Position Description

Maintenance Reliability Planner
Location PA - King of Prussia
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), 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 Reliability Planner for First Quality Retail Services located in King of Prussia, PA.  This position will be responsible for improving the workforce 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.  Additionally, this position will be responsible for planning and scheduling of all maintenance work performed in assigned areas.



Primary responsibilities include:



  • 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.

  • Ensures 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.

  •  Schedules a full days work for all daily work schedules and planned outages.

  • 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 or equivalent required.

  • 10 years of industrial maintenance experience required.

  • Familiarity with computerized maintenance management systems such as SAP or EAM.

  • Advanced mechanical knowledge.

  • Able to read blueprints and shop drawings.

  • Adequate craft knowledge to estimate labor and materials and to visualize the job to be performed.

  • Good oral/written communication skills.

  • Good administrative and mathematical skills with willingness to handle paperwork.

  • Have a good working knowledge of personal computers.

  • Good planning and organizational skills.

  • Understanding of the proper use of work orders, priorities, scheduling, etc.

  • Ability to keep multiple jobs in a controlled motion –simultaneously.

  • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve.

  • Ability to direct others and work in a team atmosphere.

  • Strong PC Skills capable of trending performance results into Charts and Graphs.



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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