Candle Lite
  • 09-Aug-2017 to 31-Jan-2018 (EST)
  • Leesburg, OH, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

JOB DEFINITION: The Maintenance Supervisor will supervise and direct maintenance employees in machine and facility repair, schedule and control a preventative maintenance program, plan a continual work schedule, inspect equipment and repairs, supervisor employee functions such as scheduling, hiring, and discipline while maintaining good employee relations.


  • Advise Manager and other assigned employees in the performance of tasks required for completion of scheduled and emergency maintenance / facility work.
  • Meets specified operational safety, quality and quantity standards of performance.
  • Assists the Maintenance group to:
  • Troubleshoot and repair automated equipment
  • Perform equipment failure analysis, repairs and preventative maintenance procedures
  • Interact with outside vendors for equipment installations and hardware upgrades
  • Perform project work as assigned
  • Troubleshoot and analyze problem machinery, equipment, utility and wax handling/process systems.
  • Assist Engineering and/or other technical groups in the selection of, installation of, and optimization of, new and/or relocated production or process equipment.
  • Evaluate manufacturing equipment, processes, control systems/logic, materials and components. Make recommendations for improvements and implement as required.



  • Perform a wide variety of skilled maintenance tasks (preventative maintenance, assembly, repair, adjustment, installation, fabrication, and modification), to production and plant equipment, utility systems, buildings, material handling system, lift trucks, company vehicles.
  • Work from manuals, prints, drawings, sketches and written/verbal instructions
  • Maintain storage of stock supplies and notifies maintenance management of improper equipment conditions, faulty equipment, unsafe conditions, defective materials, unusual conditions and low / out-of-stock conditions. Notify maintenance management of need for additional tooling, machining operations and other corrective actions.
  • Install/relocate (including rigging) plant equipment/fixtures and utility systems; conduit, wiring, air piping/hoses, plumbing, distribution boxes, controls, etc. associated with the installation/relocation.
  • Move material or equipment as necessary in the performance of tasks or as directed; occasionally operate various materials handling equipment.
  • Instruct and coordinate the work of assigned personnel and perform other related tasks as required, or as directed by supervision/management.
  • Reports deficiencies in quantity or quality of work produced, slow work pace, and inability to work well with others, to Maintenance Manager and address with the employee in question.
  • Provides input / opinions to Manager, to assist in the preparation of annual performance reviews for personnel. Supervisor has responsibility for the preparation and presentation of review to each employee.
  • Develop written Documentation of Procedures for use by others, including Preventative Maintenance (PM) procedures, standard operating procedures (SOP's), and training documentation.       May work alone or in conjunction with teams.
  • Responsible for specified record keeping (computerized & manual) and purchase requisitions, in assigned areas of responsibility. Maintain maintenance management system records as required
  • Use AutoCAD, Excel, Word, JD Edwards and other computer programs to prepare and/or maintain drawings, develop reports, files and documentation, as required to support work, projects, and maintain departmental records/documentation.
  • Ability to plan, organize and manage multiple and conflicting priorities
  • Must be able to express himself/herself effectively, both verbally and in writing. Excellent written and verbal communication skills


EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES: Includes but not limited to: Maintenance shop equipment (lathes, drill press, grinders, milling machine, saws, and welders), portable hand and power tools, precision tools, calculator, wiring diagrams, blueprints, manuals (parts & maintenance), electrical test equipment, material handling equipment and maintenance supplies used in performing installation/modification and/or repair tasks. Desk and/or laptop computers.



  • Works inside in a normal, inside factory work environment, variable heating, cooling, drafts, operating machinery/equipment noises.
  • Works outside in all weather conditions; extremes of heat and cold, all forms of precipitation.
  • Subject to coming in contact with oils and greases and warm/hot surfaces, from work performed on plant equipment and processes.
  • Exposed to variable intensities of heat from waxes, steam jacketed kettles higher ambient concentration of wax odors/candle scents requiring operation of exhaust system for removal from operating area.
  • Required to wear personal protective equipment (provided by Company) when welding, while troubleshooting or working on live electrical systems, in and around all work centers and in all areas with a high noise level


  • Stands and/or walks 50%, sits 50%.
  • Considerable visual acuity exercised to monitor equipment operation / product output and quality and crew activities, and to make required tests, reports, and requests to management, operations, maintenance and quality control.
  • Must be able to stand on a concrete floor for extended periods of time, up to the entire shift.
  • Must have the ability lift 50 pounds without assistance and 100 pounds with assistance.
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, stretch, twist, and reach out with the body, arms, and/or legs as required to perform work on machines / equipment.
  • Climbs over/under equipment / machinery to gain access for maintenance.
  • Climbs access stairs and/or ladders to top of prill towers, wax/water/storage tanks, plant roof, and elevated maintenance platforms to inspect, evaluate and perform maintenance work.
  • Handles heavy power tools, equipment and machinery parts
  • May work in cramped and confined areas.


  • One hundred twenty (120) hours to become oriented to operational setting.
  • (25) to (30) months onthejobtraining to reach level of proficiency required for adequate performance of assigned tasks.
  • 2 year Associates Degree in a technical field is preferred.
  • Must pass Bennett Mechanical, Valpar Independent Problem Solving, Blueprint Reading, Electrical Circuitry and Mechanical Aptitude maintenance assessments.
  • Must be computer literate; familiar with Microsoft software products (Word, Excel, Outlook).
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills


Must have a valid Ohio driver's license.

Must have a High School diploma or GED.

Associates Degree in a technical field is preferred.

Must be able to work any 10-hour shift, up to 6 days a week as needed.

Must be able to obtain a Candle-lite Powered Industrial Truck License.

Must have the ability to move quickly to respond to situations.

Must be a forward thinking individual with the ability to anticipate rather than react.

Must be able to work effectively with people at all levels within the organization

Prefer one year lead experience.


The above statements reflect the general details considered necessary to describe the principal functions of the job identified, and shall not be construed as a detailed description of all the work requirements that may be inherent in the job.


Equal Employment Organization Employer F/M/Disabled/Vets

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