Maintenance Planner
West Chicago, IL US
Posted 14 days ago
Job Description
Maintenance Planner
Location:West Chicago, IL

Plans and schedules maintenance work for all facility Technicians utilizing our Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to improve work force productivity and quality by anticipating and eliminating potential delays through planning, scheduling, and coordination of maintenance resources, parts, materials, and equipment access.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develops weekly and daily schedules and assists in determining job priorities
  • Plans, schedules, and coordinates corrective, project, and preventive maintenance activities.
  • Manage service contracts for day to day needs, coordinating repairs.
  • Ensures accurate information on work orders, what work is required, and what work was done for proper planning and accurate historical records while making sure CMMS data files are complete and current.
  • Reviews database to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, company policies and procedures while working towards improving systems.
  • Creates accurate reports within our CMMS as requested and for quarterly management review meetings.
  • Build interdepartmental partnerships between Maintenance and other plant departments with the sole focus of achieving cost-effective equipment reliability excellence.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Minimum of 5 years of maintenance planning within manufacturing environment.
  • In depth knowledge of Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) required: QAD (ERP) and EAM.
  • Experience managing contractors and vendors as a main point of contact.
  • Strong leadership, planning, and problem solving skills
  • Basic computer skills (i.e. Microsoft Excel and Outlook) required.
  • College degree preferred.
  • Bilingual Spanish is preferred.


  • Ability to create a climate that promotes a concern for quality and precision.
  • Effective interpersonal skills and be able to handle confrontational situations professionally
  • Strong oral & written communication skills with the ability to present ideas effectively, listen actively, and work across functional boundaries and at all levels within the organization.
  • Detailed oriented and a self-starter.
  • Highly organized, methodical, and disciplined.
  • Utilize leadership and team building skills during employee engagement.
  • Must lead by example, morally and ethically.
  • Ability to present during management meetings.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Climbing: Ascending or descending ladders, stairs, and the like, using feet and legs and/or hands and arms.
  • Balancing: Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing or crouching on narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces.
  • Stooping: Bending body downward and forward by bending spine at the waist.
  • Kneeling: Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees.
  • Crouching: Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine.
  • Reaching: Extending hand(s) and arm(s) in any direction.
  • Standing: Remaining upright on the feet, particularly for sustained periods of time.
  • Walking: Moving about on foot to accomplish tasks, particularly for long distances or moving from one work site to another.
  • Pushing: Using upper extremities to press against something with steady force in order to thrust forward, downward or outward.
  • Pulling: Using upper extremities to exert force in order to draw, drag, haul or tug objects in a sustained motion.
  • Lifting: Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to-position.
  • Fingering: Picking, pinching, typing or otherwise working, primarily with fingers rather than with whole hand or arm as in handling.
  • Grasping: Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palm.
  • Feeling: Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
  • Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word; those activities where detailed or important spoken instructions must be conveyed to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Hearing: Perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction, and having the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication, and making fine discriminations in sound.
  • Repetitive motions: Making substantial movements (motions) of the wrists, hands, and/or fingers.
  • Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 25 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading.
  • Required to have visual acuity to discern differences between red/green/amber
  • Required to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, and thoroughness of the work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.

Manufacturing/office environment

  • Subject to both environmental conditions: Activities occur inside and outside.
  • Subject to noise: There is sufficient noise to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.
  • Subject to hazards: Includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, exposure to high heat.

Planning /Coordinating/Supervising /Controlling

  • Plans, prioritizes and schedules work for Maintenance Technicians
  • Ensures parts, equipment, and tools availability for planned jobs.
  • Communicates daily weekly schedules with supervisors, leads, and mechanics.
  • Communicates job instructions as needed, verbally and written.
  • Keeps databases in CMMS complete and current.

Follow applicable procedures and work instructions.
Back-up Maintenance Supervisor (Facilities)

This job is essential to optimizing productivity of maintenance craftsmen and long-term care of equipment. Success leads to improved profitability and quality and reliability of production.

It is the policy of The Jel Sert Company to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all colleagues and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, gender, pregnancy/childbirth, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability or perceived disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran or military status, marital or domestic partner status, or any other category protected by federal, state and/or local laws.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Experience
5+ years
 This company is a Federal Contractor
Email this Job to Yourself or a Friend
Indicates required fields