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EAM Planner/Scheduler (Ontario) 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Category Maintenance  
Location Ontario, CA Plant  
Req Number MAI-17-00021  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift First  
About the Organization Ventura Foods is a leading national manufacturer and marketer of branded and custom made shortenings, oils, dressings, sauces, margarines, culinary bases and pan coatings for the foodservice and retail industries. From East to West, Ventura keeps pace with the dynamic food marketplace by delivering high quality products at competitive prices. In fact, our company's growth is fueled by long-lasting profitable partnerships that benefit all parties. We do this by meeting the challenges of an ever-changing world by applying the strengths of our commercial resources, the talents of our employees and the opportunities created by new technologies. Throughout our rich history, one thing hasn't changed: the dedication to our customers and the consumers we are proud to serve.


Plan, schedule, monitor, adjust/revise, close out and report on PM, CM, & EM maintenance work orders using the EAM System (Computerized Maintenance Management System) tools. Be the coordination center (using two way radios) for the Maintenance Crew and Staff throughout the day. Provide backup for the Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Supervisors, and cover for Inventory Technician as required. Monitor and control documentation for all calibrated equipment and schedule inspections and corrective actions as required. Runs the Maintenance Control Center. Works with the Foremen and Mechanics on repair calls from the Production floor, and responds by creating required work orders using the EAM system programs (EM -Emergency Maintenance and/ or CM -Corrective Maintenance work orders). Monitors all current Mechanical issues using the two way radio system. Creates a Top Level Plan of PM and CM work orders by using suite of EAM tools, and maintains a high level of communication with the Inventory Technician, Maintenance Supervisor, Maintenance Manager and Production Scheduler. Generates detailed shift by shift schedules of PM and CM work orders using knowledge of the Maintenance Departments capabilities, personal craft knowledge, a suite of computer-based tools and a constant communications interface with the Production Scheduler. Maintains the shiftly PM and CM schedules for the Maintenance Supervisors. Works with the Foremen to schedule and assign workload to the Maintenance Department crew. Provides administration support for the Maintenance Manager and Maintenance Supervisors for such things as Vacation Planner, Sick leave, office duties, and misc. activities that all contribute to better control of the Crew scheduling and deployment. Collects and enters completed work orders into the EAM System, and completes the respective Time Entry function and post time card journal. Reviews all completed PM work orders and performs all necessary planning steps leading to the generation and scheduling of a CM work order. Reviews availability of parts specified as required for the release of PM, CM, and EM work orders, and advises the Inventory Technician and MRO Buyer of any shortages that may effect the scheduling of maintenance work.. Works with Inventory technician to create BOM parts kits for the PM work orders, to allow for quick issue of all the parts required to carry out the task. Substitutes for the Inventory Technician in their absence. Performs Quality Control checks on PM work orders and their respective routings for such things as correct routing steps, safety and environmental requirements, updating estimated time, correcting bill of materials and suggesting improvements. Continually improves PMs to reduce equipment downtime, and manhours associated with them. Controls records for calibration of flowmeters and other monitored equipment within the plant, and schedules all relevant sources to come as required to inspect and maintain these items in a serviceable condition.

Position Requirements

High school diploma or GED required with a minimum of 2 years inventory/materials/scheduling experience preferred.

Ability to read, understand, and write a broad range of documents; work with both the Metric and Imperial measurement systems. Working knowledge of computer-based tools such as MS Word, Excel, and Access. Having a strong interest in learning other computer-based systems such as the CMMS is essential. Understand the importance of precision and follow through in performing all aspects of scheduling activity. Effective communication skills to interface with Management and Floor Level personnel; exercise excellent judgment and determination with respect to balancing the production goals of the Operations and Production Managers with the maintenance goals. Understanding of the value of Preventive and Corrective Maintenance and the aspects of planning and performing such work is required. Willing to carry out continuous knowledge and skill improvement through training materials and activities.

Driving 5%

Prolonged Sitting 25%

Prolonged Standing/Walking 15%

Climbing, Crawling, Pushing, Pulling, Lifting(25lbs) 5%

Finger-Hand manipulation (e.g. 10-key, typing) 25%

Prolonged VDT use (Video Display Terminal) 25%


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