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Internal Application: Maintenance Planner

Maintenance | Blackfoot, ID | Full Time

Job Description

Spudnik Equipment Company LLC is the North American market leader for potato planting, harvesting, and handling equipment – all designed and manufactured in our state of the art facility in Blackfoot, Idaho.  We have opportunities for enthusiastic, self-directed, and innovative people who are interested in a satisfying and rewarding career.  We are now accepting applications for the following position:

POSITION:                Maintenance Planner

LOCATION:              Blackfoot, Idaho

The Maintenance Planner plays a critical role in improving workforce quality and productivity by planning major Maintenance activities. The Planner works to anticipate and remove potential delays through both short-range and long-range planning efforts. By organizing parts, maintaining accurate inventory, and coordinating labor, the Planner aids in improving workplace efficiency. The Planner is responsible for scheduling regular maintenance checks with technicians so as to extend the life expectancy of machinery. Maintenance knowledge, communication, and organizational skills are vital for the Planner to be effective. The Planner will be available for fluctuating shifts and overtime where appropriate in order to respond to production needs. The Planner will demonstrate a high level of responsibility and accountability while working effectively and efficiently.

Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Prepare and organize Preventative Maintenance (PM’s) plans according to the build schedule;
  • Create and manage a Preventative Maintenance master schedule encompassing routine maintenance for all essential equipment;
  • Manage repair parts inventory by establishing quantities on hand, completing cycle counts, issuing parts to repair jobs, and returning parts as needed;
  • Collect and analyze maintenance data and provide reports to Management;
  • Requisition appropriate parts and materials and subsequently issue these materials out of inventory to work orders;
  • Assist the Maintenance Manager in allocating work to technicians;
  • Recommend process improvements and participate in process improvement efforts;
  • Maintain a strong understanding of manufacturing machinery used at Spudnik through reading industry publications, attending professional conferences, etc.


Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned as necessary.

  • Work in a team environment with little or no supervision;
  • Actively work with internal and external customers to identify and solve problems;
  • Maintain a safe, organized, and clean work environment;
  • Fill in during team member absences;
  • Promote the company’s core values; integrity, respect, commitment, quality, innovation.


  • Demonstrated experience in planning or project management activities;
  • Demonstrated experience working in a maintenance role, automotive repair, or parts supply environment; 
  • Post-secondary education preferred; 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Windows, and file/data management systems;
  • Ability to read instructional drawings and schematics;' Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines concurrently;
  • Proficient in basic math (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).


  • Computer, copier, scanner, fax machine, telephone, printer;
  • Material handling equipment such as forklift, pallet-jack, telehandler, motor vehicle, etc.;
  • Other machines and equipment specific to department or facility needs.

Typical Physical Requirements

·         Light work involving:




Sitting for extended 




periods of time






  • Activities generally occur inside a production office environment.  The worker is subject to inside environmental conditions typical of a manufacturing environment.  There is protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. There may be sufficient noise at times to cause the worker to shout in order to be heard above the ambient noise level.  The production shop environment includes a variety of physical conditions such a proximity to moving mechanical parts, electrical current, and working on scaffolding or other high places. The employee may be exposed to one or more of the following conditions that affect the respiratory system or the skin: fumes, odors, dust mists, gases or poor ventilation. There is air and/or skin exposure to oils and other cutting fluids.

PAY:   Depending on Experience

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  Open until filled.

TO APPLY:  Apply online at via the Careers page


                                                            SPUDNIK IS A DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE