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Maintenance Planner

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Plant City, FL, US

Company: Dart Container

As a Maintenance Planner, you will have the opportunity to apply sounds maintenance planning and scheduling practices, including efficient utilization of labor, parts, and materials in order to improve equipment reliability while minimizing costs.

Day to Day Role:

  • Plan, prioritize and determine work order priority by evaluating least cost options with minimum risks to product quality, consumer and employee safety, business and production
  • Manage maintenance backlog and develop long-range and short-range maintenance schedules
  • Identify resources need for maintenance work: Prepare Bill of Materials, establish acquisition plans, determine what items are in stock, intiate stock requests, prepare Purchase Orders for direct order parts/contract labor/rentals, request in-house fabrication, track speciliaty tools availability
  • Manage work order accuracy and ensure off shift work orders are complete and communicated to off shift staff.
  • Maintain a good working relationship, and consult daily with production and maintenance management to prioritize maintenance work orders
  • Maintain and populate asset attributes in the CMMS such as functional location, equipment makes and models, Bill of Materials (BOM’s), and equipment BOM’s from engineering drawings, as needed
  • Communicate optimal parts inventory with store room management
  • Create effective job packages and ensure maintenance technicians have needed resources for standard operating procedures (SOP’s), Job Safety Analysis (JSA), work instructions, specialty tools, and updated Preventive Maintanence (PM) kits
  • Track parts still under warranty and monitor repaired parts procedures
  • Monitor maintenance cost and budget and work closely with production, maintenance, procurement and operations to identify continuous improvement opportunties
  • Communicate PM tasks, planning and schedules to maintenance technicians

Core Skills and Qualifications:

  • Five (5) years’ experience performing preventive maintenance, diagnostics, and repair, or comparable experience with trade school or training preferred
  • Experience optimizing and implementing Preventative Maintenance (PM)
  • Experience applying Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • Ability to successfully prioritize deadlines and tasks with little supervision in both team and independent environments
  • Strong verbal and written skills necessary to communicate intricate job-related information
  • Experience with Predictive Maintenance Technologies
  • Experience using Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), SAP preferred
  • Math skills to include simple addition, subtraction, multiplication and division
  • Familiar with and ability to convert decimals to fractions or vice versa
  • Advanced mechanical aptitude and ability to troubleshoot complex problems including knowledge of machines and tools, their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Proficient in reading and following complex blueprints, manuals, and mechanic and electrical schematics
  • Working knowledge of mechanical, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and piping/pump systems
  • Willing and able to travel one to four weeks per year for training and/or corporate visits
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • Prior maintenance planning and scheduling experience
  • Paper converting, chemical/plastics processing and/or packaging industrial experience
  • Experience working with plastics extrusion, thermoforming, injection molding, paper printing and/or paper converting processes 


Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz for assistance.


Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.


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