Maintenance Supervisor


Singapore, 01, SG, 758091

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

  • Lead team of maintenance Engineering Assistant (EA) for effective implementation of Preventive Maintenance programmed.
  • Provide technical support and guidance to EA for diagnosing, troubleshooting; training; repairing of plant process manufacturing equipments / machineries. Attend ad hoc emergency call back operations.

Key responsibilities include

  • Supervision/Leadership
    • Ensure that repair and maintenance are carried out properly, safely and on time.
    • Set job priority, urgency, and time line of tasks for subordinate.
    • Work planning to ensure that spare parts and material are available.
    • Planning and co-ordination with production for major repair and overhaul
    • Arrange sustaining  manpower to support the daily operation
  • Costs
    • Ensure work completed at the shortest time, minimize wastages and re-work.
    • Sourcing more cost-effective suppliers
  • Breakdown Maintenance
    • Coordinate with production on breakdown maintenance.
    • Support shift personnel in diagnose and correct equipment failure in breakdown maintenance.
    • Plan for urgent follow-up equipment repair.
    • Support shift personnel after office hours for major breakdown.
    • Guide and coach the team member to deliver the quality RCA
  • Preventive Maintenance
    • Maintain work system in Maximo System.
    • Review effectiveness of preventive maintenance program.
    • Ensure that Preventive Maintenance is completed on schedule.
    • Planning and scheduling of Preventive Maintenance tasks to the team member
  • Training and Certification
    • Lead the training and certification for the shift team member
    • Provied training to production on AM technique
  • Efficiency Improvement
  • Execute equipment improvement and modification.
  • Analyze/Monitor equipment breakdown and plan, schedule for improvement.
    • Make improvement on work methods and procedures.
    • Follow up on the KPI for the team members to measure the monthly efficiency of the members
  • Overhaul/ Major activities: Plan annual equipment overhaul, FR & TR Roll replace, CON, FT, ST, packing seal replace and major service activities equipment improvement and modification.
  • Project Work
    • Coordinate improvement and modification works required for plant machineries / equipments and ensure complete all assigned project on time on budget.
    • Provide technical support for plant wide capacity expansion project taking into consideration of existing infrastructure, tie-in points and new equipment  accessibility for maintenance.
    • Controller for issuance of Work permits to subcontractors and ensuring good Safety/GMP practices are complied.
    • Management of vendors, service providers as well as contractors for all projects and installation works.
    • On-site feasibility study in support of preparation of proposal including sourcing quotes; technical application and specifications.
    • Coordinating with functional teams on design and installation to meet Quality; EHS, Production and Maintainability requirements.
    • Propose improvement works targeting at cost reduction; improve efficiencies; productivity; Quality; Safety.
  • EHS / Quality
    • Conduct internal GMP / Quality/ Foreign Material Audit and follow up with the rectification / improvement works to improve the Quality and GMP condition
    • Participate in customer audit / BRC / AVA and support with proper documentation / records to fulfill the standards and requirements pertaining to Calibrations and Maintenance Operations.
    • Participate as part of the Emergency response team and assist in conducting fire drills and assessment
    • Participate in the EHS / Quality HACCP team in investigation; process risk assessment, CCP setup requirements and follow up with complaints corrective actions / preventive actions.


About you

  • Professional Certificate/NiTEC, Diploma, Advanced/Higher/Graduate Diploma
  • People Management (Able to lead and manage a team of 10 direct reports)
  • Windows, Office Excel, Office Word, PowerPoint,
  • Technical Background :
    • Maintenance and designing of Electro-Pneumatic System.
    • Fitting and welding skills.
    • Overhaul of Machinery.
    • Understand engineering Drawings and machinery manuals.
    • Knowledge on fluid dynamics for piping design (added advantage).
    • Microsoft Office.
    • Basic Electrical Practices.
    • Motor and Pump Servicing.
    • Machine Tooling

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.

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