Manufacturing Maintenance Supervisor - Johnson City, TN

Date: Jun 8, 2024

Location: Johnson City, TN, US, 37601

Company: Dentsply Sirona, Inc


Dentsply Sirona is the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies, with a 130-year history of innovation and service to the dental industry and patients worldwide. Dentsply Sirona develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive solutions offering including dental and oral health products as well as other consumable medical devices under a strong portfolio of world class brands. Dentsply Sirona’s products provide innovative, high-quality and effective solutions to advance patient care and deliver better and safer dentistry. Dentsply Sirona’s global headquarters is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. The company’s shares are listed in the United States on NASDAQ under the symbol XRAY.  This position is located in Johnson City which is the largest city in the Tri-Cities area, located in the north eastern region of Tennessee at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The city is a growing metropolis with invigorating music, enchanting culture, and exhilarating mountain adventures. Its natural beauty and fresh mountain air combined with amenities that are often only available in larger cities make Johnson City the perfect location.


Bringing out the best in people


As advanced as dentistry is today, we are dedicated to making it even better. Our people have a passion for innovation and are committed to applying it to improve dental care. We live and breathe high performance, working as one global team, bringing out the best in each other for the benefit of dental patients, and the professionals who serve them. If you want to grow and develop as a part of a team that is shaping an industry, then we’re looking for the best to join us.


Working at Dentsply Sirona you are able to:


Develop faster - with our commitment to the best professional development.


Perform better - as part of a high-performance, empowering culture.


Shape an industry - with a market leader that continues to drive innovation.


Make a difference -by helping improve oral health worldwide.  



Our Johnson City, TN location is looking for someone to join our team as the Maintenance / Facilities Supervisor.


We offer competitive wages and a full menu of benefits including health (3 options), dental (provided), vision, life (provided) + extra life, short-term and long-term disability (provided), 401k (retirement) with company matching, 10 holidays and paid time off.



The Maintenance / Facilities Supervisor directs the activities of all Maintenance Technicians.  He/she supervises and provides tool room / maintenance support to assist in developing and implementing manufacturing methods and processes used in the production operation, maintaining a high degree of quality and ensuring on-time delivery.


Key Responsibilities

  • Analyzes equipment failures for root causes, develops corrective actions, and supervises and assists in repair activities.
  • Troubleshoot programs, facility mechanical systems, production tooling, and equipment to determine the cause of problems.
  • Develops and implements preventive maintenance programs. Review, maintain, and update preventive maintenance records on a daily, weekly, and monthly maintenance of production equipment and procedures.
  • Interprets plans, prioritizes work orders, and schedules associates’ activities.
  • Investigates, establishes, and implements equipment, tooling, materials and manufacturing methods requirements.
  • Maintains inventory levels for critical spare tools for the manufacturing equipment.
  • Works with quality to validate production processes and train personnel to operate equipment and processes.
  • Assist in developing layouts, equipment, tooling, and machine tool acquisitions to support efficient manufacturing.
  • Assist in the design, installation/construction, and commissioning of new productions equipment, tooling, and process units; monitoring development (ie modifications and upgrades); and all within the boundary constraints of cost and time.
  • Responsible for staff training, goal setting, development, overall performance, and engagement.
  • Tool and die development and maintenance.
  • Promote continuous improvement in productivity, quality, safety, housekeeping, and departmental performance measures, including equipment downtime, work order completion, equipment reliability, and process capabilities.
  • Submit equipment capital requests with cost justification.
  • Liaison with engineering, manufacturing, and other departments to produce cost estimates for new designs and process changes to provide technical expertise and support to operations.
  • Depending on the needs of the company, the employee may be entrusted with and asked to perform other tasks related to his/her competence.



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college in Engineering or similar discipline, or equivalent work and education experience.


Years and Type of Experience

  • 5-7 years’ experience in machine tooling / maintenance preferably in a manufacturing setting.
  • Previous experience in leading, managing or supervising people a plus.

Key Required Skills, Knowledge and Capabilities

  • Strategic thinking skills, and ability to effectively translate strategy to obtain results.
  • Strong project management skills and planning and organizing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a team mentality.
  • Superb problem identification and solving skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and estimate.
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Thorough knowledge and experience with Good Manufacturing Practices and OSHA regulations.
  • Knowledge of ISO-9000 requirements a plus.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of mechanical equipment, machine shop operations, and testing equipment.
  • Knowledge of equipment and tool design technologies, PM systems, and methodologies.
  • Ability to understand and interpret production drawings, blueprints, specifications, and service contracts.
  • Strong leadership skills.


Physical Demand and Work Environment

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Seldom (0-10%):  Climb or balance; work in high, precarious places; work with toxic or caustic chemicals; work in outdoor weather conditions; vibrtion
  • Occasional (11-33%):  Walk, sit; Work in fumes or airborne particles
  • Frequent (34-66%):  Stand, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk or hear; Risk of electrical shock
  • Constant (67%-100%):  Use hands to fingers; Work near moving mechanical parts
  • Vision Requirements:  Close, ability to focus, depth perception
  • Weight lifted:  Up to 25 lbs.
  • The typical work environment is a medium to loud condition (manufacturing equipment)
  • Travel:  Rarely




Dentsply Sirona is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or protected Veteran status. We appreciate your interest in Dentsply Sirona.

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