Maintenance Supervisor-Refrigeration (Nights)

Foster Farms
Livingston, CA 95334
United States
Job Description

Company Description

Foster Farms has been serving families since 1939. Since the founding days, Foster Farms has always been committed to providing consumers with the highest-quality, best-tasting poultry products available. Our commitment to excellence, honesty, quality, service, and our valued TEAM Members will shine through in everything we do.

Foster Farms is always looking for talented individuals to join the Foster Farms TEAM. We offer the experience of a large organization, however, we operate like a family business. More than half of our job openings are filled by internal promotion, and we encourage TEAM Members to gain a variety of experiences across different functional groups.

Job Description

Pay Range: $82,000 to $96,500 per year.

Supervise maintenance functions in Processing, Packaging and Rotisserie room.  Plan and direct preventive maintenance and maintenance repair/overall actions in the above areas.

Direct and supervise shift maintenance for Processing, Packaging and Rotisserie departments.  Specifically:

  • Prepare work schedules and mechanic duty assignments as required to support the preventive maintenance program requirements of Production and USDA inspection personnel.
  • Perform frequent on-the-job inspections to ensure: safe working habits, safe work areas, high-quality workmanship and effectiveness of maintenance/repairs.
  • Evaluate, prioritize and schedule maintenance repair requests to ensure timely completion of all repair actions.
  • Routinely inspect assigned equipment for needed repairs/maintenance.  Prepare maintenance repair requests as required.
  • Provide technical assistance to company personnel performing duties in the following areas: proper operation of equipment, proper use of maintenance manuals/schematics, efficient troubleshooting and proper maintenance/repair of assigned equipment.

Monitor and keep current all required maintenance records.

Responsible for a continuous employee training program (as directed by the Maintenance Department Supervisor), especially for newly assigned personnel; and to increase the effectiveness of experienced personnel.  Specifically:

  • Develop on-the-job training programs for new personnel.
  • Evaluate and document training records.
  • Develop employee training requirements for new equipment.

Conduct an aggressive, continual, and on-going safety program to include: inspection, instruction, prevention and documentation. 

Provide the Maintenance Department Supervisor (on an ongoing basis) with a written list of materials and replacement parts needed.  Specifically:

  • Initiate purchase requisitions.
  • Initiate Material Request Cards for spare stock in Maintenance Inventory Control.
  • Recommend needed special tools as required.
  • Provide information on current/potential spares shortages or zero balances.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Must possess a minimum of five (5) years maintenance experience in poultry or related industrial areas
  • Must have a minimum of two (2) years supervisory experience with emphasis on:
  • Expertise in all phases of boiler, refrigeration and waste water treatment operations
  • Demonstrate good interpersonal communication skills
  • Exhibit good leadership skills
  • Have working knowledge of state-of-the-art control devices
  • Must be able to submit and pass a criminal background check

Additional Information


All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Foster Farms is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities, Females, Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Foster Farms participates in E-Verify during the hire process at all locations for all new TEAM Members.