B&R Maintenance Supervisor (Ontario, OR)

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role directs and coordinates the Steam and Refrigeration needs for the factory’s continuous production to ensure maximum operating efficiency in a safe, cost effective and timely manner.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ensures that the plant policies and procedures are administered and followed in a fair and consistent manner. 
  • Ensure that Supervisors/Leads follow company procedures for dealing with internal threat/security situations. Help enforce consistent adherence to security practices by employees. Uses information from supervisors and others who best know the employees involved in any security or threatening situation.
  • Conduct oneself in a professional manner and ensures personal appearance meets the standards necessary to perform the job function while representing the Company.
  • Is responsible to attend and participate in training activities appropriate to the position and to incorporate acquired skills and knowledge.
  • Ensures that the interface with subordinates and other support groups is conducted in a participative management style that is conducive with the operations goal. 
  • Ensures that additional accountabilities, as may be required by management, be handled in a manner necessary to meet operational and Divisional standards.                                    
  • Ensures the parts inventory for boiler/refrigeration equipment is adequate to meet maintenance needs.  Responsible for PSM program, leads the factory Process Safety Management Team and is responsible for organization, meetings and improvements.  Is involved with PSM audits, mechanical integrity audits and maintains compliance with all state and local codes/regulations.  
  • Directs the steam/refrigeration function to assure the maximum operating efficiencies are maintained to meet maximum production, quality, and grade while minimizing downtime, accidents and costs.

Typical Education

Bachelor's Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from 4 year college or university

Relevant Experience

3+ years related experience and/or training

Required Certifications

Other Information

Knowledge: Good understanding of steam and refrigeration systems and how they work. Minimum concepts and information within the range of understanding and comprehension required to perform the job.
Skills: Strong mathematical, verbal and written communication skills. Human Relations Skills: Leadership- Coaching- Participative Management Style- Development of Subordinates- Performance Management Skills- Planning- Organizing- Goal Setting- Self Development- Decision making- Budgeting and Forecasting, Key performance indicator establishment and follow-up, Professional appearance and presentation skills.
Abilities: Distinguishing Features: While being part of the general maintenance department, this
position requires an additional level of technical expertise regarding heat transfer, mass flow/balance, and efficiency. A system-wide perspective on steam and refrigeration is necessary to achieve maximum optimization and production throughput. This position upholds and works with EPA and OSHA regulatory issued to maintain compliance.
Certificates: Recommended: Certified Assistant Refrigeration Operator (CARO) certificate from Refrigeration Engineers and Technician Association (RETA). Recommended: Basic Boiler Operator Certificate.

Job Requisition ID: 15615

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): FG Plant - Ontario 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. **