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Maintenance Supervisor

Job Req ID:  9336

Two Harbors, MN, US, 55616

Date:  May 26, 2023

Job Purpose

To oversee mechanical maintenance department, diagnose equipment failures and repair problems as they arise. To supervise, coordinate and lead employees and activities within the Mechanical Maintenance Department in the areas of preventative and predictive maintenance.

We’d love to meet you if... 
… you’re energized by big challenges and creating a plan to meet the challenge 
… you enjoy working with others to deliver great work 
… you’re innovative and looking for a values-driven, positive culture and environment

In this position you will have the opportunity to:

  • Ensure safety of all employees and contractors working in operating unit or department by driving continuous improvement towards a true safety culture
  • Ensure compliance with all standards and programs (safety, environmental, quality, maintenance and manufacturing policies and procedures) within area of responsibility
  • Supervise and develop mechanical maintenance department personnel, including training, performance management and scheduling activities.
  • Schedule and assign preventative/predictive maintenance: including working with hydraulics, electrical, pneumatic, powertransmissions, welding, machining, maintenance of rolling stock, fabrication, vibration analysis, balancing, alignment, oil analysis and non destructive testing (NDT)
  • Oversee department inventory and inventory control
  • Prepare departmental reports for internal distribution
  • Supervise construction, installation, modification, troubleshooting and repair of equipment including EOM and Cap-X projects
  • Recommend and implement measures to improve production methods, equipment performance and quality of product
  • Work cooperatively with other departments, vendors and regulatory agencies to meet plant objectives, diagnose complex equipment problems, meet plant goals and manage department budget
  • Maintain and manage equipment file system including: mechanical drawings, vendor manuals and change documents
  • Lead and participate in process improvement, cost reduction and continuous improvement projects

What do I need to be successful?

  • 3+ years’ predictive/preventative maintenance systems experience
  • Demonstrated supervisory or lead experience
  • Or any equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position
  • Knowledge of plant equipment, operations and predictive/preventative maintenance systems
  • Knowledge of continuous operation manufacturing process and improvement process
  • Knowledge of current management and supervisory techniques
  • Ability to effectively motivate, coach and lead direct reports through daily assignments and to effectively lead meetings and team
  • Knowledge of safety, health, and environmental rules, laws, requirements, and applicable LP Programs
  • Basic budgeting and financial analysis skills
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints


Bonus Points If You…

  • Associate’s degree/Technical Diploma or vocational certificate preferred
  • Interprovincial Red Seal in a related field preferred (Canada)


  • Associate’s degree/Technical Diploma or vocational certificate preferred
  • Interprovincial Red Seal in a related field preferred (Canada)

Work Environment

Nearest Major Market: Duluth MN

Job Segment: Hydraulics, Business Process, Compliance, Maintenance, Fabrication, Engineering, Management, Legal, Manufacturing