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Kayem Foods, Inc. Maintenance Supervisor 1st shift in Woburn, Massachusetts


  • Directly supervises 2 employees in electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, facility and maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.

  • Training employees, planning, assigning, and directing work, appraising performance, rewarding and disciplining employees, addressing complaints and resolving problems.

  • Performs repairs and leads workers in diagnosing malfunctions in machinery and equipment and directs workers engaged in dismantling, assembling, and installing machinery.

  • Responsible to ensure all preventive maintenance is executed timely and properly. This includes routine audits of PM’s and WO’s.

  • Leads shift in utilization of CMMS system for inventory control and consumption, preventative maintenance, and work order tracking.

  • Schedules maintenance workers to ensure that sufficient resources are available during production hours.

  • Shift leader in safety directly responsible for implementing and supervising the DuPont STOP program. In addition serves as a member of the Safety Committee.

  • Recommends measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.

  • Confers with other Supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.

  • Responsible for meeting the Maintenance Repair Budget and Building & Repair Budget.

  • Works closely with outside vendors to help resolve equipment issues related to production and ensures the plant maintains a proper inventory of machine parts.

  • Supports food safety initiative by being an active member of the BRC team.

    QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions must be proficient in mechanical and electrical troubleshooting and repairs of industrial equipment and facilities. Knowledge of PLC’s and Welding is a plus . A minimum of 5 years industrial maintenance experience and 2 years supervision.


    Proficiency in one technical area and one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


    Must have excellent communication skills (interpersonal, written and verbal) Ability to read and write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak, coach, and persuade maintenance team or to other essential team members in the organization.


    Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.


    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.


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands and arms to handle documents and operate a computer keyboard. While the job normally requires sitting, frequent walking to other areas of the building for meetings will be required. The employee must also occasionally lift and/ or move up to 25lbs.

    It all started in 1909 when Kazimierz Monkiewicz began making his handmade sausages in Chelsea, MA. Now over 100 years later, Kayem Foods is a 4th generation family owned and operated company still headquartered in Chelsea, MA. Kayem is the largest processed meat company in New England specializing in natural casing and skinless franks, fully cooked and fresh sausage, dinner hams and deli meats. The company markets 13 national, regional and local brands including al fresco all natural, the #1 brand of chicken sausage in the U.S. and Kayem, the #1 brand of Franks in New England.

    Today, Kayem operates plants with cutting edge technology and stringent USDA, ISO 9000 & BRC quality standards but we still retain our "Old World" philosophy and vision. For over a century, Kayem has been owned by the same family, employing many other families for multi-generations, still in its hometown of Chelsea and still manufacturing & delivering freshly made convenient, wholesome and delicious foods to its most valued customers. Some things are too good to change.