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Supervisor, Bakery-Maintenance

City & State: 

West Columbia, SC, US, 29172

Job Category:  Bakery Operations

ARYZTA is a global baking company with a Passion for Good Food. We provide our retail and foodservice customers with a portfolio of bakery solutions so they can deliver memorable, delicious food to consumers. With operations in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, ARYZTA has become a global leader in the baked goods industry and one of the largest specialty bakery companies in the world. Our leading bakery brands in North America include La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. We have 58 state-of-the-art bakeries and kitchens around the globe, with 20 of those in North America, and are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. The Americas team champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



Job Title

  • Supervisor, Bakery-Maintenance


  • Maintenance

Reporting to

  • Maintenance Manager


Position Purpose

Supervises maintenance technicians, performs maintenance activities, schedules employees and coordinates activities to keep manufacturing plant running in 24/7 environment. Supervises and assists in repairs of breakdowns, alignment, troubleshooting and operations of building and plant equipment. Initiates preventative maintenance action, schedules and supervises preventative maintenance activities.


Key Accountabilities

Receives assignments in the form of objectives with goals and the process by which to meet goals. Provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance, may become actively involved as required to meet schedules and resolve problems. Administers company policies that directly affect subordinate employees. Management reviews work to measure meeting of objectives. 

Provides supervision to non-exempt employees


% Time

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


·         Supervise and provide lead technical knowledge in repair of breakdowns and troubleshooting, rescheduling maintenance needs as equipment fails or as production plan changes. Determine whether problem can be solved in-house or outside specialist required, and make recommendation to Maintenance Manager.

·         Coordinate activities with parts clerk, vendors or suppliers to obtain quotes for projects and execute installations, services, or repairs

·         Support continuous improvement initiatives such as 5S, Root Cause Analysis, Kaizen events, and lean manufacturing

·         Comply with all federal, state, and local Environmental and Safety regulations (EPA, OSHA, etc.)


·         Prepare technician schedule for 24 hour/ 7 day operation line coverage and preventative maintenance activities, and recommend overtime allocation as necessary.

·         Work with maintenance planner/scheduler to prioritize and plan work order completion including follow-up activities


Collaborate with Maintenance Manager to document plant needs for fiscal year, including cost value of equipment repair or replacement.


Perform other duties as assigned or required.



Skills, Experience & Qualifications


Education, Technical Qualifications, Experience and Competencies Proficiency Level



  • High school diploma

  • 7 years shop floor experience in a manufacturing environment.

  • Maintenance/Engineering expertise in hydraulics, mechanics, process and electrical functions of equipment.

  • Computer literate with proficiency in Excel and Word for spreadsheets and reports.

  • Leadership and communications skills

  • Programmable Logic Controls (PLC) electrical troubleshooting knowledge.



  • Community college technical degree plus 5 years shop floor experience in manufacturing environment.

  • Bachelors Degree in Mechanical/Electrical or Chemical Engineering

  • Proficient in SAP


Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

  • Regularly required to climb, stand or walk for extended periods of time.

  • Use a computer keyboard and monitor more than 20% of total work time


Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  1. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts and in outside weather conditions, and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and extreme cold.

  2. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is subject to a manufacturing, warehouse and walk-in freezer environment where temperatures can vary from extreme cold to very warm.

  3. The noise level in the work environment is often moderate to loud.






ARYZTA is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.