3rd Shift Dairy Maintenance Supervisor

Job Location: 
Oceanside, OR

Are you a degreed DAIRY MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR looking for 3rd shift opportunities near the coast in OREGON?  Do you have experience with ammonia refrigeration?  Are you experienced with CMMS programs, PLC’s and Process Safety Management (PSM)?  If you would like to grow your career and be part of a successful team, then you could be what our client, a leader in their industry, is looking for in their next 3rd shift Dairy Maintenance Supervisor!

This is an excellent opportunity with a VERY FAST GROWING company that offers a very strong compensation package with bonus, relocation assistance available and an excellent benefits package!!  If this is for you or someone you know, please forward a current resume to: courtney@pointonerecruiting.com

The 3rd shift Dairy Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for sustaining and improving plant processes, equipment, systems, utilities, infrastructure and physical plant assets, with an emphasis on pro-active maintenance.

The 3rd shift Dairy Maintenance Supervisor will also apply continuous improvement techniques, including Lean, Six Sigma, 5S, structured problem solving, Kaizen, etc. as applicable. Works collaboratively with production department managers and supervisors to ensure maintenance activities are properly prioritized and executed efficiently and timely, while also functioning as project manager on small to medium scale capital and non-capital maintenance and equipment projects.



Provide supervision and direction to skilled hourly employees in a 24/7 manufacturing environment

Policy & contract enforcement, job & quality supervision

Manage IMT (Industrial Maintenance Technology) program participation

Manage Electrical apprenticeship program participation and tracking

Manage CARO/CIRO industrial refrigeration certification and continuing education

Manage ProPay advancements, training, evaluation and administration

Direct activities to ensure timely completion of emergency repairs, routine repairs and preventive maintenance in the plant to minimize downtime and enable smooth and efficient production, startups and changeovers.

WO (work order) prioritization, personnel assignment, scheduling, and closing

Work in conjunction with plant supervision in analyzing work orders issued vs. time to complete to ensure appropriate allocation of material and resources

Develop and implement an effective reliability-centered maintenance program to achieve maximum capabilities of equipment at minimum costs

CMMS (computerized maintenance management system) duties associated with WO administration

Communication of above with both the team and the rest of organization, including development and generation of reports and KPI’s

Parts research/technical liaison

Coordination of outside maintenance service providers

Write Work Instructions and SOP’s (standard operating procedures)

Evaluate the plant operation from multiple perspectives (mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, structural, etc.) for the purpose of suggesting modification to the plant and its equipment, resulting in better flow of material, higher productivity and quality, greater safety or more efficient use of utilities.

Place orders for parts, services and inventory

Act as a liason with various regulatory agencies and maintain licenses & Certifications in place

Supervision and Oversight of Utility Operations (Boiler, refrigeration systems, compressed air, fire protection, HVAC, water, backup power)

Make, plan and lead capital and non-capital maintenance and equipment projects to ensure timely and cost-effective achievement of project objectives.

Establish and maintain effective relationships with employees, supervisors and the general public.

Communicate effectively.

Utilize a computer with basic knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and SharePoint.

Act as a team player and be able to interact with staff at all levels of the company.

Work under pressure, meet deadlines, and be flexible in working on multiple projects simultaneously.

Demonstrate excellent problem solving and trouble-shooting skills with the ability to make clear, rational decisions under pressure.




Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, chemical, industrial or a general engineering discipline or equivalent experience.



5+ years of supervisor or leadership experience in maintenance preferably in a food manufacturing or dairy union environment.  Dairy and/or liquid processing and ammonia refrigeration experience preferred.  Ice cream and whey knowledge is a plus.

Experience in the implementation or management of a CMMS program. 

Working knowledge of PLC’s, Process Safety Management and a good understanding of general process control.

Project management and budget management experience.



Ability to work any shift and weekends.

Recruiter Name: 
Courtney Kollman
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 210
Food & Beverage

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