Sr. Maintenance Supervisor – Electrical/Instrumentation Trades

at AbbVie
Location North Chicago, Illinois
Date Posted July 29, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified



The function of the Maintenance and Construction Services Supervisor is to improve work force productivity, make safety and quality enhancements, and maintain estimates and schedules. This will be achieved by anticipating, communicating, and eliminating potential delays, obstacles, and schedule conflicts. This role has supervisory responsibilities over personnel in the maintenance and construction organization including tradespeople and other technical personnel. Within the role, the maintenance and construction supervisor will act as the primary liaison for cross-functional customers and be the point person for day-to-day activities of the maintenance and construction skilled trades employees. This role will also be responsible for collecting, compiling, organizing, and reporting out on department related KPI s


  • Supervisory responsibility for maintenance or construction functions including performance evaluation, talent acquisition, succession planning, training and talent development, and performance management.

  • Provides direct oversight to employees/staff personnel performing functions within the maintenance or construction environment

  • Conducts field observations and reviews work requests to determine the exact requirements and priority

  • Enforces compliance with all policies and procedures including but not limited to safety and quality requirements, and any requirements of relevant regulating bodies (OSHA, FDA, EPA, etc)

  • Review and approve construction cost estimates for trade specific projects, and accountable for accuracy of those estimates

  • Monitors frequency and accuracy of work and is responsible for timely completion along with meeting project estimates or customer commitments

  • Performs special projects as directed by management such as reports, evaluates process problems to determine solutions, audits work techniques; performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned by Management

  • Ensures good customer service by effectively communicating the status of work to customers and sharing adequate job information with other work groups when passing work on to another group

  • Demonstrates a high level of cooperation with other personnel and actively seeks to improve methods and work processes which increases productivity, reduces cost and increases customer satisfaction


  • Requires a Bachelor s degree with 5+ years of relevant work experience, or a Technical degree with 10+ years of relevant work experience

  • Requires 3+ years of leadership experience, either as a formal people leader or as a cross-functional team/project lead

  • Strong oral/written communication skills and presentation experience

  • Technical expertise (Engineering, Maintenance, Construction, etc.) is strongly desired

  • Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects/priorities simultaneously

  • Possesses planning and organizational skills

  • Familiar with construction drawings, blueprints, one-line diagrams, etc

  • Comfortable with advance functions of Microsoft Office suite

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