• Manufacturing
  • Zeeland, MI
  • Salary: $$70,000-115,000
  • Education: High School Diploma
  • Years of experience: 2-5
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Job description

Position Title: Utilities Supervisor

Reports to: Utilities Manager

Location: Zeeland, MI

Relocation assistance is available under the company’s relocation policy!

To feed a changing world, it takes an incredible team. From the cutting board to the board room, every team member plays an important role in our success. That’s where you come in. We are hiring immediately for a Utilities Supervisor role.

Setting the table for your success: At our company, our team members’ health and wellness is very important to us. We believe in helping our team members thrive inside and outside of the workplace. That’s why we’re committed to providing a holistic benefits package that provides support for you and your family.

We invest in our team members and their success by providing resources like BENEFITS ON DAY ONE OF EMPLOYMENT and FREE EDUCATION!

Benefits include medical/Rx, dental, and vision coverage; 9 paid holidays; 4 weeks paid vacation upon hire; 401(k) with employer match; stock purchase program; and product purchase program.  We also offer CAREER GROWTH and much more!

Position Summary:

As the Plant Utilities Supervisor, you hold the pivotal responsibility for ensuring the seamless operation, maintenance, and oversight of all plant utilities, in addition to the management of department personnel. Your expertise will encompass an array of crucial utility systems, including Anhydrous Ammonia Refrigeration, Plant Water, Steam Generation, Pneumatic, Fire Protection, and HVAC Systems. You will serve as the front-line supervisor for our dedicated night shift technicians in these vital areas, setting work schedules and priorities to ensure the facility’s needs are met. Furthermore, your role is integral in maintaining compliance with OSHA and EPA regulations through our Process Safety Management program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead by example and ensure Team Members adhere to all Safety and Food Safety policies, addressing deficiencies as necessary.
  • Possess in-depth mechanical and operational knowledge of plant utility systems, enabling you to effectively train employees and provide troubleshooting assistance to technicians.
  • Establish and maintain an efficient on-boarding training program.
  • Train and develop utility technicians, fostering their growth and knowledge, and providing support through the Dupont training system.
  • Demonstrate the ability to thoroughly utilize the current CMMS/SAP system for data entry, work management, and train other team members in its proper use.
  • Provide support for technicians through preventative maintenance and repairs.
  • Oversee daily stretches, safety talks, huddle meeting presentations, supervisor rounds, and provide team member support, along with daily downtime recaps to management.
  • Lead or assist in completing plant audits, PM reviews, and ensure follow-up to completion.
  • Collaborate interdepartmentally to meet customer needs, fostering and maintaining Win/Win partnerships.
  • Initiate orders for parts/materials as needed and provide follow-up.
  • Ensure adequate PM procedures/schedules to support proper equipment operation, repair, and upkeep.
  • Supervise and manage employees to guarantee acceptable productivity and job performance.
  • Adhere to all applicable PSM/Safety/Environmental policies and procedures while maintaining a proper safety attitude/awareness.
  • Directly participate in and possess a comprehensive understanding of the Process Safety Management program (PSM).
  • Project a positive attitude and maintain a professional demeanor as a member of the management staff.
  • Promote open communication and positive working relationships with all departments throughout the facility.
  • Drive continuous improvement and personnel development in both operations and personnel.
  • Recommend, develop, and implement process improvement projects.
  • Act as a key member of the overall facility Engineering & Maintenance organization.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend alternative maintenance support resources and services, ensuring maximum effectiveness for machinery maintenance within projected costs and schedules.
  • Play a pivotal role in implementing organizational change, both technologically and procedurally, in support of the company’s goals and objectives, all while maintaining the highest ethical standards.


  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Technical training in the Industrial Refrigeration field.
  • Experience: Minimum 2 years in supervisory experience; 5 years of prior experience in a mechanical/refrigeration-related field preferred, including an in-depth knowledge of ammonia refrigeration processes, equipment, and technologies. Thorough understanding of refrigeration theory and operations.
    • Preferably have experience within the food processing and packaging industry. Possess working knowledge or the ability to achieve such of Utility systems such as Water, Steam, Pneumatics, Fire Protection, and HVAC.
  • Computer Skills: Experience with CCMS systems. Microsoft Office Systems.
  • Communication Skills: Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to work independently and be results-oriented.
  • Must reside in the US to be considered, this role does not offer Sponsorship

Travel Requirements: 0-5% travel to corporate headquarters, training, other facilities, and equipment vendors.

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