General information

All posting locations: Avon, New York, United States of America

Job Function: 06 - Manufacturing

Date Published: 03-Apr-2024

Ref #: R-80942

Description & Requirements

Utilities Planner at a glance...

  • Starting pay rate from $32.68 - $37.12 per hour!

  • Located at our Avon, NY facility - Home of the Cool Whip & Lunchables!

The role of the Utilities 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, and equipment access plant wide. Reporting to the Engineering Manager and maintaining liaison between Production and Maintenance, Reliability Lead and or Maintenance Manager, this role is responsible for planning, scheduling and coordination of all tasks performed on the plant site related to Utilities/Building & Grounds, PSM and any other task requested by Leadership. They are also responsible for reliability of records and files essential to meaningful analysis and reporting of reliability-related matter plant wide. The planning and scheduling function is the hub from which all plan able reliability activity is coordinated. It is the process of describing a job in terms of how it is to be performed and what resources will be required. It involves a broad spectrum of activity. The Planner must know the Utilities Technician’s job well enough that they can describe what is to be accomplished and can estimate how many Labor-hours will be required.

What's on the menu?

  • Initial Job Screening: The Planner receives all work requests for work or defect handling, except those which must be performed on the same day as requested. Such requests are handled directly by the Utilities Lead, without the benefit of planning.

  • Analysis of Job Requirements: The Planner examines the job to be performed and settles best way to accomplish the work using a Job Scope Form.

  • Job Research: Refers to planner libraries and to the file of planned jobs to resolve if the job or portions thereof have been previously planned. Talks to other functions with involvement or potential input in the job.

  • Detailed Job Planning: Select and describe the best way to perform the job. Resolves and sequences the job by specific and logical tasks or steps.

  • Job Preparation: Planner assembles the planned job package. This package for any given job contains documentation of all planning effort.

  • Procurement: Purchasing and receiving materials. Documents all requisitions via the CMMS/EAMS.

  • Job Scheduling and Coordination: allocates and coordinates the resources required for specific jobs and resolves when jobs get done and which resources can best be applied to their performance in accordance with Utilities Lead collaboration.

  • Daily Schedule Adjustment: Checks preparedness for each day of the Weekly Master Schedule.

  • Weekly Schedule Compliance: Performs a Schedule Compliance report to gauge the completion rate of the scheduled work.

  • Metrics: % Scheduled Work Scheduled Compliance % Budget Spend Planner Accuracy % Work Orders Kitted Work Request Aging Planner Productivity Ready Backlog

  • Additional Planning Responsibilities: Planning and scheduling for shutdowns (major and minor) o Gantt or Bar charts o Networks o Development of model shutdown plans by standard segments Development of Planner reference systems including a file of Planned Job Packages for recurring jobs, plus labor and material libraries for each equipment center. Identifies critical spares required to add and delete from stockroom. Facilitates approval to add, delete or change quantities. Asset Management: Acts as a key resource for asset identification as required by audits. Keeps the Utilities Lead and Eng Mgr properly informed of abnormal or critical situations and seeks advice on matters outside the Planner's knowledge or authority. Makes recommendations for system improvement. Promotes the conservation of energy. Timely and accurate preparation and distribution of meaningful control reports. The planner should be assigned 100% to the planning function, and not switched around to fill in for someone who has gone on vacation. The planner must avoid getting involved in unscheduled emergency and urgent work, if they are to get any planning done. The first day from a planner’s perspective is "tomorrow”.

  • Administrative Responsibilities: Maintains essential records and files from which he prepares and distributes accurate and meaningful management reports. Facilitates daily coordination meeting with Operations and other Plant Collaborators, maintaining and communicating the current R.A.I.L. (Running Action Item List) of identified issues as well as their resolutions. Interpretation and provision of historical equipment cost information. Participation in budgetary preparation, tracking, and analysis. Assists the Reliability Lead and Production Manager in periodic analysis of cost trends with recommendations for continual improvement. Performs other reliability related tasks and special assignments as requested by Leadership.

Recipe for Success - apply now if this sounds like you!

  • EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: High school education or equivalent experience; and at least 12-months electrical planning experience, a 2-yr degree electrical technical degree, or 4 years of electrical experience; or some equivalent combination of education and experience in the electrical or process instrumentation field.

  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw for interpretation.

  • REASONING ABILITY: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.

  • CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: Incumbent must get and maintain a valid Heinz Frozen Food Company equipment operator’s license with a Lift Truck and Platform/Scissor Lift endorsement within 30 days of starting the bid. Incumbent must have a valid driver’s license.

  • ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: This description covers the essential functions of the job and is not intended to provide a complete listing of every individual feature of the job. All jobs have the following general duties in addition to those stated in the description.

  • Advise appropriate personnel on equipment breakdown.

  • Actively participate in the training and development of others as necessary or directed.

  • Keep work area clean and orderly.

  • Know the general plant layout.

  • Know and observe safety, security, quality, sanitation and personal hygiene requirements

Here at Kraft Heinz, we grow our people to grow our business, because we believe that great people make great companies. When you join our table, you can expect:

  • Access to an array of holistic wellness benefits* and perks, including medical, dental and vision coverage

  • 7% 401(k) matching

  • Business Resource Groups (BRGs) to help foster diversity, inclusion, and belonging for all employees

  • An industry-leading total rewards package that emphasizes a high discretionary bonus.

*Benefits begin 30 days after hire for hourly employees, and immediately upon hire for salaried employees.

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About Us

Kraft Heinz is a global food company with a delicious heritage. With iconic and emerging food and beverage brands around the world, we deliver the best taste, fun and quality to every meal table we touch. We’re on a mission to disrupt not only our own business, but the global food industry. A consumer obsession and unexpected partnerships fuel our progress as we drive innovation across every part of our company.

Around the world, our people are connected by a culture of ownership, agility and endless curiosity. We also believe in being good humans, who are working to improve our company, communities, and planet. We’re proud of where we’ve been – and even more thrilled about where we’re headed – as we nourish the world and lead the future of food.

Why Us

We grow our people to grow our business. We champion great people who bring ambition, curiosity, and high performance to the table as the guardians of our beloved and nostalgic brands. Good isn't good enough. We choose greatness every day by challenging the ordinary and making bold decisions. All while celebrating our wins - and our failures – as we work together to lead the future of food.

Challenging the status quo takes talent. We invest in your purpose and potential by developing skills and nurturing strengths that leave a legacy on our business and a lasting impact on your career. Because great people make great companies, and we’re growing something great here at Kraft Heinz.

Kraft Heinz is an Equal Opportunity Employer that prohibits discrimination or harassment of any type. All qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Applicants who require an accommodation to participate in the job application or hiring process should contact