Maintenance Planner/Scheduler

Grand River Foods - Cambridge, ON (30+ days ago)

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Grand River Foods is a leading food solutions company serving customers in the North American grocery and food service industry. As a member of the Sunrise Farm family, we remain as dedicated as ever to both providing a quality work environment for our employees, as well as producing only the highest quality products for our customers.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the Preventative Maintenance Program: create, schedule and follow up on PM’s
  • Evaluate work order requests and schedule based on priority and machine availability
  • Investigate overdue work orders and PM’s for root cause and develop solutions
  • Plan, schedule and gather quotes for new projects to be completed by outside contractors
  • Analyze downtime trends to continuously improve the Preventative Maintenance Program and to minimize line downtime
  • Communicate regularly about scheduling with Maintenance Supervisor and Manager
  • Maintain records and files related to maintenance scheduling activities for audit purposes
  • Maintain records and files related to contractors, ensuring all safety clearances are up to date
  • Job requirements
  • Previous experience in a scheduling/planning role, or alternatively, plant/maintenance experience
  • Excellent problem solver, strategic thinker, with good independent judgment and initiative
  • Able to analyze trends and develop creative solutions
  • Previous experience with a CMMS, or other scheduling systems is an asset, experience with FIIX software would be ideal
  • Proficient in Microsoft office with strong skills in Excel
  • Must be able to develop relationships and communicate courteously and effectively with a variety of personalities
  • Minimum 4 years experience in a Maintenance scheduling/planning role


  • College or University education in Business is highly desirable but not required
  • Why work for GRF?


  • Great Benefits (fully funded by the company)Great Pension Plan
  • Good commuting distance and easy travel from Guelph, Kitchener, Milton, Waterloo, Brantford and Woodstock!
  • Employees can purchase product at a reduced cost

Job Type: Full-time


  • FIX software: 1 year (Preferred)
  • CMMS system: 1 year (Preferred)
  • previous: 3 years (Preferred)


  • DCS / DEC (Preferred)


  • english (Preferred)