Maintenance Planner

Job Locations US-KS-Topeka
Posted Date 7 months ago(3/17/2022 10:13 AM)
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Starting at $28 to $36 Per Hour

 Futamura is committed to its employees and their families by offering one of the most competitive benefits packages in the market.  We can likely beat your current company on insurance premium costs, levels of coverage, out of pocket expenses and savings toward retirement.  They’re too good to cover in detail in an ad.  If you are selected for an interview, we can provide you with the details.  Compare our plan to what you are currently paying; we can likely increase your care and save you some money in your paycheck!


Medical Insurance

401K + Company Match

Dental Insurance

Flexible Spending Account

Vision Insurance

Prescription Benefits

Generous Time Off

Company-Paid Disability Insurance

Holiday Pay

Company-Paid Life Insurance


Flexible Spending Account


This position works in our Engineering and Maintenance Department. 


We make NatureFlex and Cellophane packaging films.  These are biodegradable and compostable products to help reduce plastic pollution around the world!  Since they are made from renewal wood pulp as a raw material, we essentially make transparent paper.  Join us and we will show you how.


Compostable packaging is a rapidly expanding market.  As a result, Futamura is in the process of a major expansion with plans to increase our production by 50% in 2020.    We are looking for good people with a drive for advancement to come join our team. 


The Futamura Group was established in Japan in 1950 and is now a global operation specializing in high added value packaging products. Our products are shipped around the world and utilized by major brands and specialized markets. 




Responsibilities include: 


  • Coordinates with maintenance, engineering, production personnel, the purchasing department and supervisors on material status, resources, and work planning issues.
  • Coordinates and performs planning, scheduling, and control activities for assigned proposals and programs.
  • Maintains work breakdown structures, schedules, documentation, and plans maintained and updated; explains requirements; identifies and resolves potential problems in sufficient time for corrective action to be taken; and generates reports and graphs that accurately measure progress and depict schedule status, performance, and trend analysis.
  • Tracks plans and schedules; tracks and communicates project requirements; and ensures the department’s commitments are met.
  • Recommends and records work assignments. Assignment may require consideration of availability, duration of assignment, skill sets, job classification, shift and preferences.
  • Organizes maintenance schedules to meet delivery requirements and best utilize the company’s productive capacity.
  • Assembling work packets ensuring compliance documents are prepared or updated, parts are available to complete the repair and qualified persons are available to complete the work.
  • Analyzes work order releases with respect to capacity planning, availability of qualified personnel and material/parts requirements.
  • Reviewing inventory levels, schedules and availability of parts and resources to meet repair needs within production schedules. Recommend changes to spare-part inventory levels as needed.
  • Reviews work in process to measure timely completion and assist with resolving obstacles.
  • Receives and reviews new work orders against current requirements and work in process using the maintenance scheduling system.
  • Releases routine work orders and preventive maintenance for daily/weekly execution.
  • Other Duties as assigned


  • High School graduate
  • Ability to effectively listen to, read, and understand information; accurately retains and retrieves information; relays clear and concise information in both written and oral form.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, and Excel); strong hands-on spreadsheet and database comprehension.
  • 1 to 2 years of experience in a production planning/materials controls function or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience with eMaintenance preferred
  • Experience with SAP preferred


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