Perdue Farms, Inc.


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Description/Job Summary

The role of the Maintenance Planner is to improve work force productivity and work quality by anticipating and eliminating potential delays through planning and coordination of manpower, parts and material, and equipment access.

Reporting to the “senior-level” Maintenance Planner or the Maintenance Superintendent and maintaining a liaison between Production and Maintenance, this position is responsible for planning, scheduling and coordination of all planned maintenance work performed on the plant site. Through providing work direction to the Maintenance Planning Clerk, this position is also responsible for ensuring records and files essential to meaningful analysis and reporting are compliant.


  1. Is the principal contact and liaison person between Maintenance and Production and other supported departments. In this capacity, this position ensures that all internal customers of Maintenance receive timely, efficient and quality service. This position also takes a continuing interest in customer (internal) needs. With keen awareness of the customers situation (schedule, problems, etc.), the Planner is able to help Production balance their need for daily output with their need of equipment reliability through proactive maintenance.
  2. Is responsible for long-range as well as short-range planning. Long-range planning involves the regular analysis of backlog relative to available resources. These two basic variables must be kept in balance if a proactive maintenance environment is to be established and sustained.
  3. Additional Planning Responsibilities:
  •  Planning and scheduling for shutdowns (major and minor)
    • Bar Charts
    • Networks
    • Development of model shutdown plans by standard segments
  • Development of Planner reference systems including a file of Planned Job Packages for recurring jobs, plus labor and material libraries for each equipment center.
  • Keeps the “senior-level” Maintenance Planner and/or Maintenance Superintendent properly informed of abnormal or critical situations and seeks advice on matters outside the Planner's knowledge or authority.
  • Makes recommendations for system improvement.
  • Promotes the conservation of energy.

4.  Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Through the Senior Maintenance Planner, responsible for:
    • Custodianship of the CMMS
    • Maintenance timekeeping, payroll input, and cost distribution
    • Maintenance of vacation, absenteeism and tardiness records
  • Maintains essential records and files from which this position prepares and distributes accurate and meaningful management reports.
  • Interpretation and provision of historical equipment cost information.
  • Participation in budgetary preparation, tracking, and analysis.
  • Assists the Maintenance Superintendent and Production Manager in periodic analysis of cost trends with recommendations for continual improvement.
  • Performs other maintenance related tasks and special assignments as requested by the Maintenance Superintendent or Production Manager.

Required Qualifications

Thorough working Knowledge of Maintenance Software System (s);  Microsoft Office products; specifically savy in Microsoft Excel. Working knowledge of Purchasing system and protocol.

High School Diploma and/or 2 yrs of formal trades/technical training or 5 yrs experience in an industrial facility preferred.  Technical competency knowledge; demonstrated leadership, influential behaviors; and proven oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Further technical education/experience beyond high school or vocational training. 


Perdue family of companies is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce.
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Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.