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Maintenance Planner in Decatur, GA at Bimbo Bakeries USA

Date Posted: 2/29/2020

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    Decatur, GA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    3-5 years
  • Date Posted:
    2/29/2020
  • Job ID:
    req14473

Job Description

Have you ever enjoyed Arnold®, Brownberry® or Oroweat® bread? A Thomas’® English muffin or bagel? Or perhaps snacked on a Sara Lee®, Entenmann’s® or Marinela® cake or donut? If the answer is yes, then you know Bimbo Bakeries USA!

Bimbo Bakeries USA is part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest baking company with operations in 32 countries. Bimbo Bakeries USA (“BBUSA”) includes BBUSA and its subsidiaries and affiliated entities, including, but not limited to, Wholesome Harvest Baking, East Balt, and Acelerada. BBUSA employs 20,000 associates across the U.S. in bakeries, sales centers, corporate offices and on sales routes to ensure our consumers have the freshest products to feed their families at every meal. But our associates come to work for much more – the chance to feed their own lives through exciting work that offers the opportunity to make a real difference in their professional and personal lives every day.

The Maintenance Planner is responsible for the planning and scheduling of all maintenance activities performed at the site.  The role of the Maintenance Planner is to improve productivity and work quality by anticipating and eliminating potential delays through planning and coordination of labor, parts/materials and equipment access.  He/she maintains appropriate records and files to permit meaningful analysis and reporting of results of work done. Plans are intended to ensure or extend the life expectancy of equipment therefore aiding in the total reduction of maintenance cost and increased output of product. 

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Planning, scheduling and documenting all planned maintenance work to be performed.
  • Work closely with Production and Sanitation to plan effectively the maintenance of all plant processing, packaging and support equipment in proper running order, while meeting corporate and government mandated criteria.
  • Keep and update critical spare parts inventory list for every line.
  • Work closely with Maintenance Supervisors to review and improve the preventive/predictive maintenance programs for assigned production and facility equipment to ensure a safe, efficient operation with a minimum of cost and downtime.
  • Responsible for long-range as well as short-range planning. Long-range planning involves the regular analysis of backlog relative to available resources.
  • Performs daily review of mechanic schedules to ensure 100% labor hours are scheduled.
  • Compares required parts list against available inventory and works with Spare Parts Coordinator to ensure required parts are in stock prior to work order start date.
  • Supports the identification of critical inventory, optimal stock levels, min/max levels and obsolete parts.
  • Responsible for creating and maintaining comprehensive PM plans in the SOMAX and ensures all Preventive
  • Maintenance (PM) routines are consistently reviewed and improved upon.
  • Responsible for maintenance of records and files essential to meaningful analysis and reporting of maintenance-related matters.
  • Tracks departmental KPI’s as identified and performs analysis for improvement.
  • Generates daily/weekly PM performance results.
  • Coordinates both internal and external resources.
  • Provides SOMAX subject matter expertise for the site.
  • Plans resources and develops detailed schedules for work to be executed during planned production shutdowns.
  • Establishes, maintains and improves the Maintenance Planning and Scheduling business flow process.
  • Develop cost and time estimates of planned maintenance work.
  • Assures all necessary parts, equipment, services and documentation to perform the maintenance work.
  • Writes applicable maintenance procedures that promote defect-free maintenance work quality.
  • Responsible for up-keep and accuracy of equipment maintenance history, job records database and technical information on processes, plant and equipment.
  • Able and competent in root cause failure analysis leadership and investigations.
  • Apply good stores management practices and parts management to ensure parts and equipment retain full reliability while stored.
  • Continually improving planning, scheduling, purchasing, stores, data management and job reporting systems to increase planning effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with maintenance supervision to schedule manpower and resources for the most effective production and maintenance outcomes.
  • Assists the Plant Engineer and Production Manager in periodic PM compliance and downtime reviews with recommendations for continual improvement.
  • Reviews all work order feedback and updates PMs and Standard Work Orders accordingly.
  • Keeps updated library of OEM manuals.
  • Keeps training records and programs of the department.
  • Plans and coordinates training, providing appropriate documentation of training.
  • Participate in Safety Team Committee.
  • Teach/train Safety Policies to associates.
  • Prepare and submit Maintenance Supervisors and Mechanics weekly schedule.
  • Accurate daily entering and uploading of PM documentation/records.
  • Tracking status of all maintenance work orders.
  • Coordination of all paperwork and backup documentation for all projects.
  • Follows environmental and safety regulations and acts in compliance.
  • Completes and submits environmental related paper work in timely fashion.
  • Complies with corporate guidelines on business ethics, practices and vendor management.
  • Serve as backup for Spare Parts Coordinator and Purchasing Analyst in their absence.
  • Support the period-end closing and budgeting processes as necessary.

Job Requirements

Key Behavioral Competencies:

  • Must thrive in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment, be highly organized, can multi-task, and have capacity to work in ever changing/increasing volumes of tasks and daily workload.
  • Be able to handle moderately complex responsibilities.
  • Negotiation skills a major plus – must be persistent and able to handle difficult situations professionally that may involve vendors, contractors, and fellow associates.
  • Proactive, resourceful, motivated and driven by a high sense of urgency.
  • Possess strong analytical, systems, and business partnering skills with high degree of accuracy and ability to meet deadlines.
  • Have ability to interact and influence functional areas including operation and senior leadership.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Problem solver, procedure developer.
  • Ability to juggle multiple responsibilities and projects at once, logical prioritization.
  • Excellent and demonstrable written and oral communication.
  • Must be self-directed and able to work without close supervision - position requires high energy and motivation and a strong desire to drive positive change.
  • Organizational, verbal and written communication skills.
  • A solid working knowledge of procedures for planning maintenance work orders. 
  • Willingness to handle paperwork.
  • Ability to use basic math including algebra & geometry to take measurements and perform computations required to plan maintenance activities.
  • Able to read blueprints and shop drawings and the ability to generate rough sketches as needed.
  • Applicant must be capable of reading, interpreting and updating piping and instrument diagrams, manufacturers’ specification sheets, and schematics. 
  • Applicant must be capable of managing lists of parts and components used, keep an inventory of parts on hand, update any drawings affected, and create procedures of best maintenance practices and procedures.
  • Have good planning and organizational skills.
  • Understanding of the proper use of work orders, priorities, scheduling, etc.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 Lbs.

Education and Work History

  • Technical/Engineering Degree *or* currently enrolled.
  • Desirable Engineering/Maintenance experience in a high volume production facility, preferably in food manufacturing.
  • Working knowledge of computers, including intermediate level of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
  • Outlook, Project), SAP/ORACLE, MaintSmart/SOMAX.
  • Full understanding of Preventative Maintenance Programs.
  • Familiarity with GMP guidelines

Bimbo Bakeries USA is an equal opportunity employer with a policy that provides equal employment opportunity for applicants and employees regardless of race, color, religion, disability, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, promotion, compensation, reassignment, layoff, discharge, education, training and all other working conditions. To further the principle of equal employment opportunity, Bimbo Bakeries USA has developed affirmative action plans for minorities and women, qualified individuals with disabilities, and Vietnam-era and special disabled veterans and other protected veterans.