Maintenance Planner/Scheduler

Danville, VA
United States
Job Description


AeroFarms is transforming agriculture with people and the planet in mind. As a Certified B Corporation and a pioneer in indoor vertical farming, we use the latest breakthroughs in artificial intelligence and plant biology to fix our broken food system and improve the way fresh produce is grown. Leading the industry, AeroFarms has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies five years in a row, topped Fortune Magazine’s 2022 Change the World Company List and recognized as one of the 95 “Brands That Matter” by Fast Company. We have built a proprietary agriculture platform to grow a wide array of products, delivering superior flavor, better quality, and improved nutrition with the highest levels of traceability and food safety in our industry. Now in over 1,000+ store fronts across the nation, we are scaling our award-winning brand and technology both nationally and internationally.

As AeroFarms approaches our next phase of explosive growth, we seek out creative, motivated humans who run toward problems without hesitation to find creative solutions. Join us to change the world as we grow the best plants possible for the betterment of humanity.

Job Title: Maintenance Planner/Scheduler

Job Description:

Position Summary: This position is critical to the ongoing success of our Maintenance and Reliability efforts. The Maintenance Planner/Scheduler is responsible for identifying the elements of an executable work package that should contain, but is not limited to, the work plan (including the process and desired end results), the necessary materials, tools, permits, and labor requirements and developing Time-Phased plan for execution in alignment with Reliability Excellence processes. This position must also update and adjust existing job plans and equipment data to ensure accurate files for work execution and is expected to maintain accurate equipment files as well as accurate, effective and up to date job plans. The Maintenance Planner / Scheduler is also expected to spend the appropriate amount of time on the production floor inspecting work sites to ensure that all safety and work process considerations are incorporated into the job plan.


1. Maintenance Planner/Scheduler Operation:

· Plans all maintenance with special attention to regulatory requirements that may apply, e.g. OSHA rules, EPA regulations, USDA requirements, state and local environmental regulations. Ensures all safety requirements are clearly defined in all maintenance planning.

· Develops and maintains planned and predictive maintenance procedures and routes as required.

· Ensures the availability of all materials and tools necessary to complete planned tasks in advance by running reports and managing MRO stores.

· Prioritizes all planned work orders.

· Trains maintenance personnel in proper maintenance reporting procedures for out-of-specification findings, and in the use of CMMS software as a maintenance management tool.

· Reviews completed work orders for completeness and accuracy, updates and supervises updating of machinery history data in the CMMS system. Analyzes historical data in order to take action to mitigate reoccurring issues.

· Assists Plant Engineering in contractor qualifications and performance management.

· Generates reports to keep the maintenance management team informed of work progress and future work schedules. Keeps informed of maintenance personnel vacation schedules.

· Updates the CMMS system equipment including machinery data, machinery history, and spare parts lists.

· Produces a weekly maintenance work schedule as well as a projected work schedule. Using the CMMS system, forecasts work force needs for equipment maintenance.


· Specialized training or education (post-high school) in maintenance is preferred.

· High school diploma or general education degree (GED) and 5+ years of plant maintenance experience, required

· Bachelor’s degree, preferred

· Two years of experience in the supervision of day-to-day preventive and corrective maintenance

· Strong written and verbal communication skills.

· Working knowledge of basic computer skills, Internet and Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.

· Project management software experience is preferred.

· Knowledge of the CMMS system, preferred.

· Strong problem-solving skills.

· Ability to work well with others in fast paced, dynamic environment.

· Ability to be respectful, approachable and team oriented while building strong working relationships and a positive work environment.


Internal candidates seeking a promotion must have completed a minimum of six months in their current role before becoming eligible for consideration. 

*Please note that AeroFarms does not work with any external staffing/recruitment vendors. Any unsolicited resumes shared with the AeroFarms team will be considered property of AeroFarms and no recruitment fees of any kind will be paid or owed unless an existing recruitment agreement exists alongside with specific engagement for the role in question.