Maintenance Supervisor - 3rd Shift

General Mills

General Mills

People & HR, Operations
Geneva, IL, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Job Description


The Geneva, IL Plant is our newest addition to our North America plant network. To increase capacity and keep pace with the growing consumer demand for the products, General Mills is making a significant investment to expand capacity for our beloved Fruit brands (Gusher and Fruit by the Foot). We will continue making Betty Crocker desserts at the plant as we transition operational ownership from our external supply chain to General Mills in early 2024. After integration of the current workforce, and startup of Fruit, the plant will have 350-400 employees and be just under 500,000 sq ft of production and warehouse space. 


The Maintenance Supervisor works to drive out top losses supporting Betty Crocker desserts. The position uses continuous improvement tools, leadership skills, and is responsible for fostering a team environment. He/she is responsible for eliminating maintenance and breakdown related losses. The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for building capability in Operating Teams and Equipment Owners to deliver overall line results supporting the plant’s priorities. The Maintenance Supervisor receives direction from the Maintenance Manager or Platform Leader to deliver breakthrough results for the line. This is a 3rd shift Maintenance Supervisor position (10:45 p.m. - 7:00 a.m.).


System Owner

  • Own PM systems for the Line and auxiliary equipment, focusing on Maintenance Planning and Scheduling and Breakdown Elimination DMS’s
  • Support development and lead portions of Line 90-Day loss-elimination plans
  • Drive breakthrough results in Planned and Unplanned Downtime, and own:
    • M&R costs for line
    • % Planned Maintenance and % PM’s complete
  • Breakdown reduction – including tracking BD’s and assigning/executing BDA’s
  • Actively participate in Line Daily Direction Setting meetings and execution of daily plan
  • Resolve defect handling list for system
  • Lead asset care strategy improvement for production equipment.
  • Support capital projects as prioritized by Line Lead
  • Track and report maintenance measurement data
  • Drive Breakdown Elimination and Defect Handling items to closure
  • Proactively reviews downtime information, investigates possible solutions, and recommends to Management corrective actions that will optimize Up-Time

Planning & Scheduling

  • Identify recurring maintenance problems-- recommend and execute solutions. Responsible for the development and maintenance of equipment failure history and life cycle cost
  • Manage daily scheduling and effective resource allocation/prioritization including labor, repair parts, and outside services for their line(s)
  • Ensure PMs and WOs are executed safely and with appropriate quality
  • Perform basic data analysis on Maximo information in order to support problem solving efforts and determine areas of opportunity
  • Communicate spending history and future spend prediction by work type and category in order to assist in the budget management process
  • Responsible for working with mechanics to lead the development and communication of Planned Maintenance job plans
  • Develop preventive, predictive and periodic maintenance programs and continuously improve
  • Maintain maintenance technical library including manuals, drawings and electronic documents
  • Coordinate and manage contractor work
  • For all new capital:
    • Update Maximo asset data base (equipment hierarchy)
    • Develop equipment bills of material
  • Support capital project work utilizing maintenance resources
  • Support the development and management of the maintenance budget
  • Ensure capitalization of appropriate maintenance work and incorporate in facility forecast.
  • Coordinate downtime schedule across all departments to ensure all downtime activities are accomplished efficiently.
  • Coordinate with production to accomplish planned maintenance during mid-run windows such as changeovers.
  • Work with distribution planning to establish an annual site schedule that supports production commitments and corrective/periodic maintenance needs.
  • Respond as needed to audits, such as sanitation, safety, insurance, etc. and manage follow-up

Employee Development

  • Coach and develop (Shift Teams) mechanics by serving as a technical coach and resource
  • Establish and sustain effective relationships with all employees in order to foster an environment where innovation and cooperation are used to solve problems
  • Provide daily performance feedback and coaching to team members
  • Promote positive employee relations through effective conflict management and issue resolution
  • Understand technical manufacturing processes and ensure team is developing technical expertise


  • High School Diploma
  • 1-2 years of relevant experience 


  • Experience with Maximo (or other software)
  • Customer Service Skills: Removing barriers for operators & mechanics
  • Strong understanding of industrial, mechanical and electrical technologies
  • Understanding of maintenance and reliability performance metrics
  • Demonstrated skills in customer service, problem solving, coaching and training
  • Excellent planning, organization and communication skills
  • Computer skills including a working knowledge of MQIS, Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • Understands process and follows quality guidelines (GMP’s HACCP, Etc.) while troubleshooting, optimizing equipment performance, and maintaining equipment.
  • Thorough understanding of how to complete maintenance jobs in a SAFE manner. Assure that all work is done while following all applicable Safety Rules (OSHA, LO/TO, Confined Space, Etc.)


We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.


Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $67300.00 - $101200.00 / Annually. At General Mills we strive for each employee's pay at any point in their career to reflect their experiences performance and skills for their current role. The salary range for this role represents the numerous factors considered in the hiring decisions including, but not limited to, educations, skills, work experience, certifictions, etc. As such, pay for the succesful candidate(s) could fall anywhere within the stated range. Beyond base salary, General Mills offers a competitive Total Rewards package focusing on your overall well-being. We are proud to offer a foundation of health benefits, retirement and financial wellbeing, time off programs, wellbeing support and perks. Benefits may vary by role, country, region, union status, and other employment status factors. You may also be eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. An incentive award, if any, depends on various factors, including, individual and organizational performance.