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Maintenance Controls Systems Supervisor

Tracy, CA USA
Requisition ID:  7782
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Jan 8, 2022
Job Function:  Engineering

Leprino Foods’ history dates to over 65 years ago, when the Leprino family first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, we are the largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose in the world, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by the Leprino family, we’ve set our sights to become the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that ambitious vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: motivated individuals who are the absolute best at what they do. From three people in a small cheese shop in the early 1950s, we have grown to over 4,300 employees throughout our 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?


Within our Tracy, CA manufacturing facility, we are seeking a highly qualified Industrial/Maintenance Controls System Supervisor on our Plant technical team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of maintenance, reliability, and production efficiencies. We take pride in our vision to be "world's best", it's why we work harder, invest more, and continually innovate.



The Industrial/Maintenance Controls System Supervisor provides guidance and direction to a team of employees in the Maintenance Controls department. Makes strategic and sound decisions pertaining to industrial controls, department safety, and department efficiency for team.  Monitors controls systems of the plant related to production processes and overall plant facilities, and develops plans to provide preventative modifications to maximize equipment uptime, plant efficiencies, product quality, safety, and cost control. Builds an effective employee team by engaging, mentoring, and developing direct reports.  


We Ask of You:

  • Plans and schedules daily staffing needs to maximize labor efficiency and ensure maintenance controls needs are met.  
  • Leads and coaches team employees by implementing programs in technical training, safety, quality, communications, performance recognition and internal employee development to drive peak employee engagement and productivity.   
  • Builds and fosters strong working relationships, collaboration within their team, and a positive work environment.  
  • Engages, mentors, and develops direct reports. 
  • Supervises the daily shift activities to minimize production downtime related to controls systems, work orders, and planned controls upgrades or modifications.  
  • Prioritizes controls programming needs to minimize production downtime, while assuring safety and quality. 
  • Must be knowledgeable of all plant processes and the equipment involved in order to best trouble-shoot and solve maintenance problems, primarily in the controls / PLC area.  
  • Provide guidance and direction to a team of employees in the Maintenance Controls department.
  • Make strategic and sound decisions pertaining to industrial controls, department safety, and department efficiency for team. 
  • Monitor controls systems of the plant related to production processes, overall plant facilities and develops plans to provide preventative modifications to maximize equipment uptime, plant efficiencies, product quality, safety, and cost control.
  • Assist with achieving departmental objectives and company goals in relation Controls department.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on the defined devices/equipment with the intent to optimize equipment reliability.
  • Lead troubleshooting of production problems on a timely basis until successful resolution, including major and minor maintenance of automated and non-automated equipment.
  • Monitor and replace automation hardware devices and electrical equipment as needed.
  • Manage, develop, and execute training to all levels of employees.
  • Support a continuous 24/7 manufacturing operation.


You Have (Minimum Qualifications):

  • Associates Degree in Controls Engineering, Industrial Technology, or a similar maintenance subject area.
  • Five years of industrial controls experience although applicable education may substitute experience.
  • Familiarity with SAP, Maximo, or other manufacturing computer systems.
  • Are humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.


We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):

  • Experience reading & understanding Allen Bradley/Wonderware, ladder logic and P&ID loops.
  • Experience in PLC/SLC development and programming.
  • Dairy/Cheese manufacturing experience.
  • People leadership experience in manufacturing environment.


Offering you in return:

A chance to be part of a global team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries, tuition assistance, vacation, holiday, dedicated sick time, matching 401(k), annual merit increases and bonuses, as well as our annual Profit-Sharing plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.





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Leprino Foods Company supports a drug-free workplace and is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer – M/F/Disability/Veteran

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