Maintenance Supervisor

    • Allentown, PA

As the nation's leading bottled water company, Nestlé Waters North America is dedicated to providing customers with healthy hydration options. Alongside that, we're also committed to developing our people - enabling them to make the most of the many elements that help them to succeed.

Nestlé Waters consists of five business units: Corporate, Commercial, Supply Chain, Technical & Production and ReadyRefresh by Nestlé. Whichever one of these areas you choose to join, you'll find yourself collaborating with a highly talented team on work that's challenging, engaging and incredibly rewarding. You'll be an essential element of our success: trusted, empowered and supported to make a lasting impact on the very future of our business. It's a chance to use your knowledge, skills and experience to shine brightly and achieve your ambitions - all while delivering healthy hydration to millions of customers.

Choose a career in Technical & Production and you'll be part of our manufacturing backbone - and a crucial element of our success. Our factories are where our products start their journey to the customer. This area of Nestlé Waters offers you the chance to experience collaboration in its purest form as you work alongside a diverse range of highly motivated and passionate people in our Technical & Production factories spread across the nation. What you do will be fulfilling, impactful and meaningful - not least is you'll be helping to deliver healthy hydration to millions of thirsty customers. We'll make sure you have the strong leadership and clear direction you need to feel motivated and passionate about accomplishing great things. While you take a pride in delivering an excellent performance, you'll see your contributions are recognized and rewarded with an outstanding level of support, training and benefits - everything you need to grow and thrive in your career.

We are currently seeking a Technical Resource in our Allentown, PA facility.
This position is day shift, leading our team of mechanics.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Part of the Maintenance leadership team responsible for plant technical operations, specifically utility, water processing equipment maintenance
  • Assist with leading the preventative maintenance process, defining processes, driving improvements and achieving KPI targets
  • Coach, mentor and develop front line employees to meet current and future business requirements
  • Help lead change initiatives and continuous improvement efforts, including the implementation of a LEAN manufacturing environment
  • Utilize and model our beliefs in the execution of daily work activities and decision making
  • Build relationships with frontline team members to help create and maintain a positive work environment
  • Partner with internal customers and suppliers, colleagues and support services to ensure achievement of targets
  • Understand and adhere to internal and external regulations, procedures & policies
  • Maintain cleanliness to GMP standards and ensure all safety standards are met
  • Effectively communicate safety, quality, technical and training issues to team
  • Review daily maintenance effectiveness to identify opportunities for improvement and work with the Operations team to get resolution
  • Ensure the development and implementation of action plans to address root causes of failures
Key Qualifications include:
  • Bachelor's or relevant four-year technical degree preferred, particularly in industrial engineering, industrial technology, or similar disciplines
  • 5 years operations / technical experience / 3 years leadership experience
  • Certifications or training such as PLC (Allen Bradley) troubleshooting & programming, CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Systems), MP2 (Modern Maintenance Techniques), and SAP are a plus
  • Prior experience in a beverage (bottling / blowmolding), food or other clean manufacturing environment in a leader or supervisor capacity and with familiarity with quality and hygiene regulations preferred.
  • Ability to grow relationships with business partners and to lead, coach and develop employees
  • Effective communication and presentation skills with the ability to lead organizational initiatives and change
  • Time management, delegation and organization skills with strong problem solving ability
  • Continuous improvement or process improvement experience. Green belt or black belt certification preferred.
  • Prior experience with TPM a plus!
  • Increase in responsibilities over time, reflected in new work assignments, career advancements, and larger scope of work.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Suite applications; SAP experience a plus.
  • Grasp of financial factors related to Technical & Production Performance.
  • Understanding of Technical & Production processes.
  • Experience in hydraulics, pneumatics, industrial electricity, mechanical power transmission, and fluid piping systems
  • Effective project management and problem solving skills
  • Experience implementing Safety and Quality systems
  • Sustain and grow a culture of strong employee engagement
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Four year degree or equivalent combination of education & experience preferred.
  • Prior experience in a beverage, food or other clean manufacturing environment with familiarity with quality and hygiene regulations preferred.
  • Ability to grow relationships with business partners and to lead, coach and develop employees
  • Effective communication and presentation skills with the ability to lead organizational initiatives and change
  • Time management, delegation and organization skills with strong problem solving ability
  • Continuous improvement or process improvement experience. Green belt or black belt certification preferred.
  • Prior experience with TPM a plus!
  • Increase in responsibilities over time, reflected in new work assignments, career advancements, and larger scope of work.
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Suite applications; SAP experience a plus.
  • Grasp of financial factors related to operations performance.

To our veterans and separated service members: you are at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills that you have gained while serving our country, such as adaptability, agility, and leadership, are aligned with the skills that we look for when we think about what success looks like at Nestle. We hope that you will consider sharing in our mission and purpose to enhance quality of life and contribute to a healthier future.

Nestlé Waters North America is the nation's leading bottled water company. Our water brands include Poland Spring, Arrowhead, Ozarka, Deer Park, Zephyrhills and Ice Mountain, Nestlé Pure Life, S. Pellegrino, Perrier and Acqua Panna. We're passionate about creating shared value for society in all kinds of ways: from providing careers and benefits to communities where we operate to environmental stewardship - most notably responsible water management, lightweight packaging and advancing recycling in America. As a valuable part of our team, you'll receive a competitive total rewards package - something that will provide you with the support you need to thrive both inside and outside of work. It's not just the work that you'll find fulfilling here though. As you build a career with us, you'll receive exactly the kind of benefits you'd expect from a leading name in healthy hydration. The only question is, what elements will help you succeed at Nestlé Waters?

As the world’s leading producer of bottled water, Nestlé Waters is creating healthier lives.

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