Maintenance Supervisor

Adams Land & Cattle has an exciting leadership opportunity for someone to oversee our Maintenance department. The ideal candidate is safety-driven with exceptional communication and employee development skills. This position provides the leadership for a broad and diversified group of technicians with responsibilities for the overall maintenance of our operations, which may include such things as fabrication or repair of large industrial equipment, large project support, maintenance of infrastructure systems, steel structures, facilities, fences, and tank systems.

This person will be responsible for:

Supporting/driving the overall safety strategy of the company. Exemplifying safety expectations.

Providing overall leadership of the Maintenance work group. Delegating tasks to appropriate personnel and providing support as needed.

Prioritizing and organizing preventive, corrective, deferred, and/or emergency maintenance of the feedlot facilities and equipment, including, but not limited to the feed mill, sprinkler systems, processing barn, water wells, etc.

Maintaining and repairing feedlot fences and steel structures that sustain optimum cattle welfare and containment.

Maintaining and repairing water tanks, main lines, bunk pads, neck rails, and other facility infrastructure.

Evaluating, designing, modifying, and repairing equipment.

Maintaining equipment to prevent unnecessary downtime by ensuring it is utilized, cleaned, and maintained properly and that all preventative maintenance is completed in a timely fashion.

Ensuring quality and efficient repair work and fabrication for new construction.

Ensuring that the team maintains appropriate logs and records such as Progressive Beef, Manager Plus, etc.

Leading and managing projects specific to the work group, including prioritizing projects, building/managing project timelines, and coordinating resources.

Overseeing the general cleaning of work areas assigned to the work group.

Assisting with budget development.

Approving invoices for cost center expenditures.

Identifying continuous improvement opportunities to enhance company profitability through reduced expenses and/or increased revenue.

Supporting any/all efforts needed during storm recovery, including oversight and execution of daily recovery efforts.

Communication and Leadership:

Leading shift start-up meetings.

Representing the Maintenance team at Monday morning safety meeting.

Communicating and supporting company strategies and changes.

Training and developing new and current team members, while communicating progress and areas of opportunity to management.

Providing ongoing feedback and recognition to team by setting performance objectives and communicating throughout the year on progress.

Driving accountability by working with Org Development and management to facilitate conflict resolution, performance improvement, and corrective actions to the team.

Screening applicants through interview process and hiring applicable candidates.

Working closely with all levels of the organization and promoting effective and positive relationships with other teams.

Building and maintaining external business relationships. Collaborating with external resources.

Skills and Qualifications:

Commitment to safety and quality culture.

Mechanical interest and aptitude.

Welding, electrical, hydraulic, and water systems experience.

Working knowledge of PLC and programming systems for processing, mill and wells.

Understanding of blue prints and auto cad drawings.

Experience in feedlot operations.

Strong organizational and time management skills and the ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects/work efforts at a time.

Ability to use analytical techniques for problem solving, coordination and decision making.

Driven and action-oriented, with a high attention to detail.

Strong interest in leadership of others.

Excellent training skills.


Professional communication (both verbal and written), presentation, and customer service skills.

Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook).

Bachelor’s degree preferred; can substitute experience.

Minimum of 2 years of technical and supervisory/leadership experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerting 50 to 100 pounds of force occasionally, 25 to 50 pounds of force frequently and 10 to 20 pounds of force constantly. Extensive walking, climbing stairs, kneeling, stooping up to 90% of working hours. Standing for extended period, up to 50% of working hours. Use of electrical equipment, tools and machinery up to 100% of working hours.

Use of telephone and computer up to 50% of working hours.

Valid Driver’s License.

Must be able to work in adverse weather conditions.

Compensation Details

$20 to $33 per hour

Comprehensive Benefits that begin on Day 1 of employment (including: medical, dental, vision, paid time off, bonus plan, company match 401(k), and more!)

Apply online. Once a formal application is submitted, our team will review and if the background and experiences align with the position, we will be in contact to proceed with the interview process.