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
(varies by location 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