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Maintenance Planner

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Job ID 279986 Date posted 03/20/2024 Location : Footscray, Australia Category  BUILD OPERATE MAINTAIN (PLANT OPNS) Job Status  Salaried Full Time

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Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive. With a diverse and inclusive workplace culture and a global footprint, you will work with some of the best minds developing innovative programs and practices for a sustainable future. It’s an opportunity to learn, grow and engage in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. Learn more at

Job Purpose and Impact

The prime purpose of the Maintenance Planner position is to identify and prepare the pro-active maintenance activities, this includes generation of job plans, work preparation and optimizing work efficiency in consultation with the relevant stakeholders (e.g. Maintenance Supervisor, Store person, Lead Fitter).

Key Accountabilities

  • Plan future proactive work for the maintenance craft.  Includes involvement in developing and continuously improving upon job plans, PM’s, and PdM activities and follow-up work generate from the CMMS
  • Initiate the procurement of materials, special tools and unique items required in the job plans using relevant maintenance programs and database tools.
  • Prepare detailed job plans as required on general maintenance activities and schedule downtime and partner with more senior team members to identify opportunities to improve reliability and reduce lost production.
  • Promote plant safety incorporating safety plans, hazards, and precautions into daily planning activities
  • Plan the execution of basic repair procedures and tasks to ensure compliance with the fundamental plant maintenance procedures and practices.
  • Review all completed work orders for completeness and accuracy and update the machinery history data in the tracking system as required.
  • Work with the maintenance team to develop documented maintenance strategies for all plant equipment and eliminate failures through root cause failure analysis and reliability centred maintenance activities
  • Handle basic issues and problems under direct supervision, while escalating more complex issues to appropriate staff.


  • Minimum 5 years Maintenance experience in order to understand processes and activities
  • Understanding operating context of site assets / process systems
  • Working and practical knowledge applicable PdM technologies 
  • Working knowledge of Maintenance Management systems ie. RCFA, RCM, FMEA
  • Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong ability to plan proactively to meet required standards
  • Ability to prioritise tasks to meet conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders, internally and externally

We Offer

In return to your experience, we offer:

  • A competitive remuneration package including performance incentive plan
  • Autonomy and scope for career development
  • Flexibility working arrangements
  • The opportunity to work with some of the most talented people in the industry and inspiring leaders
  • The job stability that comes with a global employer who puts people first
  • A supportive working culture and an inclusive team environment

If you are ready to take on a rare, career defining opportunity, are self-motivated and team spirited, then we would love to hear from you.

Cargill is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applications are treated with complete confidentiality.

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