality/Sanitation/System Performance/Customer Service/Health/Safety/Environment).
  • Manage daily staffing and effective resource allocation including labor, repair parts, and outside services.
  • Establish and sustain effective relationships with all employees in order to foster an environment where innovation and cooperation are used to solve problems.
  • Track departmental budget and as applicable take appropriate actions to ensure that departmental budget goals are achieved.
  • Work and/or attend meetings during other shifts (including off-shifts and/or weekends) as necessary.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Demonstrate Technical Mastery of Self and Organization

  • Obtain in-depth understanding of technical manufacturing processes and ensure that team is progressively developing technical expertise.
  • Consistently demonstrate understanding of core mechanical technologies, including fasteners, lubrication, drives, transmission systems, motion systems, pneumatics, hydraulics and electrical/controls.
  • Develop and audit current preventive maintenance and spare parts associated with assigned area.
  • Function as a maintenance resource in areas of engineering design.
  • Interface with project teams on new capital projects as required.
  • Effectively manage work order planning and execution processes.
  • Facilitate effective sharing of information across business teams, functional areas, and outside contractors.
  • Drive continuous improvement and total employee involvement in critical success areas by empowering employees to utilize lean manufacturing tools.
  • Develop and maintain preventive and predictive maintenance programs for production equipment.
  • Effectively track and report maintenance measurement data in accordance with plant objectives.
Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum High School diploma or GED.
  • Leadership experience in a manufacturing environment or other applicable experience (3-5 years preferred).
  • Computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Milling Science, Industrial Technology, or Management preferred.
  • Experience with Maximo Asset Management software considered a plus, but is not a requirement.

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Overview & Responsibilities

General Mills is seeking a Maintenance Supervisor to provide manufacturing leadership to deliver a world-class maintenance operation. Maintenance Supervisors, known as Maintenance Team Leaders, lead, motivate, and develop a team of mechanics to drive losses out of our systems, while leveraging Continuous Improvement (Lean/TPM) tools, improving individual skills, and enhancing teamwork.

Safety and efficiency are paramount at every General Mills manufacturing plant location. We are focused on continuous improvement in all areas of our business including cost, quality, customer service and productivity.

 

The manufacturing team works across plant and supply chain functions to establish goals, develop and execute strategies, and drive performance. Hands-on professionals with experience processing and/or packaging systems or flour milling systems are in demand at General Mills.

 

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

In this role you will:

Provide Organizational Leadership in a Dynamic and Collaborative Environment

  • Perform as a first-level leader in a manufacturing facility, providing coaching, support, and direction to a team of mechanics.
  • Conduct regular team meetings which include effective communication of organizational and policy changes.
  • Provide performance feedback and coaching to team members via appraisals and/or other documentation.
  • Promote positive employee relations through effective conflict management and issue resolution.
  • Provide maintenance leadership to ensure department/plant goals are met or exceeded in critical success areas (Cost/Quality/Sanitation/System Performance/Customer Service/Health/Safety/Environment).
  • Manage daily staffing and effective resource allocation including labor, repair parts, and outside services.
  • Establish and sustain effective relationships with all employees in order to foster an environment where innovation and cooperation are used to solve problems.
  • Track departmental budget and as applicable take appropriate actions to ensure that departmental budget goals are achieved.
  • Work and/or attend meetings during other shifts (including off-shifts and/or weekends) as necessary.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Demonstrate Technical Mastery of Self and Organization

  • Obtain in-depth understanding of technical manufacturing processes and ensure that team is progressively developing technical expertise.
  • Consistently demonstrate understanding of core mechanical technologies, including fasteners, lubrication, drives, transmission systems, motion systems, pneumatics, hydraulics and electrical/controls.
  • Develop and audit current preventive maintenance and spare parts associated with assigned area.
  • Function as a maintenance resource in areas of engineering design.
  • Interface with project teams on new capital projects as required.
  • Effectively manage work order planning and execution processes.
  • Facilitate effective sharing of information across business teams, functional areas, and outside contractors.
  • Drive continuous improvement and total employee involvement in critical success areas by empowering employees to utilize lean manufacturing tools.
  • Develop and maintain preventive and predictive maintenance programs for production equipment.
  • Effectively track and report maintenance measurement data in accordance with plant objectives.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum High School diploma or GED.
  • Leadership experience in a manufacturing environment or other applicable experience (3-5 years preferred).
  • Computer skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Milling Science, Industrial Technology, or Management preferred.
  • Experience with Maximo Asset Management software considered a plus, but is not a requirement.

CB3

*LI-TL1

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