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Maintenance Planner/Scheduler

Company: Americold
Location: Newark
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Job Description:


Americold provides temperature-controlled warehousing and transportation to food producers, restaurants, schools and retail outlets such as grocery stores. We're proud to provide an essential link in the food industry supply chain and to help put food on tables around the world.

Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Americold owns and operates temperature-controlled warehouses around the world. We have over 16,000 associates and offer a wide variety of career opportunities - from warehouse forklift operators and supervisors to accounting, administration, business development, customer support, engineering, transportation, and technology solutions positions.


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


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.

Keywords: Americold, Newark , Maintenance Planner/Scheduler, Professions , Newark, New Jersey

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