Knoll Inc. Maintenance and Facilities Supervisor in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Maintenance and Facilities Supervisor

Tracking Code 1590-056

Job Description


Knoll is a constellation of design-driven brands and people, working together with our clients to create inspired modern interiors. Since 1938, we’ve been thinking about how people interact with their environments, and how their environments impact what they do. Our strength in office systems, seating, furniture, textiles, leather, architectural accessories allows us to compose integrated solutions from products and services that naturally work together.


Perform a front line leadership role in support of the Knoll Grand Rapids Maintenance Department. Supervise, plan, coordinate and control all aspects of the maintenance Associates, building maintenance and facilities contracts. Establish, implement and support manufacturing processes and equipment through formal preventative maintenance program. Ensure that tasks and activities are completed safely , efficiently and that they are complete, correct and on-time.

Additional responsibilities Include:

  • Supervises Union Maintenance department and assigns daily activities based on classification

  • Manages outside contract services for facility

  • Responsible for maintenance of all manufacturing equipment

  • Oversees preventative maintenance program

  • Responsible for purchases in support of Maintenance & Facility

  • Performs other duties as necessary in support of business objectives. This position description is intended to guide the activities of the Maintenance Department. It is not intended to limit the thinking and creativity of the person to the work of this function. Nor is it intended that this describes all the work that may be required of the person in this position.

Marginal Job Functions:

  • Assists with site EH&S support and plant regulatory compliance

  • Participates in process, product, and equipment cost analysis. Provides technical input in areas of layout, flow and equipment/process utilizing modern lean manufacturing principles.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervisory responsibility over unionized Maintenance Department.

Required Skills


  • Bachelor of Science or BA preferred.

  • Associates Degree, Journeymen Certificate, or equivalent combination of experience and post-secondary training or education required.

Required Skills:

  • Leadership skills

  • Lean manufacturing knowledge and implementation

  • Communication skills – written and verbal

  • Project management skills

  • Computer skills – MS Office, (Word, Excel, PP), Maximo ERP system or similar software

  • Presentation skills – able to facilitate group meetings

  • Analytical skills

  • Strategic thinking

  • Quantitative and qualitative assessment

  • Management skills

  • Problem Solving Skills

Physical Requirements: (Include Aspects of KESHA form that are required)

  • Ability to work on feet up to 8+ hours a day

  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders if necessary

Required Experience

  • Three to five years of manufacturing supervisory experience preferred.

  • Background in factory operations required.

  • 3 years’ experience supervising maintenance and facilities disciplines.

  • Knowledge of manufacturing organization, controls and procedures.

  • Knowledge of fundamental Safety principles for an industrial work environment

  • Knowledge of ISO 14001/9001 preferred

  • Applicant must have legal authority to permanently work in the U.S.

Job Location Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States

Position Type Temp-To-Hire

We are an equal opportunity employer.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.