Maintenance Supervisor

Written October 17, 2019

FLSA Status: Exempt

Alternate Job Titles: Maintenance Superintendent, Maintenance Manager

Job Summary

Directs, organizes, plans, and assigns activities of workers engaged in repair, maintenance, and installation of equipment to ensure production operations. Directs installation of, modification to, and maintenance activities on the physical structures of buildings and building equipment such as heat electric, gas, and air by performing the following duties personally or through assistant personnel. Responsible for the implementation of all policies, practice, and procedures pertaining to maintenance department personnel. Frequent contacts with all internal departments, and with service and supply companies, contractors, and outside engineers and other personnel. May also be responsible for ground maintenance activities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directs, assigns, and monitors the work performed by maintenance personnel, grounds and building personnel, and janitorial staff.
  • Contracts for security, exterminating, snow removal, landscaping, and janitorial services, and inspects and approves the billing of services.
  • Prepares department budget and monitors expenditure of budgeted funds.
  • Reviews job orders to determine work priorities.
  • Schedules repair, maintenance, and installation of machines, tools, and equipment to ensure continuous production operations.
  • Coordinates activities of workers fabricating or modifying machines, tools, or equipment to manufacture new products or improve existing products, and directs the installation of equipment and office furnishings.
  • Directs maintenance activities on utility systems to provide continuous supply of heat, steam, electric power, gas, water, or air conditioning required for operations.
  • Develops preventive maintenance program in conjunction with other internal departments.
  • Inspects operating machines and equipment for conformance with safety and operational standards.
  • Plans, develops, and implements new methods and procedures designed to improve operations, minimize operating costs, and effect greater utilization of labor and materials.
  • Requisitions tools, equipment, and supplies required for operations.
  • Directs training and indoctrination of workers to improve work performance and acquaint workers with company policies and procedures.
  • Reviews technical articles, catalogs, and manuals to select or recommend improvements in maintenance operations.
  • Maintains files on master blueprints, maintenance records, and machinery and equipment manuals.

Supervisory Responsibilities

Responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of supervisory and non-supervisory personnel. Carries out leadership responsibilities in accordance with company policies, procedures, safety, and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Master's and/or Bachelor's degree in Facility Management or equivalent field; five to ten years administration experience in screen printing and/or digital imaging plant operations; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Strong skills in work planning and scheduling.

Language Skills

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex documents. Ability to respond effectively to the most sensitive inquiries or complaints. Ability to write speeches and articles using original or innovative techniques or style. Ability to make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics to a variety of audiences.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to comprehend and apply the principles of advanced mathematics and statistical theory. Ability to work with complex mathematical and statistical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, and ability to adjust focus. Frequent independent travel is required.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, fumes, toxic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to quiet. Some independent travel may be required.