Planning Specialist- Maintenance


Hamilton, ON, CA, L9G-3L1

Job Type:  Bakery Operations

Aspire Bakeries is a North American baking company with a leadership position in specialty frozen baked goods. Formed from leading bakery companies, its innovative food portfolio includes breads, artisan breads, buns, cookies, donuts, muffins and pastries from beloved brands like La Brea Bakery®, Otis Spunkmeyer®, and Oakrun Farm Bakery®. With 13 bakeries in North America, we are committed to driving innovation, predicting upcoming consumer trends and flavors, and exceeding our customers’ expectations. Aspire Bakeries champions the values of Integrity, Ownership, Customer Focus, Creativity and Care to help us deliver on People Safety, Food Safety, Quality and Collaboration.



The Maintenance Planner/Specialist is responsible for the coordination of all activities within the Preventative and Planned Maintenance Program. 



  • Constantly monitor and keep track of outstanding work in the system for their area.
  • Review and keep equipment current for the SAP Hierarchy.
  • Add spare part SAP# numbers to the BOM for each equipment as they get entered into SAP.
  • Provide reports on KPI’s as they are developed.
  • Good Knowledge of SAP and how it relates to CMMS.
  • Facilitate the Daily Validation meeting, required to convert all notifications to Work Orders.
  • Responsible that all PMs and Work Orders are planned and scheduled to ensure completion before the Basic Finish Date.
  • Ensure all Work Orders are  distributed to Millwrights and Electricians.
  • Develop a comprehensive 2 week frozen schedule in conjunction with the Production Schedule.
  • Develop a fluid 6 week schedule.
  • Track completion of PMs and create a weekly PM compliance report.
  • Review with Maintenance Supervisor any changes to PM’s that are being requested by the trades. Complete and document that changes made.
  • Creates work orders and track to completion with weekly updated reports.
  • Ensure minimal overdue work orders (PMs and MRs). Report on any seriously overdue Work Orders that is not being completed.
  • Maintain all calibration records and ensures they are upon to date.
  • Participate in all Zone audits.
  • Work with Maintenance Supervisor to understand the requirements of a work order that requires a contractor’s support.
  • Contact, arrange and schedule the appropriate contractors to come on site based around the production schedule.
  • Work with Maintenance Supervisor to schedule planned maintenance activities.
  • Perform all other duties assigned.


  • Post-secondary school education in a technical field or trade certification as Millwright or Electrician is preferred.
  • Good to have proven experience with SAP software – minimum of 2 years. 
  • At least 3- 5 years of expereince in combination with trade and Maintenance Planning is required. 
  • Good knowldege of CMMS is strongly preferred
  • Post-secondary educucation or  training in Planning/Scheduling or related field is preferred. 
  • A high sense of accountability, selft starter with the ability to work with minimal supervision.


We thank each applicant for taking the time and effort to submit your resume, however, only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted. Our organization is committed to promoting the independence, dignity, integration, and equality of opportunity of persons with disabilities by ensuring the accessibility of our facilities and services. Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance.