Maintenance Supervisor

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world through wholesome dairy products. Since our founding in 1984, Hilmar Cheese Company has been committed to innovation and sustainability. Our state-of-the art production facilities convert an abundance of locally sourced high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose. The Cheese and Ingredients that we produce create a wide variety of retail and food service products from sliced and shredded cheeses, to protein supplements and infant formula. We are a trusted partner to premier food and beverage brands in for than fifty countries helping bring their vision into reality.


Throughout our decades of success and growth we have remained committed to our mission and values and these principles unite our people and guide all that we do.

A Typical Day

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the effective execution of all maintenance and projects within the plants at HCC. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate the development of a highly skilled, well trained, committed and engaged maintenance team to support the plant operations in their quest for high quality, low cost objectives.
  • Develop and maintain a safe and effective working environment.
  • Assures that all jobs will be done economically, efficiently and safely.
  • Conduct team meetings daily, covering safety topics, and weekly, covering equipment, processes and expansion.   
  • Reviews available planned job package for completeness and correctness.
  • Refines and finalizes labor, parts, and priorities for all tasks.
  • Responsible for planning/scheduling of preventative and predictive maintenance. 
  • Ensures, at the start of the shift and throughout the day, the prompt assignment of mechanics to specific 
  • Makes tactical decisions when necessary; staying as close to schedule as possible.
  • Follow-up with mechanics on suggestions of ways to improve either planning or job methods.
  • Provide detailed reports on downtime issues to promote proactive responses and practices.
  • Continuous participation in set up and maintaining the storeroom, shop and CMMS. 
  • Use SAP to create and close work orders, enter equipment data, track inventory and train mechanics on the proper use of SAP.
  • Continue to promote and foster effective “partnering” relationships with all Operations personnel on an ongoing basis.
  • Provide and promote “Excellence” in customer service.
  • Maintain “On Call” status. 

What You Will Need

  • High School Diploma and 4 years related experience, OR Associate's degree plus 3 years related experience, OR Bachelor's plus 1 year related experience.
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts (days/swings/graveyard). 
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Software such as Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs. 

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Bachelor's degree plus 2 year related experience OR Master’s degree in related field SAP knowledge
  • Experience leading a team 
  • Experience with tactical knowledge of production operations.
  • Experience with reading PI&D and tech manuals.

Physical Demands & Work Environment

This role requires physical exertion, exposure to potentially hazardous conditions or safety hazards. The majority of time is spending walking or standing.  There are occasional periods of sedentary work.  Is required to wear PPE and have a regular presence in manufacturing and warehouse environments in both temperature controlled and uncontrolled locations. Must frequently interact with people verbally.  Specific details of the essential functions of the position is available in the Job Safety Analysis, made available on request.

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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