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Maintenance Planner

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Full time, Day time

The primary role of the Maintenance Planner is to coordinate the work of the maintenance team so as to improve plant performance and support the company’s growth. He or she also collaborates closely with the Maintenance, Engineering and Quality team to carry out projects of various scales.

The ideal candidate is a team player with excellent priority management skills and good technical and planning know-how. He or she must embrace a continuous improvement approach and be able to recommend innovative ideas that will strengthen the company’s position as a leading manufacturer of ready-to-assemble furniture.


Key high-level deliverables will include:

  • Planning and management of maintenance and related projects
    • Ensure the plant’s production equipment is available when needed
    • Plan and manage preventive, predictive and corrective maintenance work in collaboration with supervisors when required
    • Increase usage of the CMMS IT Guide
    • Assist with calls for tenders and the selection of suppliers in collaboration with his or her manager
    • Direct and follow up with contractors on larger jobs
    • Maintain relationships with contractors and service providers
    • Act as a technical expert for electromechanics
    • Manage the maintenance of the Sherbrooke building and its related outsourced contracts
    • Manage the forklift fleet
    • Organize and manage the Sherbrooke parts store
    • Manage the purchase of drill bits for plants
    • Place purchase orders for parts, receive parts and follow up when needed
    • Collaborate on special projects as requested by the manager, including implementing and following up on associated tasks
  • Quality, continuous improvement and performance management
    • Contribute to the culture of continuous improvement and manage change in work teams in a positive way by encouraging employees to listen and get involved
    • Implement best practices and continuous improvement processes within the organization in collaboration with department managers
    • Structure and standardize work methods across all shifts
  • Occupational health and safety and preventive maintenance management
    • Participate in the OHS committee
    • Actively promote a culture of prevention with respect to occupational health and safety
    • Inform, train and monitor stakeholders on OHS procedures and applicable plant rules
    • Establish and maintain a record of subcontractors vs. OHS policies
    • Actively implement good OHS practices in the workplace
    • Review lockout procedures
  • Budget management
    • Ensure the budgets of maintenance work and projects under his or her responsibility are respected
    • Perform all other related tasks as needed to support the production team



  • Monday to Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.



  • Occasional.


Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee works both in an office environment (60%) and at the Sherbrooke plant (40%).


Required Education and Experience:

  • Technical diploma in industrial engineering, operations management, mechanical engineering or other related field
  • Minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience in a relevant position
  • Experience in maintenance or project management (in a unionized environment would be an asset)



  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously while maintaining the big picture
  • Knowledge in mechanics or electrical engineering
  • Basic knowledge of using 2D CAD software
  • Good knowledge of continuous improvement principles
  • Results-oriented and deadline-focused
  • Good knowledge of MS Office
  • Excellent command of French and English, both written and spoken


eSolutions Furniture provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics, family status and gender expression. In addition to federal law requirements, eSolutions Furniture complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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