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Maintenance Planner

Requisition ID 38720
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Manufacturing/Production 
Recruiter #LI-AJ1
Posting Type LI

Kerry is a global leader in taste & nutrition. Our manufacturing facilities produce and supply the world with over 15,000 different food, beverage, and pharmaceutical products throughout the world. With a commitment toward sustainability and reputation for innovation, a career with Kerry offers you the chance to change the way the world sees food and nutrition. A career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About Kerry

Kerry is the world's leading taste and nutrition company for the food, beverage and pharmaceutical industries. Every day we partner with customers to create healthier, tastier and more sustainable products that are consumed by billions of people across the world. Our vision is to be our customers' most valued partner, creating a world of sustainable nutrition. A career with Kerry offers you an opportunity to shape the future of food while providing you opportunities to explore and grow in a truly global environment

About the role

The primary role of the maintenance planner is to improve work force productivity and work quality by eliminating in advance potential delays and obstacles through proper planning and coordination of parts, machine time and manpower.  

The planner / scheduler is responsible for the planning and scheduling of all maintenance work performed. The role maintains liaison and coordination between the production and maintenance organizations; maintains appropriate records and files to permit meaningful analysis and reporting of results or work done. 

What would you do?

  • Manage and process incoming work order notifications, and review for proper information and approvals. 

  • Manage work order backlog to ensure backlog stays active and current. 

  • Properly plan all jobs requiring planning by determining proper job steps, parts required, special tools, and skilled labour resources and consulting with requester or maintenance personnel when necessary. 

  • Obtains blueprints, drawings, instructional manuals and special procedures, as needed, from files or other sources. Makes any additional sketches, diagrams, etc., necessary to clarify the intent of the work order. 

  • Planning and scheduling of all required maintenance actions to optimize manufacturing planned downtime for required maintenance activities. 

  • Conduct weekly maintenance scheduling meetings to communicate priorities and coordinate equipment access to complete work orders in a timely manner. 

  • Maintenance SAP Superuser.  

  • Administering all aspects of the Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to achieve maximum preventive maintenance efficiencies related to manufacturing requirements. 

  • Monitoring all plant downtime statistics and reports to formulate and communicate appropriate preventive maintenance activities. 

  • Providing project and administrative support for plant personnel, accounting, audits, vendors, and other operations as requested.  

What will you need to be successful?

  • Technical school training or 3-4 years of facility maintenance required. (GED could be an option if it´s mixed with a strong experience o a similar role)
  • 3+ years of experience on a similar role in a manufacturing environment
  • CMMS systems management
  • Maintenance planning & scheduling experience
  • Maintenance work orders management
  • ERP management (SAP preferred)

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .

Nearest Major Market: Buffalo

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