Predictive Maintenance Supervisor

Maintenance · Willows, California
Department Maintenance
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Experienced
Compensation Salary DOE

When construction is complete, CalPlant will be the world’s first commercial-scale producer of rice straw-based medium density fiberboard (MDF), annually supplying approximately 140 million square feet of no-added-formaldehyde MDF to the building products industry.


 CalPlant offers an exceptional package including:

  • Competitive base pay
  • Competitive medical, dental, vision insurance coverage
  • 401(k) with guaranteed (Safe Harbor) company match of up to 4%.  Discretionary401(k) contributions of up to an additional 4% as the company grows in profitability and as determined by the ownership team (these are not guaranteed contributions and there is a vesting schedule for these contributions)
  • Paid time off and paid holidays


We are currently seeking a Predictive Maintenance Supervisor to minimize downtime and maximize production using Predictive Maintenance techniques. This position requires a responsible, safety conscious, self-motivated individual to perform and lead the Predictive Maintenance Program.


Key accountabilities include:

  • Capture data, document findings, build and maintain databases/routes, develop baselines, trend data, interpret results, create and execute corrective work orders and optimize PM’s.
  • Utilize work orders and the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to determine work to be done.
  • Execute proactive maintenance strategies for equipment inspection with focus on equipment lubrication and data collection using PdM tools.
  • Communicate reliability concerns to maintenance management when an issue is discovered using a PdM tool in a timely manner.
  • Effectively utilize various software packages as they apply to vibration, infrared, ultrasound technologies.
  • Assist in the development of preventive and predictive maintenance procedures for all plant assets.
  • Collaborate with production and maintenance teams to manage continuous improvement efforts and increase uptime and equipment reliability.
  • Partner with Operations team to implement and improve BEC (Basic Equipment Care).
  • Coordinate closely with operations management to maintain an up-to-date understanding of needs and priorities.
  • Ensure effective resolution of problems through timely failure analysis, identification of root cause of failures, and implementation of corrective actions to prevent recurrence.
  • Help meet or exceed production and quality goals while optimizing equipment to reduce waste.
  • Adhere to all plant safety and environmental guidelines, policies, and procedures and actively participating in the safety program.
  • Adhere to workplace safety policies, regulations, and compliance.



  • Level 1 Vibration Analyst.
  • Level 1 Thermography Certification.
  • Level 1 Ultrasound.
  • Minimum 2 years of demonstrated vibrational analysis experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with complex mechanical systems.
  • Ability to maintain organized, detailed and accurate maintenance reports and documentation.
  • Able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Highly flexible, with solid interpersonal skills allowing one to work effectively in a diverse working environment.
  • Working knowledge of safety standards of equipment.
  • Ability to work independently without supervision and meet tight deadlines.
  • Able to deal with people sensitively, tactfully, diplomatically, and professionally.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to identify root cause of problems and effectively initiate immediate corrective action to prevent reoccurrence.
  • Strong work ethic, good judgment and decision-making abilities.

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  • Location
    Willows, California
  • Department
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Salary DOE