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ADM Maintenance Planner – Cedar Rapids, IA in Cedar Rapids, Iowa


Job Title:

Maintenance Planner – Cedar Rapids, IA


Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description:

Maintenance Planner – Cedar Rapids, IA

This is a full time, salaried exempt position.

Position Description:

The role of the Maintenance Planner is to improve work force productivity and work quality by anticipating and eliminating potential delays through planning and supervision of manpower, parts and material. The planning work includes estimates for labor resources, parts needed, special equipment and tools needed, permits required, and any other procedures, resources, or material needed to successfully complete the work order. This position includes department work with lead planners, developing realistic goals and procedures for improving department efficiency, and coaching employees in appraisal criteria such as job performance, attendance, and safety. This person will proactively ensure all planned maintenance work is properly coordinated, kitted and scheduled.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the safety of all personnel through compliance with occupational safety and health regulations

  • Insure that all PPE and GMP rules are being followed while work is being performed and take corrective action as necessary while monitoring safety and quality of work with maintenance supervisors and leads

  • Work independently and with other plant personnel to perform work requests and preventative, predictive and routine maintenance tasks.

  • Manage data entry, maintain equipment information/repair files, and support predictive and preventative maintenance scheduling.

  • Monitor PM program and support reliability engineers as they develop and optimize scheduled PM work; integrate these PM’s into the daily plans of the plant.

  • Track key planned maintenance metrics and communicate these metrics to the plant.

  • Manage assigned contract work and assist in the supervision and control of all contract work in the plant.

  • Requisitions parts and materials needed for work order packages and not stocked in the storerooms.

  • Provide occasional off hour support to the unit.

  • Create planned weekly maintenance work schedules which include: outage schedule; list of planned work orders; and resource requirements.

  • Work with contractors to insure cooperation with department goals and effective completion of tasks.

  • Maintain clear, open communication with departments/requestor to determine total scopes of work and the appropriate priority of work to be performed.

  • Exposure to and use of chemicals, solvents, and cleaners common to mechanical work that may be hazardous and/or cause injury if specific instructions regarding their mixture, use, and disposal/storage are not properly followed.

Job Requirements:

  • Experience in the operation of a corn grinding plant is an asset.

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in a Manufacturing environment.

  • Knowledge of computerized Maintenance Management systems. Experience with Maximo preferred

  • Proficient in the use of Computer software tools (Spreadsheets, Project planning, Presentation software, Statistical Process Control, Word Processing and Data-Base)

  • Typically a minimum 1 year of experience in maintenance/reliability planning & scheduling in a GMP/FDA-regulated area.

  • Extensive experience in electrical, instrument and/or mechanical repairs. Experience would include troubleshooting hydraulic, pneumatic, and PLC systems, centrifugal pumps, power transmission equipment, motor, etc.

  • Must be able to lift and transport materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds.

  • Prolonged standing and frequent bending, stooping, walking, and reaching on a daily basis •Requires a full range of physical motion in order to operate manual and electrically-powered tools and electrical test equipment, to move throughout the facility, including climbing stairs in all buildings, and to work at heights.

  • Work is performed indoors and out-of-doors year round, occasionally in environments that are dusty, noisy, or which could have work hazards.

This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance. ​

ADM requires the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen and a background check. 

REF: 69337BR


Cedar Rapids


IA - Iowa

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ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.

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