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Maintenance Planner - East Plant Elevator A - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, April 22, 2024

Maintenance Planner - East Plant Elevator A - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois

Operations: Manufacturing, Production, Maintenance, Utilities

Job Description

Maintenance Planner - East Plant Elevator A - Decatur, IL
This is a full-time, exempt position.

Basic Function and Overview
The Planner is to improve work force productivity and work quality through the planning and coordination of labor, parts, material, tools, equipment access, documentation, work area access, and any other items necessary for work planning purposes.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Create for the use of the maintenance work group complete and accurate planned work packages. Work packages will include estimated man-hour requirements, special skill requirements, drawings, manuals, special procedures, bills of material, materials, special tools or equipment, permit and inspection requirements, safety evaluation, and pre-job safety checklist.
  • Establish a job library to house detailed job plans.
  • Breakdown complex work requirements into individual and logical steps.
  • Allocate time to Major Job Plans Steps in fractional hours, 0.1 hrs or greater and to establish time scales that are reasonable and the minimum required to perform the work both safely, quality and customer satisfaction as paramount.
  • Based upon the detailed job plan, identify the required materials from either stores or external suppliers. Should external suppliers be required, prepare the needed purchase orders and forward the completed documents to the Purchasing and or Material Coordination Role
  • Based upon the detailed job plan, identify the required Specialty Services from external suppliers. Prepare the needed purchase orders or release documents, and forward the completed documents to the Purchasing and or Material Coordination Role
  • Receive and review for completeness, authorized work orders. Correct and review as necessary based upon a field check of the work order at the work location.
  • As required, conduct a field check associated with the equipment in the work order to gain and a complete understanding of the task involved enabling the Planner from firsthand knowledge to prepare an accurate job package. As appropriate, meet with Operations.
  • Openly welcome constructive feedback from the Technicians and take action upon the recommendations as appropriate in a timely manner
  • Ability to self-manage in the performance of duties.
  • Ability to assess and assign appropriate skill level to tasks so as to provide the most cost effective service.
  • Working to benefit the team
The following individual measures for success are the responsibility of each planner:
  1. Number of full job packages placed into the job library
  2. Ratio of Work Orders placed on the Schedule that are fully planned as a percent of all work orders
  3. Fully Planned Work Orders in the Job Backlog
  4. Comparisons of estimated work order cost versus actual work order costs
  5. Scheduling delays that result from the following planner attributes
    1. Job Plan/Package – Not Clear
    2. Parts omitted from the work order bill of materials
    3. Job phase time – over or under estimated
Minimum Qualifications
  • Working knowledge of trades classifications and functions including tools and materials, and task specific sequencing required for maintenance and repairs and preventative maintenance tasks.
  • Prior use and interpretation of maintenance or facility maintenance union contracts and vendor contracts applicable to job task assignments.
  • Use of safety measures and the understanding of OSHA regulations for construction and trade work.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated proficient use of various computer programs.
  • Experience with interpreting blueprints, diagrams and manuals.
  • Accurate and acute written and oral communications skills
  • Ability to coach and mentor peers, and to share among peers newly found or developed skills, techniques and improvements.

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.

REF: 84360BR

Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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