Maintenance Planner at Beyond Meat

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February 23, 2023

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At Beyond Meat, we started with simple questions. Why do you need an animal to create meat? Why can’t you build meat directly from plants? Thus, we make plant-based meats that allow families to eat more, not less, of the traditional dishes they love while feeling great about the health, sustainability, and animal welfare benefits of plant protein. Our goal is to bring exciting change to the plate—and Beyond.

OVERVIEWBeyond Meat is focused on raising the bar on talent. We are dedicated to shaping an inclusive culture that drives excellence, innovation, and results by enabling talent acceleration and development, engagement, and the employee experience.  The Maintenance Team is a matrix organization within Beyond Meat that is dedicated to creating food products that are leading the gold standard in plant-based proteins. They are looking for an outstanding individual to join the team located in Devault, PA as a Maintenance Planner.

The Maintenance Planner is responsible for planning preventative maintenance activities with the focus on improving equipment reliability and decreasing unplanned downtime. You will be coordinating and implementing general maintenance processes throughout the facility while providing preventative maintenance schedules on daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly basis. This includes generating, assigning and follow-up to preventive, predictive, and reactive maintenance assignments. Prepare weekly maintenance schedules and allocate work as per forecasted workloads. TASKS, DUTIES, & GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIESPlanning  Researches, gathers data, analyzes, and documents maintenance needs to automate current processes, address problem areas, and improve existing workflow within the database.Plan for all jobs to decrease maintenance downtime; and maximize efficiency.  Upon completion, communicates ideas that would make future jobs more efficient.Compile information into work assignments that are ready for the mechanics and communicate them to the team regarding critical steps in the process.Assists management with ordering and researching parts.

System Management Provides technical assistance and training to maintenance team in the operation, configuration, diagnostics, and troubleshooting of the preventive maintenance programs.Maintains maintenance backlog and continues to update with work ready and ranked by area, priority, and equipment availability.Coordinates development of a preventive maintenance database, including data input.  Monitors, maintains, and audits the accuracy and integrity of the Preventative Maintenance database.Communicates with CMMS/Fix program vendors regarding software upgrades, needed program modifications, and technical issues.

Reporting & DocumentationDevelops and generates regular and special preventive maintenance database reports.  Collaborates with the maintenance manager to develop and maintain training materials and work instructions for maintenance program.Effectively writes work orders with clear and concise work scope.Attends the weekly scheduling meeting.Assists in making safety procedures and ensures all aspects of company safety policy are incorporated into the job plan.Adhere to all facility policies concerning safety, security, and Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs)Perform other assigned tasks as needed.Requirements:Associates degree, technical school training and/or equivalent hands-on maintenance experience5 + years’ experience preferred in an industrial maintenance leadership or planning roleStrong understanding of budget management and ability to focus on cost efficiency/reductionAble to understand technical manufacturing and packaging equipment as well as complex diagrams.

Other Qualifications:Must be proficient in Microsoft Office with the ability to learn new applications.Ability to work with a sense of urgencyAbility to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, procedure manuals, operating and maintenance instructions. Thorough knowledge in the field of industrial maintenance.Thorough understanding of engineering principles and maintenance practices.Strong time management skills with multitasking competency, ability to prioritize, follow-up, and adhere to deadlines.Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to maintain accurate records and work products.Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate professionally with customers and co-workers.Demonstrate a strong work ethic while working as a team with the flexibility to work independently.Must have good analytical and problem-solving skills.WORK ENVIRONMENTWarehouse and production manufacturing environment that includes both tempered and ambient areas. The work environment is representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position requires the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods, step, balance, crouch, stoop, kneel, squat, bend, occasionally lifting up to 50 lbs., reach above shoulders, or as needed to complete tasks.Must be able to occasionally climb stairs or a ladder to complete tasks.Position located in a mix of production and office environments and requires a tolerance for consistent cold work environments (-10-40˚ F), high worker traffic, loud noises, odors, dust, and varying room temperatures.This position will be required to work on the production floor, and occasionally visit refrigerated and frozen storage areas, and warehouses.Work flexible shifts as required.Understand that overtime and occasional weekends and/or worked holidays will be required based on company needs.The starting annual base pay for this role is between USD $70,000 and $80,000.  The actual base is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands.  The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. The role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, and benefits. 

Beyond Meat is an equal employment opportunity employer. Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, religion, ancestry, veteran status, marital status, gender identify, sexual orientation, national origin, liability for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are interested in learning the status of your application, please note you will be contacted directly by the appropriate human resources contact person if you are selected for further consideration. Beyond Meat reserves the right to defer or close a vacancy at any time.

Please note that Beyond Meat has adopted a COVID-19 vaccination policy to safeguard the health and well-being of our employees. All U.S. employees who (a) physically enter a Beyond Meat facility in the United States, (b) represent Beyond Meat at work-related events, including but not limited to trade shows and product demonstrations, or (c) physically enter customer or potential customer sites in connection with their work for Beyond Meat must take all necessary steps to be Fully Vaccinated as a condition of employment, unless a reasonable accommodation is approved.Apply for this job

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