Position Description

Maintenance Planner - Converting
Location SC - Anderson
Employment Duration Full time
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First Quality was founded in 1989 and, in nearly three decades, has grown to be a global privately held company with over 4,000 employees. Its corporate offices are located in Great Neck, New York, with manufacturing facilities and offices in Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Georgia, and Canada. First Quality is a diversified family of companies manufacturing consumer products ranging from Absorbent Hygiene (adult incontinence, feminine care, and baby care), Tissue (bath and towel), and Industrial (print and packaging materials and thermoformed plastics), serving institutional and retail markets throughout the world. First Quality focuses on private label and branded product lines.


Our core business philosophy is built on a proud culture driven by safety and quality, respect, humility, integrity, customer focus, and teamwork. With leading edge manufacturing technologies and processes and visionary leadership, First Quality is positioned to continue significant growth in the coming years. We are seeking an experienced Maintenance Planner - Converting for our First Quality Tissue, SE location in Anderson, SC.  The primary role of the Maintenance Planner is to improve work force productivity and work quality by anticipating and eliminating potential delays through planning and coordination of labor, parts and material, tools and equipment, permissions, specialized documentation and equipment access. The Maintenance Planner is responsible for the planning all maintenance work performed in the area in which he/she is assigned. He/she maintains liaison and coordination between the production and maintenance organizations; maintains appropriate records and files to permit meaningful analysis and reporting of results of work completed.


Primary responsibilities include:


  • Promote an action oriented safety culture embracing safety as a core value, instilling and exemplifying a safety mindset for all team members resulting in an incident free workplace.
  • Work in conjunction with Quality department to ensure finished product satisfies all finished product quality standards.
  • Principal contact person between maintenance department and all other plant departments.
  • Responsible for long-range as well as short-range planning.
  • Assists the maintenance supervisor in the implementation of (CMMS) computerized maintenance management system.
  • Maintains all data within (CMMS) and updates as needed.
  • Receives all work orders and screens to see that they have been properly written.
  • Assures that work requested is actually needed.
  • Examines all work requests and determines job scope and best way to accomplish the work.
  • Once a job scope has been planned, acquires all parts, materials, and special tools needed to complete job.
  • Coordinates all planned work orders with maintenance supervisors and production supervisors.
  • Attends production meetings to coordinate work order backlog with production supervisors so that all work requiring downtime can be scheduled on a planned conditioning.
  • Maintains a manageable work order backlog and completes all work orders in (CMMS) in a timely manner.
  • Assists in development and implementation of Preventative Maintenance routes and Predictive Maintenance, to include Lubrication routes.
  • Maintains a list of planned work orders requiring downtime so that some or all can be performed in the event of unscheduled downtime.
  • Assists maintenance and production management in periodically analyzing costs and, where necessary, recommends corrective action needed to reduce maintenance costs.
  • Keeps the maintenance supervisor properly informed on all abnormal or critical situations.
  • Performs other tasks and assignments as requested by the maintenance supervisor.
  • Develops and maintains a planner reference file or library for all equipment in assigned area
  • Orders all needed items necessary to perform job function and for completion of all work orders.
  • Prioritizes all work orders with safety a top priority.


The ideal candidate should possess the following:


  • High School Diploma/GED required. Technical degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three years mechanical and/or electrical maintenance experience (preferably in and industrial environment and in tissue/towel production).
  • CMMS experience is preferred.
  • Experience in a lean manufacturing environment preferred.
  • SAP knowledge preferred.
  • Possess a fundamental understanding of the planning and scheduling of maintenance work functions as they apply to predictive, preventive, precision, proactive, and planned maintenance.
  • Advanced comprehension of the equipment mechanical/electrical functions.


Excellent compensation and benefits, which are effective the first day of employment!


First Quality is committed to protecting information under the care of First Quality Enterprises commensurate with leading industry standards and applicable regulations.  As such, First Quality provides at least annual training regarding data privacy and security to employees who, as a result of their role specifications, may come in to contact with sensitive data.


First Quality is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, or protected Veteran status.



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