Maintenance Planner

Washington Court House, 2101 Kenskill Ave., Washington Court House, Ohio, United States of America Req #1162
Saturday, November 21, 2020
Sugar Creek Packing Co., founded in 1966, is a flourishing privately held, family owned food company. Its commitment to making the highest-quality, best-value products has allowed Sugar Creek to grow into one of the largest independent bacon processors servicing the global market.

Create, organize, and update schedules for the routine maintenance and repair of plant production equipment to ensure safe and efficient function while also minimizing downtime.  Develop preventative maintenance (PM) schedule for any new pieces of equipment according to manufacturer specifications and production needs of the Plant.  Coordinate with other departments to ensure any scheduled maintenance or repairs are conducted in a safe and timely manner.  

  • Collaborate with Technical Leads to implement and continuously improve PM program and rebuild schedules in the computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) for all industrial equipment and machinery located in the plant.
  • Establish standardized forms for PM procedures, and use maintenance protocols and failure analysis methodologies to establish optimal frequencies of preventative and predictive maintenance.
  • Monitor plant-wide planned production schedules, backlogs, completion rates, and report results by analyzing different key performance indicators (KPIs).
  • Participate, lead, and train other Maintenance Personnel in Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing Activities, including Review and Response Meetings and daily maintenance meetings.
  • Conduct advanced data collection and analysis for process mapping, asset reliability, budget development, and cost analysis to determine project feasibility.
  • Solicit quotes from vendors/contractors when necessary for different projects and schedule maintenance with original equipment manufacturers (OEM) or third-parties using computerized maintenance management system (CMMS).
  • Create work orders, purchase orders, and purchase requisitions for materials or equipment not procured by contractors for Capital Expenditure Authorization Request (CEAR) projects.
  • Train Maintenance Technicians on CMMS System (Imaint) and Work Requestor.
  • Work with Maintenance Technicians to optimize PMs work orders and scheduling. 
  • Analyze data relating to overall equipment effectiveness (OEE) when working with technicians on reliability improvement projects.
  • Participate with Technical Leads to read manuals and maintenance requirements for all new machines and develop sufficient PM schedule based on original equipment manufacturer (OEM) requirements and on personal knowledge.
  • Monitor completed tasks and update preventative maintenance schedule accordingly.
  • Coordinate with MRO Manager to manage inventory control.
  • Procure materials and labor to accomplish CEAR projects and other SugarCreek maintenance/repair projects.
  • Work directly with Project Engineer to plan and coordinate Capital Expenditure Appropriation Request (CEAR) projects with outside contractors and maintenance.
  • Comply with federal, state, and company policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Support all safety, food quality and sanitation initiatives and policies.
  • Follow SugarCreek safety rules and procedures.
  • Perform other duties and tasks as assigned. 

Education: Associate’s Degree in Industrial/Construction Technology or similar field, or equivalent experience.
Experience: 5+ years of industrial, electrical, or mechanical experience.
Certification or Licensure Requirements: None. 


  • Able to repair, maintain and troubleshoot machinery, including electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic and pneumatic troubleshooting.
  • Know how to use critical thinking to identify strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions or approaches to problems. 
  • Able to use maintenance software to input data and research parts. 
  • Able to write detailed repair reports. 
  • Possess the skills needed to operate basic office computer software proficiently, especially Microsoft Office. 
  • Able to budget time, predict job completion, and estimate job duration. 
  • Know environmental, health and safety laws and regulations. 
  • Able to work cooperatively with others in a team environment. 
  • Know how to manage chemicals and other hazardous materials properly. 
  • Know how to communicate effectively and efficiently using both verbal and written skills.


No unusual physical requirements. Physical requirements are consistent with maintenance‐type positions, including considerable use of arms and legs and moving whole body, and may occasionally involve climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of tools.  Maintenance Planner may be required to lift items weighing up to 60 lbs. 


Some travel to other locations is required.


Some work is performed in a comfortable, indoor, office-like facility.  Some work is performed in an indoor, manufacturing facility with close proximity to heavy and hazardous machinery.  Safety wear is required, including hard hat, hairnet, hearing protection, safety glasses, steel toe boots, coats and other necessary equipment.  Very little work is  performed outside of the manufacturing facility. 

We are an equal opportunity employer.

We participate in E-verify.  Participamos en E-verify.

Right to Work.  Derecho al Trabajo.

Other details

  • Job Family Engineering and Maintenance
  • Job Function Indirect
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education Associate Degree
  • Washington Court House, 2101 Kenskill Ave., Washington Court House, Ohio, United States of America