Maintenance Planner

Date: Jul 8, 2024

Location: Waxahachie, TX, US

Company: Dart Container

Apply sound maintenance planning and scheduling practices including efficient utilization of labor, parts, and materials to improve equipment reliability while minimizing costs.

Day-to-Day Role:

  • Follow and commit to meet Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for safety, quality, production, efficiency, and service requirements
  • Follow practices and processes intended to provide safe products that comply with appropriate laws and regulations, meet the company quality standards
  • Follow and commit to safety and GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices)
  • 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
  • Monitor, report and publish maintenance KPI’s
  • 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
  • Ensure job plans and packages are archived effectively for future use
  • Use feedback and identified gaps to continuously improve job packages
  • 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
  • Report information as needed to corporate Reliability Engineering
  • May be asked to lead continuous improvement projects and/or meetings

Core Skills and Qualifications:
The ideal candidate must possess all of the following:

  • 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 
  • Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple tasks, simple to complex projects and priorities 
  • Experience using Microsoft Office, including the ability to modify basic reports, documents and spreadsheets in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint and SharePoint
  • Ability to observe, follow, understand, and evaluate processes demonstrated and other workplace procedures
  • Demonstration of minimum proficiency with the English language in order to ensure effective new hire training and on-going communications about safety and quality issues

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: Dart makes everyday products that give people the freedom to enjoy the food & drinks they love, wherever they are. From to-go containers and dinnerware to tamper-evident food packaging and even the red Solo cup, Dart products have been keeping people on the go and having fun for more than 50 years. Dart is a family-owned, family-focused company of 13,000 employees united by a shared set of values. Headquartered in Mason, MI, Dart has 30 locations in four countries.

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.

Dart Container is a drug-free workplace.  Candidates are subject to a drug test (excluding THC*/marijuana/cannabis) and background check at the time of offer.

*THC testing ONLY when such testing is required by law.

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 (800) 545-3278 Ext 3370 or email us at Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.

If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (800) 545-3278 Ext 3390 or email us at for assistance.

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