Johnny's Selected Seeds
  • Winslow, ME, USA
  • Full Time

Health , Dental, Vision, 401(k), STD, LTD, Basic Life, Voluntary Life, Pet Insurance

Position Summary

This position is responsible for supervising the company's maintenance department, mechanics, and sanitation personnel. With the Management Team, you will set priorities for facility improvements. You and your staff will also address regular department service requests. Responsibilities of this position will include; creating and maintaining preventative maintenance plans, performing preventative maintenance, troubleshooting equipment, repairing equipment, and performing routine installation of new equipment and processes, as well as the upkeep of buildings, grounds, and equipment. As Facilities/Maintenance Supervisor, you will be expected to supervise, as well as perform hands-on activities. This is a full-time position.



Key Duties and Responsibilities

  • With Management, develop a short and long-range facilities improvement plan
  • Responsible for staffing, training, and daily maintenance work assignments
  • Coordinates renovations of existing facilities and Dept. Workspace/workstations included
  • Help develop and enact programs that support Johnny's sustainability value
  • Participate in developing Johnny's security and workplace safety policies
  • Work with security companies to ensure building and employee security
  • Oversee the coordination of facilities maintenance and improvement work with JSS landlords on leased properties
  • A lead member of Johnny's Safety Team
  • Fosters and maintains safety procedures to meet OHSA standards and JSS insurance standards
  • Responsible for training and upgrading skills of craftsmen on new equipment and procedures.
  • Develop an annual budget for staff, planned improvements, vendors, and facilities capital purchases.
  • Drafting RFQ requirements, getting quotes and contacting vendors for improvement projects
  • Maintain annual maintenance agreements for HVAC, plowing, and other services
  • Oversee the maintenance of Johnny's owned or lease equipment and vehicles.
  • Making suggested changes in safe working conditions and use of equipment to increase the efficiency of the work crew
  • Coordinates and inspects contract work on electrical, plumbing, mechanical and other related work


  • High school or equivalent education, 3 years supervisory experience, and a minimum of 5 years of experience in commercial general contracting, office building facilities, distribution center, or manufacturing plant facilities maintenance with one or more of the following crafts: general construction, boilermaker, welder, machinist,  farm equipment/vehicle mechanic or HVAC mechanic.


  • Completion of a formal apprenticeship, similar accredited training program (such as vocational, trade, commercial or military) in the mechanical field or journeyman certification, 3 years supervisory experience, and a minimum of four years related industrial maintenance experience in general construction, boilermaker, welder, machinist,  farm equipment/vehicle mechanic or HVAC mechanic. 

Qualifications & Skills

  • Working knowledge of the plant process equipment including utility systems, building codes, and/or other design requirements (including blueprint reading): OSHA, EPA, MIL-SPEC, and quality control manuals.
  • Must possess excellent delegation and organizational skills
  • The ideal candidate is a self-motivated leader with the ability to motivate others and be committed to workforce development.
  • Proficient in common software applications
  • Experience using Cad/Cam software to produce layouts of office and production space-preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of the occupation hazards and corresponding safety precautions necessary for the safe performance of assigned duties.


Physical Requirements

  • Ability to lift and move objects up to 60 lbs.
  • Ability to perform all physical requirements of the position, including; standing, climbing ladders and stairs, crouching, kneeling and crawling, reaching with arms

Johnny's Selected Seeds was established in 1973 by our Founder and Chairman, Rob Johnston, Jr.  Today we are 100% Employee Owned.   Johnny's mission is Helping families, friends, and communities to feed one another by providing superior seeds, tools, information, and service


Johnny's is renowned for our exceptional customer service offering seeds, tools, supplies, and information to direct-market growers and avid home gardeners. We source, breed, trial, and sell outstanding selected varieties of vegetables, cut flowers, herbs, and farm seed, as well as thoughtfully designed tools and equipment. We take pride in the wealth of information and depth of experience we offer our customer base, nationwide, and globally.


We are a strong, stable company focused on growth while still maintaining our small company feel and staying true to our roots.  Beautiful Central Maine, where our research farm, warehouse, and offices are located, is the perfect launching point for an active, four-season lifestyle. Geographically situated halfway between Maine's mountains and it's 4500-mile-long coastline, we're a short drive away from resorts, parks, and harbors renowned for a rich diversity of recreational and cultural opportunities.


If you are passionate about good, healthy food and would choose to work for a company with fellow co-owners who are passionate about our mission and values, Johnny's may be the place for you!



  • Health Insurance (HMO, PPO, HSA)
  • Dental Insurance and Vision Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account (Medical & Dependent Care)
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plan & Profit Sharing
  • 401(k)
  • Employee Discount
  • Maternity/Paternity/Adoption & Foster Care Leave
  • Company Paid Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Life Insurance
  • Voluntary Pet Insurance
  • Company Paid Short- & Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Educational Assistance


Johnny's Selected Seeds is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against otherwise qualified applicants on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, national origin, disability or handicap, or veteran status.

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