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MAINTENANCE PLANNER

Company: Associated Milk Producers Inc.
Location: Portage
Posted on: January 15, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:Optimize maintenance inventory and expenditures to ensure safe and reliable plant operation while minimizing unplanned downtime and production delays. Collaborate with Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Supervisors on upcoming projects and work with contractors to obtain quotes and identify project needs. Create and sustain an environment of respect and responsibility through professional communication, accountability, budget consciousness, team work, safety, quality and security.ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:This list of duties and responsibilities is not all inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities as management may deem necessary from time to time:
1. Develop an accurate inventory of parts and tools required for daily operations. Stock required parts and tools in an efficient manner to minimize unplanned downtime without stocking excess inventory. Prepare purchase orders, receive and properly store the merchandise.2. Collaborate with mechanics to accurately relieve parts used for repairs and preventive maintenance from parts inventory.3. Coordinate with the maintenance department and operation planning; ensure areas, departments or facility are professional serviced in a timely manner emphasizing consistent equipment availability and performance.4. Improve the efficiency and cleanliness of the maintenance shop through the principles of 5S: Sort, Set-in-order, Standardize, Shine and Sustain.5. Develop and maintain a system for easy access to and accountability for small parts and tools needed by plant operations team.6. Work with frequently scheduled contractors to develop service agreements to minimize the high cost of emergency repairs. Constantly review the operation of plant equipment and systems to minimize unplanned downtime, anticipate, and solve problems in a timely manner.7. Collaborate with plant management to support maintenance projects. Develop a scope for the project, identify potential contractors, obtain quotes, submit PO's, and schedule contractors as directed.8. Identify opportunities for grants/incentives available for energy efficient upgrades.9. Assist with the implementation and operation of maintenance software to manage preventive and predictive maintenance tasks and needs.10. Maintain and update CMMS software records and ensure entry by others of necessary data for the facility in order to provide accurate management statistics.11. Responsible for working within a budget under the direction of the maintenance manager, controlling inventory budget accuracy, turns, and other inventory management.12. Communicate and require adherence to plant policies and safety requirements by all sub-contractors and visitors.13. Maintain compliance to local, state and federal regulatory environmental programs.14. Maintain compliance to all OSHA requirements15. Understand and require adherence by all maintenance technicians and sub-contractors to all safety policies and procedures, reporting any nonconformities.
An individual in this position must be able to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The above list reflects the general details necessary to describe the principle and essential functions of the position and shall not be construed as the only duties that may be assigned for the position.
REQUIRED COMPETENCIES:The following are required competencies of the position that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job:


  • Demonstrated proficiency in Windows, MS Office Suite including; Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook, internet/intranet and other organizational specific software.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Professional verbal and written communication skills for both internal and external customers, and at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to plan, initiate, direct and carry out short and long-term programs.
  • Possess traits of honesty, integrity, creativity and flexibility.
  • Ability to perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment with the ability to adapt to a continually changing environment.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and document data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Strong knowledge of occupational hazards and the safety precautions that are necessary that are necessary to protect our employees and our business. Strong emphasis on electrical safety, refrigeration and lock out/tag out.
  • Must have proven working knowledge of electrical/mechanical skills and have operational knowledge of basic tools and equipment.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Maintain a valid drivers' license.
    EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:

    • High school diploma or General Education Degree (GED) is required.
    • Associates degree from a two-year college in a related technical field or certificate or diploma from a trade school in a related field is preferred.
    • Five or more years of experience in the maintenance, mechanical maintenance, and/or repair work or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Certificate level coursework or experience in project management or planning/scheduling is highly desirable.
    • CMMS maintenance tracking software experience is highly desirable.
    • Prior maintenance experience in a food manufacturing environment is preferred.
    • Knowledge of HACCP, GMP's, OSHA and loss control programs is highly desirable.
    • Ability to read and understand graphic instructions, blueprints, schematic drawings, layouts or other visual and electronic aids is highly desirable.
      PHYSICAL DEMANDS MENTAL DEMANDS:The physical and mental demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Office -Employee is continuously (more than 67 to 100% of time) required to: use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools or controls, sit; to verbally communicate and to hear. The employee occasionally (up to 33% of the time) is required to walk and stand. The employee must frequently (more than 33 to 67% of time) lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.
      WORKING ENVIRONMENT:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Office - This job operates in a professional office environment. Employees will work face-to-face with others on a daily basis. Some may share office space. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is rarely exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually low. May on occasion be exposed to loud sounds and distracting noise levels, such as from office equipment. The employee may be exposed to very low levels of ammonia.Manufacturing - Employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock, wet work conditions, fumes or airborne particles. Employee is occasionally exposed to warm conditions with regular exposure to temperature conditions in excess of 100*F or cold temperatures when working in cold storage areas. The employee is regularly exposed to work near moving mechanical parts. Employee is regularly exposed to chemicals during sanitation processes. The noise level in the work environment is occasionally at a high level. The employee is not routinely exposed to weather conditions. The employee may be exposed to very low levels of ammonia.Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) - Personal protective equipment is required depending on the job being performed, including protective eye wear, or face shields, hearing protection, hair and beard nets, uniforms and footwear. Additional equipment is required when working with chemicals, such as rubber gloves and use of chemical proof aprons as appropriate for the job being performed.
      Associated Milk Producers Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.EducationRequired
      • High School or betterPreferred
        • Associates or better in Mechanical SystemsSkillsPreferred
          • Organizational Skills(Advanced)
          • Problem Solving Skills(Intermediate)Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with DisabilitiesThe contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Keywords: Associated Milk Producers Inc., Madison , MAINTENANCE PLANNER, Professions , Portage, Wisconsin

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