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Job Title: Maintenance Planner Supervisor

Our Company, Your Opportunity:

Nearly 150 years ago, Gustavus Swift founded Swift & Company. He was a true pioneer whose passion and innovative spirit transformed the meat industry. This commitment to transformation mirrors that of Swift Prepared Foods today. Swift Prepared Foods (formerly Plumrose USA) is the prepared foods arm of JBS USA, one of the world’s largest meat companies. This is a unique opportunity to be in a start-up environment, with the backing of a Global CPG Powerhouse. This is a role for someone who is looking for an entrepreneurial challenge in a company with aspirations to be leaders within the CPG world. The position will have both strategic and tactical elements and the person may wear different hats. This is an opportunity for people who want to think Big, dream Big and work to make Big ideas a reality.

Our Mission:

To be THE BEST in all we do. We are completely focused on our business, ensuring the BEST products and services to our customers, a relationship of trust with our suppliers and profitability for our shareholders. All this, we do to provide an opportunity for a better future for all of our TEAM MEMBERS.

Our Values:

Scope Of Position:

The Maintenance Planner Supervisor is responsible for assisting with the development of reliability based maintenance strategy, based on preventive and predictive maintenance. The Planner will work independently and 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.


  • 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,Refrig), 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

  • Supervisor and manager the part room crew

  • Prepare weekly metrics

  • Performother duties as assigned


  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree or1-year experience as a maintenance planner or coordinator preferred

  • 1-year experience in SAP preferred

  • Strong working knowledge of industrial maintenance and electrical functions

  • Ability to build and use maintenance library for repairs

  • 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

  • Thorough working knowledge of Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS),Purchasing, and Microsoft Office products

Physical Demands/Work Environment:

  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds

  • The plant environment will include wet or humid conditions (non-weather related), extreme cold (non-weather related), and working near moving mechanical parts

  • Noise level in the work environment is usually moderate but can be loud when in the production area.

  • Will be regularly exposed to outside weather in all conditions

  • Will be regularly exposed to chemicals used in the plant and for maintenance processes

If interested, please apply at jbssa.com/careers

We offer a full range of benefits including health care, life insurance, and a 401 (K) plan.

Swift Prepared Foods is an equal opportunity employer.