Maintenance Planner
Alton IL
Full Time


Alton IL


Your role: 

As Maintenance Planner, you will be responsible for planning the routine maintenance at the facility. You will identify opportunities and make recommendations to streamline day-to-day work processes. You will also implement new work procedures to support the change process. To succeed, you must be able to: 

  • Deliver results in first-time situations by inspiring others and working to earn trust every day 

  • Serve others with understanding, respect, and care 

  • Operate with simplicity, clarity and transparency 

  • Deal with and drive change 

  • Organize, prioritize and own multiple tasks while meeting or exceeding deadlines 

  • Learn and apply new technology and share your knowledge with others 

Above all you will be expected to carry out all your activities with reliability, integrity, compliance and in a safe, environmentally responsible, and efficient manner. 

Your responsibilities: 

  • Develop and maintain work plans   

  • Maintain inventories utilizing computerized maintenance management system  

  • Manage and promote plant safety incorporating safety plans, hazards, and precautions into daily planning activities  

  • Update and maintain equipment history records  

  • Responsible for ordering, receiving, and shipping spare parts   

  • Track and provide meaningful measures to improve efficiency  

  • Develop strategies for maintenance of all plant equipment and eliminate failures through root cause analysis and reliability centered maintenance activities  

  • Build relationships with suppliers, contractors, and technical service providers  

  • Maintain compliance with company policies, regulatory requirements, quality specifications, safety standards, and sanitation practices 

Essential skills and experience: 

  • Bachelor’s degree with 2-5 years or High School diploma/GED with 6-10 years of relevant experience  

  • Demonstrated knowledge of maintenance process, activities, and maintenance management system  

  • Demonstrated knowledge of applicable Predictive and Preventative Maintenance technologies 

  • Understanding of operating context of site assets / process systems  

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships internally and externally  

  • Demonstrated knowledge of maintenance safety practices 

Good to have: 

  • Knowledge of food safety requirements and HACCP  

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions (With or without reasonable accommodation): 

  • Ability to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as is required by the operating areas (i.e. safety glasses, protective footwear, hearing protection and, at times, a respirator) 

  • Ability to work a rotating schedule including nights, weekends and holidays 

  • Ability to work a machine paced continuous process that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with conditions which include: 

  • Heat/cold temperatures (inclement weather) 

  • Indoor/outdoor environment 

  • Dusty environment 

  • Noisy environment 

  • Frequent moving/vibration/ or other motion of equipment/processes 

  • Elevated places, to include stairs/ladders 

  • Ability to perform work at a computer and other administrative/managerial tasks 


Other Considerations: 

  • Willing to work weekends, holidays, 7-day weeks, and opposing shifts, when needed  

  • Except where prohibited by law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a pre-employment background check and/or drug test 

  • Must be authorized to work in the Unites states without sponsorship now and in the future  


At Ardent Mills, everyone matters and everyone has a voice.  We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal opportunities are available to all applicants and team members and the decisions will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, aboriginality, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, genetic information, veteran status, age, political affiliation, or any other non-merit characteristic protected by law or not.  Together, celebrating our differences, we make Ardent Mills. 


The preceding position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this position.  It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees in this position. The description, duties, functions, and responsibilities are subject to change at the discretion of Ardent Mills.  


Alton IL


145 W. Broadway Street, Alton IL, 62002

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