Maintenance Planner

Aurora Cannabis - Medicine Hat, AB (30+ days ago)

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Aurora Cannabis Inc. is a world-renowned integrated cannabis company with an industry-leading reputation for continuously elevating and setting the global cannabis industry standard.

Through our wholly owned subsidiaries, strategic investments, and global partnerships, Aurora provides a wide range of premium quality cannabis and hemp products and services, develops innovative technologies, promotes cannabis consumer health and wellness, and delivers an exceptional customer experience across all its brands.

Aurora’s operations span multiple continents and focuses on both the medical and recreational cannabis production and sales, patient education and clinic counselling services, home hydroponic cultivation, extraction technologies and delivery systems, and hemp-based food health products.

We operate around the globe pursuing new and emerging cannabis markets where possible through our owned network of import, export and wholesale distributors, our e-commerce and mobile applications, brick and mortar retail stores, as well as grocery store retailers, and pharmacies.


Our Aurora Sun facility, located in Medicine Hat, AB, is currently looking to hire a Maintenance Planner to join our team. Reporting to the Facility Maintenance Manager, this role will gather requirements and produce production and manufacturing schedules to support our operations. This role will appeal to an outstanding problem solver who excels at creating complex modelling and thrives in a collaborative, fast-paced environment. *Note: For training purposes the successful candidate will be required to spend up to the first three months (approximately) of their employment at the Aurora Sky facility near Edmonton, AB for training. Or, travelling between Sun and Sky.

Permit advanced determination of labor resources needed and time required to complete each job, which aids the maintenance supervisor in measuring the performance of his/her personnel
Allow elimination of delays due to waiting for information, materials, equipment, tool, etc.
Provide the cooperation in connection with each job to do work as prescribed by operations -
Provide a central source of information concerning preventive maintenance.

Permit advance determination of the number of labor resources needed in a given area or location
Reduce the number of job interruptions once work is started.
Establish job goals for the work force
Apply specialized ability to the planning and scheduling of shutdowns
Optimize manufacturing schedules, including coordination of work orders and assumed time frames to ensure sufficient product availability within several distinct markets
Communicate expected availability and real-time delays to stakeholders while providing mitigation recommendations and shifts
Provide and assist Facility Manager with managing daily, weekly, monthly and annual production reports to ensure we are in line with machine capacities, materials and manpower availability
Define and determine trends, proceed with all required planning analysis to identify any issue
Consult with functional teams such as supply planning, sales, production planning and procurement to obtain relevant data and insights on demand
Responsible for performing cost/benefit analysis in support of proposed process improvements and developing recommendations to maximize operational efficiency and effectiveness

Knowledge of a CMMS such as SAP or Maximo
Broad knowledge and excellent understanding of a range common business functions and practices, including but not limited to maintenance management, inventory management, customer service, records management, policies and procedures, etc.
Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt; maintain focus and a high degree of accuracy while working with complex data in an environment of ever-changing deadlines, priorities and requirements
Self-motivated and customer focused
Experience working with ERP software
Excellent communication skills
Proven ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and collaborate on projects
Ability to think strategically, problem solve and make quick decisions
Proficiency in MS Office, particularly Excel (advanced skills)
Proficiency in database setup and management (Access)
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
Time management and follow-up skills; highly organized and detail oriented
Effective team player and approachable and supportive
Accountable for results, strives to meet and exceed expectations

Minimum of 4 years’ experience planning in a manufacturing environment

Experience working in a manufacturing environment is considered an asset

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Aurora Cannabis Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer.