Schwan's Company Maintenance Supervisor in Marshall, Minnesota


At Schwan’s Company, we are a fast-paced, innovative team, focused on bringing delicious foods to our customers. If you’re passionate about food and creating a successful future, this is the place for you. Based in Minnesota, Schwan’s is a national, multibillion-dollar company that manufactures and markets quality foods through home-delivery, retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands includeRed Baron®, Tony's® and Freschetta® pizza, Mrs. Smith's® and Edwards® desserts, Pagoda® Asian-style snacks and Schwan's® home delivery. To learn more about Schwan's, visit

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunity to work on exciting, strategic projects in partnership with key leaders: showcase your technical skills to make a big impact on the profitable growth of Schwan’s Company

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company.

  • A culture focused on ensuring the health, safety and well-being of its employees

  • Support and mentorship from team members who are authentic, good-natured and highly skilled

  • Competitive wages, incentive pay and a comprehensive package of benefits

What we need from you:

This position is responsible for supervising maintenance including predictive maintenance equipment repair and rebuild electrical refrigeration grounds equipment noise control and maintenance training programs.

  • Supervises facility maintenance activities including predictive maintenance floor maintenance diagnosis and repair and emergency maintenance.

  • Administers the predictive maintenance program.

  • Plans routine maintenance schedules and follows up on problems to develop solutions.

  • Ensures that maintenance is performed to maximize available run time.

  • Monitors breakdowns determine needs assigns resources.

  • Keeps upper management informed of issues that affect the performance of the department.

  • Reviews equipment to ensure all safety devices are properly installed.

  • Ensures that parts and equipment inventories remain at approved levels.

  • Responsible for supervising employees including skills development safety housekeeping policy administration discipline employee relations cost control and problem solving.

  • Adjust daily work schedule as needed to meet production requirements.

  • Ensures all company state and federal requirements for food safety are met by maintenance employees.

  • Supervises trains and develops subordinates if applicable.

Responsible to conduct yourself and ensure your subordinates (if applicable) conduct themselves in a manner consistent with company mission values code of ethics policies and other standards of conduct.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelors degree preferred.

Years of Related Experience: 3+ years related experience


  • Must have knowledge and skills in the technologies of general construction electrical systems electronic systems microprocessors mechanical systems (e.g. production/process refrigeration boilers HVAC hydraulics and pneumatics) and computerized maintenance management systems.

  • Working knowledge of food plant production and processing equipment preferred.

  • Knowledge of occupational hazards safety EPA regulations USDA and sanitation standards preferred.

  • Must have previous supervisor experience.

  • Basic PC skills including expertise with MS Office and Outlook. SAP experience beneficial.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must have basic mathematical and problem solving skills in order to generate and maintain departmental reports.

  • May be required to be clean shaven if trained in the use of and required to use a respirator.

  • Must be capable and wiling to work any shift and be on 24 hour call for emergency situations as necessary.

The employing subsidiaries of Schwan’s Company are Equal Employment Opportunity Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, age, race, color, religion, gender, vet status, national origin or other protected class.


Job Type: Exempt

Business Unit: SFC Global Supply Chain, Inc.

Req #: 18008593