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Maintenance Planner/Scheduler

Location: Effingham, Illinois, United States
Job ID: 667613WP
Date Posted: Nov 1, 2021
Segment: Metals
Business Unit: Hitachi Metals
Company Name: Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

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Waupaca Foundry, Inc. is North America's leading supplier of iron castings and has a history of innovation with a legacy of product quality. Waupaca Foundry employs approximately 4,400 people company-wide.
Waupaca Foundry is committed to relentless improvement, forward-thinking sustainability initiatives, and providing a reliable experience to the millions who use our castings every day. Our goal is to employ individuals who take pride in their work within a culture of continual innovation.
Waupaca Foundry is proud to be an employer of choice for those driven and skilled individuals seeking rewarding careers by producing top quality castings.

You will be right at home at Waupaca Foundry.

Cast Your Own Future.
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Maintenance Planner/Scheduler


Plans and schedules all maintenance activities planned and unplanned. Works with contractors to accomplish projects and acts as part of the maintenance leadership to drive the facility to a world class level. This position reports directly to the Maintenance Manager.


  • Possess the computer skills for functional reporting and communication.
  • Practical understanding of a CMMS system.
  • Any industrial or CNC knowledge a plus.
  • Demonstrates accurate analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Communicates effectively with all levels of the organization.
  • Conducts team meetings and presentation as needed.
  • Readily provides feedback formally and informally as needed.
  • Champions the adherence to safety policies and procedures.
  • Ability to schedule and optimize maintenance resources to meet all production and new launch demands.
  • Evaluation and coordination of maintenance repair and Maintenance Training Plans.
  • Ability to report up to top management on maintenance performance and establish an improvement plan for all inefficiencies.
  • Possess a working knowledge accounting principles for budgetary control and reduction for all maintenance related costs.
  • Coordinates closely with engineering on new machine cell installation and continuous improvement initiatives.
  • Able to work a flexible schedule.


Associates Degree and/or 5+ years' experience in maintenance, preferably in a scheduling / planning capacity.


  • Computer skills, which include all Microsoft programs.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in the following areas:
    • Conflict resolution
    • Teamwork
    • Policy adherence
    • Legal aspects
    • Promotion of company philosophy
    • Respect for workforce
    • Positive attitude
    • Motivational
    • Dependable
    • Fair and ethical treatment of employees
  • Possess and demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct team meetings, classroom training and develop materials and make presentations.
  • The ability to recognize at risk behaviors throughout the entire plant.
  • Flexible work schedule for shift and department mobility.


Waupaca Foundry offers competitive wages and exceptional benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Employer funded retirement plan
  • Paid vacations/holidays
  • Wellness program
  • Fitness membership
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employer supported career development, including tuition reimbursement

Waupaca Foundry is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disabled and veterans.
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