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Maintenance Planner in Hutchinson, KS at Morton Salt

Date Posted: 3/4/2018

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Job Description

The Maintenance Planner is responsible for performing all planning activities from the status RPL (ready to plan) through to completion of the work. At RPL status a work request has been approved and the MOC (Management of Change) has been completed. The planning work includes estimates for labor resources, parts needed, special equipment and tools needed, permits required, and any other procedures, resources, or material needed to successfully complete the work order. The planner changes the status from RPL to RTS (ready to schedule) such that the work is then sent to the scheduler for completion. The job also includes developing the facility to “kitting” where parts, materials, and tools are ready for the craftsperson when the job is assigned. A planner is also expected to recognize and recommend jobs for “standard templates” where the job is repetitive in nature such that it would not require planning again. In this manner, the no. of jobs planned each day can be increased.

Responsibilities Responsibilities

  • Ensures adherence to standard work processes (MEWP), including Integrated Manufacturing System / 21st Century Manufacturing (IMS / 21stCM).
  • Responsible for planning the work order including craft and labor resources needed, task lists to do the job, parts required, permits required, special tools and equipment needed and other things as required to complete the work order.
  • Reviews backlog for related work orders.
  • Develops standard work order templates for jobs that are repetitive where they need only one time planning.
  • Incorporates regulatory requirements and effects upon the maintenance process into the work order.
  • Requisitions parts and materials needed for work order packages AND not stocked in the storerooms.
  • Maintains communication with the scheduler and Maintenance Coordinators so that progress on RPL work orders is known.
  • Arranges for special equipment and contractor services for work orders they are planning.
  • Recommends changes to PMs or parts stocking such that the needs of planning are consistent with the criticality of the equipment.
  • Investigates all “re-work” to determine the root causes and then makes recommendations to R&M Manager for improvement.
  • Responsible for assisting in compliance with all HACCP requirements for plant. Informs QC Manager of any issues.
  • Understands the importance of product safety, legality and quality - Informs the Plant Manager and QC Manager of any issues.
  • Evaluates JSA requirements and requests support to develop when needed.
  • Discusses reliability improvements with reliability engineer.
  • Confirms work order scope meets expectations
  • Provides occasional off hour support to the unit. 

    Performs other related duties, as required.

  • High School Diploma or GED required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or related field preferred
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience operating in a maintenance environment.


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