Maintenance Supervisor

Many NCOs transition into civilian careers as maintenance supervisors. The duties of non-commissioned officers in the military are very similar to a maintenance supervisor in the civilian world. A key similarity is that both the NCO and the maintenance supervisor are managing a team to produce a specific result, improve a process and/or keep equipment functioning. The main difference is the type of equipment that the supervisor is monitoring is for civilian purposes rather than war fighting/defense.

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The maintenance supervisor is responsible for planning, organizing and supervising all aspects of the preventative and restorative maintenance of all equipment. The candidate will be expected to act as a liaison for company-customer or company-vendor relationships.

Skills you will bring to the job/typical duties:

  • Ensure consistent product quality, productivity and safety
  • Monitor all equipment downtime and determine the root cause
  • Provide support for troubleshooting and resolving daily problems
  • Ensure predictive maintenance is planned, properly performed and documented
  • Assist with the evaluation of sub-contractors for equipment installations and modifications
  • Lead maintenance team members through improvement projects and mentor their career growth
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement activities that address safety, quality and efficiency
  • Evaluate, schedule and prioritize maintenance work orders and seek out opportunities for continuous improvement to prevent equipment downtime
  • Make assignments and monitor progress, coordinate training and schedules and develop associates in their area of responsibility

Salary, Benefits and Shift

(*may vary by city and experience level):

Most maintenance supervisor roles have a salary in the $60k-$100k range annually. Overtime pay in addition to this base frequently applies; includes company benefits; may include performance bonuses. Applicant must be open to working various shifts.

Typically reports to: Product Manager, Plant Manager, Facility Manager or General Manager
Similar job titles: Maintenance Manager; Maintenance Coordinator; Maintenance Team Leader

Recent Army, Navy, Coast Guard, Air Force and Marine Corps placements for this position have included:

  • Automotive Mechanic/Maintenance
  • Heavy/Light Wheeled Mechanics
  • Aerospace Ground Equipment
  • Power Production/Generation
  • Aviation Maintenance
  • Electrician’s Mate
  • Machinist’s Mate