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Maintenance Supervisor

Company: Stratas Foods
Location: Dallas
Posted on: July 3, 2024

Job Description:

Company Description

Stratas Foods LLC is the leading supplier of fats and oils to the Foodservice, Food Ingredients and Retail Private Label markets in North America and is a producer of quality bulk and packaged dressings, mayonnaise and sauces. Stratas Foods was formed in October 2008 as a 50/50 joint venture between ACH Food Companies (ACH) and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM).

Manufacturing facilities are located in Dallas and Houston, TX; Decatur and Quincy, IL; Englewood, NJ; Fresno, CA; Nashville, TN; and Valdosta, GA. Corporate offices are located in Memphis, TN. We are committed to maintaining a progressive workplace by utilizing the ideas, skills and talents of all of our employees. We strive to make Stratas Foods a great place to work and are building a team capable of meeting our business goals.

Job Description

With leadership from the Plant Manager, this position is responsible for the safe and effective use of all maintenance employees and the resources necessary to support the entire manufacturing operation. Safety, electro-mechanical, housekeeping, GMP standards, problem solving ability as well as good employee relations are considered key elements to success.


  • Job Hazard Analysis and safety compliance
  • Purchase of spare parts using the PO system
  • Ability to perform mechanical, electrical, pipefitting, and rigging duties
  • Train personnel in proper safety and operation techniques
  • Execute maintenance plans according to the work schedule
  • Prioritize shift work, while properly assigning shift resources to effectively utilize employee experience, training and ability
  • Ensure the safety of all personnel through compliance with occupational safety and health regulations
  • Provide employees with resources, in good working order, to safely perform work and provide necessary training
  • Recognize environmental, safety, and GMP hazards and takes actions to ensure the hazards are eliminated
  • Address employee concerns and maintains good communications and morale on shift and within department
  • Work with employees to develop a high level of job proficiency. Analyze maintenance performance and work to improve efficiencies
  • Provide positive reinforcement when employees are observed producing good results and safe performance
  • Maintain discipline within the shift and documents unusual or unacceptable behaviors for the department manager
  • Responsible for development of maintenance employees in assigned areas. Proactively engage in the development & training of hourly labor
  • Provide management of employees directly to ensure effective selection, retention, development, disciplinary action and performance management
  • Strong troubleshooting skills, able to drive to root cause analysis
  • Utilize mechanical and electrical expertise to maintain production systems, utilities, buildings and grounds
  • Collaborate with facility management to utilize equipment to improve employee safety, production quality, equipment reliability, and overall equipment effectiveness
  • Ensure corporate policies and standards are followed in the execution of daily maintenance activities
  • Maintain and supervise preventive maintenance schedules, inspections and repairs to minimize down time
  • Assemble and submit accurate daily, weekly and other deliverable reports; ensure achievement of all area/shift KPIs
  • Work from prints, diagrams, specification, and instructions covering emergency and scheduled repairs. Obtain materials as needed for emergency work.
  • Maintain documentation and identify cost saving ideas
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Ability to work any shift, weekend, and holidays to support the operation


    Education: High School diploma is required with desired experience. Bachelor's Degree is preferred in operations or engineering; or relevant experience.

    Related Experience: 5 - 7 years of technical maintenance experience preferably in food packaging, process, and /or food safety and security. Previous supervisory experience/leadership experience preferred.

    Equipment/Software Skills: MS Office Suite (Includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), AS400.


    Communications - Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills in dealing with those both internal and external to Stratas are critical to success

    Leadership - Ability to lead others in the directions necessary to achieve mutually beneficial goals is important

    Analytical Skills - Having both the ability and competency to evaluate a variety of alternatives and pick the best solution in a dynamic work environment

    Root cause problem-solving techniques: Critical to a manufacturing facility
    Developing teamwork and productivity: Being proactive in employee relations efforts serves all well

    Additional Information


    Sitting/Walking/Climbing as required in a manufacturing environment. Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds on a frequent basis and up to 100 pounds on an occasional basis. Prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, walking, and reaching on a daily basis. Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and electrical test equipment, to move throughout the facility, including climbing stairs in all buildings, and to work at heights. Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors year round, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards. Requires exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.


    Good listening skills; public speaking abilities to communicate with both hourly and salaried personnel.


    Organizational; Decision making ability; Multi-tasking; Must have strong analytical and problem-solving abilities to accommodate a quick paced environment (a quick thinker).


    Stratas Foods is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee in any manner prohibited by law, including but not limited to, on the basis of race or color, religion, gender, age, genetic information, national origin/ancestry, mental or physical disability, family status/marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, and any other legally protected status.

    Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision-The Employer will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the Employer's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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    Stratas Foods California Privacy Rights Act Policy: Associated topics: building maintenance, field, garden, grounds, groundskeeper, hardscaper, lawn, paver, road, surface

Keywords: Stratas Foods, Dallas , Maintenance Supervisor, Professions , Dallas, Texas

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