Maintenance Planner 1
Colgate Palmolive

Tonganoxie, Kansas

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# 144741 - Tonganoxie, Kansas, United States

The Maintenance and Reliability Planner position will join a new facility start-up for Hill's Pet Nutrition. As part of the start-up, this role will participate in start-up activities, establishing systems, and developing materials for equipment and Maintenance.

On an ongoing basis this role will interact directly with the Reliability Business Unit Leads to provide administrative, organization, and planning support to the maintenance functions of the facility by ensuring the effective scheduling of maintenance work orders and preventative maintenance (PM) plans as well as coordinating materials availability to minimize downtime and maximize productivity. The Maintenance Planner is also responsible for planning and coordinating the Smart Maintenance (AM & PM) activities for designated areas of the plant. The position will also be responsible for maintaining the SAP EAM system and managing the work order process. This position is day shift, Monday through Friday.

Salary: Starting at $33 per hour and up based on experience

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages and maintains the SAP EAM system. Responsible for creating and maintaining equipment masters, equipment BOMs, spare parts lists, and developing plans for Smart Maintenance activities per vendor recommendation or business need. Functions as an SAP Power-user and assists in training and support of SAP systems as needed. Note that a portion of the administrative side for this responsibility may also be supported by a third party vendor.

  • Responsible for detailed scheduling of Maintenance activities. Works closely with Reliability Business Unit Leads and Operations to review, prioritize, and schedule work orders, and Smart Maintenance activities utilizing SAP software. Schedules work orders for maintenance technicians and outside contractors as managed through a detailed plan.

  • Utilizes Smart technologies to predict or prescribe required maintenance activities

  • Coordinates effective PM Execution. Attends plant meetings, as appropriate, to receive updates / provide feedback on plans, communicate work schedules,and lead review of open work orders.

  • Owns portions of services and repair budgets and therefore handles purchase order (PO) creation using SAP, any invoicing or finance issues, and manages services and repair templates.

  • Fills in for BUL to cover vacations (Full week)

  • Works closely with Maintenance Techs, Area Leaders, Team Leaders, Focus Resources, Engineers and Operations Technicians with root cause analysis to identify reasons for equipment failures.

  • Works closely with Parts and Materials Resource to ensure availability of incoming and outgoing maintenance parts for PM's, rebuilds, work orders and storeroom.

  • Identifies and reports Food Safety and EOHS issues / work orders to management through a weekly report. Understands and complies with Hill's policies, safety standards, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) and Food Safety. Identify and report Food Safety issues to management

Education/ Experience Requirements

Basic qualifications include:

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 years maintenance experience or Technical Degree with minimum 3 years maintenance experience

  • Proficient with an office suite software for business such as: Microsoft (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) or Google (Docs, Sheets, Slides) and email (Outlook, Google Mail, Lotus Notes)

  • Industrial equipment-related and technical expertise to troubleshoot technical issues, determine root cause and provide guidance on improving Preventive Maintenance activities

  • Electronic Maintenance Work Order System experience

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Previous SAP-PM/EAM experience

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

  • Technical Degree in relevant or related Field

Salary Range: Starting at $33 per hour and up based on experience

Pay is based on several non discriminatory factors including but not limited to experience, education, skills and office location. In addition to your salary, Colgate-Palmolive offers a performance based bonus and competitive benefits package.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Hill's Pet Nutrition? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Work that matters, fueled by passion for pets! At Hill's we have a purpose. Every day around the world, we transform the lives of millions of pet families through pioneering innovation, amazing nutrition, and the best and brightest people. Founded more than 75 years ago with an unwavering commitment to pet nutrition, Hills' mission is to help enrich and lengthen the special relationships between people and their pets.

HILL'S® Prescription Diet® therapeutic pet foods, HILL'S® Science Diet® and HILL'S® Ideal Balance™ wellness pet foods are sold worldwide. Hill's is a division of Colgate-Palmolive, a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, with sales of products in more than 200 countries. To learn more about Hill's and Colgate, please visit and, or find us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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