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Maintenance Planner

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Supply Chain
Burton-on-Trent, England
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Job Title: Maintenance planner

Location: Burton on Trent

Shift Pattern:Days – Mon – Fri, with Occasional Weekend working required


Reporting to Site Engineering Leader, the role of the Maintenance Planner (MP) is to support the reduction of breakdown and maintenance costs by an effective maintenance programme, including preventive maintenance, predictive maintenance, and spare parts availability.

The MP is also responsible for ensuring full compliance to all legal and mandatory engineering requirements within the factory and to provide support in analysis to continually improve the equipment reliability and cost effectiveness of the Factory maintenance programme.


  • Manage the systems and processes for weekly and yearly engineering planning.
  • Support the maintenance planning, assisting with assessment of appropriate resource availability and the tasks can occur without conflicting requirements.
  • Ensure the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are updated and gap analysis is carried out on a regular basis to define improvement strategies for the area.
  • Be involved on the PM (Professional Maintenance) pillar within UMS (Unilever Management System).
  • Look to reduce frequency and time of PM schedules through improvements or loss reduction.
  • Support the engineering stores in the spare parts management and availability.
  • Manage assigned maintenance contracts for the site.
  • Support the Site Engineering Leader in identifying safety statutory activities to be carried out within the factory departments and quality critical control points and ensure maintenance schedules is defined for each.
  • Lead the CMMS and PM procedure on site.


  • Recognised Apprenticeship (multi-skilled/cross skilled specific preferable) Minimum NVQ Level 3 qualification in relevant engineering maintenance field (or equivalent other qualifications relevant to this position 
  • Experience of working within Engineering in an FMCG environment. 
  • Good Mechanical/Electrical skill set. 
  • Strong team player who adopts a continuous improvement approach. 
  • Experience of CMMS utilisation and development 
  • Excellent communication skills. 


About Unilever

Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle.

Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’ 

What We Offer

Not only do we offer a competitive salary and pension scheme, we also offer an annual bonus, subsidised gym membership, a discounted staff shop and shares. You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with our renowned and exciting brands in a flexible and hybrid working environment.

Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We are a key advocate of wellbeing and offer a variety of support for our people including hubs, programmes and development opportunities. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.

Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities, and growing together for better business performance. We want to push boundaries, and have the flexibility needed to keep adapting in an ever-changing, more dynamic world. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants, regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. 

As part of your hiring journey, we are happy to support requests for reasonable adjustments, to improve your recruitment experience.

To find out more, including more information about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here.

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