Maintenance Superintendent - Palestine TX - Processing

Primary Functions
Assists the Maintenance Manager in directing and supervising Maintenance Supervisors, Clean Up Supervisors and Maintenance Personnel.
Assists the Maintenance Manager in supervising and coordinating the scheduling, diagnosis and repair of plant equipment through subordinates.
Ensures the safe, effective and efficient operation of plant equipment, systems and processes.
Complies with department, plant and company budget and production goals.
Major Responsibilities
Trains, directs and develops subordinates to meet operational, safety and quality requirements in the plant.
Provides the Maintenance Manager with reports and information that enables the Maintenance Manager to make informed decisions and provide direction and adjustments for improved operations.
Works closely with the Maintenance Manager and Processing Superintendents to modify equipment and improve processes to increase productivity, decrease labor costs and ensure high quality products produced at maximum yield.
Utilizes maintenance budgets to ensure compatibility with division goals and objectives.
Orders parts and materials necessary for the maintenance of optimal plant operating condition.
Ensures the plant has been properly sanitized to comply with SSOP and USDA inspection requirements for on-time start-up.
Maintains the buildings and grounds around the plant in a good state of repair and sanitary condition.
Participates in and performs plant safety inspections in order to ensure a safe work environment for all employees.
Coordinates correction of unsafe conditions.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Key Working Relationships
Reports to the Maintenance Manager for general supervision, policy guidance and prioritization of tasks and goals.
Maintains a close working relationship with Processing Supervisors and Superintendents concerning maintenance of all plant equipment.
Maintains a close working relationship with USDA and Sanitation to ensure the plant meets government regulations.
Maintains a close working relationship with Maintenance Supervisors and Maintenance Personnel concerning maintenance programs, repairs and projects, as well as the maintenance of plant equipment.
Assists with the execution and installation of projects, equipment and materials.
Position Requirements
Academic: High school graduate or equivalent.
Experience: Two years' of supervisory experience in a manufacturing plant.
Knowledge of welding, masonry, control circuits, programmable logic controllers and three phase industrial electrical systems.
Mechanical skills including pneumatics and hydraulics, ammonia refrigeration, PM programs and predictive maintenance technologies.
Physical: Work in various temperatures indoors and outdoors.
Able to stand long periods of time.
Work in cold, hot, humid, wet, dusty and noisy environments.
Must be able to lift items weighing 40 lbs. or more.
Able to bend, stoop, twist, pull, grasp, lift, climb and reach.
Able to perform fast and repetitive motions.
Tolerate exposure to chemicals, feathers and live chickens within OSHA limits.
Able to wear all required PPE.
Identification with the values, philosophy and mission of Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Ability to communicate and relate to people and groups effectively.
Ability to supervise and direct others in their daily duties.
Job Details
City: Palestine
State: Texas
Department: Processing
Date Posted: August 10, 2018

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