Maintenance Planner

Posted: 05/09/2024

Maintenance Planner, Molalla, Oregon

When you join our team as a Maintenance Planner, you will coordinate the efficient planning, scheduling, and execution of maintenance activities by applying best practice planning techniques in a team environment..

What You’ll Do

  • Plan, schedule and coordinate Maintenance activities with active participation of the maintenance team.
  • Effectively manage the work management system to minimize interruptions to the scheduled operation of the sawmill and planer mill.
  • Provide effective leadership and through continued and frequent interaction with Maintenance tradespeople.
  • Use CMMS to manage maintenance department scheduled work and key performance indicators (KPI’s) weekly and monthly measures.
  • Develop scope of work in coordination with the requester and inspect job location to determine job requirements.
  • Arrange for special tools, equipment, and kitting of parts to support efficient execution of job plans.
  • Coordinate with other Mill Management, Project Engineers, and Designers on impacted systems and the need to produce engineering documents and to identify the required technical specification standards to be used for various repair/installation elements.
  • Support and help implement maintenance best practices as outlined in the Interfor Maintenance Playbook.
  • Work in coordination with the storeroom processes and personnel to ensure critical spares inventory levels and job kitting requirements are met.
  • Develop total job cost estimates.
  • Establish tentative scheduling dates based upon job priority and material/equipment availability.
  • Plan weekly schedule of work by allocating maintenance manpower or contractors in coordination with Maintenance and Operations Leadership with established priorities.
  • Assist in providing supervision of maintenance personnel and job execution as needed.

What You’ll Offer

  • Mechanical aptitude and knowledge of equipment maintenance practices, preferably within the lumber industry
  • Prior experience with maintenance planning and scheduling is preferred.
  • Post-secondary technical degree or a relevant professional designation is preferred.
  • Experience in the use of computerized maintenance management systems (EAM) preferred.
  • Working knowledge of effective preventative/predictive maintenance methodologies and processes.
  • Strong leadership and organizational skills
  • Strong business acumen
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work safely and effectively in a highly interactive / energetic team environment
  • Detail and results oriented
  • Ability to function under pressure
  • Ability to think analytically, tactically, and strategically.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize numerous tasks with conflicting deadlines
  • Strong Microsoft Office skills: Word and Excel are required.

Who We Are

Interfor is a growth-oriented forest products company, operating in all major forest products markets across North America. We offer one of the most diverse lines of wood products to customers around the globe, produced in safety-focused, world-class facilities. We strengthen and contribute to the local economies, build value for our employees and customers, and operate with world-leading sustainable forest management practices. We are proud to produce sustainable building materials that contribute to a healthy and sustainable future. Check out to learn more about our approach to sustainability.

Interfor is one of the largest forest products companies in the world and we’re growing in exciting directions. Come be a part of our success! #StartHereGoFar

What We Offer

Interfor provides local stability and opportunity. We help bring out the best in all our people by offering long-term, competitive jobs supported by training, continued development and great benefits.

  • Group Benefit Programs (Employee Medical, Dental, Vision Plans)
    • Short Term Disability Insurance
    • Long Term Disability Insurance
    • Life and AD&D Insurance
    • Additional (Employee Paid) Life Insurance
  • HSA Medical Plan with Employer Match
  • Supplemental Insurance (Accident, Hospital & Critical Illness)
  • 401(k) Matching Plan
  • Participation in our Employee Share Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • Paid Vacation
  • Employee Assistance Program

We want you to grow your career with Interfor. With our industry leading training programs and track record of promoting from within, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to ‘Start Here. Go Far.’ Check out our Employee Development Programs to learn more at

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants offered a position must successfully complete a pre-employment drug test and background check. Interfor is an Equal Opportunity Employer building a capable, committed, diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual identity, gender, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability.