Maintenance Planner/Scheduler in Cedar Rapids, IA at TreeHouse Foods

Date Posted: 2/7/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Employee Type:

Full time


IA Cedar Rapids

Job Type:

Production Maintenance

Job Posting Title:

Maintenance Planner/Scheduler

Job Description:


Ensure that proven Maintenance Planning and Scheduling methods and techniques are used to maximize system availability, throughput, quality, safety, and environmental performance by reducing equipment repair time. Proven methods would include accurately documenting work orders so that work description, time estimates, and proper codes are captured in SAP.  Parts and tools required for the work are identified, ordered and available for the work.


  • Works under general direction from the Reliability Leader, Maintenance Supervisor, or Maintenance Manager.
  • Follows company Environmental, Safety, and Health guidelines
  • Receives assignments that are broad in nature requiring appreciable originality and ingenuity for successful completion
  • Plans and Schedules all maintenance work performed in his/her area of responsibility


  • Facilitates development of the weekly maintenance schedule in conjunction with appropriate maintenance, operations, and engineering personnel
  • Responsible for consistency of format for all job plans and work lists
  • Manages the PM program on a daily basis
  • Ensures that new equipment information, parts, PM’s, etc., is properly captured in SAP prior to start-up
  • Ensures correct parts and consumables are included in all job plans
  • Works with Reliability Leader and Storeroom to ensure that spares are stocked at appropriate levels
  • Manages the timing and SAP system output for PM and PdM work
  • Completes job plans with manpower scheduling and parts verification per company standards for:
    • Outages/Turnarounds
    • Equipment modifications
    • Standard Work
    • PMs and Condition Based Monitoring Inspections
  • Develops the master plan for outages/turnarounds
  • Assists with Bill of Material (BOMs) updates
  • Manages the life of Notifications/Work Orders:
    • Uses feedback to update Standard Work
    • Monitors proper completion and return
    • Ensures correct closing codes are applied to completed work orders
  • Helps to maintain the equipment hierarchy in SAP
  • Ensures data integrity is upheld in all maintenance related data in SAP
  • Maintains accurate and up to date Work Order Backlogs


  • 2-year degree in relevant technical area and/or 7+ years of relevant experience as a maintenance craft in a manufacturing environment                                                                        

Knowledge / Skills:

  • Strong understanding of maintenance planning and scheduling principles
  • Demonstrated Leadership Skills
  • Strong written, verbal, communication, and presentation skills
  • Proficient computer skills including:
    • MS Office Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
    • Very Strong SAP PM & MM (Power User)
  • Familiarity with Lean methods and processes
  • Strong Organizational Skills
  • Able to handle multiple priorities

Experience Required:    7+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience as maintenance craft in a manufacturing environment
  • Experience in a GMP/FDA environment preferred

travel required:            5%

Disability Assistance
TreeHouse Foods is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and offers opportunities to all job seekers, including those with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation to assist with your job search or application for employment, please contact us by sending an email to In your email please include a description of the specific accommodation you are requesting and a description of the position for which you are applying.

EEO Considerations

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.


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