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Hostess Brands, Inc. Maintenance Supervisor in Indianapolis, Indiana

Hostess Brands, LLC, is a large packaged food company focused on developing, manufacturing, marketing, selling and distributing fresh baked sweet goods in the United States such as Ding Dongs®, Ho Hos®, Donettes® and Fruit Pies, in addition to Twinkies®, CupCakes, Voortman’s Cookies and Wafers.

Supervise and train maintenance personnel in the upkeep of existing equipment and the installation of new equipment. Plan and direct engineering and maintenance activities for a work shift. Focus on meeting standards for quality, productivity, downtime and cripples.

  • Supervise and lead inventory and machine shop employees to meet planned objectives.

  • Assess mechanics technical and troubleshooting skills. Provide training and counseling as needed to assist mechanics in meeting performance standards.

  • Instruct production personnel in the proper operation and care of equipment.

  • Ensure preventive maintenance program is performed in accordance with company standards.

  • Promote safety through work procedures and employee safety programs. Ensure equipment is maintained in safe operating condition. Ensure compliance with the corporate accident prevention program.

  • Comply with all collective bargaining agreements to foster positive employee relations.

  • Maintain current and complete records of all activities.

  • Coordinate and implement company policies and procedures in all areas.

  • Perform other duties relating to the efficient operation of the bakery as assigned.

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.

  • Associates degree in Industrial Engineering Technology or a related area of study is preferred

  • Two or more years of related experience as a group leader is preferred

  • Four or more years of maintenance experience in a food-manufacturing environment required

  • Experience in the areas of packaging etc. is required.

  • Bakery Industry experience in food environment desired.

  • Knowledge of packing

  • Team Dynamics- Empowerment, Collaboration, Motivation, and Enthusiasm- effectively leads, coaches, trains, and motivates people to follow established standards.

  • Human Performance Management- effectively monitors performance of direct reports and provide feedback to improve performance.

  • Business Relationships- Builds and maintains partnering relationships with other departments and key managers.

  • Understanding of commercial bakeries and bakery equipment.

  • Understands the functionality of ingredients with time and temperature in the baking process.

  • Understands the unique equipment in a bakery production plant, along with operation of that equipment relative to the baking process. Ability to trouble shooting equipment to ensure optimum efficiency and product quality.

  • Empowerment, Collaboration, Motivation, and Enthusiasm - effectively leads, coaches, trains, and motivates people to follow established standards.

  • Effectively monitor performance of direct reports and provide feedback to improve performance.

  • Oral and Written Communication Skills.

  • Successfully coaches, trains, and follows up with people to ensure production goals are met.

  • Personal Computer Skills - Familiar with MS Excel and Word

Working Conditions:

  • Manufacturing Environment

ID: 2020-1198

External Company Name: Hostess Brands, Inc.

External Company URL:

Street: 2929 N. Shadeland Ave.