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Maintenance Planner



Software Engineering
Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Monday, May 6, 2024

Maintenance Planner

Decatur, IL

Join Primient for a more rewarding manufacturing role. From day one, you’ll earn a great wage and full benefits.

  • Benefits incl. Healthcare/Medical insurance, 401 K matching and non-contingent matching plans, 15 days leave.
  • Structured career progression and greater responsibilities.


Established yet entrepreneurial: Primient is an industry leader with proven products, six manufacturing plants, 1500+ employees and deep roots in corn wet milling. Yet we’re also a brand-new company that is ready to drive change and create impact.

Investing in the future of Decatur: We are making an unprecedent investment in our plant and people to create a state-of-the-art facility. It will be a rewarding place for people to work now and for generations to come.

Poised for new era of success: our goal is to unlock the full potential of Decatur and our other US locations. The market is strong for our plant-based ingredients, which go into everything from sodas to hand cream and cardboard to clothing. As our business grows, our people will grow.


The Maintenance Planner contributes to a high level of productivity and efficiency within the maintenance department by providing written job plans for work originating from requests, preventative plans, and predictive monitoring. Plans will include details such as proper procedures as well as labor, time, parts, tools, access, and permitting required. Works closely with Operations, Engineers, Quality and other internal customers to ensure that detailed maintenance activity schedules are met. Develops and monitors area shutdown planning as applicable and addresses capacity issues with both internal and external customers. Works closely with all site functions to develop procedures and work practices.

Key responsibilities: Maintenance Planner

  • Daily management to maintain 2-4 week complete ‘ready’ back log that is in alignment with production needs.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety policies and procedures
  • Plan maintenance jobs for assigned plant areas including all details needed to schedule and execute each job - procedures, labor, time, parts, tools, access, permitting, etc.
  • Partner closely with maintenance supervisors for assigned areas each day to maintain proper priority for planning workflow
  • Incorporate feedback on completed planned jobs from maintenance supervisors, reliability team, mechanics, maintenance storage, operations, and skilled crafts to create a continuous improvement loop for job plans and planning procedures
  • Build and maintain database of job plans
  • Provide daily communications with a wide range of plant personnel
  • Provide labor and costs estimates


The maintenance planner will be evaluated on several factors

Maintenance metrics

  • Schedule Attainment
  • Schedule Compliance
  • Schedule Loading

Demonstrates competence in material acquisition

Ability to multitask

Show flexibility to move from one task to another where needed

Skills and experience required

Required skills, experience, and traits:

  • Bachelor's Degree in an Engineering or Technology related field preferred, with five - eight years of related professional experience in a heavy industrial environment working with mechanical maintenance or engineering teams
  • Experience using CMMS for maintenance planning, scheduling, and execution
  • Must be self-motivated, diligent, detail oriented, and possess very strong time management discipline
  • Ability to read and interpret prints, schematics, assembly drawings, and machine manuals
  • Strong writing skills; must be able to communicate instructions and procedures clearly to skilled crafts
  • Good interpersonal skills and willingness to accept and act upon feedback from others
  • Basic computer proficiency including Microsoft Office and Outlook e-mail
  • Desired skills:
  • Prior maintenance planning experience
  • Familiarity with SAP maintenance system is preferred but not required


Rewards & benefits
Competitive salary / 401 K matching and non-contingent matching plans / Healthcare / Medical insurance

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

We are passionate believers in the power of difference. We strive to represent the communities in which we operate and to provide an inclusive, welcoming environment for all. We want Primient to be a place where every employee feels they belong and knows they are seen, heard, valued and safe to speak up. Our aspiration is to unlock the full potential in diverse perspectives, while offering everyone an equal chance to grow, thrive and progress.

Primient is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of an inclusive workforce.

Successful candidates must also pass a computer test, drug screen, and background check.

California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")

The Company is committed to complying with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) and all data privacy and laws in the jurisdictions in which it recruits and hires employees. We collect the following categories of personal information for the purpose of hiring the best qualified applicants and to comply with applicable employment laws: Name and contact information; Job preference and work availability; Social Security Number and/or other identification information; Education and qualifications; Employment history and experience; Military service; Reference and background check information, including relevant criminal history and credit history; Social media information; Pre-employment test results; Post-offer medical examination information and results, including drug test results; Voluntary self-disclosure information regarding minority, veteran, and disability status; and Information provided by you during the hiring process.