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Maintenance Planning Scheduler


Milford, DE, US, 19963

Req ID:  11383
Job Function:  Maintenance

Perdue Foods is part of Perdue Farms, a family-owned company heading into it's second century of growth and innovation. With a goal of becoming the most trusted name in premium proteins, we create products for consumers and for retail and foodservice customers around the globe, while changing the way animals are raised for food.


The purpose of this role is to is to improve work force productivity and work quality by anticipating and eliminating potential delays through planning and coordination of manpower, parts and material, and equipment access.

Principal and Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Is the principal contact and liaison person between Maintenance and Production and other supported departments. In this capacity, this position ensures that all internal customers of Maintenance receive timely, efficient and quality service.
  • Is responsible for long-range as well as short-range planning. Long-range planning involves the regular analysis of backlog relative to available resources. These two basic variables must be kept in balance if a proactive maintenance environment is to be established and sustained.
  • Additional Planning Responsibilities:​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

    • Planning and scheduling for shutdowns (major and minor).
    • Development of Planner reference systems including a file of Planned Job Packages for recurring jobs, plus labor and material libraries for each equipment center.
    • Keeps the “senior-level” Maintenance Planner and/or Maintenance Superintendent properly informed of abnormal or critical situations and seeks advice on matters outside the Planner's knowledge or authority.
    • Makes recommendations for system improvement.
    • Promotes the conservation of energy.
Minimum Education

Further technical education beyond high school or vocational training

Experience Requirements
  • Thorough working knowledge of Maintenance Software System(s); MS products; specifically, spreadsheet savvy, and working knowledge of Purchasing system and protocol. The Planning Scheduler must be familiar with applicable maintenance verbiage and terminology in order to effectively to his/her job.
  • 2 years’ work experience.
Environmental Factors and Physical Requirements
  • Ability to work for 8 hours or more in a stationary position or travel on a wet, moist, dry, greasy floors which may include metal or plastic grating surfaces with up to 4 hours in a single interval.
  • Ability to work from various types of ladders and/or stairs.
  • Exposure to and work in temperatures of less than -40 degrees and 75 degrees with ambient humidity. Noise exposure of 110 db, and light intensity range of 50 to 100 foot candles.
  • Bending, twisting, lifting up to 50 lbs, reaching, sitting, and grasping varies in repetitions, distance, degrees, angle, weight, heights, longest interval of time, objects grasped, and body positions depending upon the maintenance task required. Exposure to chlorinated water (50 ppm, ammonia vapors ) 5 ppm, dry ice, caustic detergents, lubricating oils, hydraulic oils, and other chemicals found in a poultry processing plant.
  • Must use and / or wear protective and safety equipment required for the job.



Perdue Farms, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.


Nearest Major Market: Delaware