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Maintenance Planner


The French's Food Company , a subsidiary of McCormick & Company, Inc. and a global leader in flavor is seeking a full-time Maintenance Planner for the plant located in Springfield, MO. 

With more than $500 million in annual sales, our company has been crafting trusted foods using simple ingredients of the highest quality. From French's Classic Yellow Mustard, long America's top-selling mustard, to its most recent innovations, such as French's Ketchup, the company has a history rich with delicious creations made from what today would be considered “clean, simple ingredients.” To learn more please visit us at .


Primary duties:

  • Coordinate PM, APM and TPM activities, resources and materials, by proactively communicating with production schedulers concerning maintenance activities that impact production line availability.
  • Work with the Crew Leaders & Team Manager’s to coordinate and update schedule changes and resource availability.
  • Schedule time for maintenance mechanics.
  • Ensure effective support for flawless start-up and normal operational activities through the provision of scheduled proactive maintenance, inspection and testing tasks, supporting plans and detailed bills of material that can be managed by the available resources.
  • Ensure maintenance work is focused on planned and scheduled activities, mandatory maintenance, tests and inspections.
  • Ensure the correct priority setting of maintenance activities.
  • Ensure an accurate library of plans is maintained for proactive and mandatory maintenance activities.
  • Ensure support for the area maintenance teams with the development of minor contract scope and counter estimates for proactive maintenance activities that will be contracted out.
  • Help the Area Production Manager to maintain an opportunity shutdown schedule including spare parts for any outstanding corrective maintenance work.
  • Prepare plans, and scope for maintenance activities defined as proactive, mandatory and corrective the Maintenance Planner will ensure support for equipment related improvement schedules to include.
  • PM’s, APM’s, AM & FI schedules.
  • Manage the CMMS database to ensure work orders are documented, executed upon and closed with the correct data entered into the system.Maintain the area Key Performance Indicators for proactive maintenance. 
  • Assist in the implementation of a world-class operations readiness development program from an early project stage by developing and maintaining proactive and mandatory maintenance plans and schedules.
  • Assist, and in some areas play a leading role in training for maintenance planning in line with McCormick’s Game Plan.
  • Contribute to establishing a culture based on commercial and technical transparency and professional competence with a common focused commitment to reliability.
  • Develop new systems, procedures and working instructions.
  • Create a working environment that is challenging and encourages efficient work processes through the development of ownership at all levels, technical competence, continuous improvement, multi-disciplinary team working and delegated leadership


Required Experience

  • Five years of maintenance, manufacturing experience and/or maintenance scheduling and planning experience. Basic understanding of the supply chain for maintenance equipment is required.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects and provide creative solutions to problems.
  • Experience with with process/programmable controllers and AC/DC drives in Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) environment.
  • Must have knowledge and experience with packaging equipment.
  • Ability to develop reports to track equipment performance and monitor maintenance execution.
  • Intermediate to advanced capability with Microsoft Excel, Access, Word, Chase CMMS and SAP. Excellent attendance required. Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents, drawings, and machine maintenance manuals.
  • Technical degree or training, leadership experience, planning and Autonomous Maintenance experience.
  • High School Diploma/ GED or equivalent.


French's is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a general policy, French's does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future.


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.

Nearest Major Market: Springfield