Maintenance Planner


Job Description:

Technical Recruitment Solutions

The Company

Located in the sunny Hawkes Bay, this company is a well-established large manufacturer running a stable and successful operation. The company are known to be hardworking, and a team approach is a must. This company has a focus on sustainability, continuous improvement, and using high tech equipment to achieve efficiency gains. People within the company are valued and developed.

The Context

A Maintenance Planner opportunity has become available for a fixed term due to the person currently in this role taking the opportunity to work on a large internal company project. This project could last between 1 to 2 years, so initially the term on the fixed term contract for this role will be 12 months but it is quite likely to be extended beyond this, to more like 18 to 24 months I am told.

The Opportunity

This role reports to another Maintenance Engineering Planner. Alongside you there will be Mechanical & Electrical Coordinators who will lead and oversee their respective maintenance trade staff to do the physical work.

As the Maintenance Planner your focus will naturally be on maintenance planning and scheduling (including parts, labour, availability of tools & equipment), Health & Safety: including hazard identification, issuing permits to work, leading toolbox meetings, and staff and contractor coordination. This job will suit someone who is an organiser and likes to be busy.

Days & Hours: This is a daytime Sunday to Thursday role with a standard 40-hour work week.

Sunday Hours: 6 am to 2:30 pm with the the plant shutdown for maintenance.

Weekday Hours: 8 am to 4:30 pm.

A range of experience levels will be considered

This company are obviously interested in someone with loads of experience that can just walk in and do the job on day dot, however…

On the junior end of the spectrum, the company are open to training people with some of the key elements that are needed to do this role (listed below). So, I can personally imagine that this could be a great move for a Junior Mechanical Engineer, a Mechanical Fitter wanting off the tools, a Production Planner wanting to shift towards a maintenance focus etc.

At the senior end of the spectrum, you can see that this is indeed a fixed term role, so it could quite nicely suit you if you are winding down your career and you only want to work for another 1 to 2 years.

Does this sound a bit like you?

Your Experience

Maintenance Planning background

CMMS Experience e.g., they use EAM and are slowly transitioning to SAP. Other CMMS software experience will definitely be relevant and considered.

Mechanical Trade or Engineering background.

Mechanical Trade or Engineering background.

Have worked in a similar large manufacturing environment.

You have a high level of computer literacy.

Familiar with a Permit to Work system, although this can be taught.

Your Personal Attributes/Skills

Highly organised and experienced in managing multiple work fronts and requests.


Technical Recruitment Solutions

Posted on: 

August 23, 2021