Maintenance Planner and Scheduler

Job Location US-IL-Bedford Park
# of Openings
Direct Hire


Allied Reliability is seeking a Maintenance Planner for a dynamic food & beverage client to plan and execute the unit maintenance activities to effectively balance operating reliability against maintenance costs while meeting unit and plant goals for safety, productivity, and customer experience. Provide the planning, scheduling, and record keeping for all maintenance activities.


  • Planning and scheduling maintenance activities to an appropriate level of detail required for execution and identification of critical paths including: identifying safety requirements, estimating time/manpower requirements, setting tasks, identifying materials and tools, writing technical information which may include Management of Change (MOC).

  • Acquiring and maintaining in-depth knowledge of appropriate company safety and regulatory rules, procedures, and policies, in order to craft job plans appropriately.

  • Responsibility for leading the maintenance planning process including: all safety requirements, planning of work orders, managing back log, and scheduling work.

  • Working with plant engineers to evaluate regulatory and environmental requirements including MOC requirements.

  • Providing reports to management for maintenance activities as necessary.

  • In conjunction with operations, coordinating delivery of equipment, materials and kitted parts to execute the maintenance job plan.

  • Entering requisitions for parts, labor and services for planned work in SAP.

  • Creating and maintaining Bills of Material (BOM’s) in SAP following corporate standards.

  • Writing New Item for Stores (NIFS) for changes or updates.

  • Using SAP, Prometheus, and other maintenance systems in support of the overall maintenance planning process.

  • Crafting job plans and standard job plans utilizing template and maintain in system.

  • Debriefing with maintenance mechanics for feedback after completion of the job.

  • Participating in Root Cause Problem Elimination (RCPE) as necessary.

  • Providing accurate documentation to Procurement in support of bidding of work.

  • Facilitating the weekly planning and scheduling meetings.

  • Working with Gatekeepers to integrate production plan with maintenance plan.

  • Working with Unit Maintenance Manager on preparing and adhering to annual unit maintenance budget.


  • Demonstrated experience in maintenance planning and scheduling, including shut downs and the creation of job plans for a manufacturing environment including food, pharmaceutical, or refinery industries.

  • Knowledge of SAP and Prometheus systems as it pertains to maintenance and operations a plus.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft software including MS Project, preferred.

  • Use of critical metrics for decision making and corrective action.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to conduct effective meetings.

  • Capacity to solve problems through creative, innovative solutions and challenge traditional methods of accomplishing tasks.

  • Ability to acquire and maintain knowledge of maintenance practices.


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