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Maintenance Supervisor – Joanna, SC

Jun 22, 2018

Norbord SC OSB is taking applications for the position of Maintenance Supervisor.

In general, the Maintenance Supervisor is a front-line leadership position responsible for managing labor requirements and maintenance (preventive, predictive and unscheduled) of all mill equipment and machinery. This position leads maintenance teams with a strong emphasis on safety, quality and efficiency.  The Maintenance Supervisor relies on leadership abilities, in conjunction with a continuous improvement/preventive maintenance mindset in order to support and promote excellence as established in the company vision, mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Planning work priorities for both day shift and shift tradesmen in conjunction with the production work teams.
  • Planning and coordinating work with contractors to maximize uptime, reduce costs and improve quality.
  • The ability to facilitate the development, implementation and continuous improvement of our Standard Operating Procedures by educating, training, monitoring and proactively coaching team members.
  • Participating in the development of the department budget and long-term budgeting and planning.
  • Identifying potential causes of accidents, completing safety/housekeeping inspections and resolving individual and team issues.
  • Promoting mutual collaboration with operational personnel is an important consideration of this position.

Education and Experience

  • Minimum 2 year degree.
  • Minimum of 5+ years manufacturing experience as a Journeyman Millwright, Electrician, HD Mechanic or Machinist, with 1-2 years of supervisory experience.
  • Advanced communication skills (both verbal and written) are a requirement.
  • Experience reading blueprints required.
  • Excellent working knowledge of an industrial environment and strong interpersonal and communication skills are necessary.
  • Proven ability to Coach and Mentor front line associates.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office is considered an asset.


Minimum qualifications required to successfully perform these roles. These are the qualifications that are necessary for someone to be considered for the position.   A reasonable accommodation may be allowed for some aspects of the role as determined by Human Resources.

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Eligible to legally work in the United States
  • 2 Year Degree or significant industry experience in leadership capacity
  • Willing and able to work a 12-hour rotating schedule which will include nights, weekends and holidays
  • Willing and able to work on an emergency call-in basis as required
  • Ability to work as part of a team and deliver value to the team

Working conditions

All roles require a person to work in working conditions such as heat, cold, snow, rain, ice, frost, humidity, severe storms and so forth. Special working conditions include regular evening and weekend work, shift work, working outdoors, working as a team regardless of challenge, and so forth. Exposure to noise, dirt, grease, water and sawdust is common.

Physical requirements

  • Standing/walking – working on feet standing or walking constantly
  • Pushing/pulling – may be required to push/pull up to 200 lb. logs dependent upon individual strength. (Can get help in many cases)
  • Climbing – frequent climbing up and down from lift truck/ladders/stairs and such
  • Lifting – lifting up to 50 lbs. (from floor to shoulder height); lifting up to 75 lbs. (can get help in many cases)
  • Carrying up to 50 lbs. at least 40 feet
  • Able to reach at various angles on a regular basis
  • Able to grasp lightweight material (less than 5 lbs.) on a regular basis
  • Stooping and bending on a regular basis
  • Kneeling/crawling on a regular basis
  • Able to navigate catwalks
  • Able to work at heights up to 150 feet above the ground
  • Able to work in confined spaces

Position is exempt. Rate of pay is DOE.

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.