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5 Feb 2021

Northwest Maintenance Planner – Washington

Posted by Jennifer Mazza, – Anywhere

Job Description

Job #37518

An established food manufacturer is seeking an experienced Maintenance Planner to join their operation located in WA.  The Maintenance Planner is responsible for effectively planning the execution of all maintenance work control processes.  Position efficiently and effectively plans and schedules all resources to conduct maintenance activities resulting in minimum downtime and maximum productivity; manages work priorities; develops job plans; defines parts and materials; defines crafts and skills of Mechanics and Electricians; and engages the proper resources, with the help of the Production Scheduler, to develop a safe work plan.  In addition, the position provides the equipment-related expertise and technical guidance to improve Preventive Maintenance activities.  The position forecasts works by developing a schedule for work to be completed and building a job library with work plans for common and uncommon work tasks for Maintenance Mechanics and Electricians.


  • Develop a daily, weekly, monthly and annual schedule by using the Infor M3 Maintenance Module and other software (Excel, MS Planner). Process and track incoming Work Requests (WR), assign WO’s and schedule PM’s to completion.  Assign and schedule work by priority.  (Note: emergency work orders are not processed by planner/schedulers)
  • Review and ensure Work Orders are clear and accurate and contain clear scope of work, realistic completion date, proper lead times, correct equipment identification, proper authorization and discuss details with originator of the WR. Consult with Maintenance Leads, Maintenance and Production Supervisors, Originator, Production Scheduler, Parts/Purchasing Supervisor as necessary for feedback.
  • Obtain and organize all information required for the Mechanics and Electricians to perform the work, including drawings, vendor manuals, supplemental instructional materials, special procedures, and other file material which are appropriate. Verify all materials, parts, information, tools and labor are available prior to scheduling.
  • Manage the Parts Cage on identifying timeliness of parts and materials required to complete PM’s and WO’s. Schedule work to reflect availability of backordered parts.  Provide special instructions on kitting of parts.
  • Track and schedule planned tasks that are required by state/federal, safety, or food quality regulations, including but not limited to: backflow preventer testing, calibration log, scale calibrations, fire alarm and sprinkler testing.

Experience and Skill Requirements:

  • Mechanical/electrical background is required. Apprenticeship program or technical school background is desirable.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of industrial maintenance experience, as well as experience in implementing and maintaining a preventive/predictive maintenance system.
  • HACCP Certification, SQF Certification, Food Safety Programs training, ammonia training, boiler operator training, and/or pneumatics training are preferred.

Salary: DOE, Medical Benefits, Relocation Assistance

Please contact Jennifer Mazza,

Job Categories: Engineering, Maintenance. Job Types: Northwest. Job expires in Endless.

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