Supervisor, Team Leader - Plant Maintenance

Date: Jan 14, 2023

Location: US-NY-Rochester, New York, US

Company: Bausch & Lomb

Bausch + Lomb (NYSE/TSX: BLCO) is a leading global eye health company dedicated to protecting and enhancing the gift of sight for millions of people around the world—from the moment of birth through every phase of life. Our mission is simple, yet powerful: helping you see better, to live better.

Our comprehensive portfolio of over 400 products is fully integrated and built to serve our customers across the full spectrum of their eye health needs throughout their lives. Our iconic brand is built on the deep trust and loyalty of our customers established over our nearly 170-year history. We have a significant global research, development, manufacturing and commercial footprint of approximately 12,500 employees  and a presence in approximately 100 countries , extending our reach to billions of potential customers across the globe. We have long been associated with many of the most significant advances in eye health, and we believe we are well positioned to continue leading the advancement of eye health in the future. 



To provide leadership to a team of Maintenance Technicians that supports automated production equipment producing high quality contact lenses.  To effectively manage labor resources, materials and utilization of equipment to meet/exceed production goals and objectives. To maintain compliance to quality standards, GMP's, and SOP's in a safe and compliant manner.



  • Lead and motivate a diverse group of employees by promoting teamwork and continuous improvement to meet defined goals and objectives.
  • Utilizes performance tracking metrics to monitor performance and provides timely feedback to employees on opportunities and recognize employees for excellence.
  • Provide mentorship to new team leaders within the department.
  • Ability to work well with technical and manufacturing staff and to provide timely updates to plant management on key initiatives.
  • Ensure employees are compliant to company policies and procedures.
  • Report/Resolve employee related issues with Human Resources.
  • Serve as communications liaison between employees and management staff/support groups.
  • Ensure all shift Tier meetings have Plant Maintenance Representation and any production issues are communicated to the Group Leaders and technical staff.
  • Lead daily Team Communication meeting and update metrics on Team bulletin Board.
  • Manage Action item list developed from shift crossovers as well as daily level 1 and 2 cross-functional Team meetings. Includes coordinating the necessary resources from Operations and Engineering staff to complete in an efficient.
  • Ensure all staff members are fully utilized during the shift to include repairs, training, and rebuilds, and PM’s.
  • Manage all Apprenticeship activities for any Apprentices on the assigned shift.
  • Ensure compliance to all FDA regulations specific to the Maintenance staff to include; proper safety regulations are followed, logbooks are signed after each ticket is resolved or pass on to the subsequent shift, and ticket system entries are updated for each item taken.
  • Monitor the production repair ticket board and assist Group Leaders in allocating technical resources to address all items in a timely manner.
  • Assist Group Leaders in managing the Plant Priorities in the most efficient manner. 
  • Backfill Group Leader role when necessary.
  • Maintain both written and verbal shift-to-shift communication to ensure all keys issues are well understood and any items with extended downtime are well documented.
  • Work with inventory specialists to ensure spare parts needed for any line-down scenarios have a path forward to getting parts ASAP.
  • Assist in the recruiting effort for any open positions within the team.
  • Coordinate all training efforts for the staff on the assigned shift.
  • Manage staffing shortages as well as overtime within the shift.
  • Responsible for time and attendance tracking and bi-weekly pay period approvals.



  • High School diploma or equivalent required, BA/BS in a technical related field preferred.
  • 5+ years technical supervisory experience required.  Experience in FDA/ISO regulated (Medical Device) industry preferred.
  • Ability to lead a technical team in making decisions best suited to achieve continuous improvement.
  • Strong Organizational skills.
  • Ability to prioritize effectively.
  • Strong Computer skills.
  • Ability to lead technical projects and good understanding of automated equipment, proper troubleshooting techniques and industry standard safety protocols.
  • Executes with Urgency and Delivers on promises to the employees.




This position may be available in the following location(s): US - Rochester, NY (Plant)

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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