Supervisor - Maintenance
Kohler Co.

Kohler, Wisconsin

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Supervisor - Maintenance

Work Mode: Onsite

Location:  Kohler, WI


Under the direction of the Staff Analyst - Maintenance & Tool Room, KPS, the function of the Supervisor - GK/604 Maintenance is to provide the supervision and leadership of the skilled trades associates in the Power Systems group. Which includes, providing maintenance services to the GK plant in a safe, professional, efficient, and cost-effective manner. This position is also responsible for coordinating with leadership of skilled trades associates from other departments in Power Systems and Campus Maintenance as needed. This position is on 1st shift salaried at 40-45 hours during the week and may require time before/after shift and weekend work to support production as needed.

Specifics Responsibilities

  • Assign and direct the daily activities of a of skilled trades associates in GK Maintenance to complete a weekly schedule and daily reactive work. Maintain on-time and on-cost delivery through prioritization of reactive work, utilization of available resources and use of partner contractors.
  • Direct and support skilled trades associates from other departments in Power Systems and Campus Maintenance when other supervision is not present. This includes audits of progress and quality of work for all work performed.
  • Audit completed work orders for accuracy (notes, PM, confirmation, time entry, etc.) to support data analysis and consistency between eventual multiple shift operations. Follow up with associates for noncompliance and issue disciplinary action as needed.
  • Be the talent champion for associates in Power Systems Maintenance by growing strengths, identifying weaknesses, and facilitating training to close gaps.
  • Recognize associates for accomplishments and cultivate a positive environment that facilitates the advancement of the maintenance team.
  • Implement necessary disciplinary action to correct inappropriate behavior.
  • Verify and maintain all payroll records for the assigned maintenance area.
  • Report, investigate and follow through on all safety issues in their assigned areas, including incidents and safety improvement cars (Zip Cards)
  • Work with contractors and vendors as needed for equipment support and/or services.
  • All other duties as assigned by supervision.  

Relationships and Contacts

Supervisory Relationships:

  • Reports to the Staff Analyst - Maintenance and Toolroom, KPS.
  • Supervises a crew of diverse skilled trade employees in the Power Systems group. Including: Electro-mechs, Mechanics, Industrial Electricians, Millwrights, and Grounds Support.
  • Supervises all Power Systems Maintenance skilled trade associates when other supervision is not present.
  • Provides leadership role for team assignments as requested.

Organization Relationships:

  • Daily contact with Manager, Power System Supervisor, P lanner, and Project Analyst.
  • Frequent contact with Production Supervisors and Production Management.
  • Frequent contact with Campus Maintenance Supervisors, Maintenance Stores Personnel, and Technical Service Engineers.
  • Moderate contact with corporate EH&S
  • Moderate contact with Engines Division R&D Labs

External Business Relationships:

  • Moderate contact with vendors and equipment representatives.
  • Moderate contact with contractors.


Required Experience:

  • A Technical, Associates, or Bachelor's Degree in Supervisory Management or similar in Maintenance, Engineering or related field is required.
  • Experience in a previous supervisory role, preferably with maintenance or related technical field is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication and leadership skills are required.
  • Basic computer skills with the ability to understand and learn programs quickly is required.

Desired Experience:

  • 5+ years of maintenance experience.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others and establish credibility.
  • Experience with SAP, Workbrain, and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong technical experience, including but not limited to: fabrication, welding, facilities maintenance, mechanical, electrical, HVAC, and ability to read blueprints.

Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.

Why Work at Kohler Co.?

Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates' development to make that happen.  So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual's personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.  

In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!

About Us

Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities.  We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at

It is Kohler's policy to recruit, hire, and promote qualified personnel in all job classifications without regard to race, creed, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, disability or veteran status.  If, as an individual with a disability, you need reasonable accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact  Kohler Co. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  

We invite you to learn more about equal employment opportunity by reviewing the Federal EEO is the Law and the EEO is the Law Supplement .

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