• Iconic New Zealand Company
  • Handy Central Auckland location
  • We're classed as an Essential Business!

We’re passionate about ensuring optimal plant reliability and performance, so we’re on the hunt for our next planning superstar!


About Us

Sanitarium has been producing healthy breakfast options for Kiwi’s for over 100 years.  Caring for the community is a core value of Sanitarium and our 250 employees.  Whether it’s fostering good health and wellbeing through the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon, tackling child hunger through the Kick Start Breakfast Club or providing New Zealanders with a free nutrition advice service, we’re here because we want to make a difference.  Today we’re the nation’s largest health food company and we’re still 100% New Zealand Owned. We're also an essential service and continue to operate throughout all Covid alert levels with necessary precautions.


About the role

Due to an internal promotion, we’re now on the hunt for a planning superstar who will be key to organising the sites mechanical work plan.

Reporting to the Maintenance and Reliability Manager, the Maintenance Planner is the vital cog in the wheel of our Maintenance team, planning and organising all maintenance work across the site.  This role will have critical relationships with our Electrical and Mechanical Supervisors as well as the Production Manager.  The Maintenance Planner is also responsible for establishing and maintaining professional relationships with external providers and contractors.

Other responsibilities include;

  • Planning with the Production Department for major work programmes
  • Provide logistic support to the maintenance team by creating and implementing maintenance procedures, ongoing reporting and monitoring of the maintenance system
  • Coordinating of maintenance plans for all departments
  • Assist with the development of the maintenance strategy.
  • Utilise the Mainpac system to plan, schedule and Coordinate corrective and preventative maintenance activities to remove non-productive time from the maintenance team
  • Assist with managing work requests, analysing job requirements, coordinating materials, equipment and labour needs so that all maintenance is completed economically and efficiently


About you

First and foremost, you will have a strong safety focus and awareness.  Your “can do” attitude, outstanding communication skills and advanced organisational skills will see you excel in this role.  You’ll need to be able to adapt to change quickly and build effective relationships within the team and across the site to have the biggest success in this role.

A relevant trade or engineering qualification is required, as is 3-5 years of maintenance planning experience.

In addition to the above, the successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Ideally 3 years’ experience within the food processing or pharmaceutical industry
  • Experience and knowledge of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS), SAP/Mainpac preferred
  • An understanding and commitment to SHE and Quality standards
  • Flexible and adaptable to work with conflicting priorities and meet short and long-term deadlines
  • Strong computer literacy
  • Demonstrated analytical, problem-solving, and planning skills
  • A strong attention to detail


What we can offer you 

Sanitarium provides a supportive workplace, we genuinely care for the health and wellbeing of our employees and offer a range of benefits that support this aim.  We are an organisation driven by our mission and values. If you share our passion for what we do, our products and can respect our Christian based principles this will be a great opportunity for you.

Our values;

In It Together / We Make It Happen / Pioneering Today For Tomorrow / Serve Others.

Applications close 30th September 2021. Don’t delay! We will be reviewing applications as they are received and may progress with suitable applicants prior to the closing date.

All applicants must provide proof that they have legal work rights within New Zealand.

Type: Permanent

Category: Manufacturing and Operations

Reference ID: SNZ0SANAV000056

Date Posted: 09/09/2021

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