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Schwan's Company Electrical Supervisor in Salina, Kansas

Who we are!

Schwan’s Company, a U.S. affiliate of the global lifestyle company CJ CheilJedang Corporation, is a leading U.S. manufacturer and marketer of quality foods offered through retail-grocery and food-service channels. Its many popular brands include Red Baron®, Tony’s®, Big Daddy’s®, Villa Prima™ and Freschetta® pizza; Mrs. Smith’s® and Edwards® desserts; and Pagoda® Asian-style snacks. To learn more about Schwan’s, visit www.schwanscompany.com .

What we are looking for:

We are hiring an Electrical Supervisor to support our operations, located in Salina, KS. If you consider yourself a strong leader, technically skilled, and disciplined then this is the career for you! The ideal candidate will be someone who is both electrically and mechanically inclined.

What you will get from us:

  • Opportunities for career growth with a well-established food company. For the right candidate, the Maintenance Supervisor role is a starting point on the path to a Manager role within the current facility or one of our many plants across the US

  • 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


  • This position is responsible for supervising the electrical team and activities within predictive maintenance, equipment repair and rebuilding, electrical, refrigeration, grounds equipment, and maintenance training programs.

  • Manage electrical team through effective utilization of employee skills, ensuring safe work practices are adhered to, and verification that work performed complies with applicable specifications and codes.

  • Coordinate daily with facility planning group to develop and organize electrical team work schedules and ensure their proactive maintenance work is well-planned.

  • Participate in development and training efforts of facility operations and maintenance personnel in the design features, process operation, interpretation, and application of systems.

  • Lead efforts to improve facility electrical systems through review, testing, repair, and maintenance of the power distribution systems and networks that support the manufacturing processes.

  • Collaborate with Electrical and Automations Manager to manage project timelines and budget.

  • Be available for offsite and/or onsite support as needed during facility emergency and downtime events.

  • Collaborate with facility Technical Maintenance team to ensure facility is maintained in compliance with applicable inspection schedules, regulations, and codes.

  • Oversee electrical team skills development, mechanical and electrical downtime response, housekeeping, safety policy administration, discipline, employee relations, cost control, and problem solving while ensuring budgeted performance is monitored and compliant.

    What we need from you:

  • The desire to make a meaningful difference. Must be self-motivated with the ability to work independently. We need someone who competes to win!

  • Authentic leader: direct communicator, able to build strong relationships across the company, with all levels.

  • Must have great collaboration skills, with the ability to effectively work closely with cross-functional teams

    Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree preferred.

    Years of Related Experience: 7 years related experience


  • Required Skills

  • Strong leadership and technical skills with previous electrical supervisor experience

  • Ability to coach and train electrical technicians

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • 7 years experience working in industrial maintenance or equivalent training and experience

  • Willing to be available 24-hours for emergency situations as necessary

  • Technical working knowledge of low voltage systems (24VDC-480VAC)

  • Ability to read electrical schematics

  • Familiarity with relevant state and federal codes and safety requirements

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

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

  • Knowledge of NFPA 70E and Arc Flash

  • Preferred Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or a related field is strongly preferred

  • Controls and automation experience with ability to read and write programs for Allen Bradley Compact/Control Logix, Powerflex VFDs, Kinetix Servo Drives and other AB hardware.

  • Experienced working and managing with a computerized maintenance management system

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

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

  • SAP experience beneficial.

  • Experienced with continuous improvement processes (i.e. root cause analysis, Kaizen, 5S, 6-sigma)

    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.