Maintenance Planner (Full-Time/1st Shift) Hattiesburg, MS

Wis-Pak, Inc.

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Hattiesburg, MS
First Shift

Job Description

As posted by the hiring company

Job Overview:


Under the direction of the Maintenance Manager, the Maintenance Planner will coordinate Overhaul and Preventive Maintenance activities across all lines in the Plant, while working to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of both. 

JOB DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Note: These job functions relate to the job, not the individual.)

  • Work closely with the Maintenance Manager to develop a 3-5-year overhaul plan for the facility.
  • Coordinate parts, labor and timing with plant and contractors for individual equipment overhauls and Rebuild schedules.
  • Expand upon the existing Preventive Maintenance program by identifying areas of opportunity, developing and documenting individual PM activities, scheduling the work, auditing PM effectiveness and tracking the rate of completion. Standardizing PM procedures to meet Wis-Pak standards.
  • Become proficient with our Capital Asset Management system and maintain to keep current.
  • Work with vendors and purchasing to secure competitive quotes for plant projects and planned work.
  • Work with the Maintenance Manager and Parts Clerk to implement an organizational strategy for the site’s parts storage area meeting the Wis-Pak standard. This includes establishing and maintaining inventory levels.
  • Provide coverage for the Maintenance Lead, and Parts Clerk as needed.
  • This position is responsible for walking through each requested “job” and developing an associated checklist to ensure completion.
    • P.M. Completion Verification: Line walks “inspections / Audits” to verify quality P.M. completion
  • Utilize 5S tools in the shop area and all parts storage areas.
  • Planning work including ordering required parts, kitting parts, and scheduling maintenance work.
  • Track and or develop KPI’s for the maintenance department and Facility.
  • Track Daily, Weekly & Monthly P.M. Progress.
    • Monitor any “past due P.M.’s” and report to the Maintenance Manager with a plan to correct deficiencies.
  • Create and Track: Qualified P.M. Employee Tracking Form & Program.
    • Utilize tracking to communicate progress using visual display(s) “whiteboards”
  • Create P.M. Videos & Power Points to train Maintenance and other departments on maintenance needed items.
    • Create and Maintain Standard Work Instructions.
  • Maintain departmental training records for work order procedural training, including WO specific safety training.
  • Maintain and Update maintenance library of equipment manuals and procedures.
  • Collectively house quality / food safety audit, environmental, and regulatory permits pertaining to plant utility and CCPs


  • Indirect oversight of maintenance personnel to schedule and ensure timely preventative and predictive maintenance as identified in essential job responsibilities. 


  • Knowledge of wiring schematics \ parts, technical manuals, and exploded view parts list utilization.
  • Proficient computer skills in; Excel, Word, and Power Point. 
    • Video Editing Experience is preferred.
  • Requires two years of college with courses in production operations plus two to three years of related experience; or five to six years of progressively responsible related experience.
    • A combination of the all the education and experience listed above is preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as blueprints, operating and maintenance instructions and manuals, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to communicate effectively with vendors and other employees of the organization.
  • Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as costs, discounts, percentages, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra.
  • 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.
  • Requires a valid driver's license.
  • Requires strong mechanical and electrical aptitude, solid trouble shooting skills, a functional knowledge of Microsoft office and the ability to become proficient with our JD Edwards, CAM system.
  • Must be competent with a variety of small hand and power tools and precision measuring devices.  Requires a general knowledge of manufacturing equipment.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or touch objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit; reach above shoulders; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, or crouch; and taste or smell.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds, carrying and moving parts, motors, and boxes. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.


  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts; may potentially work in high, precarious places and/or in outside weather conditions and is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud and does require hearing protection.



This list of job duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We respond to all applicants once a hiring decision has been made. 

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