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Plant Maintenance Planner (Admin)

Department: MFG Maintenance
Post End Date:
Position Type: Employee
Position Reports To: Plant Senior Engineering Leader, Plant Maintenance Manager or Plant Maintenance Engineer
Position Supervises: Plant Maintenance Planner (Hourly)
Pay Level: 5-6
FLSA Status: Exempt



Position Summary:

Optimize workforce productivity and work quality by eliminating potential delays and obstacles through proper planning and coordination of labor, 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:

  • Plan and schedule all maintenance work, maintain appropriate records and files to permit meaningful analysis and report completed work results.
  • Assist in the planning process and develop a file of standard work orders for recurring repairs based on historical experience.
  • Develop a weekly work schedule for preventative maintenance and planned work ensuring a scheduling balance with hours available and full utilization of personnel.
  • Coordinate with appropriate teams to ensure equipment availability prior to scheduling.
  • Maintain a ready package of schedulable work orders requiring equipment shut downs so that work can be performed in the event of an unscheduled shutdown.
  • Review work requests and work orders and ensure that the scope is clearly defined.
  • Visit sites and obtain drawings and manuals and identify and obtain materials and special tools.
  • Estimate the cost for each work order, including labor, material and total cost.
  • Ensure completed schedules and work orders are returned at the proper time.
  • Review and document completed schedules, capturing 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.
  • Supervise and coach direct reports in the performance of their duties; complete performance reviews and provides feedback to direct reports.
  • 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
  • 2+ years of experience in maintenance
  • Ability to estimate work hours and materials
  • Effective planning, organizational, and prioritization skills
  • Strong administrative and math skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of manufacturing operations, procedures and equipment
  • Working knowledge of a computer maintenance management system
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Desired Previous Job Experience/Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or a related field
  • 4+ years of progressive experience in maintenance
  • Experience in analysis and reporting
  • Leadership in food manufacturing


Education Level: None
Required Travel: Up to 25%
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 || Newark || 1701 Tamarack Road || 43055 || Tamarack Farms Dairy || None || Manufacturing || Employee || Exempt || Full-Time || None 

Nearest Major Market: Columbus
Nearest Secondary Market: Dublin

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