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Leprino Foods Maintenance Foreperson - 2nd Shift ($33.21) in Allendale, Michigan

The position reports to the Maintenance Supervisor. The Maintenance Foreperson must be able to demonstrate effective leadership abilities such as, problem solving skills, effective communication, good manufacturing practices and the ability to learn and train others in a technical skill arena. The Maintenance Foreperson must be able to read/write and perform basic mathematical calculations in order to understand Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's) and work computerized controllers and instrumentation.

Performance is measured by response to repair time ratios, successful performance of PM programs, and communication with management. This person shall set an example as it relates to proactive activity to avoid potential equipment failures, subordinate technical development, communication and safety.

  • Assist with time management for the completion of daily tasks and priorities. Follow up with subordinates to insure assigned tasks are completed correctly. Insure downtime logs, work orders, time labor hour sheets, storeroom procedures and other assigned documentation is completed.

  • Keep morale of subordinates at a high level. Be proactive in all aspects of daily activity. Address the concerns of assigned subordinates with assistance of the shift supervisor.

  • Monitor all company policies and insure compliance is achieved. This shall include GMP’s, break/lunch periods, and safety.

  • Assign work to themselves and crew as prioritized by shift supervisor. Maintain close communication with shift supervisor, department foreperson and supervisors.

  • Provide training to subordinates to achieve an effective skilled workforce.

  • Must demonstrate and be able to perform the majority of the Maintenance Technician duties.

  • High School Diploma or GED

  • Four (4) years prior background along with 2 years on-the-job experience in the maintenance of pneumatics, hydraulics, AC frequency drive, electrical controls, instrumentation, schematic reading, welding, mechanical, T/S technique and PLC knowledge

  • Strong knowledge of Maintenance industry best practices

  • Plant utilities (ammonia refrigeration, boilers, electrical, compressed air) knowledge

  • Practical experience with PLCs and automated machinery control systems

  • Practical experience leading loss control efforts in general industry

  • Must be able to lift 75 lbs from floor to mid-chest (0" - 72")

  • Must be able to climb stairs hourly, inclined ladders/vertical ladders daily


  • Strong people management experience, including developing others

  • Prior food industry experience, preferably in dairy industry

  • Safety/OSHA knowledge

  • Familiarity with welding, general construction, electrical, and inventory control processes in Maintenance setting

  • Knowledge and ability to manage continuous improvement processes such as Lean Manufacturing, Six Sigma, etc

Requisition ID: 2019-3488

External Company Name: Leprino Foods Company

External Company URL: http://www.leprinofoods.com

Street: 4700 Rich Street