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Maintenance Supervisor- Petaluma

There’s Always a Seat at Our Bar 

The Lagunitas Brewing Company began on a kitchen stove in Northern California in 1993 and has always looked to the future – whether supporting local communities by turning beer into money for the cause, or fueling stories, songs, and experiences with our IPA. Wherever you go: Beer Speaks, People Mumble. 


About the Role 

The Maintenance Supervisor will plan, organize and lead a multi-faceted team in keeping our new, state of the art brewing and utilities and warehouse/distribution and packaging facility at peak operational performance and efficiency.  At the same time, this position ensures that employee safety and product quality are top priorities.


What You'll Do

  •  Hiring and development of a fully capable, cross-functional maintenance for support of a growing brewery
  • Orchestrates the activities of the Maintenance team in the installation, maintenance and repair of all brewery equipment, physical plant (steam, electricity, refrigeration, compressed air, water), as well as any other production related machinery and equipment, in a manner that supports a 24/7 operation
  • Utilize CMMS and Maintenance Planner to execute, review, and optimize maintenance team performance.
  • Investigate breakdown situations fully, identify root cause, and resolve to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Manages the brewery’s spare parts inventory and support staff – minimize cost, maximize runtime with right part selection
  • Coaches direct reports and indirect reports in a manner that encourages ownership, positive attitude, focused drive and full engagement
  • Assists in the execution of all capital improvement projects
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory agencies involved in the brewery.
  • Assists in annual budget planning and monitors adherence to departmental budget
  • Analyzes and reports performance against departmental KPI’s
  • Manages external supplier relationships as related to maintenance functions
  • Participates in all relevant continuous improvement initiatives
  • Responsible for the safety of all team members and required to audit area/tasks for safety compliance and work with EH&S manager to ensure compliance to company and OSHA policies.
  • Actively participate in safety meetings, audits, and good catch program. Perform 5Why and accident investigation when needed.
  • Monitor “Good Catch” program to ensure that action is being taken to solve safety issues.


What We're Lookin' For

  •  A minimum of 5 years in a maintenance leadership role in the food or beverage industry. 
  • Brewing or high speed carbonated beverage packaging experience strongly preferred
  • B.Sc. in Engineering or Industrial Management preferred
  • Experience with pneumatic systems, industrial electricity, mechanical power, steam generation and distribution, industrial refrigeration and sanitary process piping systems strongly preferred
  • Experience with trouble shooting and programming of automated equipment control platforms (i.e., Allen- Bradley, Siemens PCS7, Rockwell Automation) strongly preferred
  • Proven leadership in the areas of Safety Management
  • Experience with CMMS
  • Exposure to CI techniques such as Lean or TPM
  • Results driven focus
  • Proven leadership experience to include; team building, coaching and motivation, change management, process management, as well as managing vision, impact and influence
  • Ability to respond confidently and responsibly to inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, etc.
  • Ability to effectively present information to senior leadership internally or externally
  • Highly goal oriented
  • Trusted with sensitive and confidential material


Key Relationships

  • Reports directly to the Maintenance and Engineering Manager
  • Frequently interacts with the Process & Infrastructure, Quality, Brewing and Packaging Managers, as well as the Senior Leadership Team


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to lift and carry 60 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Must be able to stand, walk, lift, and bend for majority of work schedule.
  • Tolerate summer/winter temperature conditions in Production Environment.
  • Ability to use computer and maintenance related software.
  • May be required to travel up to 25%
  • Must be able to work flexible shifts, overtime as necessary, & holidays and weekends.


Come as You Are 

At Lagunitas, we welcome people (and dogs) from all walks of life. Anyone, regardless of their race, creed, nation of origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, veteran status, marital status, or age, has a home here. Love, progress, and acceptance will always have a seat at our bar.

Nearest Major Market: Santa Rosa
Nearest Secondary Market: Petaluma

Job Segment: Maintenance, Manager, Change Management, Engineer, Warehouse, Manufacturing, Management, Engineering

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