L.L.Bean, Inc

Supervisor, Electrical Services

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At L.L.Bean, we’ve been a trusted source for quality apparel, reliable outdoor equipment and expert advice for over 100 years. Why? Because our employees love what they do and share a passion for the outdoors – whether they’re working inside or playing outside. Come work in an environment where our values are demonstrated in every interaction with our customers.


L.L.Bean has something for anyone who wants to build a successful career. Love of the outdoors is a common thread among our employees, whether they enjoy active outdoor interests or more casual, relaxed weekend activities. And we’re as passionate about marketing as we are about the outdoors. While we let tradition guide us, we are on the cutting edge of digital marketing, leveraging new technologies to drive performance.


We are searching for a Supervisor of Electrical Services to join our Facilities Team team in beautiful Freeport, Maine to focus on provideing leadership to frontline employees with respect to the following key areas of responsibility: staffing; motivation and communication; training and development; performance management; health and safety; workflow management and external relations.



Typical range of 20-40 frontline employees, with the lower end of the range applicable in cases involving mixed functions and/or cross shift responsibilities and the higher end of the range applicable in situations characterized by homogeneous functions and single shift responsibilities


People Leadership


  • Assign employees to tasks/job functions
  • Direct employee activities
  • Manage time & attendance
  • Develop a motivating environment in which people exchange ideas and support each other
  • Communicate between peers, shifts, facilities and other areas of the company, fostering positive business partnerships with other organizational areas
  • Motivation and Communication
  • Be readily available and approachable to frontline employees
  • Surface issues of importance to frontline employees
  • Address and resolve employee issues/conflicts within defined parameters and raise others to the next level of supervision for resolution
  • Provide guidance to frontline employees regarding available company resources
  • Communicate to direct reports regarding company, department, division initiatives, business updates, policies and procedures, etc.
  • Represent management's position on policies, procedures, and practices

 Training and Development

  • Supervise and monitor employee performance and productivity for continuous improvement
  • Provide performance feedback and coaching
  • Process pay and status changes with the approval of the next level of supervision and maintain accurate an
  • Oversee the development of frontline employees relative to current job placement and future career opportunities
  • Provide input to the next level of management regarding training needs/objectives

Performance Management

  • Communicate business goals and performance expectations
  • Prepare and conduct performance reviews
  • Use independent judgment to recommend action to promote employees and/or adjust compensation compliant personnel records
  • Reward employees through recognition programs
  • Administer the first two levels of a four-tier disciplinary system1 (includes disciplinary action based on such factors as attendance, tardies, conduct, productivity, accuracy, etc.)
  • Independent authority to place employees on paid administrative leave in cases involving clear policy violations and pending investigations
  • Use independent judgment to recommend issuance of 2nd written warning, suspension without pay, placement of
  • employees on paid administrative leave in cases beyond defined frontline supervisor authority, or discharge of employees
  • Use independent judgment to recommend action to hire, transfer, layoff or recall employees

Health & Safety

  • Know and follow all safety rules and procedures
  • Identify safety hazards, abate those within defined parameters and raise those beyond the frontline supervisor's control to the next level of supervision for resolution
  • Promote workplace safety initiatives
  • Administer routine injury management

Operations Leadership

  • Make purchases within budgetary authority
  • Secure resources to address and resolve technical or equipment problems as required to support smooth day-to-day operations
  • Manage workflow or support the management of workflow - i.e. collaborate with other frontline supervisors to initiate and execute the movement of frontline employees to other areas/functions to achieve work balancing, calling employees in or sending them home
  • Manage processes and people based on information provided
  • Monitor performance of area of responsibility relative to business goals and make adjustments/improvements as necessary
  • Communicate process and/or procedural changes and coach frontline employees in their application
  • Provide input to the budget and divisional/departmental performance objectives
  • Protect company assets


External Relations

  • Maintains and repairs a variety of complex electrical equipment including; uninterruptible power supplies, variable - speed drives, emergency generators, motor controls, tilt-tray sorters, bar code scanners, and PLCs (programmable logic controllers).
  • Maintains State of Maine Master License and up-to-date knowledge of the National Electric, Life Safety, and OSHA
  • Represent L.L.Bean externally - to customers, vendors and others (excluding the media) - as appropriate to the function Technical Competencies
  • Installs, upgrades, and maintains a variety of power distribution systems including main service panels, transformers, sub-panels, uninterruptible and emergency generator power distribution systems.
  • Uses computer to design, program, troubleshoot and repair industrial programmable logic controlled material handling equipment.
  • Identifies system inefficiencies, investigates new technologies, designs upgrades, and provides quotes for capital improvements.
  • Codes ensuring conformity with their requirements.
  • Assists Senior Supervisor in direction of Electrical department operations.
  • Acts as liaison with internal and/or external contacts related to operational issues.


Health and Safety Requirement: Ensures compliance with the L.L.Bean comprehensive Health and Safety program by knowing and following all safety guidelines, policies, procedures and expectations. Takes immediate and appropriate action to rectify any unsafe conditions. Ensures compliance of front line employees with comprehensive Health and Safety program.






  • State of Maine Master License required
  • 5+ years relevant experience required
  • Up-to-date knowledge of the National Electric, Life Safety, and OSHA Codes ensuring conformity with requirements
  • Experience working with outside vendors and services
  • Demonstrated Leadership ability
  • Ability to influence internal and external to own area of responsibility
  • Must be able to function as part of a large cross functional operational team
  • Excellent communication skills


L.L. Bean offers a competitive salary and benefits package including medical, dental, 401(k), and a significant (25-40%) discount. For more details, please visit our website at llbeancareers.com and refer to the “benefits” section.


All exempt salaried full-time corporate positions are eligible for relocation benefits, based on eligibility.


We recognize the importance of diversity in creating a better world and a stronger organization. L.L.Bean is an equal opportunity employer.


Much has changed since our start in 1912, but the important things remain the same. The values that the company's founder, L.L. Bean (Leon Leonwood Bean) was raised to believe in were simple and deeply ingrained. Nature is something to be revered. Family ties are a priority. Being neighborly is a matter of course. And "do unto others" is not just a saying but a way of life. When L.L. launched his company, he believed so strongly in the Golden Rule that he made it the foundation of his business.


Over the past few years L.L.Bean has received numerous accolades including being named #1 on Forbes 2016 Best Employers List, thanks to the corporate culture and unique benefits we offer our employees:


  • An excellent total compensation package
  • Enhanced 401K retirement package
  • Health care, including domestic partner and family coverage, across medical, dental, and vision
  • Flexible spending accounts for health and dependent care
  • Life insurance, including domestic partner and dependent coverage
  • Outdoor experience days in addition to paid vacation and personal time
  • Discounts on L.L.Bean merchandise and Outdoor Discovery School adventures
  • Employee Referral Award Program
  • Employee Store
  • Equipment loan program from the Employee Use Room
  • Access to pro deal program discounts
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Access to L.L.Bean cabins and tent sites at Rangeley Lake for personal use


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