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Maintenance Planner

Requisition ID 37104
Position Type (US)Full Time
Career Function Engineering and Maintenance 
Recruiter #LI-PO1
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Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

The Maintenance Planner is the principal contact and liaison person between the maintenance department and the plant departments served by maintenance and ensures that the production areas or functions receive prompt, efficient and quality service from the maintenance function and ensures the maintenance function is given the opportunity to provide this service.

Key responsibilities

  • Reviews and screens each work order to see that it has been properly filled out.
  • Assures that work requested is needed. If need is questioned and not readily resolved with production or requesting personnel, refers the work order to the maintenance manager.
  • Examines jobs to be done and determines best way to accomplish the work. Consults with requester or maintenance supervisor when necessary.
  • Estimates jobs showing sequence of steps, the number of mechanics and required man-hours for each step. Lists determinable materials and any special tools or equipment needed.
  • Estimates cost of each work order in terms of direct labor, materials required and total cost.
  • Once a job is planned and estimated, prior to scheduling, verifies the availability of parts, materials and special tools required for its execution.
  • Reviews the estimate of the current day’s schedule status and forecast of manpower availability on a daily basis.
  • Meeting the deadlines established by the requesting department and maintaining preventative maintenance schedules is essential.
  • Recommends equipment to be included in preventative maintenance programs.
  • Plans and schedules preventative maintenance work in coordination with production and maintenance supervisors.

Qualifications and skills

  • Engineering degree or technical school training preferred.
  • 5 to 7 years of professional experience in similar roles.
  • Good understanding or mechanical and electrical systems.
  • Have adequate craft knowledge to estimate man hours and materials
  • Should have good oral / written communication skills, possess tact, and the ability to negotiate maintenance needs in balance with other departmental requirements.

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: Seattle

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