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EAM Planner/Scheduler, 1st Shift


Location: Ontario, CA 

Exemption: Nonexempt 

Shift: First 



Ventura Foods is a leading global manufacturer of branded and custom food products that proudly helps food providers in the U.S., Canada and more than 60 other countries earn a special place on consumers’ tables.  We do this by continually crafting custom dressings, sauces, mayonnaises, and other food solutions that exceed peoples’ expectations for great-tasting flavors and high-quality ingredients.

Headquartered in Brea, California, Ventura Foods operates 14 manufacturing facilities, 3 culinary centers, and numerous distribution centers across North America. When you work in our manufacturing and distribution facilities, you get a strong foundation of training, a manager who cares about you and celebrates your success, a safe environment, and challenging work.  As part of our team, your future is limited only by how much you’re willing to push yourself to get there. We invest in your growth, because you invest in ours.

Position Summary:

As a EAM Planner/Scheduler (Maintenance) you will plan, schedule, monitor, adjust/revise, close out and report on PMs, CMs and EMs maintenance work orders using the EAM system tools. You will be the coordination center using two way radios for maintenance crew and staff throughout the day. You will also be the backup for the Maintenance Manager and Supervisors and cover for Inventory Technician as required. Monitor and control documentation for all calibrated equipment and schedule inspections and corrective actions as required. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Run the maintenance control center.
  • Work with the foremen and mechanics on repair calls from the production floor and responds by creating required work orders using the EAM system programs, emergency maintenance (EM) and/ or corrective maintenance (CM) work orders.
  • Monitor all current mechanical issues using the two way radio system
  • Create a top level plan of preventive maintenance (PM) and CM work orders by using suite of EAM tools, and maintains a high level of communication with the inventory technician, maintenance supervisor, maintenance manager and production scheduler.
  • Review all completed PM work orders and performs all necessary planning steps leading to the generation and scheduling of a CM work order
  • Generate detailed shift by shift schedules of PM and CM work orders using knowledge of the maintenance department’s capabilities, personal craft knowledge, a suite of computer-based tools and a constant communications interface with the production scheduler. Maintains the PM and CM shift schedules for the maintenance supervisors. Works with the foremen to schedule and assign workload to the maintenance department crew
  • Provide administration support for the maintenance manager and maintenance supervisors for such things as vacation planner, sick leave, office duties, and miscellaneous activities that all contribute to better control of the crew scheduling and deployment
  • Collect and enter completed work orders into the EAM system and completes the respective time entry function and post time card journal
  • Review availability of parts specified as required for the release of PM, CM, and EM work orders, and advises the inventory technician and MRO buyer of any shortages that may affect the scheduling of maintenance work. Works with inventory technician to create BOM parts kits for the PM work orders and to allow for quick issue of all the parts required to carry out the task. Substitutes for the inventory technician in their absence
  • Perform quality control checks on PM work orders and their respective routings for such things as correct routing steps, safety and environmental requirements, updating estimated time, correcting bill of materials and suggesting improvements.
  • Continually improve PMs to reduce equipment downtime and man hours associated with them
  • Control records for calibration of flow meters and other monitored equipment within the plant and schedules all relevant sources to come as required to inspect and maintain these items in a serviceable condition
  • Responsible for following all food safety policies, procedures and regulatory criteria including the current SQF code, Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) and associated preventive controls
  • Manage, coordinate and schedule outside contractors for job request in facility.
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience:

  • High School Diploma/GED or equivalent experience; Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Engineering, Logistics and Supply Chain Management or equivalent experience preferred
  • 3+ years of experience in working with Business Administration, Engineering, Logistics and Supply Chain Management for Maintenance team
  • 3+ years of experience in Planning and Scheduling 
  • Experience in inventory, materials and scheduling preferred 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to read, understand and write a broad range of documents and to work with both the metric and Imperial measurement systems 
  • Working knowledge of computer-based tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Interest in learning computer-based systems such as the CMMS
  • Understand the importance of precision and follow through in performing all aspects of scheduling activity 
  • Effective communication skills to interface with management and floor level personnel
  • Ability to exercise excellent judgment and determination with respect to balancing the production goals of the operations and production managers with the maintenance goals 
  • Understanding of the value of preventive maintenance (PM) and corrective maintenance (CM)and the aspects of planning and performing such work is required



Physical Demands:

Regularly requires intermittent sitting, standing, walking, climbing, squatting, kneeling, pushing, and pulling.  Physical strength and dexterity sufficient to perform the required task(s). Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more with assistance.  Additional demands may be required.


Work Environment:

In addition to normal business hours, work schedules may include after hours and weekends as needed.  May work outside and in adverse temperatures which include extreme hot, cold, and humidity.  May be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration.  Must be willing and able to wear personal protective equipment as required by established Company Safety standards.  May require work in confined and dark spaces, and at heights in excess of 18 feet for prolonged periods of time.


Ventura Foods is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles

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