Maintenance Refrigeration Supervisor- Evening Shift in Mount Olive, NC at Butterball

Date Posted: 1/2/2022

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Job Description

Maintenance Supervisor – Refrigeration

Job Summary:

This position is responsible for supervising, planning and directing the day-to-day operation of the steam and power functions, with respect to equipment, facility and environment.  This person will perform non-repetitive, supervisory duties which facilitate equipment performance on a daily basis.

This person will work inside & outside of the plant to effectively manage equipment performance, building upkeep, building climate, environmental discharges and assure environmental compliance.  This person will direct all steam and power team members in their assigned areas, and ensure that all paperwork and tasks are distributed and properly completed.  They will maintain a safe work environment and monitor all necessary procedures to ensure compliance to HACCP, USDA, OSHA and EPA guidelines.

This position will provide day to day supervision of the steam and power team including overall responsibility for the operation and maintenance of the ammonia refrigeration, and boilers, and will assist with waste water treatment, plus other support areas as assigned.  This position reports directly to the Maintenance Manager and works in tandem with maintenance supervisors.  This position will also support all aspects of project management: both capital and non-capital related.

Essential Functions:

  • Lead team members to meet short- and long-term goals
  • Maintain safe and productive work environment to meet facility and process requirements.
  • Actively participate in safety initiatives, to include VPP sub-committees, safety audits, and safety assessments.
  • Direct workers in electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment
  • Directs the steam and power team in the day-to-day operations to include safety, production, cost, quality, team building and other areas as required to meet facility goals
  • Identify employee development needs and coordinate appropriate training programs to ensure that maintenance personnel attain and retain the skills and technical information necessary to maintain the production and support equipment for long term optimal performance.
  • Comprehensive understanding and ability to lead and direct employees in PSM and RMP systems.
  • Comprehensive understanding of refrigeration systems, steam systems, pneumatic systems, and waste water treatment systems.
  • Effective project management skills to include the ability to develop capital plans, CERs, and other projects as assigned.
  • Liaison with both the corporate and plant levels personnel
  • Develop and manage procedures for waste water treatment, roof systems, boilers, and other maintenance/facilities projects within the plants CMMS.
  • Utilization of the computerized maintenance management system to document, analyze, and manage the equipment preventative maintenance process.
  • Proactively address issues concerning refrigeration units or systems and maintain systems in accordance with company HACCP, OSHA, EPA, and USDA guidelines.
  • Manage outside contractors on projects.
  • Above average ability to utilize Microsoft software including but not limited to: Word, Excel, Power Point, and Access.
  • Ability to use PLC software such as Rockwell
  • Currently possess or be able to obtain an Arkansas boilers license
  • Currently possess or be able to obtain an Universal Refrigerant license
  • Ability to manage environmental programs such as storm water, air, tier II, and Form R

Additional Responsibilities:

Verify and approve time in Kronos

  • Participate in meetings as required
  • Perform CMMS responsibilities
  • Be able to generate meaningful reports
  • Be able to work various shifts as required
  • Complete Safety Audits and be a member of the Hazmat team, including ability to be on entrance team
  • Confine space
  • Electrical skills
  • Welding skills
  • Good interpersonal and team building skills
  • Excellent attendance, personnel and safety record.
  • Ability to delegate responsibility.
  • Ability to absorb and manage increasing responsibilities and excel in leadership position.
  • Working knowledge of manufacturing methods, process improvements, problem solving techniques and procedures.
  • Task-completion oriented.
  • Chair the Energy Conservation, Hazmat, and Sustainability/Green teams.

Knowledge, Skill, and Abilities:

Extensive knowledge of refrigeration systems and function components.

  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of OSHA’s Process Safety Management program and requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of refrigeration theory, cycle and operation.
  • Thorough knowledge of Boilers and Steam Systems
  • Thorough knowledge of Waste Water Treatment systems
  • Knowledge of equipment, proper operation, and familiarity with the manufacturer’s Preventative Maintenance requirements for the equipment.
  • Knowledge of GMP and food safety procedures and guidelines
  • Knowledge of computer software systems such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, RS Logix, AutoCad, and Siemens.
  • Project management skills
  • Working knowledge of electrical systems
  • Working knowledge of pneumatic systems

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree engineering or related field from four-year College or university preferred; or related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.  Must have supervisory experience.  Prefer experience in food manufacturing.

Physical Requirements









Seeing:  Must be able to read reports and use computer.  See colors


Hearing:  Must be able to hear well enough to communicate with coworkers


Standing/Walking/Stairs.  Must be able to perform tasks on roof






Grasping/Feeling:  Must be able to write, type,  use phone system, and operate tools


Working Conditions:  Cold and wet industrial environment. Occasional-to-frequent outside work; sometimes inclement weather.

Note:   The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of what is required of personnel so classified.  Furthermore, they do not imply or establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the employer.

Butterball, LLC is and equal opportunity employer and is committed to the fair and impartial treatment of all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or other protected status under applicable la w.

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