Maintenance Planner in Britt IA

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Michael Foods
Maintenance Planner
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Britt IA
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Job Types:
Maint Planning/Scheduling

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Michael Foods, Inc. is a leader in the food processing and distribution industry with business in egg products, refrigerated grocery and potato products. We offer exciting job possibilities throughout our organization where you can enhance your career, sharpen your talents and make an impact. Join our company and be part of an innovative team that’s First in Food.

We have the honor and responsibility of working in food – a critical infrastructure industry during this time of global crisis. We are working around the clock to keep inventory flowing to our retailers and to help feed the world. We are hiring at many of our manufacturing facilities…this is a great opportunity for those who are now available due to hours being cut at their regular job or being sent home from college temporarily.

Take a look at how Michael Foods is giving back to the community during this difficult time!


This position reports to the Maintenance Manager and requires a high level of mechanical knowledge, including but not limited to the responsibilities listed below. This position will be responsible for all maintenance planning and scheduling activities at the Plant. Candidates must be a self-starter willing to accept maintenance process responsibility and KPI results. This Position may require working various shifts throughout the year including weekends and holidays.


  • Promote, and foster Michael Foods culture, values and principles
  • Must observe and practice all Department/Plant Procedures including wearing the required PPE
  • Adherence to Plant safety, food Safety, sanitation standards, and following all GMP guidelines.
  • To improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of assets through the planning and scheduling process and MRO process application.
  • Utilize CMMS to support the maintenance function, including review and prioritization of work requests, and conversion of work requests into planned work orders
  • Reviews and screens each work order to see that it has been properly filled out:
  • Work scope clearly described
  • Check if the priority and requested completion date are realistic and providepractical lead time
  • Check numbers and other coding are complete and accurate
  • Authorization is proper
  • Discusses the details with the originating department as appropriate
  • Work with storeroom to kit and stage materials and special tools, reserve the stock materials required for work order completion. Identify and order any non-stock materials required for pre-planned work.
  • Develop work plans with cost and time estimates, specification, drawings, schematics, tools, materials, parts, craft skills required so the scope of work can be accomplished.
  • Work directly with Maintenance and Production Supervisors to schedule the maintenance repairs with minimal impact to production (i.e. scheduled downtime, during changeovers).
  • Review completed work to identify best practices, continuous improvement opportunities, and ensure work has been completed properly with the tracking of maintenance repair costs (time, materials, manpower used)
  • Promotes and incorporates current safety rules and regulations into the planning process
  • Examines jobs to be done and determines best way to accomplish the work. Consults with requester or maintenance supervisor when necessary.
  • Planner should have complete knowledge of each Department's Preventative, Predictive/Condition Monitoring, Corrective and Precision Maintenance work load, Priority Standards, Asset Criticality, and Part Criticality in order to better schedule work orders.
  • Maintains close contact with the other planners to ensure coordination of complex multi-skillfield and shop jobs.
  • Maintains an open package of schedulable work orders which require equipment to be shut down so that some or all of them can be performed in the event of an unscheduled shutdown of that equipment. These unscheduled shutdown lists are prepared, reviewed and updated weekly.
  • Develops a file of standard work orders (plans) for regularly recurring repair jobs, based on historical experience, to simplify the planning process.
  • Assists maintenance and production management in periodically analyzing costs and, where necessary recommends corrective action needed to reduce maintenance costs


    AA in Engineering, Operations or Applicable technical knowledge or Degree/Certification from Trade School.


    Minimum of 3 years’ experience in industrial operations, Plant operations, maintenance, utilities and/or related field.

  • Experience in the installation and repair of mechanical equipment required. Diagnose and repair of all machinery and process malfunctions, must be fluent in mechanical troubleshooting. Electrical troubleshooting is a plus.
  • Diagnose and repair of all mechanical power transmission equipment. Knowledge of gear boxes, mechanical drives, variable speed applications, and Servo motors.
  • Diagnose and repair hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Knowledge of Cylinders, valves, manifolds, vacuum systems, air filtration and lubrication devices.
  • Diagnose, repair and overhaul process pumps, automatic control valves, sensors, positioners, actuators, basic electrical AC/DC troubleshooting, and related systems.
  • Skilled in welding, sanitary welding, pipe fitting, soldering, rigging application and use of mechanical tools, hand tools, and power tools.
  • Skilled in machine shop to fabricate within specific tolerance using various measuring equipment. Vernier, calipers, and depth gauges etc.
  • Read and decipher mechanical drawings, schematics, and piping diagrams.
  • Proficient in knowledge of bearings, pulleys, chain drives, belt drives, and lubricants standards and applications.
  • 480v 3 phase knowledge required. Knowledge and practice of NFPA 70E preferred.
  • Experience and knowledge of personal/process control computers, programmable logic

    Good oral/written communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in both one-on-one and small group situations.


    Ability to add, subtract two-digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10s and 100s. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distances.


  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Proven analytical, planning, problem-solving, and project management skills.
  • Ability to be flexible to shift priorities in a constantly changing, fast-paced work environment.
  • Highly effective multi-tasker; resourceful with a “get-it-done, can-do” attitude self-starter.
  • Skilled in developing troubleshooting programs and job aids.
  • Ability to build and maintain positive working relationships with all team peers and customers.
  • Maintain accurate records and data.

    Specific skills and abilities required that are not included in other sections:

    1. Competent in using Microsoft Office and CMMS System (Preferably SAP).
    2. Ability to travel for training and continuous improvement activities


  • Ability to endure daily excessive walking, standing, crouching, lifting (excess of 60lbs), twisting, climbing, reaching.
  • Qualifications


    Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    The 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)

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