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Maintenance Supervisor (Manufacturing) at Koch Foods in Morristown, Tennessee

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

In 1985, Koch Foods started as a one-room chicken de-boning and cutting operation with 13 employees. We’ve grown to be one of the top poultry processors in the U.S., but the core of who we are remains unchanged: a team that is adept, reliable and service oriented.

Maintenance Supervisor Job Summary:

A poultry facility Maintenance Supervisor is primarily responsible for achieving immediate and short-term maintenance objectives as provided by management. In addition, the supervisor will direct daily work tasks and supervise Maintenance Technicians ensuring that operational objectives are met. 

Primary Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Mentor and motivate employees, providing training and professional development optimizing performance and personal growth.

  • Ensure compliance with regulations relating to safety, security, GMP, sanitation, discipline, etc.

  • Discipline and report breaches in policy to appropriate management.

  • Assign and ensure completion of daily work orders for Maintenance Technicians.

  • Perform lock out/tag out certifications on all equipment.

  • Communicate performance standards with team members, recognizing and rewarding individual and team accomplishments and counseling performance problems.

  • Facilitate employee meetings, including employee training.

  • Ensure appropriate documentation is completed and maintained.

  • Communicate and ensure compliance with company, quality and HACCP standards and procedures.

  • Perform all required safety checks.

  • All other duties as assigned by management.

Job Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required, with college degree and/or technical certification preferred.

  • One (1) to three (3) years’ supervisory experience, preferrably within a manufacturing environment.

  • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills, with general Spanish communication skills prefered. 

  • Strong interpersonal skills.

  • Proficient computer and analytical skills.

  • Self-motivated and detail oriented.

  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs as needed.

  • Ability to work weekends as needed.

Physical/Environmental Factors:

  • Cold, damp, wet environment with temperatures ranging from 40 to 90 degrees.

  • Stand/walk 100% of work day.

  • Exposure to noise levels greater than 85 decibels.

  • Bend, stoop, and lift various weights as needed.

  • Climb stairs, frequently stoop, kneel, crawl and bend.

  • Exposure to strong, raw and foul odors.

  • Bending, twisting, stacking, pushing and standing for long periods of time.

  • Manual dexterity of hands and wrists.


Benefits available after approximately 30 days of employment:

  • Cobra Insurance Cost Reimbursement

  • Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Voluntary Life & Disability Insurance

  • Paid Time Off

  • Employee Purchase Program

  • Bonus Eligibility (Salary Exempt Employees only)

  • 401k Savings Plan available after 1 year of employment (Salary Exempt Employees only)


Koch Foods participates in the E-Verify system and uses all tools made available by the federal government to confirm the employment eligibility of all employees. All applicants are required to provide documentation proving their employment eligibility, and all offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of the E-Verify process. U.S. law requires companies to employ only individuals who may legally work in the United States.

Koch Foods is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.