Maintenance Supervisor

Waverly, NY USA
Requisition ID:  28801
No of Openings:  1
Posted Date:  Aug 30, 2023
Job Function:  Engineering

Within our Waverly, NY manufacturing facility, we are seeking a highly qualified Maintenance Supervisor on our Plant Technical team to continue moving our organization to even larger levels of people development, equipment 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.  


At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $83,000 and $99,000.  This position has an annual target bonus of 10%.


  • Use your natural leadership ability daily to build, lead, mentor, develop, and grow highly functioning teams of up to 40 maintenance team members.  

  • Partner with multi-functional teams within the Production and Quality Assurance groups within the plant.  

  • Ensure successful management, accurate training, and professional development of all maintenance technicians.  

  • Provide mentorship and direction to hourly maintenance employees on shift to maintain the plant facility, grounds, and equipment.  

  • Respond to maintenance emergency conditions with the accurate mixture of skilled craftspeople in order to minimize downtime, planning major repairs and installations.  

  • Establish critical system priority lists, ensure all materials used for work orders are tracked, and balance multiple projects simultaneously to completion.  

  • Leads and executes the department’s quality systems to achieve quality goals.  

  • Coordinates the sanitation program effectiveness to ensure food safety standards are met in the department.  

  • Monitors team operations and makes recommendations for labor and manufacturing efficiencies, cost savings, and quality improvements.  

  • Accept a challenging environment where solving problems, continuous learning, and a high technical capability is the norm, not the exception. Take ownership of your career – it’s yours to grow if you’re willing to put the work in.  

  • Are humble, inquisitive, patient, collaborative, innovative, results-oriented, and resilient - the DNA of a Leprino employee.  


You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):  

  • Associates/Technical Degree with three (3) years of leadership experience OR five (5) years of experience in an industrial setting three (3) of which are in a leadership role.  

  • Ability to work 10-12-hour shifts.  

  • Experience with PLCs and automated machinery control systems.  


We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):  

  • A Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering or Industrial Management field including four (4) years as a maintenance supervisor in a dairy manufacturing facility (cheese, yogurt, cream, or milk).  

  • Experience with a Work Order Execution system within MAXIMO.  


Leprino Foods embraces diversity and equal opportunity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.  


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.  


Our Story:  

Leprino Foods’ history dates back over 65 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We’ve grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world’s largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the “World’s Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company.” To help us achieve that bold vision, we’re looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to over 4,300 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey? 

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Nearest Major Market: Binghamton