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Maintenance Planner - 1st Shift - Full Time - Round Rock, TX

Round Rock, Texas

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Cargill operates some of the most technologically advanced production plants in the world. We need dependable, efficient, safety-minded individuals to join our team. General Operators are vital to our daily operations. Examples of roles include preparing meat to be cooked, palletizing boxed product, administration work, using scanners and computers to track product, and verifying quality and accuracy. Please note, specific roles will vary greatly by plant and location. Safety is always our number one priority, and no matter your experience level, we'll train you for success. Your work in our plants can help you grow both personally and professionally. Discover how your work can nourish the world and help you thrive.

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  • Safety
  • Productive
  • Hardworking
  • Multi-tasker
  • Motivated
  • Responsible
  • Team player
  • Proactive
  • Focused
  • Efficient

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What I like about Cargill's safety procedures is that they're really easy to follow and they've become a really big part of our culture here.”

Rachel G., QA Food Safety Support

I've worked at several different plants, and I feel Cargill listens and cares for everyone's safety. I feel like safety is there main focus with employees. They've provided me with ESL classes to take, and great discounts with gym memberships which gives me energy helps me focus day in and day out. I just love it here!”

Elisabeth C.

Cargill has change my life a lot! I feel like people really care about their employees. They have been very supportive with my life changes and have even given me an opportunity to move up. I'm now a safety lead at my table.”

Catherine V.

Here at Cargill, people treat me good, and I treat them good. Since I've been working here, I've been able to grow spiritually, and mentally. I've been able to gain confidence in wanting to move up in my position. Since I've been working here at Cargill, I've gotten married, and thankful that I can support me and my beautiful wife.”

Marvin S.

Maintenance Planner - 1st Shift - Full Time - Round Rock, TX

Job ID ROU00063 Date posted 05/04/2021

This position is located in Round Rock, TX. Please note you may receive calls from a 952 area code if you are considered for the role. This position does not provide relocation assistance.

Cargill Protein
Cargill Protein is the umbrella organization of Cargill’s North American beef, turkey, and food distribution businesses.  Our businesses based in Wichita, Kansas, provide wholesome, high quality, nutritious and flavorful products to customers ranging from foodservice operators and grocery stores, to food manufacturers and export markets.  These businesses employ more than 28,000 people in the US and Canada, who work at dozens of processing and support facilities.

At Cargill Protein, we know that our customers don’t just sell products; they sell the reputations behind those products. Our customers provide people with something that they crave and love and it’s a product that we love, too. And we understand how deeply the quality of our red meat connects to our customers’ reputations. After all, it’s our reputation, too. We have been innovating for the last 150 years to bring our partners new solutions that help nourish the world. We continue to aggressively pursue improvements and produce real results that impact not only our operations but our industry, employees and the world around us. By continuously improving our products, processes and services we are ensuring a better, more sustainable future for our employees, for our customers, for our communities and for our company.

Job Purpose

The Maintenance Planner is critical to the ongoing success of the Maintenance effort. Responsible for identifying the elements of an executable work package that should contain, the work plan, the necessary materials, tools, permits and labor requirements prior to passing the work on to scheduling. Update and adjust existing job plans and equipment data.  


Expected to maintain accurate equipment files and related job plans. Expected to organize effective job plans and keep them accurate and updated.  Expected to walk down jobs and insure that all safety and work process considerations are factored into the job.  Expected to incorporate safety into all work plans and help insure that work is performed safely and efficiently and help insure that the work management process is managed efficiently. Expected to insure that the work management portions of SAP are updated and accurate. Expected to help input mechanics job data into SAP and be able to pull data for tracking purposes. Expected to assist the maintenance supervisor and team with ordering parts and any other task that can improve reliability. Expected to do other job tasks as needed by their supervisor.

Work Requesting:
•    Write work requests

Work Planning:
 Review/Organize/Prioritize work approved for planning
•    Walk-down Job, visit job site
•    Determine if shutdown is required
•    Determine if Management of Change (MOC) is required and initiate the MOC process as necessary
•    Determine if “existing” job plan is available
•    Plant and estimate work orders including (but not limited to)

Procedures & Instructions
Crafts and Labor ID
Time Estimated & Milestones
Drawings & Manuals
Material Estimations
Special Tools & Services
Validation & Completion Requirements 
•    Coordinate with Purchasing to order and reserve materials
•    Determine if job is ready to schedule
•    Change work order status appropriately based on work management process

Work Scheduling:
•    Attend and participate in scheduling/pass down meetings

Work Order Completion:
•    Review completed work orders
•    Update equipment history and technical data as required
•    Update Job Plans from Work Order feedback comments


Required Qualifications
•           Must be eligible to work in the United States without visa sponsorship
•           Must be 18 years or older
•           Ability to read, write, and speak English
•           Computer and software applications (SAP, excel, word, outlook)

Preferred Qualifications
•           Previous production or maintenance experience
•           Understand and communicate technical aspects of machine operation
•           Previous Cargill experience
•           Work history in the past 12 months

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