Maintenance Inventory Supervisor

Posted 24 Jan 2020

Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin - United States

Req Id 202359


A career with MilliporeSigma is an ongoing journey of discovery: our 56,000 people are shaping how the world lives, works and plays through next generation advancements in healthcare, life science and performance materials. For more than 350 years and across the world we have passionately pursued our curiosity to find novel and vibrant ways of enhancing the lives of others. MilliporeSigma is a business of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany.

Your role:


Support Sheboygan Falls Production, Laboratory, EHS, and Quality Operations. You will supervise 3 to 5 employees including site maintenance buyers and stockroom technicians.
Monitor and direct the activities of site equipment spares to ensure productivity, accuracy, service, and safety functions related to material orders, receipt, storage, kitting, releasing, and control.  This involves training, mentoring, and motivating employees, collaborating with business partners and assigning tasks based on individual skill sets to maintain timely, accurate flow of work through the Maintenance Department to support site operations.  Supervising also includes analysis of spares control work to establish benchmarks of performance, monitor trends, identify areas of concern and opportunities for improving systems and procedures.


  • Ordering, Warehousing, Releasing, and Material Handling
  • Supervision of spare parts, hardware, EH&S equipment, and tools associated with equipment operations 
  • Responsible for cycle counting and reporting for equipment spares
  • Maintain appropriate min/max of each spare part.
  • Support all critical products and processes with spare coverage.
  • Maintain a timely accurate flow of spares through the entire site.
  • Identify critical tasks and prioritize work.
  • Distribute workload among available resources.
  • Monitor throughput and reorganize priorities and resources as required.
  • Coordinate the scheduling of vacation and personal days within the department.
  • Maintain information regarding attendance, days off for employees and payroll department.
  • Train, mentor and motivate employees.
  • Discuss individual, department, site, and company goals and expectations with employees.
  • Teach employees the purpose of systems and procedures and effects on other departments.
  • Assist employees in establishing priorities and methods, and coordinating tasks to meet goals.
  • Schedule cross-training to assist with employee development and facilitate delegation of tasks.
  • Assist employees by suggesting new methods or procedures to facilitate work.
  • Maintains a safe work environment ensuring safety policies and procedures are followed.
  • Identify and pursue process improvements to improve inventory accuracy.
  • Identify, interpret, and provide statistics useful for measuring accuracy and improvement.
  • Understand and apply process improvement techniques.
  • Test and implement new methods or procedures to correct and prevent inventory inaccuracy.
  • Discuss ideas from employees, identify projects and pursue as appropriate.
  • Measure and report results of process improvements. 
  • Establish benchmarks and evaluate employee performance.
  • Observe employee performance and interactions with others and provide prompt feedback.
  • Critically evaluate and communicate employee performance against expectations.
  • Monitor and maintain departmental capacity plan.
  • Develop performance improvement, cross-training and new employee orientation programs. Identify and encourage employees to participate on project teams when appropriate
  • Assist in interviewing and hiring new employees. 
  • Determine and document departmental need for new employees.
  • Screen candidates to match qualifications with needs.
  • Conduct interviews, make hiring recommendations.
  • Perform new employee orientation and coordinate training.
  • Prepare new employee performance reviews and assist employee with goal setting.


Physical Attributes:

•Employee must view computer monitors for long periods of time.
•While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, reach above the shoulder, stoop, kneel, twist, crouch or crawl for long periods of time.
•The employee must be able to speak, hear and smell.
•The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds unassisted and ability to push and pull heavy materials to complete assignment.
•Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth vision and the ability to adjust focus.


Who You Are:


Basic Qualifications


  • High School Diploma, GED or HSED required
  • 3+ years related inventory control and maintenance experience
  • 2+ years supervisory experience
  • Stock room experience
  • LEAN concepts including 6S
  • Valid drivers license



Preferred Qualifications


  • Demonstrated experience leading, training, and motivating people
  • Experience leading LEAN improvement projects
  • Ability to provide multi shift support for the site
  • CMMS and SAP system knowledge, prints/assembly drawings
  • Strong communication and analytical skills
  • Project management and strategic reporting experience
  • Strong collaborative and interpersonal skills




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