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Job Title:  

Maintenance Supervisor


Position Summary:

The Maintenance Supervisor plans and performs work that requires thorough knowledge of HVAC, mechanical and electrical or electronic principles, wiring specification codes, properties of various materials, and principles of operation.  Position requires the application of mechanical, hydraulic, electrical and electronic equipment, etc.  Supervises and gives direction to Maintenance personnel, including performance, and tracks equipment performance within the Recycle plant.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Reports to the Plant Manager and communicates status of daily scheduled work orders and emergency tasks.
  • Works closely with and coordinates maintenance activities and Process improvements with operations team, including capital projects.
  • Assists with planning and implementing plant improvements and expansions.
  • Assists with hiring of maintenance personnel.
  • Creates, schedules, and follow up maintenance assignments, breakdown work orders, Preventative Maintenance (PM) and Predictive Maintenance (PDM) work orders in CMMS (MP2).
  • Participates in daily shift meetings, prioritizes and reviews work orders and emergency tasks.
  • Directs, maintains, and enforces the Safety Program for the Maintenance Department; reviews safety records to uphold standards of maximum safety for all Maintenance Technicians.
  • Provides training, direction and assistance to Mechanics & Electricians, as needed.
  • Tracks, analyzes and improves key maintenance parameters such as asset utilization, maintenance cost, PM compliance, schedule compliance, etc.
  • Ensures all maintenance and repair activities are in compliance with OSHA, Federal, Local and plant safety standards.
  • Investigates equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to Maintenance Crew.
  • Supervise and schedule daily operations for the Maintenance Department employees to meet planned goals and respond effectively to emergencies.
  • Maintain all required environmental permits including Stormwater and Wastewater in current status.  Process new applications for permits as required.
  • Work from complex blueprints, wiring diagrams, shop hand books, layouts, schematics and other specifications (written or verbal) to determine materials and working procedures needed in the maintenance of plant machinery, equipment and structures.
  • Assists plant management with parts ordering, inventories, and other administrative items.
  • Investigate equipment failures and difficulties to diagnose faulty operation, and to make recommendations to Maintenance Crew.
  • Conducts employee performance reviews based on job descriptions to determine competency, knowledge, and contribution of the Maintenance Technicians  


Candidate Requirements:

  • College Degree or Equivalent work experience
  • Must have mechanical/electrical/ hydraulic skills and experience
  • Facilities maint including wastewater and stormwater mgmt. a plus
  • Ability to lift 25-40 lbs. on an as needed basis
  • Must be team oriented and self-motivated
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must have  1-3 years supervisory experience

Please no recruiting agencies

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.


City:  North Vernon
State:  IN

Nearest Major Market: Bloomington Indiana
Nearest Secondary Market: Seymour

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