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Associate Maintenance Planner
Job Posting Category: Experienced Professionals (1+ years)
Career Level: Experienced (Non-Manager)
Industry: Packaged Goods
Job Category: Manufacturing,Maintenance
Years Experience: 2-4 Years
Job Type: Full-time
Posting Date: June 23, 2022
Job Location:

Richmond, BC
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Job Description

Conagra Brands is one of North America's leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that’s passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Hunts, Aylmer, Marie Callender's, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, VH Sauces, Pogo and Vlasic, and emerging brands, including Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein, and Frontera.

We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit

Conagra Brands est une des principales entreprises d’aliments de marque en Amérique du Nord. Son histoire est jalonnée de grands succès alimentaires qui sont le fruit du travail d’une équipe passionnée par l’innovation et la croissance. Conagra offre des choix pour toute occasion grâce a des marques réputées comme Hunt’s, Aylmer, Marie Callender's, Healthy Choice, Slim Jim, les sauces VH, Pogo, Vlasic et des marques émergentes, dont Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP, Duke's, Earth Balance, Gardein et Frontera.

Nous sommes très fiers d’avoir la culture la plus influente, la plus dynamique et la plus inclusive du secteur alimentaire. Pour en savoir plus, visitez

Conagra Brands is oneofNorth America'sleadingbranded food companies with an established presence in Canada.We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team in Richmond, British Columbia that’s passionate about innovation and growth.Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic and emerging brands like Gardein (made in Richmond, British Columbia), Healthy Choice, Hunt's, Aylmer, Snack Pack, Orville Redenbacher’s, Chef Boyardee and Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP.

Our Canadian manufacturing facilities are in Richmond, British Columbia, Boisbriand, Quebec, and Dresden, Ontario. We also have Canadian offices in Mississauga, Ontario and Boisbriand, Quebec.

Conagra is proud to have the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in food. To find your next job in Canada, visit For more information about our Gardein plant-based food products in Canada, visit

Job Summary

Responsible for the planning and scheduling of all plant maintenance activities including the coordination of preventive, planned, and un-planned maintenance . Processes and prioritizes work orders, examines and determines best approach for work order completion. Analyzes all planned change parts and makes recommendations for Preventative Maintenance changes. Ensures functional standards are maintained between maintenance, accounting and production departments along with accountability of external vendors. Initiates requisitions for maintenance and indirect purchases. Acts as a liaison between the production, engineering, and maintenance departments.

Position Responsibilities

  • Ensures parts inventory is adequate to support production/drumbeat activity and at the lowest possible level.
  • Leads Pre and Post Drumbeat meetings as well as all Drumbeat activities.
  • Ensures work orders are accomplished and correctly prioritized.
  • Communicates daily with maintenance, production, accounting and vendors to resolve any issues.
  • Communicates daily and weekly notes on planned and unplanned work
  • Supervisor functions. (Weekend Rotation, Cover absences, First Hours and ensuring standard work process adherence)
  • Makes equipment numbers, tasks and task numbers
  • Adds parts to tasks. (PM03 PM01).
  • Verifies accurate tagging in LEDS, PM02 notification, and BDAR
  • Assists Predictive Maintenance supervisor with BDAR review.
  • Requisitions parts and materials as needed for work order packages and non-stocked items.
  • Creates reports as needed
  • Attends weekly departmental RR
  • Identifies and develops projects for continuous improvement within the department and the plant, including reliability improvements
  • Identifies and implements cost reduction projects in the facility.
  • Reviews work order backlog and rework to determine root cause and provide improvement recommendations
  • Reduces inventory through standardization – (excess inventory)
  • Develops standard work order templates for jobs that are repetitive and require only time planning
  • Works with other planners on updating PM’s (hour based, functionality, recommended changes, etc…)
  • Supports other departments and project work as needed.

Position Qualifications

  • High school diploma required, bachelor’s degree preferred
  • SAP or CMMS experience
  • Formal planner training or experience
  • Three to five years’ experience in maintenance role in a manufacturing environment
  • Food manufacturing experience
  • Background in Allen-Brady PLC’s.
  • Machine repair background.
  • Computer skills, MS-Word, MS-Excel, and CAD.
  • Must be able to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing with individuals at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to define problems collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of technical information in mathematical and/or narrative form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to understand people and have good inter-personal skills when working with skilled and/or unskilled people.
  • Ability to understand how to work with the customer and who the customer is.
  • Ability to know what the priorities are and how to set those priorities when working with the customer.
  • Ability to work in a team environment as well as independently with good time management skills and flexibility.

Physical Requirements (optional)

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, and feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; taste and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. The employee will be exposed to a noisy environment that varies from hot to cold in temperature. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Conagra Brands is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or any other protected factor.

A titre d'employeur souscrivant au principe de l'égalité d'accès a l'emploi, Conagra Brand considère les candidats qui sont qualifiés pour les offres d'emplois sans égard a la race, la couleur, les croyances religieuses, l'origine, le sexe, l'orientation sexuelle, l'identité de genre, la langue parlée, l'âge, le handicap ou tout autre facteur discriminatoire.


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