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Maintenance Planner

Areas: Rendering Gel bone & Waste Water


  • Monday through Friday

  • 6:00am – 2:30pm

The Maintenance Planner is responsible for assisting with the development of reliability-based maintenance strategy, based on preventive and predictive maintenance. The Planner will work directly with reliability manager as well as Superintendents of the area they are assigned to. They will also work with other plant personnel to perform preventative, predictive and routine maintenance tasks. The Planner position requires hands on maintenance experience. All tasks will be performed while supporting the policies, goals and objectives of the company.


  • Getting quotes from vendors and tracking equipment shipped out for repairs with BOL’s

  • Responsible for MTC safety, and the safety condition of the facility

  • Responsible for overall plant MTC work scheduling and WO creation

  • Responsible for 5S in their areas of responsibility.

  • Maintain equipment records in SAP

  • Update equipment records as equipment is installed or uninstalled

  • Maintain equipment attributes, such as ABC, type, and functional location to support repair analysis

  • Maintain equipment catalog profiles to drive part failure data collection on notifications

  • Setup and maintain all predictive and preventative maintenance plans in SAP to maximize equipment reliability

  • Determine the most effective method/tool to conduct preventative and predictive maintenance checks based on how critical equipment is

  • Setup PM plan in SAP for each piece of equipment, including frequency, mechanic tasks, parts needs, tools needed, and safety procedures

  • Generate PM work orders in SAP, from the PM plans for the next 14-28 days

  • Monitor and report if PM work is being completed to maintain equipment reliability, and comply with regulations and audits

  • Schedule and release PM work orders to maintenance crews

  • Seek input from maintenance supervisors to continually improve and adjust PM plans based on equipment and part performance/failure

  • Monitor and analyze SAP part failure data (along with supervisors and maintenance manager) to detect trends (good or bad)

  • Plan and schedule corrective work to maximize crew utilization and effectiveness

  • Review work requests (SAP Notifications), collaborate with requestors, and create Work Orders

  • Plan work, including estimated labor by craft (Mech, Elect, Refrigeration), and special equipment or permits needed

  • Identify and reserve parts (or create purchase requisitions) for parts and services

  • Prepare job plans and work order packets for mechanics

  • Maintain a task list library for reuse

  • Interface with operations to validate work priority and equipment availability

  • Collaborate with Maintenance Supervisors on the next week’s available hours (crew size) in order to build weekly schedule

  • Review Planned Backlog of work that is ready to execute

  • Select work from backlog and schedule the work to crews (minimizing scheduled overtime)

  • Lead weekly maintenance scheduling meetings

  • Prepare weekly metrics

  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Associates degree or 2-years of experience as a maintenance planner or coordinator preferred

  • 1-year experience in SAP preferred

  • Strong working knowledge of industrial maintenance and electrical functions preferred

  • Ability to read and interpret technical/engineering documents, drawings, and schematics

  • Ability to write detailed repair reports as well as good verbal communication

  • Expertise and proficiency with basic office computer software, and the ability to learn how to effectively use maintenance software to input data, research parts and analyze repair history detail