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Maintenance Supervisor

Job Details

Tipton Plant - Tipton, CA
Full Time
$72,183.00 - $78,000.00 Salary/year


Location: 531 West Poplar Avenue| Tipton | CA | 93272

Compensation: $72,183 - $78,000 plus a generous bonus. 

Shift: Flexible Shift - Coverage for all  three including weekends 

Company Overview

Ventura Coastal, the recognized West Coast citrus B2B leader, delivers highest quality citrus products with tailored solutions, speed and elevated customer service to industry giant beverage companies as well as niche marketers. We produce, process and package customized blends of orange, lemon, tangerine and grapefruit juices, oils, essences, pulp and peel products.

Over the last decade, acting with entrepreneurial business style practices, we have achieved transformational growth through strategic investment in production capabilities. This success has provided us the financial resources to invest in our next phase of growth and expansion. With Sales demands up for oil and juice, were on our way towards building the next iteration of transformational growth.

We are currently looking for a Plant Production Supervisor for our Visalia Facility. This position cover all shifts where needed and be able to work weekends.

Compensation: $72,183 - $78,000 annually with bonus potential.

Job Summary

The Maintenance Supervisor is the person primarily responsible for ensuring that all production equipment and building and grounds facilities are operating at maximum efficiency. The supervisor must ensure that all mechanics are properly trained and adhere to all quality, safety and personal hygiene practices at all times. The supervisor will report to the plant manager or director. The supervisor will have twelve shift mechanics, two leads and an electro-mechanical technician all of whom are members of Teamsters Local 517 reporting to him/her.

The supervisor will be responsible for following the Collective Bargaining Agreement with respect to work rules and work hours.

The supervisor must be willing to work any shift including weekends and holidays. The normal schedule for this position will include Saturdays and Sundays. In the absence of this position, the Plant Engineer and/or shift supervisor will perform these job duties. The supervisor can expect after normal work hours calls from the plant to help trouble-shoot and resolve plant down time issues.

What you will do in your Role

  • Food Safety is the responsibility of all Ventura Coastal manufacturing employees. All Ventura Coastal manufacturing employees must be aware of CCPs in their area and how to document them appropriately.  All staff must report food safety and quality problems to their immediate supervisor in charge during their shift.
  • Train mechanics in the safe, quality oriented discharge of their respective duties.
  • Provide the maintenance department with a daily and weekly schedule to ensure proper support for operations.
  • Ensure that a preventative maintenance program is instituted to allow for maximum uptime of equipment and minimize downtime.
  • Promote safety in the department and ensure that all maintenance personnel adhere to all safety regulations including the wearing of all personal protective equipment.
  • Confer with the plant manager and shift supervisors on a regular basis to resolve maintenance issues.
  • Provide written and oral positive and constructive feedback to employees on regular basis to improve individual employee performance.
  • In coordination with human resources resolve employee relations issues, grievances and administer corrective action as necessary.
  • Demonstrate safety leadership by participating in safety teams. Follow up on corrective action on identified safety hazards.
  • Utilize and optimize CMMS work order program.
  • Ensure that all maintenance personnel are following all food safety and personal hygiene practices.
  • Maintain tool and parts room inventories at acceptable levels to meet plant demands.
  • Act professionally towards customers, vendors and other visitors to the plant.
  • Demonstrate reliable attendance, consistent punctuality and a positive attitude at all times.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What Education and Experience you will bring to this Role

  • At least two years of maintenance leadership experience in a citrus or food-processing environment.
  • Post High School technical training/education in electrical systems, pneumatics/hydraulics,basic machinery/welding is required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office products: Word, Excel, Outlook, large ERP applications and PowerPoint.
  • Knowledge of motors, pumps, ammonia systems, compressors, and food processing equipment.
  • The ability to organize one’s thoughts, plans and proposals in both an oral and written format.
  • The ability to train and motivate direct reports to achieve excellent results.
  • Working knowledge of plc’s and industrial refrigeration technology is a major plus.

The Physical Requirements of the Role

  • The ability to meet flexible and changing priorities and the ability to work under pressure a must.
  • 80% of the time will be spent in a plant manufacturing environment walking, climbing stairs or ladders etc.
  • 20% of the time will be spent in a normal office environment at a desk working with a computer.
  • Required to have e-mail and cell phone contact 24/7


This job description is intended to provide guidelines for job expectations and the employee's ability to perform the position described. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate. This document does not represent a contract of employment, and the Company reserves the right to change this job description and/or assign tasks for the employee to perform, as the Company may deem appropriate.