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WITRON Logistik

Maintenance Planner


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available from 31.08.2023

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The WITRON group is a strong partner for highly automated logistic systems. From planning to realization and up to maintenance. Our teams – far more than just mechanics, electronic technicians, mechatronic engineers – follow the beat and lend a hand with our high-tech systems. Professional and perfectly equipped with full power for finding the best solution.

Job Summary:The Maintenance Planner’s key responsibility is to support the team in ensuring equipment capability, reliability and availability is maximized to the extent required to support the customer.  The Maintenance planner is responsible for ensuring weekly work order completion targets are enabled through effective planning, organization and communication with the maintenance and operations team.Supervisory Responsibilities:Individual ContributorDuties/Responsibilities:Conduct all actions with and inspire among all colleagues a Safety-First mindsetPromote compliance with all relevant company policies and government regulations including OSHAMaximize operating effectiveness using planned maintenance (preventive, inspection, planned repairs) through generated work orders. Prepare planned work in advance of due date so that availability to complete work is optimized.  This should include coordination with Operations (Manual and Automation), the Spare Parts Manager (SPM), and the Maintenance Manager (MM). Work with all team members and available reports to make improvements to maintenance schedule to include task lists and frequency.Maintain a weekly schedule that is organized by shift and finalized at least three weeks in advance.Weekly schedule should ensure resource allocation goals are met with enough work planned to achieve at least an 80% completion rate and EM utilization goals.  Work with site CI (Continuous Improvement) team members, Safety, and other leaders to properly plan, schedule and enable completion of improvement projects. Maintain open and transparent relationships with customer and other vendor contacts to ensure maximum support to internal maintenance team.Review all parts usage for timely inventory booking and assess for opportunities to improve (new parts, better min/max, component/assembly improvements).  Manage serial number parts and work with SPM to ensure warranty claims are identified.Serve as a resource to SPM for cyclic and annual inventory activities. Manage the internal repair shop processes and assist SPM with external shop repairs.Follow established escalation guidelines in the event of system downtime or irregular operations.When needed; participate and lead team and site meetings to ensure open, effective communications centered on collaborative efforts to meet production goals.
Required Skills and Abilities: Ability to coordinate and manage multiple resources to include materials, manpower, skillset, equipment availability, production schedulingStrong understanding of automated equipmentFamiliarity with logistics and supply chain principlesPractical attitude and ability to learn new skills and tasksStrong communication skills Analytical and problem-solving skillsProficient in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)Knowledge of OSHA Safety guidelinesEducation and Experience:Required: High school diploma with 1-3 years’ experience as a planner, lead or supervisor in a maintenance department. (manufacturing or related environment)Preferred: Associates degree in a relevant subject with 3-5 years’ experience in a manufacturing or industrial maintenance.Familiarity with automated manufacturing or material handling systems strongly preferred.Physical Requirements:Ability to work at heights of 80-100 feet.Ability to adapt to a warehouse environment with temperatures ranging from 34˚C to ˉ15˚C (93.2˚F to 5˚F).Ability to lift and carry materials/equipment necessary to do the job.Ability to walk/stand during a designated shift.Lifting, pulling and pushing up to 50 lbs.Occasional travel within North America may be required to undergo training and/or support sister sites; rare international travel may be necessary in support of company-wide initiatives.Must be able to work all shifts including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.Must be available by phone 24/7 in the event of irregular operations and/or escalation.

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