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Company: Lamb Weston
Location: Richland, WA
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Food, Beverage


Job Description Summary

The Maintenance Planner maximizes operating profit through using planned and corrective maintenance to continuously increase Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). This includes resource scheduling and materials procurement necessary to optimize available plant maintenance resources and scheduled downtimes. This person will work closely with a CMMS system (SAP), inventory control, and purchasing program(s).

Job Description

  • Reviewing daily notifications and creating work orders
  • Managing work order back logs
  • Ordering and kitting parts for planned work
  • Writing job plans for corrective maintenance work
  • Scheduling daily work
  • Confirming daily work has been completed
  • Managing equipment records for all equipment
  • Establishing and maintaining bills of materials for equipment
  • Creating preventive maintenance plans for existing or new equipment
  • Optimizing existing maintenance plans for effectiveness
  • Establishing spare parts stocks for new equipment and modifying as needs change for existing equipment
  • Evaluate maintenance strategies for potential savings i.e. rebuildable parts
  • Follow plant safety rules and procedures.
  • Participate in all plant safety programs. Perform risk assessments and demonstrate ownership as well as leadership in personal safety and the safety of other team members.
  • Must be lock-out/tag-out qualified or able to become lock-out/tag-out qualified.
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Job Qualifications

  • Must be able to communicate effectively and understand both verbal and written instructions.
  • Must have a basic mechanical aptitude.
  • Understands basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be able to move up and down stairs throughout the shift.
  • Two years experience in maintenance field; one year experience as planner/scheduler or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • PC experience and skills as well as a basic knowledge of database structure is required.
  • Must be lock-out/tag-out qualified or able to become lock-out/tag-out qualified.
  • Must have a complete knowledge and understanding of the plant safety rules including but not limited to chemical hazards and the hearing conservation program. Must have good personal hygiene and be able to practice safe work habits.


Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, technical and procedural manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondences.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, employees, auditors and other groups.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.  Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Must be proficient in mathematical calculation to the level of basic algebraic equations.


Must have the ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


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.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, and occasionally required to stand, and walk through the plant.   The employee is required to hands to work on computers, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and distance vision.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee works primarily in an office environment inside the plant, where the noise level is usually quiet.  However, while performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to work in the plant where he/she may occasionally be exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the plant is usually loud.  Hearing protection is required and provided by the compa

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