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Maintenance Planner and Scheduler

Date: Jul 1, 2019

Location: Kankakee, IL Illinois, US, 60901

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You’ll see it in the vibrant colors of your school hallway, doctors and nurses will walk it while caring for your loved ones, your family will gather on it while creating everlasting memories.  We are North America’s largest producer of resilient flooring products and our mission is to inspire great spaces.


That’s us. That’s Armstrong Flooring.



Community & Philanthropy: We have a heritage of investing millions of dollars in programs that enhance the neighborhoods where we live and work. Additionally, we’re proud that our employees regularly and willingly give of their time and talents to support the efforts of local organizations

Sustainability: Armstrong Flooring has a long-standing reputation for sustainable innovation, starting with using cork waste to make linoleum floors over 100 years ago. We continue to develop products that have lower environmental footprints, and in some cases, reduce the environmental footprints of the buildings where they are installed.




Who you’ll be working with:

  • Reporting directly to the Engineering & Maintenance Manager
  • Maintenance team
  • Manufacturing Supervisors
  • Manufacturing Operators


How you’ll contribute to the team:

  • Responsible for coordinating daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly, and yearly scheduling of maintenance plans. Achieve the set planned preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Analyzes maintenance repair specifications to determine tools, parts, requirements. Schedules contractors as needed.
  • Responsible for ordering parts according to lead times and monitoring parts inventory levels to achieve necessary critical/wear spare parts.
  • Updates SAP systems with preventative maintenance data.
  • Communicates between maintenance and production.
  • Assists with the supervision, motivation and training of the maintenance personnel within the area of assignment.
  • Responsible for the productivity of personnel in regards to timeliness in diagnosing and completing necessary maintenance and repairs.
  • Actively participate in the safety programs to improve, promote and enforce safety procedures and policies.
  • Participates in root cause analysis of equipment/machinery failures and helps develop suitable repair solutions and PM plan to reduce and/or possibly eliminate reoccurrence of failure.
  • Assists in driving the development of sound predictive and preventative maintenance programs which will reduce unplanned shutdowns and continuously improve plant reliability, profitability and product quality.
  • Implement change management, best practices, and standardization of work processes in the area of responsibility.
  • Periodically evaluate program's effectiveness and modify accordingly to insure optimum reliability/cost benefits are maintained.
  • Promote an atmosphere of team spirit through good example, open communication, good listening, and timely problem resolutions.
  • Actively lead and participate on cross-functional teams for the continuous on-going improvement of methods and processes, including equipment performance, safety standards, and quality of products. Identify, track, and report on maintenance department KPI’s.


What you’ll bring to the table:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • 5+ years in maintenance, engineering and / or a similar technical role in manufacturing
  • 3+ years of experience scheduling, planning, managing PM/Work Order program, and managing parts inventory
  • Strong leadership abilities coupled with excellent broad based technical skills and good business acumen.
  • Willingness and ability to work hours in a 24/7 operation as needed to meet business demands, required.
  • Strong organizational, planning, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to work overtime, weekends, and holidays as needed


We’ll be excited if you have:

  • Associates degree in technical field
  • Electrical and PLC knowledge
  • Experience in developing sound predictive and preventative maintenance programs
  • Experience operating SAP
  • Demonstrated experience in adhering to budgets


Job Location: 1401 N. Hobbie Avenue, Kankakee, IL 60901

Maintenance Planner and Scheduler Salary: $47,000 - $55,000, based on experience


At Armstrong Flooring, every employee has a development plan and discussions around career growth. We have many long-tenured employees with diverse career paths. We offer the following opportunities to promote a growth culture:


On-the-job training

 Tuition reimbursement

 Online learning

 Instructor-led courses

Job shadowing



Competitive medical, dental and vision plans

401k with company match

Health Savings Accounts

Flexible Spending Accounts

Ability to purchase additional vacation

Employee discount program

Paid holidays

Employee Assistance Program

Mothers Rooms



Company celebrations
Family picnics
Department gatherings
Casual work environment




Equal Opportunity Employer: Armstrong Flooring is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vets


Notice to Staffing Agencies, Placement Services, and Professional Recruiters

Armstrong Flooring, Inc. has an internal Staffing Department. Recruiters are hereby specifically directed NOT to contact Armstrong Flooring employees directly in an attempt to present candidates.

Armstrong Flooring will not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from a candidate. Any unsolicited resumes sent to Armstrong Flooring, including unsolicited resumes sent to an Armstrong Flooring mailing address, fax machine or email address, directly to Armstrong Flooring employees, or to Armstrong Flooring’s resume database will be considered Armstrong Flooring property. Armstrong Flooring will NOT pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited resume. Armstrong Flooring will consider any candidate for whom a Recruiter has submitted an unsolicited resume to have been referred by the Recruiter free of any charges or fees.

Armstrong Flooring partners with Scout for all direct hire search firm activity. 

 Armstrong Flooring has a partnership with Scout for all of our direct hire search firm activity and as such, all inquiries and resumes must be submitted through Scout. Scout is an easy to use recruitment marketplace integrated within Bullhorn, PCRecruiter or accessible via Scout Connect. Accordingly, we respectfully ask agencies not to solicit our business managers or Talent Acquisition team directly and to reach out to Scout at

Nearest Major Market: Kankakee
Nearest Secondary Market: Bradley

Job Segment: Maintenance, Electrical, Engineer, ERP, Scheduler, Manufacturing, Engineering, Technology, Administrative

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