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Maintenance Supervisor

Date: Nov 23, 2022

Location: Sherrill, NY, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for all facets of the maintenance execution and scheduling. Supervises hourly maintenance employees along with directing contract support as needed to support 24/7 operations. The Maintenance Supervisor works with the Maintenance Manager in developing the scheduled maintenance programs and processes for the production facility to minimize impact on production. The Maintenance Supervisor re-evaluates the need for replacement parts and works with the team to place orders for parts and services from vendors. The incumbent plans for interruptions in work and develops backup plans to minimize the interruptions for the production facility.  

The Maintenance Supervisor reports directly to the Maintenance Manager. Must maintain a close working relationship with production supervision, management, equipment/parts vendors, and the engineering department.  Must report activities both orally and in writing to all levels of management.

Job Responsibilities

The incumbent is expected to perform the duties while embracing Our Commitment to Win

  1. Must comply with all EHS rules and regulations, while promoting and driving a Safety first environment.

  2. Coordinates the planning and scheduling of day to day jobs as well as all outage work, shutdown and PM events.

  3. Ability to work with vendors in establishing price contracts and part number designations for standard inventoried items.

  4. Initiates purchase requisitions utilizing SAP for required goods and services.

  5. Ensure high failure rate items are identified, part numbered and stocked.

  6. Works with maintenance management team to optimize the mixes of: planned and scheduled work, scheduled (but not planned) work, and unscheduled work.  Planned maintenance activities need to be established along with priorities.

  7. Analyzes work orders by size, urgency, skill set, location, complexity, and available manpower.  Establishes priorities in cooperation with Maintenance Advisor and Operations Managers ensuring maximum equipment availability/up time.

  8. Checks time and cost estimates for work orders and jobs with vendors to optimize resource allocation.

  9. Performs annual review of preventive and predictive maintenance programs to ensure work order system library contains correct frequencies and balanced 12 month schedules for all trades, contractors and vendors. 

  10. Determines appropriate predictive maintenance tasks with assist from supervisors.

  11. Review and analyze delays in schedules, expedite any work activities requiring work packages that delay schedules and coordinate schedule changes needed.  Work closely with supervisors and others to stage materials, permits, subcontractors, tools, and other resources necessary to accomplish the work in the most productive manner possible.

  12. Provide leadership to the maintenance team and plant-wide involvement groups in order to drive continuous improvement in the facility.

  13. Support after hours may be necessary to support production operations.

Job Skills Requirements

  • Strong communication and planning skills, ability to speak to all levels within an organization
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite, production planning and reporting software, etc.
  • Understands Lean Manufacturing concepts and tools for root cause problem solving
  • Strong Organization skills require to be able to initiate and sustain 5s and safety performance.
  • Fun mental knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, mechanics, electrical, plumbing, and carpentry


Bachelor's Degree in Technical Field or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

  • Typically requires 3 - 5 Years' Supervisory Experience in manufacturing maintenance supervision.

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

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