• Maintenance Supervisor

    Performance Pet Products
    Job Description

    Farmers Union Industries, LLC, also known as FUI, is a leading agricultural based manufacturing company based in Redwood Falls, MN. FUI is a premier provider of specialized products, providing superior value and services to our members and customers. Our current operations include Central Bi-Products, Northland Choice, Midwest Grease, Artex Manufacturing, Redwood Farms Meat Processors, and Performance Pet Products. 

    Performance Pet, located in Mitchell, SD, is home to the innovators and formulators who turn the desire for leaner, tastier, healthier or otherwise better pet food into an actual product on the shelves. Everything we do is custom made for every customer, and we're the only canner to do so. Learn more about what we do at performancepet.net/. 

    We are currently accepting applications for a Maintenance Supervisor at our Performance Pet Products location in Mitchell, SD! We offer a complete benefits package, paid time off, paid holidays and birthday holiday, great team members, and more!  

    Submit an application at https://recruiting.ultipro.com/FAR1006FARMU today to get started!  

    Areas of Accountability

    All areas of accountability to be delivered in a manner that aligns with the values and business strategy of Farmers Union Industries.

    Upkeep of Plant Equipment & Process Reliability                 Design and Installation of New Systems

    Management of Budget & Resources                                    Team Development and Leadership

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    Performs daily walks and visual inspections of the production floor in observation of unsafe acts or conditions; takes immediate corrective action when necessary.

    Champions all safety or ergonomic activities for the department and helps to develop and meet plant safety goals.

    Trains employees to ensure safe operating procedures are followed, including lock-out and tag-out.

    Supervises/develops maintenance personnel by conducting training, 1:1 development sessions, and outside technical training.

    Establishes priorities in maintenance schedules through work orders, daily down time log sheets, and scheduled maintenance days.

    Maintains adequate knowledge of products and equipment and establishes procedures and quality standards.

    Ensures tasks are completed in accordance with HACCP and OSHA regulations; taking corrective action when necessary.

    Maintains manufacturing assets and facility, parts inventory, and maintains good housekeeping in shop areas.

    Drives the Maintenance & Reliability Initiative focused on preventive and predictive maintenance, not reactive.

    Sets and maintains departmental budget by reviewing financial statements; monitoring line efficiencies, labor costs, etc.

    Situations may arise that require employees to temporarily or permanently assume responsibility for tasks not specifically outlined in this job description. Employees may be requested to work additional hours and/or accommodate a heavier than normal workload.


    Associates or bachelor’s degree, or equivalent work experience of 5+ years, preferred; high school diploma or GED, required

    5-7 years supervisory experience, required.

    Knowledge of USDA and FDA regulations in the food processing industry.

    Experience in plant accounting, purchasing, MRO inventory, and capital practices.

    Understanding of yields, plant efficiencies, and operation procedures.

    Experience with computerized maintenance programs with strong PC skills - MS Office applications.

    Strong math and analytical skills with an ability to lead problem-solving and troubleshooting efforts.

    Ability to motivate, train, and coach employees to optimum performance and engagement.

    Planning and priority setting skills in a fast-paced environment.

    Excellent oral and written communication skills.

    Bi-lingual skills (English and Spanish), a plus.

    May be required to work long hours and weekends.

    Able to bend, squat, lift over 50 pounds; stand on feet for long periods of time; climb up and down ladders; work at elevated level.

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