Maintenance Planner

At Hilmar Cheese Company we improve lives around the world through wholesome dairy products. Since our founding in 1984, Hilmar Cheese Company has been committed to innovation and sustainability. Our state-of-the art production facilities convert an abundance of locally sourced high-quality milk into a variety of nutritious cheeses, whey protein and lactose. The Cheese and Ingredients that we produce create a wide variety of retail and food service products from sliced and shredded cheeses, to protein supplements and infant formula. We are a trusted partner to premier food and beverage brands in for than fifty countries helping bring their vision into reality.


Throughout our decades of success and growth we have remained committed to our mission and values and these principles unite our people and guide all that we do.

A Typical Day

The Maintenance Planner is responsible the planning and scheduling of work requests along with scheduled preventive and predictive work orders.  Ensure that all resources necessary to complete the daily work schedules are organized and available.  Create and refine BOM’s task instruction, stage materials for oncoming shifts.

Job Responsibilities

  • Monitor and address PMs that have Direct Purchase Materials and order in advance to ensure that parts are on hand when the PM needs to be scheduled.
  • Create accurate work packages and job plans. Identify critical spare parts and quantities.
  • Support good flow of process for Work Request and WOs.
  • Validate work packages and task instructions for accuracy. 
  • Lead Daily Approval Meetings.
  • Build Schedules with information gathered at Daily Approval Meetings and e-mail to the groups.
  • Visit equipment in field as needed to gather information.
  • Process all repair parts notices for Internal Repair items moving through the established site processes.
  • Assist the Store Room in investigation and confirmation of parts with questions and coordinate with Maintenance Teams.
  • Review WOs in Awaiting Direct Purchase and or Awaiting Vendor Availability weekly to ensure accuracy of status and update Comments on the WOs.
  • Research parts needed for corrective and planned WOs
  • Active participation and ownership in your training and development program and associated activities, classes and events, which will be held before, during, after shifts and during scheduled days off.  
  • Help coach and train teammates and participate in on the job, buddy training.
  • Place high priority on food safety and sanitation by understanding and executing HCC’s food safety and sanitation policies and procedures. 
  • Hold self and others accountable to HCC’s food safety & sanitation guidelines and policies by communicating any food safety incident, observation, or opportunity to your leadership team or teammates. 
  • Participate in food safety and sanitation root cause analysis and improvement activities when required.  
  • Prioritize safety above all other job duties by having a safety first approach at all times. 
  • Report any safety issues, observations, opportunities to your teams and follow up.  
  • Participate in departmental safety teams.
  • Promote Company Culture
  • Achieve common business goals through cooperative alignment with all departments.

What You Will Need

  • English skills must be proficient to understand, read, write and speak English
  • High School diploma or GED from an accredited institution
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Software such as Word, Excel and Outlook  
  • 3 years’ experience in industrial maintenance.  
  • Must be able to work weekends, holidays, and rotating shifts (days/Swings/graveyard). 
  • Ability to lift up to 60 lbs.

What Will Put You Ahead

Excellent mechanical aptitude
Knowledge on how to operate a forklift.
SAP knowledge 

Physical Demands & Work Environment

This role requires physical exertion, exposure to potentially hazardous conditions or safety hazards. The majority of time is spending walking or standing.  There are occasional periods of sedentary work.  Is required to wear PPE and have a regular presence in manufacturing and warehouse environments in both temperature controlled and uncontrolled locations. Must frequently interact with people verbally.  Specific details of the essential functions of the position is available in the Job Safety Analysis, made available on request.

Food safety is a companywide responsibility and each employee must know their role in the manufacture and distribution of safe, wholesome, and high quality products.


This description is a general statement and does not include other duties as assigned

Hilmar Cheese Company, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer/EEO. We participate in E-Verify.

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