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Maintenance Supervisor

Company: Northern Tool & Equipment - Glassdoor 3.8 ?
Location: Lakeville
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Job Description:


To maintain Northern Tool Manufacturing facility and grounds, including all associated machinery.


  1. Establish and drive a preventative maintenance system for all Northern Tool MFG equipment in order to reduce unexpected down time of machinery and systems.
  2. Troubleshoot and perform regular maintenance of computerized numerical control, manual machines, facility air compressors and forklifts.
  3. Troubleshoot and repair pneumatic and hydraulic controls, cylinders, pumps and other related equipment.
  4. Maintain all electrical and electronic components, such as motor starters, relays, prox switches, timers, and limit switches.
  5. Maintains facility plumbing, HVAC, fire protection and alarm systems.
  6. Complete maintenance request orders from other departments throughout the facility in a timely manner.
  7. Oversee completion of building maintenance, routine maintenance, company truck/tractor maintenance, snow removal and landscaping.
  8. Oversee custodial duties and staff: cleaning offices, lunchroom facilities, sweeper and scrubber.
  9. Maintain a safe and healthy work environment by following organization standards and legal regulations.
  10. Contribute to team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  11. Supervise and manage employees as it relates to all projects or related work, establish performance requirements, clarify responsibilities of those supervised, conduct performance appraisals and plan for individual employee development.
  12. Respond outside of regularly scheduled hours as needed when issues arise.
  13. Keep supervisor informed of important developments, potential problems and related information necessary for effective management. Coordinate and communicate plans and activities with others, as appropriate to ensure a coordinated work effort and team approach.
  14. Perform related work as apparent or assigned.


  • High School education or equivalent.
  • Additional education equivalent to a 2-year vocational degree strongly preferred.
  • At least 5 years of experience in related position or field.
  • 1-3 years of supervisory experience.
  • Ability to work a schedule based on the understanding of responsibilities and priorities.
  • Ability to accurately read and match numbers.
  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written directions and communicate to personnel.
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude and work in a manner that promotes a safe working environment.
  • Ability to contribute to the team effort by accomplishing related results as needed.
  • Ability to obtain equipment license or power equipment certification as required.
  • Knowledge of Mechanical drive systems (gears, belts, bearings, etc).
  • Ability to use test equipment such as Digital Volt Meters, ammeters, scopes, leak sensors.
  • Ability to read and apply schematics and blueprints in all following areas, electrical, electronic, hydraulic, and mechanical.
  • Knowledge of servo drive systems.
  • Knowledge of electrical and electronic components.
  • Plumbing, basic machining, woodworking.
  • Demonstrates Northern Tool + Equipment’s 12 Core Competencies.


  • Ability to stand and walk throughout the facility during required length of the shift.
  • Frequently required bend, stoop, push and pull objects.
  • Regularly required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.
  • Specific vision abilities include depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
  • Ability to talk and hear.
  • Ability to frequently lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to rarely lift 75 pounds.
  • Ability to work at heights up to 35 feet.
  • Ability to operate forklift, motorized pallet jack or other power equipment as necessary.
  • Protective footwear (steel-toe boots/shoes)
  • Protective eyewear (safety glasses)
  • Protective hearing devices in designated areas
  • Additional PPE as task requires


  • Direct supervision of 3-5 non-exempt employees

Keywords: Northern Tool & Equipment - Glassdoor 3.8 ?, Lakeville , Maintenance Supervisor, Other , Lakeville, Minnesota

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