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Maintenance Planner

Job Category:  Operations and Production
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Totowa, NJ, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2707

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.




The Maintenance Planner will be a team player, driven and customer focus tasked with planning, scheduling and coordinating proactive maintenance work performed at the site with the objective of optimizing total maintenance cost and effort by maximizing maintenance work force productivity and increasing quality work performed to expectations.



  • Evaluate non-emergency work requests, develops scope of work, and inspects job location to determine job requirements.
  • Estimate labor hours, skillsets, parts, materials, equipment and special tools required to complete proactive jobs in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Gather relevant technical documentation such as drawings, schematics, specifications, spare parts lists from equipment histories, OEM manuals and the Knowledgebase system. Verifies the availability of parts prior to scheduling the job. Arrange for special tools and auxiliary equipment when required.
  • Maintain an organized and prioritized work order backlog to determine the next highest priority jobs to be planned next and maintains the Ready Backlog at or above 80%.
  • Employ the continuous improvement process to update Job Plans for accuracy and effectiveness.
  • Attend weekly planning & scheduling meetings with Production to determine work order priorities, communicate work order status and alter planned maintenance activities if necessary.
  • Create a Weekly Technician Schedule that includes priority planned jobs and preventative maintenance tasks that utilize 100% of the available technician labor hours.
  • Improve work order planning and scheduling effectiveness through the review process and use of the maintenance metrics.
  • Maintain records and files essential to meaningful analysis and reporting of maintenance related matters.
  • Train site employees on CMMS and ensures that it is working with integrity and is being utilized.
  • Part Room responsibilities include receiving, putting away, retrieving and cycle counting for inventory
  • Set up of Maintenance parts and supplies including description and stock location
  • Purchase Order creation and tracking
  • Work Order creation and tracking
  • Follow all SOP’s Policies and procedures
  • Support all safety, food quality and sanitation initiatives and policies
  • Capital project assistance
  • Back up for reception area by responding to guest inquiries, ensuring guests sign in and are directed as needed, distribute applications to interviewees and list in log, etc.
  • Manage internal outgoing/incoming mail, package and mail receipt, preparation and organization.
  • Duties, responsibilities and activities may change or new ones may be assigned at any time with or without notice.




  • Associate Degree or 5 years’ experience in a technical field with 1-3 years of maintenance scheduling / planning experience and/or 5 – 10 years as a machine repair technician, or equivalent combination of both
  • Familiar with industrial manufacturing environment
  • Electrical/mechanical aptitude
  • Proficiency with computers, maintenance systems, and applications including Microsoft Office
  • Proficient verbal communication, facilitation, and presentation skills
  • Ability to build and maintain positive, professional relationships
  • Desire to develop leadership attributes
  • Experience in job plan development, job scheduling, and work execution
  • Project management and capital project experience preferred




  • Manufacturing plant is large, open floor areas with loud machinery, requiring some areas for workers to wear ear protection to guard against noise. Workers are frequently exposed to high temperatures during the summer months. Some work in cold environments during winter months.  Production/Warehouse areas are dusty.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands/fingers to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb, ascend/descend or balance to heights that may require a ladder or lift; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl in confined spaces; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to sit.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 50 pounds. The employee is regularly required to use close vision and color vision. The employee is occasionally exposed to outside weather conditions and risk of electrical shock.
  • In the factory environment, the employee may be exposed to hazardous materials and/or greasy or slippery factory floors
  • Workers are required to wear masks, hair nets, or gloves to protect the product from possible contamination. Certain areas require respirators.
  • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Must be able to access and navigate each department, plant floor, and warehouse facility within New Jersey organization.




About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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