MICHAEL FOODS Plant Maintenance Technical Planner & Sc in LENOX, Iowa

POSITION SUMMARY:This position reports to the Storeroom Planning Supervisor and requires a high level of mechanical knowledge, including but not limited to the responsibilities listed below. This position will be responsible for all maintenance planning and scheduling activities at the plant. Candidates must be a self-starter willing to accept maintenance process responsibility and KPI results. This Position may require work various shifts throughout the year including weekends and holidays. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:Promote, and foster Michael Foods culture, values and principlesParticipate in company functions.Must observe and practice all Department/Plant Procedures including wearing required PPEAdherence to plant safety, food Safety, sanitation standards, and following all GMP guidelines.To improve the safety, reliability, and efficiency of assets through the planning and scheduling process and MRO process application.Utilize CMMS to support the maintenance function, including review and prioritization of work requests, and conversion of work requests into planned work ordersReviews and screens each work order to see that is has been properly filled out:Work scope clearly describedCheck if the priority and requested completion date are realistic and provide practical lead timeCheck numbers and other coding are complete and accurateAuthorization is properDiscusses the details with the originating department as appropriateWork with storeroom to Kit and stage materials and special tools, reserve the stock materials required for work order completion. Identify and order any non-stock materials required for pre-planned work.Develop work plans with cost and time estimates, Specification, drawings, schematics, tools, materials, parts, craft skills required so the scope of work can be accomplished.Work directly with Maintenance and Production Supervisors to schedule the maintenance repairs with minimal impact to production (i.e. scheduled downtime, during changeovers).Review completed work to identify best practices, continuous improvement opportunities, and ensure work has been completed properly with the tracking of maintenance repair costs (time, materials, manpower used)Promotes and incorporates current safety rules and regulations into the planning processExamines jobs to be done and determines best way to accomplish the work. Consults with requester or maintenance supervisor when necessary.Planner should have complete knowledge of each department's Preventative, Predictive/Condition Monitoring work load, Priority Standards, Asset Criticality, Part Criticality in order to better schedule work orders in that area.Maintains close contact with the other planners to ensure coordination of complex multi-skill field and shop jobs.Maintains an open package of schedulable work orders which require equipment to be shut down so that some or all of them can be performed in the event of an unscheduled shutdown of that equipment. These unscheduled shutdown lists are prepared, reviewed and updated weekly.Develops a file of standard work orders (plans) for regularly recurring repair jobs, based on historical experience, to simplify the planning process.Assists maintenance and production management in periodically analyzing costs and, where necessary, recommends corrective action needed to reduce maintenance costs.EDUCATION REQUIRED:AA in Engineering, Operations, or Business Management, or applicable technical knowledge or Trade School required.Minimum of 4-6 years' experience in industrial operations, plant operations, maintenance, utilities and/or related field.EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:Competent in using Microsoft Office & CMMS System (Preferably SAP)Experience in the installation and repair of mechanical equipment required. Diagnose and repair of all machinery and process malfunctions, must be fluent in mechanical troubleshooting, electrical troubleshooting a plus.Diagnose and repair of all mechanical power transmission equipment. Knowled