Kerry Maintenance Planner (Mecca, CA, US, 92254) in Mecca, California

Requisition ID 2349

Position Type (US)Full Time

Career Function Engineering and Maintenance


Posting Type DNI

Career Builder CB

Leading to better encompasses all we do at Kerry, it's how we've become the worlds leading taste and nutrition company. Whether it's building and manufacturing sustainable solutions for food, beverage or pharmaceutical consumers, our commitment to lead the world to better nutrition drives us forward. With 24,000+ colleagues across the globe and 15,000+ Kerry products, your opportunities are limitless.

About Kerry

A career with Kerry Taste & Nutrition offers you an opportunity to shape how people across the globe view food and beverage while providing you opportunities to explore and grow as your interests do. With our commitment to a sustainable future, a career with Kerry is something you can feel good about.

About the role

Key responsibilites

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILTIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Ensure safety considerations are given top priority in work order planning.

  • Planning and scheduling of maintenance work for mechanics and contractors.

  • Work directly with Maintenance and Production Supervisors/Managers to plan preventative and corrective maintenance work orders, develop weekly and long-term schedules, and plan plant shutdowns.

  • Hold weekly planning/scheduling meetings with maintenance and production supervisors/managers to determine short and long term priorities. Schedule maintenance activities to ensure the priorities are satisfied.

  • Define safe work procedures, best practices, PPE, tools, and equipment to be included in work orders and preventative maintenance.

  • Accurately estimate job hours by trade, parts and resources required for all planned work orders.

  • Manage appropriate level of planned work order backlog at all times.

  • Maintain complete and accurate records/plans within CMMS (computerized maintenance management system).

  • Train maintenance/operations personnel in proper use of CMMS to ensure highest quality work orders are produced and maintained for future reference.

  • Actively participate to ensure the highest standards are achieved and maintained in terms of safety, environment, quality, and efficiency.

  • Conduct cycle counts and maintain inventory levels

  • Initiate purchase orders and complete all associated tasks in the purchasing process.

  • Maintain healthy vendor relationships, while insuring Kerry’s best interests are kept.

  • Adhere to all company policies and/or requirements.

  • Be proficient in MAPICS, DFM, IPO, MVP, and any other programs associated with the performance of assigned duties.

  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and Outlook.

  • Provide updates on all aspects of inventory, purchasing, CMMS, etc. and relay such information effectively to the Maintenance Manager and/or Supervisor.

64405 Lincoln Street

Mecca, CA 92254

Qualifications and skills

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Industrial maintenance experience.

HS diploma or GED.

Demonstrated work experience in a food manufacturing environment preferred.

Five years of experience as a full-time maintenance planner/scheduler or similarly related field.

Able to maintain presence of mind under stressful conditions and accept change.


Appropriate English language ability in order to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.


Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and ability to draw and interpret bar graphs.


Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.


None required.


The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee frequently is required to stand, talk, hear, taste, and/or smell.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 60 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. The employee must also be able to work at various heights with proper PPE.

Will be expected to work in all areas of the facility and have at least a knowledge of all equipment in the production process as well as all of the facility support and process support equipment and related systems.


The work environment characteristics described are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to extreme heat. The employee frequently works near moving mechanical parts. The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here .

Kerry is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation due to disability for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to and let us know the nature of your request.