1st Shift Maintenance Planner Scheduler

Job Title: 1st Shift Maintenance Planner Scheduler


  • Plan and prioritize work requests into work orders and coordinate with Supervisors/Leads to determine accurate estimates of time for Operation/Facility Techs, Equipment, Tool Usage, PIP, Capital/Non-Capital Projects, Preventative Maintenance (PM), Contractor/Outside Services, and Preflight.
  • Work closely with Operations, Production Scheduling, and Maintenance personnel to coordinate routine and non-routine maintenance activities to ensure the continuous, optimal operation of facilities and equipment with minimal production downtime.
  • Help translate department maintenance procedures into effective maintenance schedules integrated with production runs, shutdown activities, and resource availability.
  • Assist the Maintenance department in developing and implementing maintenance programs including PM, Predictive Maintenance, and Spare Parts Inventory Control through Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (EAM).
  • Collect and organize technical data from Maintenance personnel, equipment manufacturers, equipment users, contractors, and engineering personnel to aid supervisors in the execution of maintenance activities.
  • Assist in developing department maintenance of SOPs and the translation of such SOPs into effective maintenance schedules.
  • Provide routine reports of facilities and maintenance related information to management.
  • Manage the KPI’s for reporting analysis.
  • Lead Global Maintenance teams on the development and optimization of PMs.
  • Determine scope of requirements on non-capital projects.


  • Minimum 5 years experience in the manufacturing environment.
  • Knowledge of hydraulics, pneumatics, electrical, electronic, PLC’s, mechanical equipment, refrigeration systems, boilers, and facilities.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish preferred.
  • Able to calculate figures and amounts (discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, volume).


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Ruiz Foods is an equal opportunity employer.
EOE: Male, Female, Vets, Disabled (M/F/V/D).
Ruiz Foods enforces a policy of maintaining a drug-free workforce, including pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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