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Maintenance Supervisor

Date: Jan 16, 2023

Location: Stratford, ON, CA, N5A 6T3

Company: A. O. Smith Corporation

Company / Location Information

We are one of the world’s leading manufacturers of water heating and water treatment technologies in the world. We are a $3.5 billion company with 140+ years history and we employ more than 12,000 individuals globally who pride themselves on providing the world with innovative water technology. We are committed to Continuous Improvement, not just in our factories or processes, but in our people.  The Stratford Ontario facility is looking for a Maintenance Supervisor to lead our in house Maintenance team.

Primary Function

Leads and coordinates activities of the maintenance department personnel which includes setting up, installing, repairing, and maintaining machinery and equipment, and in fabricating metal parts and tools.  He/she coordinates the work of department, training, and support of efforts to achieve departmental goals.  Assists in coordinating activities related to Facilities and Environment, Health, Safety and Security (EHSS).     


  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise maintenance work for the hourly maintenance team.  Ensure that all material requirements for the team to main equipment are procured.
  • Manage the PM system and ensure the quality of maintenance records.
  • Ensure that spare parts are ordered, stored and available when required for use.
  • Coordinate and communicate tasks to workers for the timely completion of scheduled and unscheduled electrical, mechanical, hydraulic, and pneumatic maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.
  • Assist workers in diagnosing malfunctions in machinery and equipment.
  • Coordinate and communicate tasks to workers engaged in dismantling, assembling, installing, and testing of industrial machinery, where necessary.
  • Assist in maintaining up-to-date files that list maintenance performed, required equipment and facility.
  • Develop maintenance work priorities, studies production schedules, and estimate time requirements for job assignment completion.
  • Ensure proper housekeeping and safety practices; report all safety and Company violations to Manufacturing Engineering Manager, or Human Resources.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, and job orders to workers, and assign duties.
  • Maintain and approve employee time sheet reports and production reports in supervisor’s absence.
  • Work with outside vendors as required to accomplish tasks.
  • Instruct and train new and transferred employees into the maintenance department on duties, methods, order, and frequency of assigned work.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by the Manager of Manufacturing Engineering.


  • 4-5 Years of Supervisory experience in a manufacturing environment
  • Project manager experience
  • Root cause analysis and problem solving skills
  • Facility /insurance risk review experience
  • Budgeting and expense planning and administration experience
  • Knowledge and training in Health and Safety
  • Concepts of Lean manufacturing an asset
  • Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft office products
  • Experience working with SAP or similar company ERP programs


Associate Degree

Years of Experience

4-5 Years of Supervisory/Leadership Experience
Minimum of 5 years related work experience

Physical Requirements

    We Offer

    Competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits plans which include medical and dental insurance, company-sponsored life insurance, retirement security savings plan, short- and long-term disability programs and tuition assistance.

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