Pinnacle Foods

  • Maintenance Planner

    Location US-IL-Centralia
    Job ID
  • Overview

    At Pinnacle Foods we are at the top of our game and the key to our success is clear. Everything we do is driven by our purpose: unleashing brand potential, dynamically evolving and improving our already beloved products to bring more convenience, taste, nutrition, and joy to today's consumers.


    The results? Our well-recognized products are found in 85% of American households and are leaders in their respective categories, holding the #1 or #2 market share position in 10 of the 14 categories in which we compete — and we're just getting started. We are committed to adding value through strategic growth that synergizes our portfolio of "Leadership" and "Foundation" brands and plays to our strengths in R&D, consumer insights, and senior management experience.


    The individual in this position will work under the direction of the Reliability Engineer and will be responsible for planning and scheduling day to day plant maintenance activities. Responsibilities will include:

    • Committed to producing safe, quality food.
    • Using EAM to plan and schedule maintenance work, manage work orders, maintain equipment histories, track job status and track repair costs.
    • Communicating effectively with production to optimize a continuous planning improvement effort.
    • Determining total scope / priority of the work to be performed.  
    • Identifying resources required to execute work and verifying availability of resources prior to scheduling work.
    • Estimating job requirements including number and type of onsite maintenance staff or contractors needed and number of man-hours per task utilizing information from EAM system.
    • Submitting written notifications to departments to coordinate planned shutdowns, maintenance, or service activities that could have a business impact.
    • Coordinating parts requirements with storeroom personnel.
    • Leading the plant in the full utilization of the plant wide EAM system.
    • Promoting plant safety, GMP, GSP, and food safety policies and procedures.
    • Ensuring maintenance work conforms to Pinnacle Foods, state and local A.S.M.E. standards and codes.



    1. Must possess the ability to perform the duties of the position as described above.
    2. Must be proficient with software programs such as: Excel, Word, Access, Outlook, EAM and KRONOS.
    3. Must adhere to all applicable Quality Assurance policies and procedures.
    4. Must adhere to all applicable OSHA and Pinnacle safety policies and procedures.
    5. Must be able to work flexible hours, as needed.
    6. Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
    7. Must be able to sit, stand, walk and climb; and, lift up to 50 lbs.
    8. Must possess good hearing, vision, depth perception and color perception.


    • Strong technical problem solving skills and PC literate.
    • Associates degree, or a minimum of two years from a vocational/technical institution. Applicable trade certification and/or relevant experience are an acceptable substitute for the educational requirement.
    • Previous maintenance and electrical experience with proven ability to maintain industrial equipment.
    • Strong personal skills. Uses good judgment, keeps commitments and is dependable. Adapts to change and willingly accepts new responsibilities, projects, assignments, etc. Accepts accountability for own performance/behavior.
    • Strong interpersonal skills. Keeps and open mind and listens to diverse views.      
    • Respects, cooperates and works well with others. Communicates effectively, both orally and in writing.



    Pinnacle Foods is an Affirmative Action/EEO Employer –
    qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to
    protected veteran or disability status, race/color, religion, gender, national
    origin, age, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity or any
    other legally protected basis.


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