Maintenance Supervisor Days - Industrial Manufacturing

Engineering/Packaging Laurel, Maryland


Night Shift - Industrial Manufacturing Maintenance Supervisor

We’re starting a new chapter in our journey as Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream, now part of Froneri. Having nearly 100 years of winning experience in the U.S with a robust portfolio of powerhouse brands that consumers know and love, and the backing of a global pure-play ice cream organization, we’re poised to accelerate growth.

Headquartered in the Bay area, a hub for up and coming food trends, we focus on both the future and the present. In both our offices and our factories, we are determined to overcome obstacles, learn from failure, and raise our game. With a renewed focus on frozen treats, our tight-knit team of ambitious innovators are fully immersed in the business and encouraged to flex and make decisions quickly. We are committed to pursuing every great idea and delivering the best ice cream experience to our consumers, when are where they want it.


Unleash your potential at Dreyer’s Grand Ice Cream and discover what a sweet career has in store for you.

This is a hands-on role Maintenance supervision role, providing visibility and leadership on the factory floor and not sitting in the office. You will promote the Froneri culture of treating the business as your own.

Main Role/Function of job.

 ·         To plan: -   organize, facilitate and control your area.                                                                     This will include all activities of your team in achieving the required standard of production within the Maintenance area. To ensure that Maintenance areas are kept clean and tidy by adopting the clean as you go principle. (This will also include liaising with shift colleagues within their areas).


·         Accountability: it is your job to make sure that your team are held accountable for their actions.


·         Training and developing: - everyone within your team will be set targets to achieve to an acceptable level of knowledge required to operate the machinery. Through agreed training regimes and assessments everyone must be evaluated and reviewed from the start at inductee level. Each stage must be scored to ensure continuous evaluation of each member of your team is equally trained to the business standard.


·         Your Training: - You will need to ensure that you understand all machinery in your area and work with your manager to address any weaker areas. We have manuals for all the machinery.


·         Food Safety and Quality: - Your main role and that of your team is to comply with all written documented /controlled procedures which comply with food safety and quality. You will have direct control on quality within your area, using your team members to ensure that standards are always adhered to. (You and your Team are responsible & accountable for quality within your area always encouraging ownership & questioning if you are unsure, you must liaise & interact with your manager).


·         Hygiene & Housekeeping: - Ensure that you always adopt a high standard of housekeeping. Your area will be audited and scored; you will need to brief your team daily. Lead by example to ensure that your team comply with all instructions and adhere to the good manufacturing practices treating this business as their own. ‘NO Ghost Busters’, clean as you go principle maintaining dry floors.

·         Cost Control: - (WASTE & DOWNTIME) Utilizing the resources at hand and the knowledge of the product you are running down each line; you will need to minimize where possible in relation to the product. You need to adopt a regime within your team to control and segregate waste within your area.

 ·         Communication:

Face to Face: - You will need to adopt an open forum towards communicating with your team, this can be set with an individual or to the whole of your team keeping them up to date. Communicating   briefs and de-brief sessions on daily basis by being present on the shop floor making ice-cream at required quality level & controlling the amount of water being used.


S.H.E Management (Safety / Health and Environment): -

Ensure that your working practices comply with company rules and procedures in order that you and any person using the area of work can do so in safety.


Levels of Responsibility

·         People (your team in area of responsibility).

·         Process (the proper use & cleaning of machinery in your area)

·         Product (delivering products at the right quality, right time and target cost with correct paperwork).


·         Performance – Open to change and will always look for better, simpler and more effective ways of operating. Operate under controlled speed and pressure

·         Hands on approach. – Decisions and plans based on seeing and being part of the event, not solely based on report reading. Know and understand the process and machinery.

·         Zero compromise on Quality and excellence. – Hygiene, process, speed and waste.

·         Entrepreneurial – Challenges the status quo and explores new ideas and opportunities

·         Continually striving to increase knowledge of processes and products - Understand all tasks, processes and activities as an expert in Ice cream.

·         Teamwork – Commitment and enthusiasm to working together to achieve better outcomes, with a sense of customer service towards the factory.

·         Accountability – Personal commitment, methodical and self-disciplined, logical thinking.

·         Consumer focused –Support production to deliver products at agreed quality standards.


·         3 years of Maintenance experience required, preferably in a food manufacturing environment.

5 years of food manufacturing experience required.