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SunOpta Companies, Inc. Maintenance Supervisor in Omak, Washington

Maintenance Supervisor Omak Facility, 1124 5th Avenue E, Omak, Washington, United States of America Req #1144 Wednesday, March 8, 2023 SunOpta Overview: SunOpta Inc. is a leader in the plant-based foods and beverages, fruit-based foods and beverages, and organic ingredient sourcing industries. SunOpta is focused on sustainability and specializes in the sourcing, processing, and packaging of organic, conventional, non-GMO food products. SunOpta is looking for talented individuals that demonstrate our most valued behaviors: Passion, Dedication, Speed, Entrepreneurship, Customer-Centricity, and Problem-Solver, to help create a brighter, healthier, and sustainable future of food! Job Summary: The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for the development and scheduling of preventive maintenance, implementation of process improvements, and ensures that all the equipment is in proper working order while still maintaining food safety and quality requirements. This role will manage and assist in the completion of the day-to-day activities, involving the maintenance of the building/facility, equipment, grounds keeping, security and overall facility appearances. Essential Functions of the Job: Respond to requests for repair and modifications of general plant equipment and systems; determines the causes of malfunctions, the extensiveness of repair or modification needs, the procedures and methods of corrective actions, and the cost feasibility, timetables, and priority in terms of plant capabilities, capacities, and usage. Complete understanding of the Aseptic process flow and terminology. Supervise the staff for general PM of equipment. Oversee the performance of outside contractors. Coordinates the completion of repair/modification projects with contractors, vendors, and maintenance support services. Develops long and short-term plans for maintenance project needs. Ensure preventative maintenance is being completed. Complete repairs to equipment that can be accomplished with resources available. Maintain and ensure that good housekeeping practices are being followed. Maintains Preventative maintenance program documents. Maintain sufficient inventories of parts and supplies to keep equipment properly maintained. Helps ensure that food safety and quality requirements are maintained when preventative maintenance, equipment repairs and improvements, and facility construction is happening. Any other duties assigned by manager. Maintain a flexible schedule to include availability on days, evenings, weekends, and holidays. Supervisory Responsibilities: Site Mechanics. MRO Buyer. Maintenance Planner. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor\'s degree or related experience. Minimum of 5 years progressive maintenance experience in a food manufacturing environment. Must have at least 2 years\' experience in a supervisory role. Preferred Qualifications: Strong working knowledge of systems having a high level of instrumentation and automation. Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing Practices. Bilingual in Spanish is beneficial. Proficient with MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Experience with Oracle is beneficial. Outstanding verbal, written, multi-tasking and presentation skills. Ability to create momentum and foster organizational change. Knowledge and Skills: Strong knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair and maintenance. Must be able to operate equipment in production area. Have a good understanding of product flow through the aseptic equipment and the variations to our production. Must be able to prepare and maintain accurate paperwork. Ability to analyze a situation and communicate proper information needed to resolve issues. Follow all safety and sanitation guidelines. Understand terminolog