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Maintenance Planner

Brampton, ON

Job Summary/General Accountability 

Reporting to the Maintenance Manager/Planning Manager, the Planner is the “quarterback” of the Maintenance department and plays a key role in managing and coordinating Work Management activities. The Planner develops comprehensive maintenance job plans that facilitate the safe and effective execution of work. Develops timely schedules of the comprehensive job plans, ensuring the maximum use of maintenance manpower, availability of parts and minimized interruption to Production. The Planner must understand the concept of ’Doing the right work at the right time for the right reasons.’ The Planner is experienced and trained in planning and scheduling techniques, is a capable CMMS system and MS Office User and familiar with applying Standard Operating Procedures in his/her work. The Planner follows company policies, standards and guidelines as they apply to all activities.
The Planner is an experienced Maintenance Planning and Scheduling Specialist with at least 5 years of experience in applying proven Maintenance best practices in an industrial environment.A journeyman's ticket, PMP and/or related technical diploma are highly preferred. 
The Planner has strong leadership and communication skills, works well in a team environment, is responsible and reliable, and is open to change. The person is very organized, structured, results oriented and quality driven.
The Maintenance Planner promotes and maintains a safe working environment through compliance with MLF’s Health and Safety Program. This includes Food Safety and Environmental compliance.

Dimensions and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the work prioritization process is adhered to.
  • Review Work Requests for accuracy, duplication and convert to Work Orders.
  • Prioritize corrective work derived from preventive maintenance (PM) work orders (WO) with high priority.
  • Plan and schedule work requests originating in SAP that are not prioritized as an emergency or break-in work.
  • Develop comprehensive, thorough maintenance job plans that facilitate the safe and effective execution of work.
  • Determine the scope, general strategy (repair/replace) and coordination requirements of work.
  • Create a scheduling horizon that is at least 4 weeks.
  • Route non-emergency Work orders for approval at the correct organizational level against defined acceptance criteria based on the business risk.
  • Create, use and maintain plant history and other technical files to include information in current job plans to anticipate and avoid job delays.
  • Develop condition-based monitoring routes, load levels, and seed dates.
  • Review, update and optimize PM routes and bills of materials (BOMs) in SAP.
  • Maintain progress charting systems (Gantt charts, Flow diagrams) for the scheduling function.
  • Develop Work Order standard jobs for repetitive work.
  • Visit the site with the goal of increasing team productivity by removing all obstacles to executing the work safely, correctly and with minimum downtime and effort. Adopt the concept of eyes on the job and eyes on the parts.
  • Work with stores to ensure the availability of parts / materials to execute work.
  • Ensure the maximum use of maintenance manpower and minimize production disruptions.
  • Lead scheduling meetings where Maintenance interventions are synchronized with Production according to business needs.
  • Develop schedule loading and publish a 4-week horizon schedule with the understanding of manpower availability, operational requirements and a knowledge of time, cost and quality estimating.
  • Lead post PM and completed Work Order quality reviews.
  • Create appropriate equipment files to ensure timely updates with relevant maintenance and repair histories.
  • Review and regularly update all maintenance backlogs.
  • Provide technical assistance as required for maintenance personnel in executing the work.
  • Monitor parts/materials from point of order until staging.
  • Develop extended schedules that facilitate the 3-year Plan.
  • Maintain up to date visual boards utilized in the workshop so all parties can see daily work scope and weekly KPI's.
  • From time recorded against the WO, calculate wrench time for each work group.
  • Coordinate the arrival of materials, people, parts, and equipment to the job site so that they are on time and available in the logical order per the scheduled work plan.
  • Ensure that job feedback, part and procedural problems identified during Work Execution are used to update procedures and enhance future execution.
  • Analyze planned and completed WO and solicit input from key staff in improving current and future job plans.
  • Work with Engineering to integrate Capital (CapEx) project changes into the asset hierarchy, BOMs and PMs.
  • Review physical asset hierarchy in SAP as part of the process when an asset is modified, a new asset is installed, or an asset is relocated or discarded.
  • Review/update documents in SAP in conjunction with a change to the physical hierarchy.
  • Criticality ranking, priority, due date and age of the WO are used to prioritize work to be planned and scheduled.
  • Apply simple lifecycle costing (LLC) strategy when deciding between maintain, overhaul or replacing components.
  • Plan and schedule within budgeted overtime limits.
  • Forecast and review resource needs based on an integrated Production Schedule and backlog data.
  • Participate in the Maintenance department’s continuous improvement and knowledge collection efforts.
  • Collect and track KPIs related to the planning and scheduling function.
We thank all applicants for their interest in exploring employment opportunities with Maple Leaf Foods however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants may be subject to a background check and must meet the security criteria designated for the position.  
Maple Leaf Foods is committed to Employment Equity and maintaining a diverse workforce.  Job applicants with a disability who require reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process can contact our Talent Attraction Team at accommodations@mapleleaf.com.  Reasonable accommodations will be determined on a case-by-case basis and your request will be responded to as soon as possible

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