Mars UK • United Kingdom

Maintenance Planner

Employment type:  Full time

1–2 days/week at home

Core hours 11–3

Dog friendly

Job Description

Job Description:

Maintenance Planner


£38,000 - £40,000

The role will work closely with the Maintenance Team Leaders, Operations Team Leaders and Production Planners to secure line downtime and resource to maximize the amount of planned maintenance than can be executed.

What are we looking for?

  • Maintenance planning experience

  • Significant experience as a maintenance technician

  • Advanced skills in planning and prioritizing work

  • Advanced knowledge of the MS Office software, CMMS systems & electronic drawing software

What will be your key responsibilities?

  • Develop work plans for maintenance jobs with necessary information to allow efficient scheduling assignment and safe & food safe execution of maintenance work. Follow the CMMS structure to ensure that KPIs can be correctly reported on maintenance performance. Evaluate job feedback to improve future work. Minimsie the maintenance notification backlog and ensure the work order backlog is current. Utilise feedback from technicians on job planning to improve for future planning of maintenance jobs.

  • Partners with the Maintenance Stores Coordinator to ensure spare parts are available and removed from stores where strategically not required. Targets the minimisation of spend and identifies opportunities for spend reduction.

  • Perform purchasing duties for parts not required from stores. Partner with commercial where required to ensure the best value on parts purchased.

  • Manage contracts and standing orders with 3rd parties. Works with commercial to find value leadership opportunities to reduce maintenance cost and improve quality of delivery from contracts.

  • Operate and maintain the CMMS system for maintenance including continuous improvement of the processes and systems being utilised. Create, use, and maintain plant history and other technical files to include information in current job plans to anticipate and avoid job delays.

  • Assign technical work to the appropriate technician through CMMS, matching their technical skills to the required job. Provides clear planned daily activity schedules to each technician. Utilise feedback from technicians on job planning to improve for future planning of maintenance jobs.

  • Partners with production planning to create an annual cycle of planned maintenance events. Works with production planning to schedule maintenance on a periodic & weekly basis at least 1 week in advance.

  • Where schedule breaks are required, works with the Maintenance Team Leader to reassign work to technicians. Schedules work for all maintenance shutdowns.

  • Partners with technicians to understand priority work that requires scheduling.

  • Works with Operations Team Leaders to secure Operational resource for work on planned maintenance during line downtime. Assigns work orders appropriate to the skill level to the Operators.

What can you expect from Mars?

  • Work with over 130,000 diverse and talented Associates, all guided by the Five Principles.

  • Join a purpose driven company, where we’re striving to build the world we want tomorrow, today.

  • Best-in-class learning and development support from day one, including access to our in-house Mars University.

  • An industry competitive salary and benefits package, including company bonus.

Mars is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 26 weeks at 90% pay
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
“Pawternity” leave
Pregnancy loss leave

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options Mars UK provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure Mars UK is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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Working at Mars UK

Company employees

4,000 In the UK

Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

London, Slough, Waltham, Castle Cary, Birstall, Plymouth

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible Retail & Ecommerce companies

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