Newell Brands Maintenance Supervisor - Process Solutions in Belcamp, Maryland

Position Title: Maintenance Supervisor

Reports to: Plant Manager

Location: Belcamp, MD

Job Summary:

The Maintenance Supervisor is responsible for acting as team lead for the maintenance department as well as general maintenance related to machine operation, building operation, equipment, and systems. This person ensures optimal operation of machinery by completing preventative and predictive maintenance tasks and requires the ability to perform a variety of maintenance duties relating to running boilers and boiler room equipment, installation, modification and repair of electrical systems and plumbing equipment. This person will inspect all systems to determine preventative maintenance, perform routine and emergency repairs and report any repair requirements to the Plant Engineer. This person works closely with the Plant Engineer to ensure compliance with OSHA and Environmental regulations. and may be on call or assigned to work nights or weekends.

Job Duties:

  • Assist Plant Engineer in scheduling weekly and daily work orders.

  • Assist Plant Engineer in directing the maintenance department to ensure all plant needs are met in terms and repair, installation, adjustments and maintenance of equipment and facility.

  • Perform special projects as requested (eg: relocating machine shop, and repurposing mezzanine)

  • Establish KanBan for spare parts on all equipment.

  • Analyze the downtime and Root Cause to determine failure mode and propose/implement corrective and preventative actions for maintaining equipment and keeping the facility running efficiently.

  • Record data for daily facility operation in support of plant personnel and production needs- including but not limited to mold change times, downtime/uptime, scrap, etc.

  • Perform maintenance activities with knowledge of hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical operation of systems and machinery.

  • Establish and maintain a PM plan, including documentation, to ensure that machines continue to run smoothly, building systems operate efficiently, and/or the physical condition of buildings does not deteriorate.

  • Inspect, operate, or test machinery or equipment to diagnose machine malfunctions.

  • Perform audits and required reporting as needed.

  • Support office in all emergency or evacuation procedures.

  • Maintain all required documentation related to Lifoam’s Safety Program.

  • Conduct safety inspections, document findings and implement corrections.

  • Participate in monthly Safety Committee meetings and safety meetings with employees and management.

  • Perform incident investigations.

  • Support ongoing environmental compliance efforts.

  • Diagnose mechanical problems and determine how to correct them, checking blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs, as necessary. Assemble, install, or repair machinery and equipment.

  • Demonstrate equipment functions and features to machine operators.

  • Analyze problems and take appropriate action to ensure continuous and reliable operation of equipment and systems.

  • Repair or replace defective equipment parts, using hand tools and power tools, and reassemble equipment.

  • Reassemble equipment after completion of inspections, testing, or repairs.

  • Record parts or materials used and order or requisition new parts or materials as necessary.

  • Observes plant safety rules. Helps to identify and eliminate any safety hazard or concern. Assists in monitoring of quality of work output and maintenance procedures. Expected to be a leader in plant safety.

  • Assists in conducting operations so as to meet established cost standards for use of materials, supplies and equipment. Follows instructions in the most efficient use of tools, machines and materials.

  • Maintains a neat and orderly working area and assists other departments in the cleanliness and organization of working areas when projects overlap other department areas.

  • Expected to bring any ideas to light for possible usage in factory functions. Responsible for contributing to continuously improve the plant in all aspects of operations.

  • Poses no direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself, or others, or to property. Defined as a significant risk of substantial harm that cannot be eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level by reasonable accommodation.

  • Continuous Improvement and Learning of the processes to consistently improve individual ability to perform tasks efficiently.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School or GED equivalent.

  • 5 yrs.+ maintenance experience

  • 2 yrs.+ working in a manufacturing environment

  • Ability to use hand and power tools, such as hammers, hoists, saws, drills, and wrenches.

  • Ability to read schematics without assistance

  • Able to take a problem, analyze and provide solutions and recommendations.

  • Capable of teaching Motor Controls Troubleshooting to others.

  • Knowledge of pneumatic valves and controls

  • Welding and fabricating experience

  • Able to coach others on how hydraulic systems function and are a subject matter expert on troubleshooting and maintenance of the system.

  • Troubleshoots hydraulic system issues successfully with minimal assistance.

  • Highly skilled in carpentry and plumbing, able to weld and fabricate, able to follow detailed instructions and lead a crew to complete tasks

  • Knowledge of safety policies pertaining to maintenance, such as Lock out Tag out and Confined spaces

  • Expert in OSHA safety standards.

  • Ability to use judgment in the execution of activities, requesting assistance or instruction to maximize efficiency and minimize project timing.

  • Ability to study blueprints or manufacturers' manuals to determine correct installation or operation of machinery.Ability to enter codes and instructions to program computer-controlled machinery.

  • Demonstrated experience leading maintenance professionals in a plant environment.

  • Able to coach team members on maintenance best practices.

  • Experience developing and coaching troubleshooting tactics.


  • Maryland Smoke School

  • NFPA70E Certified (Electrical Safety)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or higher preferred

  • Able to coach others on achieving and sustaining OSHA safety practices.

  • HVAC experience preferred.

  • Boiler Maintenance experience preferred.

  • Working knowledge of SAP software.

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:

  • Requires 9 hours of standing/walking daily.

  • Must be able to team lift upwards of 100 lbs.

  • Must be able to push/pull upwards of 100 lbs.

  • Must be able to bend/stoop/twist, crouch/squat, reach above and below shoulders

  • Requires repetitive arm, wrist and hand movements.

  • Must be able to work in/with/ near machinery

  • Must be able to work with hand tools.

  • Moderate/heavy exposure to heat, cold, dust and excessive noise.

  • Ability to wear PPE including hearing protection, safety glasses and steel/composite toe shoes.

  • Some overtime and occasional weekends required.

Newell Brands (NYSE: NWL) is a leading global consumer goods company with a strong portfolio of well-known brands, including Paper Mate, Sharpie, Dymo, EXPO, Parker, Elmers, Coleman, Jostens, Marmot, Rawlings, Oster, Sunbeam, FoodSaver, Mr. Coffee, Rubbermaid Commercial Products, Graco, Baby Jogger, NUK, Calphalon, Rubbermaid, Contigo, First Alert, Waddington and Yankee Candle. For hundreds of millions of consumers, Newell Brands makes life better every day, where they live, learn, work and play. Newell Brands and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and comply with applicable employment laws. EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled are encouraged to apply.