Supervisor, Maintenance


Chicago, IL, US, 60654

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At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

About the role: 


Barry Callebaut is a global organization poised for growth; a company which has embraced the vision to delight its customers, while out-performing its competitors, a business which is committed to sustainability, has innovation in its DNA, is a leader in complex manufacturing and supply chain solutions and is focused on being a best-in-class employer. Barry Callebaut seeks diverse and passionate people who thrive in a dynamic environment, focused on continuous learning, living BC’s Values and of course loving chocolate.

The Supervisor, Maintenance is responsible for the coordination and control of all technical work, preventative maintenance and equipment reliability for the facility. This position will engineer and manage industrial projects as well as manage and develop the maintenance crew. The Maintenance Manager is cognizant and understanding of food and employee safety and ensures application in his/her daily functions. 


Key responsibilities include: 

●    Supervise, organize and control the engineer and technical workflow as well as support, guide and challenge production priorities and improve efficiencies including continuous improvements and analysis.
●    Coordinate work schedules to correspond with production priorities and to improve the throughput of the equipment while maintaining good quality of the products.  
●    Research, propose and implement projects to decrease energy costs and improve overall factory efficiencies.
●    Schedules repairs, maintenance and installation of machines, tools, and equipment to ensure continuous production operations.
●    Accountable for permits, licenses and all environmental requirements both provincial and federal. 
●    Responsible for budget for technical department including projects. 
●    Prepare and manage site preventative maintenance program.
●    Manage spare parts inventory and accuracy and budget for maintenance/projects department.
●    Coordinate and schedule outside contractors for the facility.
●    Monitors programs for contractor safety (including WSIB Clearance Certificates) 
●    Responsible for purchasing all maintenance equipment and parts.
●    Meets/exceeds requirements for food and employee safety.
●    Train production employees as needed for set-ups, operation of all equipment, etc.
●    Participate in projects and/or rebuilds.


About you:


●    Bachelor’s Degree – preferably Mechanical Engineering or Associates degree plus 5-10 years of specialized experience in mechanical/electromechanical and electrical experience in a manufacturing environment (preferably food industry)
●    Knowledge of budgets and financial statements
●    Proficiency with Microsoft computer programs
●    Leadership, organizational skills, creativity, teamwork
●    SAP experience a plus
●    Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
●    Must be able to freely move around entire facility.
●    Must be able to work overtime as needed. 
●    Special Knowledge Expertise – mastery of a body of job related technical knowledge
●    Customer Service Orientation – help others to meet their needs.
●    Teamwork and Cooperation – genuine intention to work cooperatively with others.
●    Flexibility – ability to adapt and work effectively with a variety of situations, individuals and groups.
●    Interpersonal Understanding – ability to listen to others accurately and understand their needs.


What you can expect from Barry Callebaut:

●    Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
●    12 paid holidays, generous PTO, plus your birthday off
●    Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility 
●    An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC! Just ask our champions with the Americas Women’s Forum and the Racial Equality Forum!
●    Ability to grow personally and professionally within an organization that values development and internal career growth
●    Be part of our mission in making sustainability the norm through Forever Chocolate with priorities centered around prospering farmers, zero child labor, carbon and forest positive, and creating 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our produc

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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