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Maintenance Supervisor

Date: Apr 23, 2021

Location: Kansas City, MO, US

Company: Blount International

Work Location: Kansas City, MO (Mfg Plant)   

Functional Area: Facilities 

Number of Openings: 1 

Current Openings: 1.00 


Blount International, Inc. has an exceptional opportunity.


We are committed to excellence in our people, products, performance, and profits. We believe our team members are the foundation of our Company's success, and we are committed to continuous improvement and learning, exceptional quality, connecting with our customer, and good relationships with our team members.



To manage the activities of the assigned area to meet the group goals, targets, and objectives for quality, cost, delivery, safety, the environment, and morale.  Acquire and/or develop resources, (both internal and external) to support work efforts to meet and exceed customers expectations.



  • Leadership and coordination of the work team / work flow
    • Oversee maintenance of all organization's mechanical and building requirements
    • In-taking projects, assigning priorities to team and ensuring follow-through.
    • Developing and executing methods to measure progress and completion of projects, and making results visible to organizational customers.
    • Develop and review monthly budget.
  • Develop and execute Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Preventative Maintenance (PM)
    • Lead project teams of cross functional members
    • Develop and execute TPM, PM, and work towards Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) for KC Manufacturing
    • Track and communicate progress
  • Continuous Improvement
    • Lead problem solving teams
    • Mentor employees in continuous improvement and problem solving skills
    • Implement improvement suggestions
    • Apply lean principles and tools
  • Leadership & Support
    • Select and train employees to meet cost, quality, delivery, safety, and environmental standards
    • Produce coaching, counseling, and career development
    • Assess individual and team performance, give feedback


  • Associates degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, or a similar related field or equivalent relevant experience.
    • ​​​​​​​Four years of an apprenticeship or equivalent work experience
  • Bachelor's degree preferred



  • Minimum of five years of supervisory experience in production and/or service related fields
  • Minimum of five years experience in related field
  • Demonstrated accountability and ownership of team and department performance
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of reactive, predictive, and preventative maintenance
  • Able to complete responsibilities in a timely, professional, and quality manner
  • Solve problems analytically; search out relevant information and gauge its importance when making decisions
  • Effective written and oral communication skills; able to express onself clearly and in technicial and non-technical terms
  • Creative thinker
  • Collaborative and effective team player and able two work in teams who are globally dispensed
  • Set a good example for personal integrity
  • Demonstrate ability and willingness to learn, seek out development activities to improve skills and increase knowledge learn from other team members and own mistakes
  • Take initiative, seek and act on opportunities to improve organization performance
  • Ability to translate specific goals into action and follow through to achieve goals
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Outlook, Word, Excel) and data management software (SAP preferred)



  • Available to work on site as required by job; eligible for domestic and international travel several times per year up to two weeks in duration.


Blount is a global manufacturer and marketer of replacement parts, equipment, and accessories for consumers and professionals operating primarily in two market segments: Forestry, Lawn, and Garden (“FLAG”); and Farm, Ranch, and Agriculture (“FRAG”). Blount also sells products in the construction markets and is the market leader in saw chain and guide bars for chain saws. We also supply original equipment manufacturers (OEM) with cutting attachments.


Blount offers products under the brand names of OREGON®, Carlton®, Woods®, KOX, SpeeCo®, ICS®, Pentruder, and Merit.  For more information, visit www.blount.com.


Blount will only employ those who are legally authorized to work. Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen.  It is the policy of Blount International to provide equal employment to all qualified persons without discrimination based on sex, race, color, religion, age, marital status, national origin, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under law. 


During the application process we will not ask for or collect any confidential, proprietary or sensitive personally identifiable information (e.g. date of birth; drivers license number; or credit card, bank account or other financial information) (collectively, “Sensitive Information”). If you submit any Sensitive Information, you do so at your own risk and we will not be liable to you or responsible for consequences of your submission.  This notice should not be construed as an offer of employment or creating any terms of employment.



Nearest Major Market: Kansas City