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Company: Barnes & Noble
Location: Monroe Township, NJ
Career Level: Mid-Senior Level
Industries: Retail, Wholesale, Apparel


The Maintenance supervisor ensures operational readiness of all equipment and facilities. Maintains systems and equipment by assuring the completion of preventative maintenance schedules and repairs including rebuilding and replacing of worn or failing components and parts. Leads a direct staff and works with staff on performance development including coaching. Ensures high standards of work and safety are maintained.


Essential Functions

•5 years mechanical and electrical maintenance plus 3 years or more supervisory or lead experience in a production facility or distribution center.
•Proven experience maintaining facilities and equipment, including but not limited to forklifts, mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, sorters and conveyor systems.
•Must have excellent organizational, documentation and communication skills including computer proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word, Excel and Outlook.
•Able to learn and master specialized software such as BMS and VMS, CMMS experience a plus.
•Effective verbal and written communication skills required to keep organized records and send daily shift updates.
•Continuous body movement and the ability to stand, sit or crouch for long periods of time, must be willing and able to climb stairs and ladders, work at heights to 45ft and in uncomfortable positions. Must have the ability to lift, push and pull a minimum of 50 lbs. alone and 100 lbs. with help. Must be willing and able to work in all weather conditions.
•Must have the ability to communicate professionally at all levels.
•Must be able to interview and make recommendations to hire candidates for maintenance positions, as well as complete thorough and objective performance evaluations and improvement plans.


•Monitors and maintains function and reliability of facility, facility fixtures/equipment and MHE equipment in a safe operable condition; improves function and reliability by studying repetitive issues, and recommends and implements changes as approved.
•Responsible for maintaining organization of parts inventory and other supplies as needed including monitoring stock levels and providing verbal and written feedback on parts and supplies that are needed.
•Trains employees on safety and maintenance topics including but not limited to equipment repair, facility systems, MHE equipment and effective utilization of documentation and maintenance logs.
•Accomplishes maintenance objectives by training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling and correcting unacceptable behavior; communicating job expectations; monitoring job performance; performing annual performance reviews; and assuring adherence to company policies and procedures.
•Communicates regularly with all maintenance employees through weekly startup meetings and other meetings as required; meets individually as necessary to ensure two-way communications concerning maintenance issues on same shift or across shifts.
•Schedules maintenance team members to provide coverage for operations, preventative maintenance and projects including supervising the proper completion of all maintenance and repair work.
•Develops, implements, and reviews site-specific maintenance procedures and logs for the facility; creates maintenance logs to establish metrics and distributes daily shift reports.
•Maintains compliance with city, county, state, and federal regulations relating to the maintenance department and facility
•Available for scheduled shift coverage as required by business needs, may rotate between days and nights and must be available for 24x7 for emergency situations as dictated by business needs. Typically arrives before the start of the scheduled shift and leaves after the end of shift to ensure order of operation and transfer of knowledge between shift(s).
•Monitors facility and systems locally and remotely and responds to email messages, text messages and phone calls promptly and appropriately.
•Practical experience supervising and leading a maintenance team in a distribution center environment including teaching practical troubleshooting and safe work techniques.
•Must be able to read schematics and drawings as well as follow directions and instructions provided in troubleshooting guides, from support vendors, and other internal sources.
•Knowledge of proper terminology of components, hardware, repair parts, as well as proper use of lifts, meters and tools and the ability to read schematics.
•Ability to stay up-to-date with technical knowledge of equipment by reading technical documentation and participating in training sessions as required.
•Knowledgeable of occupational hazards and corresponding safety precautions necessary for the safe performance of assigned maintenance duties.

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