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Plant Maintenance Planner (Hourly)

Company Name: Columbus Bakery
Position Type: Employee
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt



Position Summary:

Assist in optimizing workforce productivity and work quality by eliminating potential delays and obstacles through proper planning and coordination of manpower, parts and materials. Perform all jobs safely, efficiently and accurately to maintain and improve the performance of the entire plant in the areas of Safety, Quality, Reliability (SQR) and our Customer 1st strategy. Provide leadership that embodies our 7 Kroger Manufacturing High Performance Work System principles. Demonstrate the company’s core values of respect, honesty, integrity, diversity, inclusion and safety.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Using the computer tracking software and systems assist in planning and scheduling maintenance work, maintain appropriate records and files and report the results of completed work.
  • Maintain a file of standard work orders for recurring repairs.
  • Follow a weekly work schedule for preventative maintenance and planned work and ensure scheduling balance with hours available and full utilization of personnel.
  • Communicate with appropriate teams to ensure equipment availability prior to scheduling.
  • Maintain a ready package of schedulable work orders requiring equipment shut down so that work can be performed in the event of an unscheduled shutdown.
  • Review work requests and work orders and ensure the scope is clearly defined.
  • Assist in estimating cost for each work order including labor, material and total cost.
  • Follow up to ensure the completed schedules and work orders are returned at the proper time. Carefully review completed schedules and capture all appropriate comments in the database.
  • Manage backlog of work orders.
  • Review the actual labor expended versus estimated labor and materials used for completed jobs to determine corrective measures needed to improve accuracy in estimating and improving work methods.
  • Follow established programs, policies and practices to produce safe, quality foods that meet regulatory and company requirements.
  • Support the development, implementation, maintenance, and ongoing improvement of the SQF 2000 Systems.
  • Accountable to the Kroger Manufacturing Food Safety and Quality Principles.
  • Must be able to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Position Qualifications & Education:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Functional knowledge and use of Microsoft Office
  • Effective planning and organizational skills
  • Basic administrative and math skills
  • Ability to learn computer maintenance management system

Desired Previous Job Experience:

  • Technical school background or 2+ years of experience in maintenance
  • Previous maintenance supervision experience
  • Overall knowledge of manufacturing operations, procedures and equipment
  • Working knowledge of a computer maintenance management system


Education Level: High School Diploma/ GED Required
Required Travel: None
Required Certifications/Licenses: None
Position Type: Full-Time

Regions: Midwest


Jobs at Kroger Manufacturing: Through quality products, strong individual commitments and team spirit, Kroger has been established as a leader in the manufacturing industry. Kroger Manufacturing provides career development programs aligned with aspirations in Engineering, Process Management, Information Systems, Quality Assurance, Operations Management, Human Resources, Finance and Procurement. Our work force programs provide technically challenging rotations with cross-functional teams, plants and locations to allow our Associates to learn from some of the brightest minds in the business. Experience and training combined with mentoring and guidance from plant sponsors prepare our Associates with the skills and leadership behaviors needed to achieve a successful career at Kroger.


Company Overview
Kroger Family of Companies employs nearly half a million associates who serve customers in 2,782 retail food stores under a variety of local banner names in 35 states.  Our Family of Companies also operates 2,268 pharmacies, 274 fine jewelry stores, 1,489 supermarket fuel centers and 38 food production plants in the United States.  Kroger is dedicated to our Purpose: to Feed the Human Spirit™ by serving America through food inspiration and uplift and creating #ZeroHungerZeroWaste communities by 2025.  Careers with The Kroger Co. and our family of companies offer competitive wages, flexible schedules, benefits and room for advancement.

 Posting Notes:  OH || Columbus || 457 Cleveland Ave || 43215 || Columbus Bakery || None || Manufacturing || Employee || Non-Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Columbus

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