Merrick Pet Care
  • 14-Sep-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • Operations
  • Hereford, TX, USA
  • Full Time

401K, Medical, Dental and Vision, Paid Time Off (PTO), Paid Holidays


At Merrick, we don't just make pet food. We make the Best Food Ever. Founded in 1988, Texas-based Merrick PetCare is a leader in natural and organic pet food. We believe that our people are the source of our competitive advantage, and as we invest in our people, we invest in our shared future. When you join Merrick PetCare in Hereford, TX you are not only joining a leader in natural and organic pet food, you are joining a tight knit community focused on creating the most nutritious and wholesome food for pets.


As the Maintenance Planner, you will be responsible for accurately and effectively, supporting the plant maintenance group by developing the preventative and predictive maintenance program utilizing the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS). This involves collaborating with the Operations Planning Manager, Production, Maintenance and Engineering departments to coordinate planned maintenance activities to ensure proper asset care and reliability. You will also be responsible for all maintenance work order KPI tracking, trending management, and ensuring that all maintenance activities are effectively planned.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS)
  • Execute and improve planning methodology for preventative maintenance program
  • Perform field inspections, determine appropriate job work scopes, develop work plans, and stage parts kits
  • Identify equipment failure trends and report them to the engineering department for root cause analysis
  • Manage SAP for maintenance functions by creating, maintaining, and modifying work orders as necessary
  • Manage work plans to meet the quality and timeliness expectations of production
  • Provide functional leadership for the hourly maintenance team in processing, packing, and utilities
  • All other duties as assigned

Qualifications - External

Basic Qualifications (Minimum):

  • High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
  • 2+ years of maintenance planning/scheduling experience in a manufacturing, production, industrial, military or related environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ years of people leadership experience
  • 1+ years of SAP and/or related CMMS experience

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Merrick Petcare. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Merrick Petcare home.

Merrick Pet Care is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and look for diversity in qualified candidates for employment.

Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at alytle@merrickpetcare.com to notify us of any needs related to completing the job application


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