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Maintenance Planner/Scheduler - Full Time

Americold - Belvidere, IL


Posted on 01/25/23 (Ref: ILKDQcsyYX)

Maintenance Planner/Scheduler - Belvidere, IL - Americold

About Us

Americold is a global provider of temperature-controlled infrastructure. We partner with farmers and food producers to ensure their perishable and frozen product reaches foods suppliers, restaurants, and your local grocery store without spoilage. Our customers, which include some of the most respected brands in the food industry, rely on our expertise and commitment to safety in order to delivery on their commitments.

What You'll Do

Primary Responsibility:

Working with the Production and FSM, proactively plan plant maintenance activities on a daily, weekly, monthly and annual basis utilizing computerized maintenance management systems and other tools for tracking maintenance work.

The position is a member of the local SAP PM functional upgrade team and responsible for working with end users to implement best practice processes, as well as continuously improve the processes in these functional areas. The role serves as a back up to the FSM and coordinates predictive and preventive and corrective maintenance practices for all facility equipment.


Essential Functions:

• Plan and Schedule maintenance activity using CMMS.
• Assist with solving and correcting maintenance related production issues.
• Assist FSM with monitoring and processing the local maintenance CAPEX project process in SAP PM.
• Develop/refine and implement preventive and predictive maintenance systems for all facility equipment.
• Coordinate predictive and preventive and corrective maintenance practices for all facility equipment.
• Develop measurements for tracking the success and timeliness of maintenance activities such as PM work order completion rates, Planned/Scheduled work order completion rates, etc.
• Perform systematic preventive maintenance, including electrical or mechanical adjustments, inspections and minor repairs as needed.
• Work directly with outside contractors/partners on providing PMs service to relevant designed production equipment.
• Proactively Identify potential equipment problems.
• Identify and assist in the implementation of projects as required.
• Properly perform all requirements for APSM management.
• Other duties as required




What Experience You Need

Qualifications & Experience:

• High School diploma/GED equivalency is a minimum formal education requirement
• 3-5 years of experience in maintenance planning and or scheduling
• Have extensive industrial maintenance background which may include hydraulics, controls, industrial ammonia refrigeration system, welding, pneumatics and basic troubleshooting skills
• Ability to troubleshoot maintenance related problems
• 1-2 years of experience in the SAP modules for Plant Maintenance (PM)
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Proficiency in Excel and maintenance management software


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Ability to read diagrams, blueprints and schematics
• Demonstrated planning, task organizing and execution skills
• Strong communications skills (written/verbal), with emphasis on demonstrated ability to translate complex concepts between business and technical groups.
• Ability to work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
• Able to work overtime as required.
• Able to perform normal maintenance functions (facility maintenance) when needed.


Physical Requirements:

• Requires the ability to sit for long periods of time, with frequent interruptions
• Requires several hours per day of sitting, getting up and down from chairs, and reaching, or bending
• Requires manual dexterity with normal hand and finger movements for typical office work
• Talking, hearing, and seeing are important elements of completing assigned tasks
• May require travel by automobile and airplane up for business
• May require a visit facility operations in temperatures at or below freezing
• May carry loads related to travel and occasionally lifts, carries, positions, or moves objects weighing up to 20 pounds
• Requires the use of various electronic tools
• Requires the ability to relate to others beyond giving and receiving instructions: must partner with colleagues without exhibiting behavioral extremes
• Requires the performance of work activities including reasoning, negotiating, instructing, persuading, or speaking with others; and respond appropriately to constructive feedback from executive management


Americold is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
EOE/AA M/F/D/V DFW.

What We Offer

Our associates know the answer to the question What's in it for me? We offer best-in-class benefit programs and continuously work with our associates to ensure that our offerings meet the needs of their health and financial well-being. When you join Americold you join a values-oriented company with a clear mission. We help our customers feed the world.


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