Post Holdings Maintenance Supervisor 6am to 6pm in Chaska, Minnesota

Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.


This position has the responsibility to comply with Safety work rules at all times as well as an obligation to reinforce Safety as a Core Value. Ensures that all policies, procedures and activities, related to Food Safety & Quality, are followed and complied with uniformly, in an effort to reduce product and process variability. Ensures regulatory Compliance.

This position is responsible for the daily operation of the Maintenance Department. The Maintenance Supervisor will interface with Production Supervisors, leads, and operators to gather information on issues surrounding the performance of Production and Process equipment. The Maintenance Supervisor coordinates repairs, labor and resources, as well as provides requisitions for repair parts. The Maintenance Supervisor schedules Union and Non Union labor for routine scheduled and overtime work. The maintenance Supervisor approves Vacation and PPT requests. The Maintenance Supervisor provides reviews of his direct staff.


  • Assumes personal responsibility to insure safe and healthy workplace for everyone. Adhere to all safety policies and procedures and, incorporate safety and health in all jobs and tasks. Insures regulatory compliance.

  • Supervision of maintenance crew.

  • Create work orders and PMs.

  • Responsible for installing new equipment.

  • Troubleshoot problems with equipment.

  • Provides a safe work environment for employees.

  • Recognizes and takes steps to resolve operating problems in order to minimize their impact on the operations.

  • Keep accurate and up-to-date records (I.E. timecards, downtime records, absentee records, etc.)

  • Enforces company policies in a fair and consistent manner.

  • Encourages suggestions from employees which will improve production, quality, safety and/or control costs

  • Keeps manager informed on operating and/or employee problems which may require their attention

  • Effectively communicate relevant information to employees on shift & to on-coming employees at shift change.

  • Communicating all process inefficiencies, equipment malfunctions, safety concerns and GMP issues to the Production Supervisor & Sanitation Supervisor

  • General cleaning of equipment and maintaining good housekeeping throughout the department per the daily sanitation checklist.

  • Adhere to safe work practices, follow GMP’s, maintain sanitary conditions and ensure that product quality is maintained. Report to management any conditions or practices that may adversely affect food safety, food quality or personnel safety.

  • Adhere to all safety policies and procedures.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Recruit, Train, Develop Craftsman in multiple disciplines

  • Actively Lead/Participate in Maintenance Reliability and CI projects



Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience.

A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management or Engineering, at least 5 years maintenance management experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.


  • Minimum of 5 years of maintenance management

  • Experience with Lean Manufacturing principles preferred.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers/vendors, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.


Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, fractions, ratios. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables





  • Knowledge of basic mechanics, welding, electrical, fabrication, preventative maintenance, plant operations, government environmental and safety regulations.

  • Refrigerated foods processing and packaging

  • Food safety and sanitation principles (GMP, SQF)

  • State and Federal rules and regulations (USDA, FDA, OSHA, etc.)

  • Knowledge of plant operations and production scheduling


  • Supervising personnel in a manufacturing environment

  • Communication and interpersonal relations as applied to interaction with co-workers, supervisors, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

  • Be able to recognize problem situations and take appropriate steps to resolve.

  • Microsoft office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) Auto CAD and inventory control computer programs (SAP)

  • Advancement planning of direct reports.

  • Leadership and team skills (interpersonal, leading teams, communication)

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, able to make detailed presentations and present them to upper levels of management. Managing employees and production operations

  • Able to supervise department personnel in a fair and consistent manner.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.




  • Enthusiastic: Shows intense and eager enjoyment and interest

  • Functional Expert: Considered a thought leader on a subject

  • Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well

  • Team Player: Works well as a member of a group

  • Leader: Inspires teammates to follow them

  • Dedicated: Devoted to a task or purpose with loyalty or integrity



  • Growth Opportunities: Inspired to perform well by the chance to take on more responsibility

  • Goal Completion: Inspired to perform well by the completion of tasks

  • Ability to Make an Impact: Inspired to perform well by the ability to contribute to the success of a project or the organization



  • Degree: Bachelors