Maintenance Supervisor

  • Compton, CA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Foster Farms has been a family-owned and operated company for four generations. Since our founding days back in 1939, we have always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. The hope is that our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our people will shine through in everything we do.

We are always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms team. We offer the experience of a large organization, but operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage employees to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Prepare work schedules and mechanic duty assignments as required to support the total maintenance program and the requirements of production and USDA personnel

Provide technical assistance to assigned personnel in the performance of their duties in: Proper operation of equipment, proper use of maintenance manuals and schematics, efficiency in troubleshooting, proper maintenance and repair of equipment

Works with manager to hire, train, develop and counsel on-site maintenance employees according to company policy/procedure and union contract

Perform frequent on-the-job inspections to ensure: safe working habits, safe work areas, quality of workmanship, effectiveness of maintenance and repairs

Ensure a safe work environment by training and conducing prompt and thorough accident investigation
Works with manager to prepare maintenance operating budget and adhere to budgeted cost parameters

Solicits bids for outside contract work and schedules and supervises outside contractors


Must have a B.S. Degree or equivalent work experience: six years maintenance experience with a minimum of three years management/supervisory experience –preferably in the food processing industry

Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to read write and understand English; Bilingual English/Spanish preferred

Must have general computer knowledge, familiar with or ability to learn Microsoft Office programs, Alchemy and KRONOS

Must be able to work to work varying shifts and have regular attendance

Must be able to evaluate supervision/employees fairly and objectively

Must exhibit strong leadership skills and be self-motivated

Must be able to prioritize/adjust quickly to a changing work environment with minimal supervision to meet changing production needs

Must have strong electrical, refrigeration, mechanical and analytical skills

Must be able to function well under pressure

Must be able to stand on the production floor for varying amount of times with or without accommodations

Must be able to submit and pass a criminal background check

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new employees.