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  • Maintenance Planner

  • Thunder Creek Pork - Moose Jaw
  • June 07, 2019

Department: Administration

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Position title: Administration

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Position Description
Donald’s Fine Foods is a family owned business and has operated for over 20 years.  We are a specialty meat manufacturer spanning four plants in British Columbia and Saskatchewan.
Brief Job Description
The role of the Maintenance Planner is to assist the Maintenance Supervisor in improving work force productivity and work quality by anticipating and eliminating potential delays through planning and coordination of labor, parts, material, contractors, and equipment access.
  • Review and prioritize requests for work.
  • Clarify the details of a work order through job site visits or communication directly with the requestor; have a vested interest in understanding their needs and to ensure the work schedule takes account of the downtime windows that may arise.
  • Plan weekly schedule of work by allocating maintenance manpower or contractors in coordination with Maintenance Supervision with established priorities.
  • Scope the full extent of maintenance work needed to conduct the relevant repair, preventive, and predictive maintenance activities on the plant’s equipment.
  • Purchase necessary parts, equipment, services and documentation to perform the work.
  • Match invoices to orders and request timelines for delivery.
  • Estimate the labor resources required for completion of a work order, estimates and reviews work order bill of materials, non-stock material purchase requisitions and external resources required for completion of work order.
  • Determine dates and duration to complete work orders.
  • Assist in contractor management with initial contacts, receiving quotes, project job scopes as well as support with onsite supervision.
  • Coordinate meetings with stakeholders and contractors to schedule planned maintenance activities.
  • Ensure key performance indicators are captured and reported for equipment reliability, maintenance department performance and planning.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain preventive/predictive maintenance programs as appropriate.
  • Maintain records of all required maintenance planning activities, asset history, equipment maintenance history, work orders, and program documentation.
  • Assist in managing and planning yearly budgets and capital costs.
Position Requirements
  • Minimum 5+ years’ experience in the skilled trades with a strong mechanical/electrical aptitude.
  • Proven leadership experience as both an individual contributor and active team member.
  • Ability to build rapport quickly with Maintenance personnel, vendors, suppliers, management and executive stakeholders.
  • Capability to perform some level of cost analysis and work within a structured budget.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver clear and concise presentations when required.
  • Keen interest to learn and apply best practices.


Position Skills
  • Collaborative Leadership and Interpersonal Skills
  • Critical-Thinking
  • Organizational Planning
  • Analytical Problem-Solving
  • Computer/System Literacy (Microsoft Office; Inventory/Planning/Scheduling Software)
  • Time Management





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